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Old 06-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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s/o tell me about your HS office "tools"!

The accountability thread got me thinking... What kinds of office tools do you have that you use for HSing? Which ones are the most invaluable and useful for you? What do you use them for? How often do you use them?

We just purchased a binding machine with some boxes of spines for $45 off CL. My Dad has a double-side printer, and we'll be using the printer and then the binding machine for our curric next year. (I'm pretty stoked about this!)

I am going to order a laminating machine from Amazon.com

We have the typical 3 hole punch, and computer.

What about you? What types of office machinery stuff do you use and think is important to have? What could you not live without?

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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We have a laminator, and our next purchase this month will be a paper cutter! They are about 50$ but the montessori route we have chosen uses a lot of printables so I've just gotta have a paper cutter to buddy up with my laminator! ;-) I already know it will be worth it's weight in gold.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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Things I couldn't live without.. a GOOD 3 hole punch, a GOOD stapler, my laminator, my all in one printer (copier/scanner), clip boards.

Things I don't want to live without.. my comb binder, my paper cutter (big butcher block kind), and my dynamo label maker.
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Auto-duplexing laser printer
Proclick
Laminator
3 Hole Punch
Portable File Box w/hanging files
Label Maker
White Board
Bypass Paper Trimmer

All of those things (or something made with/by them) are used pretty much daily.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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More Paper
Did I mention paper?

I also agree with above poster..

GOOD Scissors
GOOD 3-hole punch
GOOD pencil sharpener
GOOD Stapler

Laser printer/copier + a lifetime supply of ink
Organizers! Totes/bookshelves/drawers/etc
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I got a paper cutter at Costco for about $20.

I also have a laminator, printer, 3 hole punch, white board, but not much else.

I'd really like a binding machine, but I don't think that is in the budget. At least binding at Staples is cheap.

What is a Proclick??
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I got a paper cutter at Costco for about $20.

I also have a laminator, printer, 3 hole punch, white board, but not much else.

I'd really like a binding machine, but I don't think that is in the budget. At least binding at Staples is cheap.

What is a Proclick??
It's a binding system. The spines can be opened so you can add and remove sheets.
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Re: s/o tell me about your HS office "tools"!

Well, everything we have we would have even if we didn't homeschool. I haven't bought anything specifically for homeschooling. We just have the typical office supplies -- computer, printer, 3 hole punch (actually bought that for my piano music), stapler, pencil sharpener, etc. I can't think of anything that would be different if my kids went to public school.

Oh, and I do have a paper cutter, but I bought that primarily for scrapbooking/card making, not for homeschooling, though it has been used a few times for that.
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Re: s/o tell me about your HS office "tools"!

This thread provoked me to buy a laminator and paper cutter.

We also have a huge white board. Forgot to mention that. I seriously could not live without it!
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