Workspace Essentials: 5 Types of Office Supplies and Furniture

It can be a challenge setting up a new office or relocating, but we can help! Office basics such as notebooks, writing instruments, calendars, lighting and desk chairs are often unnoticed, but play key parts in helping employees stay organized.

Here are office supplies and workspace basics that we think every new (or existing) office should have for optimal productivity.


Don’t you hate when you have an amazing idea, but don’t have anywhere to write it down? Having a great notebook is key for staying organized and keeping notes on important to-do’s or take-aways from business meetings.

Hilroy Stenographer’s Notebook, $5.27 [/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Blueline NotePro Ostrich Twin-Wire Notebook, $11.09[/vc_column_text]
Winnable Executive Pad Folio, $25.66[/vc_column_text]



Whether you are the type of person to use a day planner or have a calendar hanging by your desk, calendars are beneficial for keeping track of your both your and your team’s schedule.

[vc_column_text]Blueline Wall/Desk Calendar, $173.05 [/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Quartet Total Erase Monthly Calendar, $173.05 [/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Day-Timer Essentials Monthly Wirebound Planners, $21.03[/vc_column_text]



Every employee needs basic sticky notes, highlighters and other writing tools. It’s important to keep stocked up on the things you use most.

[vc_column_text]Post-it Plain Canary Yellow Note, $17.59 [/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Integra Liquid Highlighters, $11.09[/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Expo Dry Erase Organizer With Eraser, $14.69[/vc_column_text]



Good lighting is key to helping you stay focused on the important tasks you need to get accomplished without tiring your eyes.

[vc_column_text]Catalina Lighting Desk Lamp, $47.99 [/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Ledu Incandescent Desk Lamp, $70.79[/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Vision Triton Desk Lamp, $89.99[/vc_column_text]



Sitting at your desk for 8 hours of the day is not always fun, but often required for your job. So, why not be comfortable? A good desk chair will also help you maintain good posture and a healthy back.

Lorell Chadwick Managerial Leather Mid-Back Chair, $184.77 [/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Basyx by HON VL521 Mesh Back Task Chair, $215.77[/vc_column_text]
[vc_column_text]Fellowes Standard Foot Rest, $35.95[/vc_column_text]


What other items do you think are essential for every office to have?


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