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Staples Provides Organization Tips and Staples Brand Product Suggestions to Help Small Businesses Declutter and Destress
Company Teams Up With the Clutter Diet(R) In Time for "National Organize Your Files Month"

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, is teaming up with Lorie Marrero, certified professional organizer and founder of the Clutter Diet(R), to provide organization tips and Staples Brand product suggestions to help small businesses declutter and destress before the New Year. Marrero first tackles 'office clutter' for "National Organize Your Files Month." Marrero will continue to offer new weekly tips and product suggestions, as well as additional resources and information, at www.staples.com/clutterdiet.

"Our goal is to make it easy for small businesses to have success in the workplace by providing them with top-knotch tools and products," said Dave D'Angelo, senior vice president of Staples Brand Group. "By combining Lorie's advice and organizational expertise with the quality of Staples Brand products, Staples customers will be able to cut their 'clutter calories' in no time."

Staples and Lorie make it easy to get organized at home or in the office, and suggest the following advice to get started:

  • Get a head start on clearing out 2010 clutter while ensuring that confidential information stays private. Shred junk mail, unwanted documents and old CDs and DVDs with the Staples(R) MailMate M5(TM) shredder.
  • Organize documents in both files and binders. The Staples(R) BETTER(TM) binder features an easy to insert spine label and D-rings that hold up to 25 percent more paper than standard round-ring binders. And the non-stick, archival safe material won't lift ink or toner off printed pages. Line binders up on shelves for an organized, polished look.
  • If you find papers attached with paper clips in your files, remove the paper clips and staple the stacks instead. Paper clips tend to grab onto other unintended papers when stored in a file folder. Use the super powerful Staples(R) One-Touch(TM) staplerto make it easy.
  • One of the best kept secrets in office supplies are box-bottom hanging folders. They expand to hold a larger capacity of paper if you have jumbo files. I recommend stocking the Staples 2" letter size box bottom folders for the most typical use.
  • After organizing files and clutter, give the office a clean look. Many people do not realize that their desktops are one of the germiest places they will encounter all day. Sustainable Earth by Staples(TM) Multi-Purpose Cleaner delivers powerful cleaning that is safer for the environment and even meets the Green Seal(TM) environmental standard for household cleaners and is Green Seal(TM) certified.

"I am excited to work with Staples to offer some of my Clutter Diet tips and Staples Brand product picks," said Lorie Marrero, founder and creator of the Clutter Diet. "Our two brands share a common goal of providing easy ways to get organized on any budget."

In addition, Marrero will be hosting a Twitter party on behalf of Staples from the Clutter Diet Twitter page today, October 26, from 8 - 9:30 p.m. (ET) to provide organizational tips, advice, as well as the opportunity for "attendees" to win Staples Brand products and gift cards to help them get started on losing clutter, gaining time and increasing their productivity. Customers can visit Staples' Twitter page to learn more.

About Staples

Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products and services. Our broad selection of office supplies, electronics, technology and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and copying and printing, helps our customers run their offices efficiently. With 2009 sales of $24 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

Follow Staples on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/staplestweets and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/staples.

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