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31
May

How to get gum out of clothes and carpets

Getting Gum Out Of Clothes and Carpets

Good news; you found out where that chewing gum went. The bad news is it’s on your coat sleeve. Or your comforter, or carpet. The easiest way to remove gum and get your carpet clean again is to use Lestoil from ReStockIt.com. Lestoil was made by Clorox as a degreaser for grease and stain remeval, and is especially good at removing gum from all kinds of fabric. Before paying a professional carpet cleaning service, get your carpet clean by diluting Lestoil in warm water and spraying the carpet generously. Let it soak for a few minutes (it can be left overnight safely too). Then work the carpet stain over with a scrub brush and wipe it clean with a towel. Lestoil is appropriate for removing grease and stains from every surface in the home. If you have carpet stains, need to get gum out of clothes, or if your carpet is looking a little dingy, buy a bottle of Lestoil and try it out. You’ll make your carpet look brand new. ReStockIt.com carries Lestoil and many other cleaning supplies, often with free shipping, and can deliver them as fast as 1-2 business days!

 
Lestoil is perfect for carpet cleaning

Lestoil is perfect for carpet cleaning

27
May

Incandescent Light Bulbs Getting Banned

Gov mandates incandescent bulb ban while LED technology improves

The federal government passed a law which will mandate energy efficiency goals for all light bulbs 40 watts and above, goals that traditional incandescent light bulbs cannot meet. This means that the 425 million traditional light bulbs currently in American homes will have to be replaced by an alternative technology. For those who love the soft glow of incandescent bulbs, websites like ReStockIt.com are stocking up on them in anticipation for the ban.

On top of this, fluorescent lights seem to be on their way out due to the amount of toxic mercury vapor released when broken, and the environmental costs of manufacturing them.

Fortunately, LED (light emitting diode) technology has advanced enough that it will become an affordable alternative to traditional bulbs around the same time that the old bulbs get banned from stores nationwide and online. The newest generation of LED bulbs from Sylvania produce a more natural light, and are just as bright as incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. They last about twenty five years, consume less energy than fluorescents, and are less harmful to the environment.

At the moment however, although they are available in stores the cost of these new bulbs prohibits any significant demand for them. Americans are instead stocking up on the older technology before it is banned. California has already banned stores from restocking 100 watt incandescent bulbs since January of this year. Consumers who want or require 100 watt bulbs are now forced to buy 100 watt compact fluorescent bulbs, which are more expensive, toxic, and emit a color of light that make some people uncomfortable. LED light bulbs can be configured to mimic the warm, familiar color of incandescent bulbs but again, at the moment their price has prevented the American market from diving into this technology. Incandescent light bulbs have no expiration date so if you prefer the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs, get them before they are extinct!

Incandescent light bulb
Traditional bulbs available in bulk from ReStockIt.com
23
May

Famous Desk of the Month: Office Space

 

Products from the desk of Milton in the movie Office Space

Milton Office Space Desk

Now all this can be yours! You're welcome.

Lets begin with the most famous office accessory in the movie business: Milton’s Rio Red Swingline Stapler. This Ferrari of the stapler world is engineered for quiet efficiency and comes with a lifetime warranty.


Milton’s cozy workspace is endowed with the luxury of Maxon cubicle panels, upholstered with the gentle touch of 100% polyester fiber.

The Initech employee ID badge is a sleek, self laminating technology available from Avery.

Milton’s shirt pocket, from left to right, is adorned with the reliable BIC retractable ballpoint, a Cross Classic fine writing roller ball with 23 karat gold accents, the timeless classic #2 wood pencil, the Zebra F-402 stainless steel retractable ballpoint high performance pen with a .7mm point, and the un-smudgable Action 44 permanent marker with utility clip.

When your stapler gets stolen, you’ll need to sanitize it. Although invisible, Milton used Purell instant hand sanitizer with Aloe, a one of a kind formula that actually makes your hands smoother while killing germs.

Milton likes to file in style. The snazzy file box behind Milton’s head is the Esselte card file with a black and white Agate marbled style.

We hope you enjoyed this Famous Desk of the Month. If you’d like our team of ex-military imagery analysts to analyze a scene from another movie, leave a comment or email us.

18
May

Super Easy Money Saving Tips

A penny saved is a penny earned. How about thousands of dollars then? One of the easiest ways for any company to make more money is to not spend as much! These money saving tips are low effort / high impact ideas that will save your company money and maybe even earn you a raise!

  1. Optimize your printer settings. Some fonts use more ink than others. If you’re going to print anything, print it in Century Gothic font, size 10. Also, make sure that your printers use the “Econo Mode” feature, which prints in lighter tones, using less ink.
  2. Recycle packaging material. If your company receives and ships packages, you can re-use packing material from incoming packages for outgoing packages.
  3. Buy in bulk. You should be buying all non-perishable business supplies in bulk. ReStockIt.com is especially good at offering bulk discounts and free shipping, a double whammy for your business. 
  4. Use ReStockIt.com’s Auto Delivery feature. You get a permanent 10% discount just for being in the program, and the office supplies your business needs get delivered right to your door at the frequency that you specify.ReStockIt.com Auto Delivery program for business supplies
16
May

The Polisher Your Appliances Dream About

For those who don’t enjoy cleaning, Sheila Shine can make it fun. And for those who do enjoy cleaning, you’ll be outright addicted to this multi-use polisher. When I discovered Sheila Shine, I tested it on my stainless steel fridge and I was so impressed that I ended up polishing nearly everything in the house! Sheila Shine is more than a stainless steel cleaner. It works wonders on a variety of metal surfaces, wood surfaces, and even leather. It does not contain any acids, silicon or abrasive chemicals.

The reason why Sheila Shine is in a league of it’s own is twofold; it has a unique formula that you won’t find in other products, and it merges three chores into one. Sheila Shine cleans, polishes and preserves a wide variety of surfaces at the same time, with minimal effort. Get creative with it. Use it for motorcycle chrome, and automobile rims. Give the family toaster an unnecessary, blinding luster. If you work for a janitorial or cleaning company, ReStockIt.com has Sheila Shine available in bulk and can give your work areas a world class appearance. We also have products that specialize in the treatment of wood surfaces as well as professional leather cleaners.

You've been Sheila Shined!

You've been Sheila Shined!

9
May

The Best Pen You’ll Ever Use

No one gives any thought to pens until they stop working. If you’ve ever had a pen jam up or run out of ink just before a client signs a contract, you’ll remember stifling a spike of panic as you casually hand him a spare. If you have the Zebra F-301 pen, pen failure will be a thing of the past. This retractable ballpoint pen is only $2.72, and it will outlast any other pen you will buy. Its stainless steel body and checkered finger grip give the pen a professional and understated style. The F-301 pen performs well at all times, even on thermal paper that you get at restaurants. Why use the gunky, greasy pen that the waiter has? Even if you don’t think you’ll need it, take this pen everywhere you go and you’ll be glad you did. ReStockIt.com has the correct refill for this pen, as well as a wide selection of pens in case you prefer a fine-point version or one with blue ink.

The Zebra F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

The Zebra F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pen

4
May

The ReStockIt.com Meatball Recipe Revealed

What other blog on earth can make you healthier, smarter, and more efficient all in one post? You’re welcome. Homemade meatballs are very easy to make, and are a faster, cheaper, and tastier alternative to eating out for lunch. At ReStockIt.com, we know you’re dying to learn our secret meatballs recipe. Today we decided to share our italian meatballs recipe with you. Here’s our secret:

Warm up a whole jar of pasta sauce on medium heat in a non-stick saute pan and stir it occasionally with a wooden spoon. On an anti-bacterial cutting board, dice up fresh basil, thyme, half a yellow onion, and two cloves of garlic. A chef’s knife works best. In a mixing bowl, add a pound of ground turkey meat, four ounces of whole milk, four ounces of bread crumbs, two large eggs, kosher sea salt, and steak rub seasoning, and mix the ingredients with both hands. Make meatballs slightly larger than a golf ball, so that they lay half-submerged in the sauce. Cover the pan and cook for 30-40 minutes, turning the meatballs over halfway through with tongs. When done cooking, store the meatballs in several microwavable plastic containers for lunch.

And that’s all there is to it! ReStockIt.com has everything your kitchen or restaurant may need to work smarter. Try our recipe and leave comments with the results, or submit your own meatball recipes right here.

Wooden spoon in stock at ReStockit.com

Always use a wooden spoon on non-stick pans to prevent scratching.

3
May

ReStockIt.com is Stocking Up on Business Awards

ReStockIt.com, the one-stop shop for business supplies, who has already earned thirteen distinct awards for rapid growth and innovation in business in only seven years, has become a finalist in the upcoming Miami Chamber of Commerce Good to Great Awards. The Good to Great Awards recognizes South Florida’s top performing companies and inspires businesses by highlighting the innovations and business practices of Florida business leaders. The judging panel takes all factors into consideration, such as customer service quality and the existence of proprietary website innovations such as the ReStocker Auto Delivery program.

ReStockIt.com is a leading eTailer of supplies for Small Businesses with 200,000 items in categories including Restaurant Supplies, Office Supplies, Electronics and Tools. ReStockIt.com has grown from $14 million in revenue in 2008 to $26 million in 2010 and has been recognized as Business of the Year in 2008 and 2010 (by South Florida Business Journal ), the 3rd fastest growing Internet Retailer in the US (by Internet Retailer Magazine) and the #1 Fastest Growing Technology Company in South Florida (by South Florida Business Journal)

2
May

The dirtiest object in American homes?

Statistically, the dirtiest object in the common American household is the kitchen sponge. This is because disease causing bacteria thrives in a moist, porous environment. The same goes with dish drying rags. ReStockIt.com recommends using SOS Tuffy dishwashing pads. These awesome scrubbers are safe on non-stick surfaces. They last longer than green pads and best of all, they are non-porous so there is nowhere for moisture or bacteria to thrive. Customers write to us about this product constantly, with comments like this:

” Too bad they are no longer carried in local stores. Now, like my brother-in-law, I buy them by the case. They will not scratch pans, never carry an odor, and allow a good scrubbing without chemicals. Love the old fashioned orange of the 1950’s my mom used, but I can settle for blue. ”  –  kalinn55 from Mesa, AZ

RestockIt.com has everything you need to work smarter, not harder. Check out our selection of other kitchen supplies.

Tuffy Dishwashing Pad from ReStockIt.com

Tuffy Dishwashing Pad from ReStockIt.com

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