As the year winds down, and the final hours of 2007 are upon us, there aren’t many things that can be done that will be impactful on 2008. One fairly small (buy often overlooked) thing that can still be done is purchasing your office supplies for the new year.
I don’t know about you, but most of my trips to Staples ended in small purchases of random things for the business. I needed printers, pens, folders, binders, ink…etc. Lots of various office supplies were needed throughout the year. Well, this year I am going to do things a bit differently. I have a list of the office supplies I used throughout the year as well as a list of supplies I currently have “in stock.” I am going to Staples this afternoon and will buy everything I can possibly use for next year that I can fit into my apartment. While this isn’t going to be thousands of dollars worth of supplies by any stretch, it will be save me a few dollars come tax time.
There have been a couple of accounting programs I wanted to try out in lieu of my Excel workbook accounting, and this is the perfect time to buy them!
Look for after-Christmas sales. Ten years ago I bought an extra-large pack of orange highligters that was on sale for $1. I’m still using them.
Very good point about office supplies. If you through in the gas and time you go to the store you save money both ways. Plus if you want you can add it 2007 cost and might be good for tax reasons also. I know I be doing this today for some of my trip to the store when I pick up my new lcd screen and get all the other small items. also like your blogg and seen some very interesting articles and looking forward to reading them soon.