Many of us enjoy the chance to relax and unwind with family and friends over the festive period, but it can also be a very busy time of year – especially if you’re responsible for your office and ensuring that it stays fully equipped. With everything that’s going on at Christmas time, it can be all too easy to forget to order in what you need so that everyone is ready to hit the ground running come the New Year.

Yet, when everyone comes back in January, hopefully feeling refreshed and renewed and ready to get stuck in at work, they’ll quickly feel frustrated and demotivated if they don’t have everything they need to do their jobs readily to hand, whether that’s a lack of basics such as paper and pens or the printer running out of paper. That re-energised feel can very quickly start to wear off.

So it’s worth considering using the lull between Christmas and New Year, or the potentially quieter days of early January, to make sure stock levels at your office are where they should be, so you get 2024 off to the best possible start by replenishing suppliers as necessary.

That includes things like diaries, wallcharts and calendars so people can start to got organised for the year ahead. Flipcharts could also be particularly useful at this time of year, for planning of new projects and so on. Equally, order your corporate gifts now so that they’re all ready for whenever you need them.

And you may well remember the excitement of new school year with fresh exercise books and pencils. You could replicate that feeling in your office!

Finally, if you provide office supplies for staff members working at least some of the week from home, this may be a time when they want to stock up.

Octopus Office Stationery & Supplies

At Octopus Office Supplies, we’re your local provider of business stationery and more if you’re based in Stockport or Manchester. We offer a wide range of everything you need to keep your office running smoothly on a daily basis.

The line-up includes everything from the bigger items such as printers and furniture to a wide selection of printer cartridges. Plus we stock all the stationery you need, including pens, paper, labels, envelopes and more.

We deliver in our own vehicles across the north-west, including to Manchester, Stockport, Macclesfield, Altrincham, Warrington and Ashton. But we also supply the whole of the UK with next-day arrival of your order thanks to our pool of dependable delivery services. You can also pop in to our trade counter in Stockport and collect your items yourself if you prefer – or we offer hassle-free online ordering.

As mentioned in our last blog, we’re open every day over the Christmas break, except for bank holidays. Then, of course, from January 2 it’s business as usual.
Get in touch and help get your year at work off to the best possible start.

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