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Office Supply Shopping List

You can’t complete your work efficiently if you don’t have the right tools on hand — but you may not realize that you are running low on an item until you are standing in an aisle at Office Depot wondering what the heck you needed to buy. This list will serve as a handy memory-jogger.

Administrative Supplies

Checkmark-Iconphone message pads

Xmark-Iconcalendar and planner refills

Checkmark-Iconwipe off board

Xmark-Iconwall calendar for planning projects

Checkmark-Iconto-do list tracker

Xmark-IconRolodex or contact manager

Checkmark-Iconbulletin board with push pins

Computer And Printer Supplies

Xmark-Icontoner and ink cartridges

Checkmark-Iconwritable CD-Roms

Xmark-Iconback-up tape or disks

Checkmark-Iconcompressed air cannister for cleaning

Xmark-Iconcable organizers

Checkmark-IconCD and disk rack or storage portfolio

Xmark-Icondisk cleaning and repair kit

Desk Supplies

Checkmark-Iconpens and pencils

Xmark-Iconmarkers and highlighters

Checkmark-Iconpaper clips and binder clips

Xmark-Icontape and glue

Checkmark-Iconstapler, staple remover, and staples

Xmark-Iconrubber bands

Checkmark-Iconerasers and white out

Xmark-Iconstamp pads and ink for stamp pads


Xmark-Iconhole punch

Filing Supplies

Checkmark-Iconinterior manila file folders

Xmark-Iconhanging file folders

Checkmark-Iconadhesive file labels or labeling machine

Xmark-Iconclear and colored plastic label tabs

Checkmark-Iconindex dividers

Xmark-Iconring binders

Mailing Supplies

Checkmark-Iconbusiness-size envelopes

Xmark-Iconlarge manila envelopes

Checkmark-Iconpadded envelopes

Xmark-Iconshipping labels

Checkmark-Iconbrown package wrapping paper

Xmark-Iconbubble wrap or packing peanuts

Checkmark-Iconspecial envelopes for disks, videos, catalogs, etc.

Xmark-Iconpacking tape

Checkmark-Iconshipping forms for UPS, Priority Mail, Fed Ex, etc.

Marketing Supplies

Xmark-Iconbusiness cards

Checkmark-Iconbrochures or pamphlets


Checkmark-Iconcustomer satisfaction surveys

Xmark-Iconlead tracking forms

Checkmark-Iconcustomer thank you cards, gifts, and certificates

Paper Supplies

Xmark-Iconlegal pads or lined note paper

Checkmark-Iconwhite computer and copy paper

Xmark-IconPost-it® notes

Checkmark-Iconstationery or letterhead and envelopes

Xmark-Icongreeting and thank-you cards

Checkmark-Iconrolls of fax and adding machine paper

Xmark-Iconcolored paper and cardstock

Checkmark-Icongraph or grid paper

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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and

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