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Express Yourself!

Express Yourself!

Spring is in the air! Flowers and flowering trees will be blooming and it’s time for spring cleaning. It’s also the perfect time to refresh your office and express yourself. Get rid of those boring black plastic trays and run-of-the-mill desk accessories! Update your workspace with stylish new desktop collections and colors!

Want to add some elegance to your personal space? Try the Ellypse Collection. This product line is not only sophisticated, it is also made from extra strong and shock resistant materials.

Technology Today - New For 2019

Technology Today - New For 2019

Like it or not (I know many of you don’t), our world is technology-based. And technology moves at a very rapid pace. New inventions, faster speeds, networks, routers, more bells and whistles………………….honestly, it can make your head spin sometimes.

But it can also help your business run more efficiently.

Renew and Refresh Your Workspace - Elegant Solutions for Your Office

Renew and Refresh Your Workspace - Elegant Solutions for Your Office

Around this time of year, I always start thinking about redecorating my house - maybe paint a few rooms, redo the floors…..you get the idea. It’s also a great time to refresh your workspace and I have a quick and easy way to add a little character to your office.

Change your clocks! No, I don’t mean for daylight savings time. A lot of businesses have the same basic clocks on the walls. How about one with a little more style? Here are a few new items we’ve added this year:

What's New For 2019 - Breakroom Organization

What's New For 2019 - Breakroom Organization

t’s January - and you know what that means. New Year’s resolutions. The time of year when people vow to lose weight, exercise more, eat right and………….get organized. It’s also the time of year when I like to start showing you new products that will make your work life easier. Today we’ll kill two birds with one stone - figuratively, of course.

We all know that a happy employee is a productive employee - and most employees need their cup of coffee (or, if you’re me, hot chocolate) to get started in the morning.

A Sophisticated Pen - the Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen

A Sophisticated Pen - the Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen

Are you looking for a sophisticated pen with a high-end style, but not the high-end price? You all know how much I love to play with writing instruments and this one came on my radar a few days ago. It’s called the Sarasa Grand Gel Retractable Pen and it’s made by Zebra Pen.

The Sarasa Grand is a metal pen - not cheap plastic - and it has significant weight to it, so it feels good in your hand. It comes in 3 barrel colors - gold, navy and rose gold.

Balance Boards - Exercise While You Work!

Balance Boards - Exercise While You Work!

 

Sit/Stand workstations and adjustable height desks are hot right now.  For years experts have been telling us that we sit too long at work and we need to get up and move around during our workday and sit/stand desks are seemingly the perfect solution to that problem.  

But standing too long can cause problems of its own.   You may experience fatigue, neck and shoulder soreness or stiffness, varicose veins, sore feet or joint pain.  I have back problems and I can't stand in one place too long or walk for too long without sitting down to rest my back.  I do like to stand up at my desk every once in a while although I don't have a sit/stand to work at. (I just rest my knee on my chair while I type.) 

 

New Product Review: T-Rex Tapes

New Product Review:  T-Rex Tapes

How many times have you tried to seal a package and had problems with the packaging tape?  It's too thin, it doesn't tear easily, it doesn't stick well (except to itself).................. etc.  If you're like me - and I know at least some of you are - you've tried several brands in an attempt to find the one tape that can perform to your standards.  Enter T-Rex tape.  The T-Rex line of tapes bills itself as "Ferociously Strong Tape" that is "easy unwind and tear for fast repairs." 

That sounds like a challenge to me.

You know what comes next, right?  Uh huh.  I pick up the gauntlet - let the testing begin!

New Products: The Cable Corral

New Products: The Cable Corral

I think it's safe to say that most people either own a personal computer or work with one at their job, so I'm sure you will understand when I say that I really, really HATE the jungle underneath my desk.  I have a hard time comprehending how 4 pieces of equipment - computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse - can have 16 zillion cords attached to them.  Then they're plugged into the power strip or UPS backup device, which adds another cord.  And it seems like I'm kicking them all day long!

 

WRANGLE THE TANGLE!!

Product Review: Zebra Fountain Pens

Product Review:  Zebra Fountain Pens

Fountain pens are not very common in the work place - in fact, I can honestly say that not only do I not use one (and never have), but I don't know anyone else who does.  And although we do offer them, I've never had anyone buy one from me.  So I was surprised when I found out that Zebra Pen has come out with a new line of fountain pens.  It just didn't seem like a product that is in demand.

Introducing "an easier fountain pen":

Unique Desktop Accessories for Your Office

Unique Desktop Accessories for Your Office

We're all familiar with the standard black plastic desktop accessories and the black mesh accessories.  You may also have seen the higher-end clear acrylic accessories and wood collections aimed more at the executives in your company. 

Today I'd like to show you a unique look from Lorell.  This collection has an industrial design to it and comes in a matte bronze finish. 

Show Your Team Spirit With NFL Chairmats!

Show Your Team Spirit With NFL Chairmats!

It's football season (YAY!) and I've got a great way for you to show your team spirit!

Deflecto has a new line of NFL Team Chairmats.  They're made from clear PVC and feature the logo of your favorite NFL team.  Available in a variety of rectangular sizes, thicknesses and surface types, they are made in the USA and have a manufacturer's one year limited warranty.   Here are a few examples:

Product Quick Take - Stix Classpack Scented Markers

Product Quick Take - Stix Classpack Scented Markers

It's that time of year - Back to School season!  The kids are depressed that summer's almost over and the schools are gearing up for the new school year.  Teachers are making lesson plans and ordering supplies for their classrooms.

Today's Product Quick Take is a great item for the classroom - Mr. Sketch Stix Classpack Scented Markers. 

Are Your Chemical Labels GHS Compliant?

Are Your Chemical Labels GHS Compliant?

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, physical and environmental hazards.  It uses pictograms, hazard statements and the words "Danger" and "Warning" to communicate hazard information on product labels and safety data sheets in a logical and comprehensive way. The primary goal of GHS is better protection of human health and the environment by providing chemical user and handlers, emergency first responders and the public with enhanced and consistent information on chemical hazards (www2.epa.gov).

New Product Review - Auto Tape Dispenser

New Product Review - Auto Tape Dispenser

One of my favorite desk accessories used to be my 3M Pop Up Tape Dispenser.  It's a tape dispenser that uses pre-cut strips of tape and when it came out I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.  It's a one-handed operation - no more holding the dispenser with one hand and tearing the tape with the other (all while trying to hold closed the item you're trying to tape).  All you had to do was pull the strip with one hand and the other hand could be holding the item you're taping. It made things faster and more efficient.  It even came in a handband version that was great for wrapping gifts.

So why isn't it my favorite anymore?  Because after a short while, I started having problems with the quality of the refills.  I'd pull a piece of tape out and the next one wouldn't pop up.  And when you opened it up to fix it, it was very difficult to separate the pieces of tape to feed the next one through the opening.  I thought it was just one bad refill, but it kept happening with each new pack I bought, so eventually I gave up trying.  I still loved the idea though.

Problem Solvers - Dissolvable Labels

Problem Solvers - Dissolvable Labels

How many times have you purchased an item and tried to take the label off of it, only to get frustrated when it won't come off all the way (or at all)?  AAARRGH!  I hate that!  It comes off in strips and you can't peel the rest of it off.  Or, if you do get it off, it leaves a bunch of gunk behind that never completely disappears. It's especially maddening when it's a piece of glassware.

MACO  Label has a line of dissolvable labels that solves this problem.

New Product Quick Take - Designer Bookmark Dividers

New Product Quick Take - Designer Bookmark Dividers

This one's for the women in my audience.  I don't mean to be politically incorrect, but honestly, I just don't see a guy wanting any of these.  Ladies, if you keep a journal, use a planner or appointment book or just want an easy way to subdivide a ring binder but you don't want or need whole index dividers, this product is for you!

Introducing the Avery Snap-In Plastic Bookmark Dividers.