If you’ve ever watched life-hack videos or looked up quick tips on how to do something easier or avoid having to do something, you appreciate how sometimes small things can make a huge difference. Small conveniences can save a significant amount of time and aggravation in our lives. The hard part is often learning about these small conveniences or their tremendous impact when they seem minimal.
Here are a few small conveniences that can make a significant impact on your life.
Printed Business Material
When running a small business, you can easily get overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks because you are directly overseeing everything. Even if you have a staff for your business, you are ultimately in charge of everything because you are the sole leadership. One small convenience that will make a huge difference is ordering printed business materials. Buy branded presentation folders, printed pocket folders with business card slots, postcards, notebooks, notepads, envelopes with your return address printed on them, pens, and marketing materials. Get all your business materials and office supplies printed with your letterhead, logo, or contact information.
Getting your business and marketing materials printed with your business contact information and all of your stationery, envelopes, notepads, and notebooks printed with your letterhead will accomplish a couple of things. First, it will save you the time and energy to constantly create or recreate needed items with your letterhead or contact information. Second, it will turn everything you use into marketing material. If you are already paying for something, it might as well double as marketing material.
Cell Phone Booster
A cell phone booster is sometimes also called a signal booster because it improves a weak signal by boosting the cell signal to reach the nearest cell tower. A cell phone booster is essential if you live in a rural area or other remote areas. You can buy a cell phone booster for car, home, camping RV, or work office. Anywhere you regularly have a poor cell signal needs a booster. If you are an outdoorsy person who camps and hikes a lot, a cell phone booster will ensure you can always call for help when needed.
Keeping one in your car is essential for safety reasons. Even if you don’t live in a remote area and usually have a strong cell signal, when traveling or on the road somewhere you aren’t familiar with, you have no idea how strong the cell signal will be. If you are relying on your phone’s navigation to get somewhere but you keep losing your signal, you’re going to be lost and unable to call for help.
Most people have phone chargers for their car, but those won’t help if you aren’t near your car or your car is dead. A portable charger is one that you charge at home, and it carries a full charge for you, so you can plug in your phone while it’s in your pocket, sitting on your table, or in your car. It is perfect for charging your phone if you are somewhere you can’t get to an outlet or if the electricity goes out. Like the cell signal booster, having a portable charger charged and ready to use is essential for personal safety.
While each of these small conveniences costs money, the benefits of each far outweigh the costs. You can simplify your life, reduce frustrations, and keep yourself and your family safe when the unexpected happens. If you are running a small business, you can reduce long-term costs while effectively promoting your business by simply looking at every item as a marketing opportunity.