What Are Your Office Supply Necessities?

What Are Your Office Supply Necessities?

As we’ve seen through our featured workspaces, offices can be very specific and particular. Chances are if you’ve got an office, you’ve stocked it up with exactly what you need. So what are those things? What does your workspace require?

Photo by mullica

Work, home and technology blog Unplggd suggests you need highlighters and sharpies, post-it notes, index cards, batteries, a label maker, a to-do list, a calendar and a spare phone charger. I would agree with that. The extra phone charger is an especially good idea. I work from home and I keep an extra in my desk cabinet just in case. But is that list missing anything? How about a clock or a filing system of some kind? What about binder clips?! Let us know what you need in the comments.

What Every Well-Equipped Office Should Have [Unplggd]


  • Just scanning around my desk (in no particular order):
    – Post-it notes
    – Stapler
    – Box of tissues (not stationary as such, but a necessity never the less)
    – Calculator
    – Manilla folders
    – Correction fluid/tape
    – Paperclips
    – Bull dog clips
    – Phone charger
    – Some form of note pad/book

    Theres more than that of course, but they’re the things that get used the most on my desk.

  • Most of my stuff is electronic so I only really need:
    Pen and postit notes.

    I only use the pen for writing stuff for other people or signing things.

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