Paper quality DOES matter when you work from home #sponsored

Posted on Aug 26 2016 - 4:43pm by Nicole Smith

Disclosure: This sponsored post is brought to you by Boise Paper. I was provided with product to test in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Working from home can be a challenge when you have four kids who are extremely busy. When you’re dealing with health issues like I have been, it can get even harder to juggle it all. This post has been in the works now for several weeks but due to our kids’ schedules, moving my office into the basement, and side effects from my new meds (primarily frequent migraines), I haven’t been able to sit down and write my review, which I feel horrible about. I’ve had the post in my head but with everything going on, I haven’t had the chance to share it with all of you.

As you can see, having and keeping a set schedule isn’t easy. Sometimes, it’s downright impossible. Even so, I like to print out my schedule for work, and other areas of my life, in order to keep things straight in my head. If I don’t, I end up forgetting something because my brain doesn’t seem to be working as efficiently as it has in the past. (Thank you SO much PCOS!) I hang the schedules up in my office where I can see what’s going on at any given time. Things can change at the drop of a dime, so I frequently make changes, and I end up using a lot of paper.

Since I began working from home, I’ve tried out numerous different brands of paper and have found over time that quality DOES matter. Yes, I’ve gone the cheap route many times but since discovering Boise Paper products, I’ve found that I can’t scrimp on paper anymore. I print a lot of documents, from tax paperwork to sponsored post instructions and more. My printer gets quite the workout.


For the purpose of this review, I compared Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose Paper against Hammermill Premium Multipurpose Paper.

To start, the packaging of the Boise product (ream wrap) was thicker. This is beneficial because I can safely store multiple reams without worrying about the ream wrap ripping and damaging the paper on the inside. As you can probably tell, I don’t like to waste money.

Another thing that I love about the Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose Paper is that it’s thicker than the Hammermill paper so colors don’t show through the other side. Sometimes I print two-sided documents and the last thing that I want is for the document on the first side to show through on the opposite side. This feature allows me to use less paper and make a ream last longer. Score!

In addition, the Boise product is a brighter white, which makes the quotes I printed jump out of the paper more, and in my opinion, the quotes look less blurry.(The Boise paper is on the left.) These quotes are going to look fantastic hanging on my office wall! (I’m in the process of printing out quotes that speak to me and help me inspire to do my best in life. After all, we can all use a little more inspiration and motivation in our lives.)


About Boise POLARIS® Multipurpose Paper:

If you’re still not sold on using this product, allow me to share a few more notable features that may help you with your future purchasing decisions.

  • Has a 99.9% jam-free performance guarantee that has been certified by Buyers Laboratory, Inc.
  • Available in three different weights: 20 lb, 24 lb and 28 lb. In comparison, Hammermill only comes in 20 lb. and 24 lb. weights.)
  • Made in America and is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, which means it’s made from wood fibers that come from a sustainably-manged forest.
  • Like other Boise Paper products, this product is a Paper with Purpose. All products include Box Tops for Education that can help you earn money for your local school. 

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