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How to light your desk for optimal comfort and productivity?

Lighting plays a major role in creating a comfortable and productive environment, whether you're working from home, reading a book, or simply relaxing. The right lighting can improve your mood, reduce eye strain, and boost your energy levels. It can also help to...

Banish Moisture and Condensation from Your Home!

Excess moisture in your home is a common problem that can have a number of negative consequences. When the air in your home is too humid, it can provide a breeding ground for mould and mildew, which can lead to respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies....

How to make the cut – a complete guide to paper trimmers!

Paper trimmers are an essential tool for any workplace or home where paper is used on a regular basis. They allow users to cut paper to specific dimensions, create straight and precise cuts, cut multiple sheets of paper at once, and cut paper in a variety of shapes...

Why should you use a notebook and paper diary in the digital age?

In our digital age, it's easy to rely solely on our computers and phones for everything, including taking notes. But while digital notetaking seems to have many upsides, the benefits of using a notebook can be very surprising! Here are just a few of the reasons why...

How To Find An Envelope That’s Right For You

Envelopes are a versatile and essential tool for sending correspondence and other items through the mail. They help to keep your mail secure and protected until they arrive at the intended recipient’s home or place of business. How they look might even influence...

Office Inspiration

Office Cabinet Ideas

The space in which you work has a significant impact not only on your well-being and health, but also on the efficiency and effectiveness of work. Take care of it and feel comfortable! How should you arrange an office so that we work more conveniently and more...

Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing at work is an important aspect of the modern workplace. Promoting collaboration, openness and a healthy working lifestyle can help your employees feel supported and comfortable. Happier employees are more likely to remain with your business and contribute to...

The Benefits of Office Breakrooms

Having breakrooms at work offers a space where you and your employees can take time to relax and decompress. Taking regular breaks is not only good for our health, but it can help increase productivity too. Regular breathers can give us time to reduce stress, calm...

Keeping Fit in the Office

Promoting good health and exercise in the office environment is an important step in ensuring you’re still able to keep fit while working at a desk. For office workers, much of our working lifestyle may be spent sitting, whether in meetings, or at a computer. Workers...

Top Tips for Good Workplace Design

Working from home has become the new normal for the majority of employees. At Staples, we understand the importance of making sure you are comfortably setup so that your productivity level stays as high as possible! It’s also just as important to make sure your...

Creating the Ideal Home Office

As more and more organisations are bound to let their employees work from home, new unpredicted challenges arise. It’s important that employees have a comfortable work space at home, just like they would in the office. Having the right equipment is key, whether that...

Plan C

How to Prepare Your Meeting Space when Returning to the Office

The Meeting Space: A new way of company collaboration As companies everywhere prepare to bring back their workforce to the workplace, the way we collaborate and engage with each other demands a new approach. A definitive shift in the way we utilise and manage the...

The New Breakroom Layout for Your Office

How to take breaks and reenergize in the new office environment Minimise social contact, avoid peak hours and try to touch as little as possible  – suddenly the office lunch break has taken a stale turn. Yet, your breakroom, the area in your business where...

How to Look After Your Workspace When Returning to the Office

How Coronavirus will stimulate a new way of working As lockdowns show signs of relaxing worldwide, business leaders need to carefully consider the return to the workplace of their employees. Most workplaces are not currently conducive to social distancing or contain...

Videos

Tai Chi in the office

Originally created as a form of martial arts, Tai Chi is now used across the world to stretch, relieve physical tension and combat stress levels. Ideal for the office, this gentle form of exercise can be done at a workstation or in a quiet corner to re-energise your...

3 ways to get creative with paper art

There are few things in the world that are more versatile than a piece of paper. Everything from great novels to simple shopping lists have been written on the material, making it easy to take for granted. Paper really can do everything – including stimulating the...

Tips and tricks for everyday tasks

Tips and tricks for everyday tasks 2 minutes When everyday tasks start piling up, it can be handy to know some tips and trick to save you time and help you stay focused. From organising your cables to create space, to tips on staying hydrated, we’ve collated...

Meet our Back to School vlogger: Saffron Barker

As the summer holidays draw to a close, you’ll have one thing firmly on your mind – going back to school. And so you should as you’ll want to swat up on few things if you are going to be fully prepared for your first day. With the help of your friends and family...

Meet our Back to School vlogger: Jake Mitchell

Going back to school after the summer holidays might be the last thing on your mind right now, but being fully prepared for the big return is the best way to avoid any stress. Sure when it comes to your school bag and pencil case you might think you’ve got the new...

How to succeed as a start-up

Setting up on your own is the dream of thousands of ambitious office workers each New Year, but many also find it daunting. We caught up with owner Stephan Baart to learn what it takes to become your own boss. What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone...