It’s hard to believe but the holidays are just about here again. And with that comes all the preparations: the cooking, the decorating, the shopping, the preparation of greeting cards, and so on and so forth. Having the right tools and supplies around can really make preparing for the holidays a lot easier and you’ll be surprised to know that there are a few different types of office products that can really help you out. Here are three of them….
1.) Cutting tools. A good pair of scissors is great to have throughout the year, but you’d probably be surprised at how handy they can be during the holiday season. You can use them when you’re wrapping gifts, doing crafts, and so on. If you’d prefer a different kind of cutting tool, Zippy knives are a good choice, especially since they allow you to quickly and cleanly cut wrapping paper and ribbons. Rotary trimmers can also be helpful, especially when you’re doing crafts. Some trimmers can produce wavy lines that can add zest to homemade cards and other projects.
2.) A paper shredder. Paper shredders have never been so popular. They offer a way of disposing old correspondence, bank statements, and other documents that contain personal information. While you should use one of these machines year-round, they can be especially handy during the holidays. You can use them to get rid of those credit and debit card receipts, shred the envelopes greeting cards come in, and even make filling for gift bags and boxes. All you need to do is run some colored paper through your shredder and you’ll have filling in just a few seconds. Best of all, it will help you save money because you won’t need to head to the store and pay for materials that will just be recycled (or thrown away) after just one use.
3.) A pouch laminator. If you’re looking to get your kids more involved this season, you can do crafts with them with a pouch laminator. With a laminator, you can make customized place mats for those special dinners, laminate photos and artwork for homemade gifts, and more. (Just be sure to supervise the kids as they’re using it so no one accidentally gets burned – laminators can get very hot.) If you want to add a special touch to your projects, you can purchase laminating foil. This type of foil will add beautiful accents to your work and make it look more festive no matter which holiday you’re celebrating.
Cutting tools, paper shredders, and pouch laminators are some of the most helpful devices you can have access to as the days get colder and the holidays appear on the horizon. They can help you as you wrap gifts, prepare greeting cards, deal with your finances, and create memorable homemade gifts. And the best part is, you may already have one or more of these items at home, so you can save money and still have a productive holiday season. Start getting ready for the holidays now. After all, they’ll be here before you know it!