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Celebrate Earth Day In Your Office

Oh Hiya!

Meg here and did you know Earth Day is coming right up on April 22nd? We just love celebrating this beautiful world we live in go now. Earth day may be just one day out of the year, but helping the environment should happen every day! Even the office supplies you use can cut down on your waste and carbon footprint. Check out some of my favorite items and tips for keeping green:

Celebrate Earth Day In Your Office

Brown Bag It: Bringing your own lunch each day in reusable containers is a great way to not only stay green in the office but also save some green of your own! Even if it’s called a brown bag lunch, you can keep the environment in mind and use a cute lunchbox instead of paper bag each day.

 

Recycle: You guessed it! Recycling is one of the best ways to keep your office more environmentally minded. I’m sure your team is already great about recycling, but step it up a notch this year and work on recycling everything you can including plastics, paper, cardboard, and glass.

 

Use Recycled Materials: I try to cut back on using paper products but sometimes a sticky note is the best thing for the job. I love these Post-it® Notes Super Sticky Recycled Notes. They come in such cute colors and they’re made from recycled paper; nothing better than that!

 

Cleaning Products: Every office needs to be spring cleaned but it’s a great idea to keep the environment in mind when tidying up. By using green products you’ll have a sparkling office and a sparkling conscience. I use the Green Works® Compostable Cleaning Wipes when I’m cleaning. I love that they’re compostable and the fresh scent is easy on the nose as well!

 

Reuse: There are so many opportunities to reuse supplies in an office! Rather than writing out ideas or a to-do list on paper, I like to use a dry erase board. When I’m finished with a list or project, I can simply wipe it away and reuse the surface. I also prefer to use paper clips instead of staples for organizing documents on my desk. Paper clips are not only reusable but they come in so many cute styles and patterns too.

 

Green Technology: I’ve been guilty of being an energy hog in my office! When it comes to making the office greener, it’s so easy to overlook technology. A great idea for keeping energy levels low is to set your computer to sleep or hibernate mode when you’re away. A dark screen will save more energy than a screen saver. Another idea is to turn off the overhead lights. This works great if you work in an office with quite a bit of natural light. Not only will you save on energy usage, you’ll have the added benefit of extra sunshine!

 

Earth Day is a great time to take a little extra care in celebrating our planet, but with these easy tips you can take care of the environment every day! If you’re looking for a few more ways to keep your office green, take a look at THESE ideas.

 

Until next time,

 

Meg

Crunching for Tax Season!

Oh Hiya!

 

Meg here and if you’re anything like me, you’ve waited for the very last minute to put together your tax information. Thank goodness I have all the supplies I need in order to make this process quick and painless. When it comes to filing a bit late, these steps and tips are great to keep in mind:

1-Crunching for Tax Season via Porters Office Products

  • Stay Organized: Nothing is worse than dealing with a mess when you’re filing in a rush! To keep my timeline on track and keep my files in a row, I use <a href="http://shop doses of synthroid.portersop.com/product/AVE95930″>Avery® Easy Align Self-Laminating ID Labels. These labels are so quick and easy to print and place that my files are nearly never out of order!

 

  • Speak Up: If you have a question or are unsure about something in the documentation or requirements, ask. I think it’s so important to understand the ins and outs of filing taxes and I won’t hesitate to ask if something is a bit confusing. Better to ask and know than guess and make a mistake!

 

  • Check it Twice: Even when you’re in a bit of a hurry it pays to be sure your numbers are on track and in the right order. I always trust my HP 12C Financial Calculator. This trusty mathematic companion has never steered me wrong.

 

  • Keep It or Shred It: It’s important to keep important tax forms after you file, but some of your other sensitive documents can be disposed of safely. I use the Fellowes® Powershred 455Ms Micro-Cut Shredder for my remaining files. But before you shred, always double (and triple) check that you are keeping the correct files.

 

  • Send it: When it comes to sending off the final forms and documents, you want to be certain that your documents are secure when they’re in the mail. My favorite envelopes are these Quality Park™ Bagasse Sugarcane Envelope. When I send off my documents I want to be sure that they’ll be safe on their course.

 

  • Go Digital: I know most of my tips are for filing through paper documents but I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to filing! It can be quite easy to e-file your taxes using a digital program. You’ll be able to upload all your important documents to your computer and there’s plenty of helpful prompts to keep you moving in the right direction and filing correctly.

 

  • Relax- This is my favorite step of all! After I’ve sent off every document and form, cleared my desk, and organized and filed away all the extra papers, it’s time to take a break.  Whether you’ve filed through the mail or used an e-filing program, you can congratulate yourself on a job well done!

 

I hope these tips help you stay organized and on track while filing your taxes. For more tips you can take a look HERE. If you’ve already finished filing, I congratulate you!

 

Until next time,

 

Meg

Take the Mystery Out of Mail Merge

Take the Mystery Out of Mail Merge

 

Whether it’s the holiday season or you’re planning your wedding or another big event, sending out cards or invitations can be a hassle. But we’re here to help. In just a few steps, you can create your own mailing list and perform a “mail merge” for fast, easy white or clear labels just the way you want them. It’s a time-saver you won’t want to miss.

1. Collect Your Names and Addresses

If your address book consists of handwritten names and addresses, not to mention scribbled scraps of paper and torn off return address labels, then you’ve come to the right place. When you create your single, consolidated mailing list, that’s your key to saving you time in the long run. Instead of hand addressing envelopes year after year, all you have to do is enter the names and addresses one time in your database program.

2. Select a Database Program

Whether you have different mailing lists in different programs, or you’re creating one for the first time, choose one database program you’ll want to use to enter your information. Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft® Outlook® are two programs you might consider. Once you’ve entered your names and addresses to create your mailing list, updating your information is a snap. No more crossing out addresses in your address book every time someone moves and gets a new address. If you don’t have a spreadsheet with all of your names and addresses, you can start with our pre-formatted files for Microsoft®Excel or other database programs.

3. Download Free Avery Wizard Software or Use Avery Design & Print Online

The Avery Wizard Software for Microsoft® Office and Avery Design & Print Online are available for free. Both programs will import the names that you just typed into your Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet, Outlook® program, or other major database program, and get them ready to print.

4. Merge Your Information
Now you’re ready for the fun part. If you’re using Avery Wizard, just open the file which contains your mailing list, and click the Avery Wizard button in your Microsoft® toolbar. From the menu, select the Avery Mailing Labels product you’re using. Next, select a design template. Then choose the field names from your mailing list. This is the information you want included on the labels. Typically, the field names you’ll include are First Name, Last Name, Address, City, State, and Zip Code. And in just a few more clicks, you’re finished. Could it be any easier? For more detailed, step-by-step instructions for this part, check out our easy Quick Help guide for How to Mail Merge using Avery Wizard for Microsoft® Office.

If you’re using Avery Design & Print Online, select a text box then click Start Mail Merge under the Import Data (Mail Merge) tools. The application will help you locate your file and upload the names, then format the labels the way you want and you’re done! For more detailed, step-by-step instructions, check out our easy Quick Help guide for How to Mail Merge using Avery Design & Print Online.

5. Peel and Mail, and Away They Go

Now that you’ve conquered the task of creating a mailing list and the mail merge, here’s one more handy tip to complete your successful mailing. Use Avery Easy Peel® White Labels on your envelopes. Or, for a clean, printed-on look, try Avery Easy Peel Clear Labels. With the Easy Peel feature, it’s easy to grab the edge of the label to peel it from the backing sheet. Just print the labels, bend the label sheet to pop up the label’s edge, grab hold of the edge and peel.

Now that the mail merge is no longer a mystery, try it out yourself. Just download our free Avery Wizard software or login to Avery Design & Print online to get started. Once you create your own mailing list and accomplish the mail merge, you’ll agree that all your mass mailings are going to be much easier from now on.

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Get your message across CLEARLY!

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“The new see-through sticky notes are a great idea. I have found them useful in reviewing documents – adding comments/questions – without marking up the originals. You can also temporarily highlight information, then simply remove the sticky note when ready. A great innovation to a ‘can’t do without’ tool.”
Pros: it’s great to be able to see what’s underneath!
“I love the see through sticky notes – what a great idea. They make reviewing and editing documents easy – and even fun! Love the box tops for education too!”

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 Check out this new promo from Dymo that’s only available from now until the end of Novemeber by clicking  here for all the details! All you have to do is purchase 8 D1 labels for your soon to be new LabelManager and you’re all set! Start shopping here for your qualifying labels!

Here are some awesome ways to use your NEW LabelManager to really get your organization in check!

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Start saving money just by clipping coupons-the easy way! Saving your coupons only pays off if you aren’t spending too much time and energy on it. You can keep your coupons are organized and up to date so you get the most bang for your buck by using simple office supplies!

Avery gives some simple tips on their article here, and make sure to check out the items mentioned in the article below!

Here’s a video from the CouponDiva’s for tips on how to really search and maxmize you savings on the coupons avaliable.

Let us know how couponing is working for you… and give us tips on your favorite office products that help you get the job done! Visit our Facebook to leave comments and feedback- we love hearing from you- and stop by www.portersop.com to start shopping today!

Who wants to be the Ultimate Garage Hero?

“So what if your neighbors are known for their award-winning rosebushes, or that awe-inspiring display of shiny cars in the driveway? You’ll be turning more heads than a heavy-duty power screwdriver once they take a peek inside your garage.”

And that is exactly what we want- a garage that turns heads! Avery is helping all you anti-organizers out there by making getting everything together a lot LESS painful with this awesome article on Simple Tips to Become the Ultimate Garage Hero

One of our favorite products that is featured in this article are the Avery Permenant I.D. Labels -which are made to resist wear and tear and perfect for labeling anything and everything! Read the full article here and get to labeling! Have good tips or suggestions? Share them and your pictures on our Facebook– we’d love to have you!

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