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From chaos to calm: Our top 10 office labelling ideas

With long to-do lists and looming deadlines, life in an office can be very busy. A day without any problems or glitches is rare, but extremely welcome by every employee.

Technology plays a big part in keeping workers busy as it brings so many elements of our life to our fingertips. The benefits don’t stop there. Tech can also help bring order to day-to-day office life.

It’s a simple process: Introducing labelling can make the workplace much more efficient, saving you time and reducing stress along the way.

Here are 10 of our top life hacks on how label printers can turn office chaos into calm.

1. Labelling unplugged

Ever unplugged your computer thinking it was something else? Research has found that 32% of us have lost work due to computers being accidentally unplugged1. Prevent this potential office disaster by labelling all plugs in the workplace. It’s a move that could save time and prevent arguments.

2. Visitor badges

Say goodbye to unprofessional hand-written visitor books. Now you can streamline operations with a labelling visitor management solution. Such systems impress guests and enable you to pinpoint visitors on site at all times – ideal for security.

3. Important documents in an instant

Save time when looking for that all-important document by labelling files and folders. Provide extra stand-out by labelling private and confidential files with red and black text. As time is money, it’s an investment worth making.

4. Safety first

At work, safety labels are crucial and could prevent serious accidents and injuries. Bright and colourful labels can be created to warn people of any dangers or encourage them to wear appropriate safety equipment.

5. Protect your possessions

Did you know that 78 million working hours are lost every year as workers search for stolen items? And that 26% of office disputes are caused by items being stolen? Keep the peace and reduce the risk of both deliberate and accidental theft simply by labelling items. This can be anything from staplers and calculators to notebooks and laptop chargers.

6. No cause for alarm

Making it obvious when essential equipment such as fire alarms need replacing is crucial to keeping your employees safe. By simply labelling the equipment with the expiry date it provides a very visible reminder of the deadlines you can’t afford to miss.

7. Ease recycling

With more of us becoming conscious of our impact on the environment, labelling devices can be used to identify recycling bins. Now the office staff can see where their plastic, paper and other recyclables need to go without confusion.

8. Labelling food

With food allergies posing a life-threatening risk and dietary preferences ever changing, having clear information labels is essential when providing food to colleagues or clients in the workplace.

9. First class post

Labelling post can make parcels and letters look more uniformed and professional. The extra benefit of this is that labels are more legible than handwritten. This helps to ensure that the mail gets to the right place without delay or ink smudging in the rain. To save time, a template can be created for people sending mail regularly, meaning that standardised labels can printed in just a few clicks.

10. Push or pull?

When walking towards a new door, we all have the same thought – is it push or pull? Labelling your doors will prevent any embarrassment and potential accidents for your visitors. As a result, these labels can help stop any damage to your doors.

For over 30 years, Brother has been passionate about providing go-to labelling solutions for customers in a range of sectors.

Our range of labelling devices reflect Brother’s business motto “At your side” and act as a personal PA for our customers. Their versatility throughout the office has helped to take many businesses from chaos to calm.

Find out more about our range of label printers here.

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