By Annie Maynard, Program Development Specialist
Every once in a while I like to print things out. It gives me a break from staring at the computer screen. I always default to double-sided printing, but if the print job is one page – that leaves the whole back side free of type when I’m done with it.
Recommendation #1: Keep a tray at your desk (or under your desk) of single-sided paper for scrap paper for when you want to jot things down the old-fashioned way. If the bin gets too full, recycle it! OR (here’s where crafting comes in) you can three-hole punch the pile, use cardboard from a cereal box (or other cardboard source), and keychain rings to make a notebook! A much simpler way would be to staple the paper together to make a notepad (but not nearly as fun).
Pocket folders are great… except when they wear out. But usually it’s just the fold that tears and there is still valuable cardstock/cardboard available.
A couple of things to keep in mind:
- Do NOT use confidential papers for your office crafting. Always be sure to shred those.
- Have fun! Be creative! Be resourceful – every scrap of paper, cardboard, plastic, cloth (or whatever it may be) is valuable, so treat it that way!