THESE DAYS MANY people use computers to
take notes. But there are several good reasons
to stay with the standard: writing pads. Here
are a few:
• No batteries are involved, so they never run
out of power.
• They’re extremely portable and versatile,
and they come in a variety of sizes.
• You don’t have to worry about losing the
information due to a data crash.
• They allow for a personal touch.
• They are easily disposable and can be
recycled. Plus, they can be shredded
for safety. A
GET YOUR PAPERWORK under control, make your
office space more manageable and upgrade your
presentations with these simple binder tips.
PRESENTATION: Customize the front cover
and spine of a binder for professional-looking
presentations. Find templates to help create a
unique look at www.wilsonjones.com.
ORGANIZATION: Don’t let regular communications, monthly reports or annual tax documents
take over your office space. Consider using indexes
and sheet protectors for further organization to
help you find what you need—when it’s needed.
STORAGE: If space is tight, consider
binders as an alternative to file
cabinets for storing documents.
They’re also an easy way to
store financial, legal or market-
ing documents that need to be
shared among departments. A
LOOK FOR SAFE PENCILS
RECENTLY, CONCERNS HAVE arisen about
the safety of lead and paint. During the
Middle Ages, lead was used to make a mark
on paper. Today, the black cores in pencils
are a combination of graphite and clay, not
lead. The coating on the outside of pencils is
lacquer, not paint.
Look for the Pencil
(PMA) seal of approval
on packages of pencils.
This seal is a guarantee
from the PMA that all materials used in the
production of the pencils are totally safe for
consumers. The PMA certifi-
cation program guarantees
that only pencils manufac-
tured from materials that are
free from toxins receive this