Are you wanting to green up your home office, either because you want to save money or maybe you seek to be more environmentally friendly. Whatever the motivation, this article covers a few good tips on how anyone can do so starting today.
Regardless of the size of your home office, there are things you can implement to make things more earth friendly and yet still keep everything in good working order. Fact is, you can pretty much green up a variety of elements within your office, from your computer equipment to your choice of print paper and of course; your lighting. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do.
4 Quick Ways To Green Your Home Office
1. Use Energy Efficient PC Equipment -
We have discussed energy efficient PC equipment on this blog numerous times and this is definitely one of the quickest and best ways to green your home office. Although maybe not cheap. However if you have the funds, then replacing your older computer equipment with newer models that are energy efficient will not only conserve resources, but also save you money in monthly utility bills. Start by replacing older monitors, desktops, laptops, printers and or copiers. You can also start small and begin by replacing less expensive PC equipment such as keyboards, mouses, speakers and the like.
2. Reuse and Recycle Supplies -
The old standby still works quite well. However this idea revolves around reusing and recycling supplies such as paper clips, staples, pencils, pens and so on. Essentially the smaller stuff that gets used daily. You can create a bin or series of bins and casually label each one where supplies can get easily tossed in for later use. Such as for pens and pencils, copy or note paper, etc. Try to reuse as much as possible before making a trip to the local office store to buy new.
3. Try Low Dose Office Lighting -
This is perhaps one of the quickest and cheapest methods to green any home office. It consists of replacing older CFL bulbs with the newer more efficient bulbs. Although these costs a few dollars more; they last a lot longer and so you wont need to replace them as often as the traditional lighting. Most big box stores carry them now and actually many name brands have gone down quite a bit in price.
4. Use Power Strip Cords -
We wholeheartedly endorse power strip cords as an unusually clever way to green any office space. These strip power cords are literally vampire killers as the will help you to quickly and easily turn off a variety of office equipment without having to turn everything off piece by piece. Simply turn off the cord and you’re one and done. Not only that but your average good quality power strip cord costs less than $20 and is readily available at any office store.
The four ideas above are a good starting ground for you to make your home office just a tad more earth friendly. Let us know how it goes for you or what questions you have.