Mom’s Home Office…the Mom Cave…The Kitchen Table…call it what you will, but every mom needs a space to call her own. I have finally taken the plunge and set up an office in my house just for me. A quiet room to work in without distractions is really nice. I should have done this years ago!
There are a few things that every mom’s office needs to be productive. Get organized, save time and save money with these home office essentials:
Thank you to HP for sponsoring today’s discussion on home office essentials. All opinions expressed are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links.
A paper sorter keeps documents organized into groups. Save time searching for your important papers – and hopefully never lose anything again!
A Desktop Organizer keeps all your office essentials organized (pens, paperclips, pads) within easy reach. You’ll always have what you need, when you need it. I think the rotary desktop organizer is cool because it can actually spin around 360 degrees.
Calendars and family planners will help mom keep up with family activities, appointments and more. I love to write things down on paper. I can really get excited about a good weekly planner. I’m sort of a nerd like that.
An all-in-one printer that can copy, scan, print and fax is a lifesaver. It allows you to do everything from home that you’d otherwise have to go out and pay someone else to do for you. My kids need to print out school assignments all the time. I have got to have a printer handy, even if it’s for that reason alone.
Whether we print a little or a lot, we can save money on printer ink with HP Instant Ink. This ink replacement program offers several exclusive benefits, my favorite one being that you can save up to 50% on ink! Your printer orders ink for you, so you’ll always have ink when you need it.
Never run out of ink again…and never pay full price for ink!
There’s no risk involved in trying out the HP Instant Ink program for yourself. It’s free to join with no annual fees, plus you can change plans or cancel your plan at any time. Ink, shipping, and cartridge recycling are included. *You will need an eligible HP printer to use the service.
I am not sure exactly how many pages we print per month, so I started out with the $2.99/month “Occasional Printing” plan. This plan includes up to 50 printed pages per month. If we print less, my pages will roll over in my account. If we print more, I can purchase more pages or upgrade to a bigger plan. According to this chart, I will save $96 a year with my current plan!
Print in Color, Print in Black and White — it all costs the same!
I used to only print in black and white so I did not have to pay to replace color cartridges. HP Instant Ink changed all that. Now I can print in color to my heart’s content because color photos and color documents cost the same as black and white pages.
How to Enroll in HP Instant Ink:
1. Purchase an Enrollment Card at HP, Best Buy or Staples.
2. Create your HP Instant Ink account online at HPInstantInk.com and choose your plan.
3. Your billing cycle will not start until you insert your first HP Instant Ink cartridge.
I got a special offer for one free month of HP Instant Ink when I enrolled online last week! Now I am waiting for my Welcome Kit to be delivered. It contains HP Instant Ink cartridges for me to install once my current ink cartridges are empty. HP will continue to send replacement cartridges before I run out of ink. My HP printer is connected to the Internet, and will automatically order ink for me when it senses the ink running low. Pretty cool! It’s sort of like my printer is now my personal assistant.
Click to learn more about HP Instant Ink. Use HP’s “How Much Can I Save?” calculator to find out how much money you can save every year.
Where is your office space set up at home? What are your home office essentials? Could the HP Instant Ink program save you lots of money on printer ink?