Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make a big difference. I used to be all about minimizing costs, and realized in the end, it would end up costing me more time and effort to get to the same result.
Now that my business has taken off, I value my time even more. I am happy to pay a premium for convenience and effectiveness. I’d rather hire someone with the skills to do a task I know nothing about, than research for hours, do it half as well as they would, and miss out on important things, like delivering quality to my clients.
If you think of yourself as a machine that produces work, you need to have the best tools to do so. Say that coffee machine that brews a delicious blend every morning at 9? Worth the extra few dollars for the timer to save your precious time.
Having your favorite pen and notepad always handy, your phone on airplane mode when you’re creating, or having the best ergonomic chair you can afford are all little things that can make you a more productive and relaxed worker.
Another source of major office annoyance tends to happen around the printing machine. A jammed printer is going to cost you time and energy, and the distraction can ruin your productivity. What law of the universe makes it jam exactly when you have a super important project to deliver? Well, apparently, the law of low-quality paper.
Yes, I was surprised to learn that as well. But printer jams are often due to cheap reams of paper. I recently received some Boise Paper reams and was learning about their 99.99% Jam-Free® Performance Guarantee. It works for any print job you have, on any printer.
And you don’t have to take Boise Paper’s word for it, the guarantee is validated by independent testing entities. Boise Paper says their products will not curl, and are high-quality so they won’t have the waves or wrinkles that cause jams. With no more work interruptions, printing can now be a stress-free task.
I tried the Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper, the Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy paper and the Boise® ASPEN® 30 Multi-Use Recycled paper. They all work and feel great.
Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper is engineered for high-speed machines and features the ColorLok Technology. It has a great quality and feel and can be used for external documents when you want to impress your clients. The same way your business card quality can send a positive message, printing a proposal on quality paper can help make a good impression.
The Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy paper offers top performance on all copiers and printers and is ideal for bulk printing internal documents.
The Boise® ASPEN® 30 Multi-Use Recycled paper has 30% post-consumer fiber content, yet has excellent brightness and smoothness and is Green Seal Certified as GS-7 certified printing/writing paper. It offers the same high performance as the others.
Whatever your printing needs, it is really important to select high-quality paper. It will save you time, money, and make you more productive in the long run.
How do you ensure productivity and quality in your office? Is paper important for you?