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6 Ways to Save Money on Your Home Office

Find an affordable, efficient printer and more

By now you’ve settled into your work from home setup, which—let’s be honest—you may have thrown together a little haphazardly back in March. Now that you might be working from home for the long haul, you may be looking at some tech upgrades for your home workspace. Here are some things that you personally, and your small business, can do to improve your remote setups while still staying on a budget.

Choose a sharp laser printer that saves you money

You and your team brought your workstations and laptops home, but you might find yourself missing a good business printer that can handle all sorts of print jobs and work with multiple devices. Fortunately, there’s now a high-quality printing solution that’s the right price for the job.
With HP Neverstop Laser Tank, you get a cartridge-free laser tank printer that allows you to print thousands of pages right out of the box with precision HP quality and low cost reloads. It comes with up to 5,000 pages of toner includedb and gives you the lowest cost per page on in-class HP laser printinga. Refilling the tank is easy and mess free. The HP Toner Reload kit retails for less than $20 - compared to other in-class laser toner cartridges that cost upwards of $40 - $60 dollars.
Neverstop works with the HP Smart app which allows for easy app guided printer set up and sharing with all your devices. The HP Smart app also has some great time saving productivity features like the ability to scan files using your phone camera then share to the cloud, or to email and print from virtually anywhere. It’s a great addition to any home office and will help you save on printing.

Save money by saving time

Your time is valuable—make the most of it by adding additional convenient (and free!) apps and shortcuts that allow you to focus on what’s really important. You may want to check out the Tech@Work article 6 Must-have Productivity Apps with recommendations you might like.

Look for deals on liquidated office furniture

A high-end office chair can easily set you back a grand—and you probably couldn’t take your sweet chair home with you from the office. This is the time to search for a local office furniture liquidator, where you can often find high end Herman Millers and Steelcase chairs for a fraction of their retail price. They also have deals on desks, filing cabinets, and other pieces essential to your home office.

Find furnishings in unexpected places

If you’d rather go with something new, many office furniture companies such as Poppin and Pivot are starting to focus on the home office market—your company may even be willing to furnish you with a new chair on their tab. Regular home furniture retailers are starting to get into the game as well: it’s easy to find quirky, stylish items at a surprisingly good price point if you do a little hunting and keep an eye on sales.

Bundle your internet

If your company isn’t providing employees with internet credits, it’s up to you to find the best way to get the most broadband at the best price. (Throw in a partner also working from home and kids on their school Zooms all day!) If you have more than one internet provider in your area, it’s worth your time to get on the phone and try to play them against each other and leverage a better price for their best broadband package with their customer service representatives. Also look for bundled packages with other electronics in your home, such as your TV setup.

Choose energy-efficient tech

While it’s an investment up front, picking energy-efficient technology will save on your home electrical bill in the long run. Look for the Energy Star® label on HP products (and browse our top 30 most energy-efficient monitors) and you can feel good about saving the environment, too.
Learn more about HP Neverstop: With the lowest cost per page, on in-class HP Laser printing, it’s more than an affordable laser printer—it’s long-term business investment, too.
Another good resource is Home Office Ergonomics for advice on keeping your body healthy and happy while working from home.
a Compared to the majority of in-class MFPs cartridge devices <$330 USD. Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab February 2020 research study commissioned by HP, based on research survey of printer manufacturers’ and resellers’ published specifications, pricing, and data sheets as of 02/03/2020. Market share as reported by IDC Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker - Final Historical 2019Q3. Total cost of ownership based on printer MSRP, in-box supplies, and highest-capacity replacement OEM supplies to print 234 pages a month over 4 years. Monthly page volume based on internal HP estimates. For details, please see: keypointintelligence.com/HPNeverstopUS
b Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. Average based on ISO/IEC 19752 and continuous printing. For details see www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.

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