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29
Feb

ReStockIt Partner HP’s eSmiles Program Supports Families

Hewlett Packard is a technology leader best known for high-performance printers but with their new eSmiles program, they are helping to support poor families through the Ronald McDonald House charity. HP will donate one dollar to the charity for every “eSmile” sent through their HP ePrint network. Here’s how it works:

Using the eSmiles interactive map, choose any Ronald McDonald House you want. Upload a picture, poem, or just an encouraging letter. Your eSmile will be printed right into the Ronald McDonald House of your choice and HP will donate a dollar to the cause. The Ronald McDonald House charity is focused on providing housing for families while their children receive medical care at a nearby hospital during a crisis. The emotional support of your eSmile and HP’s donation will lift the spirits of these families and help the Ronald McDonald House continue providing a home away from home for those in need.

28
Feb

New ReStockIt Coupon: Take 10% Off

ReStockIt.com is focused on being your one-stop shop for business supplies, no matter what industry you are in. Use our new coupon on your next business supply purchase and see how we simplify your logistics and lower costs. Use coupon code SBDEAL to save 10% off your purchase of $50 or more, exluding Sheds and Technology items, and read on to learn how ReStockIt is unlike any other business supply store.

One big advantage to shopping at ReStockIt.com is our wide selection, over 200,000 office products including items for specific industries such as medical equipment, restaurant supplies and janitorial supplies. Aside from our easy flat rate shipping cost of $5.95, over 100,000 of our items come with free shipping. Why run around town for general and specialty supplies when you can get everything you need delivered to your door?

Another unique service we offer is our ReStocker feature. You can schedule automatic re-shipments of any item in your shopping cart or order history, and you earn a 10% discount on all purchases just for being a ReStocker member. This feature makes resupplying your disposable business supplies as easy as possible. Use coupon code SBDEAL before March 4th on your copy paper or paper towels, for example, and save a total of 20% off while enjoying automated deliveries tailored to your needs.

27
Feb

ReStockIt.com Daily Deal: Solo Cone Paper Cups

Solo 42R Rolled Rim White Paper Cone Cup, 4 1/4 Ounce  Paper cone cups can help you cut overhead costs in your office because they are much cheaper than flat-bottom cups and create less waste. Since they can’t be set down, your work area should be free of abandoned cups and should be easier to clean up. The Solo 42R 4.25 ounce paper cone cups are on sale today at $37.95 for a case of 5,000, which is only 7/10 of a cent per cup. This case comes with twenty convenient packs of 250 and a stack of these cups will fit in most water cooler cup dispenser attachments. Aside from our great Daily Deal price, you can save an additional 10% off by scheduling this item for Auto Delivery. Take advantage of this daily deal today and receive your paper cups in as little as one to two business days!

24
Feb

The Magic of the Magic Eraser

Mr Clean Magic Eraser

One of my favorite cleaning supplies is the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. For those of you who are distrustful of magic, there’s no need to fear. The Magic Eraser is simply the best way to clean skuff marks or tough blemishes out of any hard surface.

A magic eraser is essentially a pad of melamine foam, which was originally used as pipe insulation and soundproofing material. Near the early 21st century was rediscovered as an abrasive cleaner. The tough foam acts as a micro-fine sandpaper, and wears away slowly during use. When moistened, the magic eraser easily removes the toughest marks from any wall- as if by magic! It can take care of markers, crayons, grease stains, and skuff marks with minimal effort. Mr Clean is a product of parent company Proctor & Gamble, one of the largest American consumer goods manufacturers and the best place to find P&G cleaning products is ReStockIt.com.

23
Feb

ReStockIt.com’s Daily Deal: Tennsco Metal Two-Shelf Utility Cart

Tennsco Metal Two Shelf Cart, 16w x 30d x 32h, 5" Casters, GrayEvery day ReStockIt.com features one item to drop below our already low pricing and today it is a metal utility cart by Tennsco, a very useful item if you are a hotel, restaurant or an auto shop. Visit our Daily Deal page for the countdown to the end of this great sale.

With this sturdy utility cart you can easily transport mechanic’s tools, restaurant bussing bins, or anything up to 500 pounds. This model sports large 5″ rubber casters, two with swivels, to transport heavy items around sharp corners and uneven surfaces. This cart also comes with foot brakes, which are very convenient if you need to walk away from the cart momentarily. The two-shelf utility cart is 16″ wide and 30″ deep, with a reversible tray lip that can convert the top shelf to a flat top for oversized loads.

This item is normally sold at $149 and for today only will be available for $104.95, which is 29% off! If that wasn’t enough, this cart also comes with free shipping, and when you add our current $10 off coupon (KEEP10, expires February 26th), you get a very helpful material transport tool for a total of $94.95, an unbeatable deal that won’t last. Visit ReStockIt.com’s Daily Deal page today!

23
Feb

New ReStockIt Coupon: Take $10 Off Anything Your Business Needs

They say a penny saved is a penny earned, so how about keeping an extra $10? In our never-ending quest to be the smoothest online shopping experience for business supplies, ReStockIt.com is now offering $10 off of any order of $100 or more this week, with coupon code KEEP10. Don’t wait, this offer expires 2/26/12. This coupon is best used for your occasional purchase of disposable business supplies, like glassware or paper.

Our business-focused selection allows you to save on shipping by buying everything your business needs in one place, and now is the time to take $10 off of that big resupply purchase you’ve been putting off. In business, little savings are important. With this coupon you can relive the joyful experience of finding a ten dollar bill in your old jeans, or treat yourself to a free lunch. With this new coupon and our 110% price guarantee, make your next large business supply purchase a breeze and get it all delivered in as little as two business days.

23
Feb

New $5.95 Flat Rate Shipping Makes Shopping Stress-Free

Have you ever wasted time shopping on a website before discovering at the end that your shipping cost was way too high? ReStockIt.com is making the online shopping experience stress-free with a flat rate shipping cost of $5.95 per order, no minimum. This way you’ll know what your total cost will be right from the start. We also offer free shipping on over 100,000 different business supply items every day. You’ll never have to drive all over town for your business supplies again.

That $5.95 shipping is also fast. Most orders ship the very same day that they are placed. Over 45,000  office supplies come with Super Fast Delivery, which means that your order will be delivered in only one or two business days! We’re open 24 hours a day and, with a selection of over 200,000 business supplies, you can get everything your business needs in one place no matter what industry you are in. Our flat rate shipping offer applies to UPS and Fedex shipments within the continental United States, see ReStockIt.com for more details.

17
Feb

A Business Owner’s Guide to a Clean Bathroom

Every minute of the day that your local business’ bathroom is not clean is another chance to give a local, longtime customer the bad experience that will prevent him from coming back. Normally there is no way to tell whether you have lost customers on account of a dirty bathroom. In the same way that your business can earn a reputation around town, your business’ bathroom also gets a reputation that will stick, so to speak. In this blog  we’ll review the most sanitary bathroom equipment and then create a plan to keep that restroom clean.

The Right Public Restroom Equipment

Walk into your restroom and try this exercise; can you wash your hands, dry, and leave the bathroom without making contact with any surface whatsoever? A bathroom that is fitted with the right gear can accommodate this move. First, use a wall-mounted touchless soap dispenser. Hygiene leader Gojo has dispensers that use factory-sealed soap refills. These are superior because they are guaranteed to be sanitary. Studies have shown that approximately 25% of open bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms contain unsafe levels of bacteria.

Next you’ll need a touchless paper towel dispenser by the sink. Do not use an air dryer, since these can become dusty and blow bacteria onto your customers’ hands. A step-on trash can should be located right underneath the paper towel dispenser near the faucet. This way you can use a paper towel to turn the faucet off and throw it away, all without touching anything. You should also provide a small wastebasket near the door for those customers who like to open the door with a paper towel, so that they don’t have to make a prayer shot from half-court to throw it away. In the end it will create less work for you. Try this chrome wastebasket from Safco. Add a metered odor control system and toilet seat covers, and you should have all the basics covered for a sanitary public restroom.

Creating a Routine Cleaning Schedule

An hourly cleaning schedule is not to be used as a replacement for the responsibility of employees to “clean as they go”, to fix a problem when they find it. The purpose is to standardize the cleaning process for uniformity and continuous cleaning throughout the day. You will need to customize your schedule based on the needs of your particular business, but all routine cleaning schedules should address the following concerns in writing:

  1. What is to be cleaned
  2. When it is to be cleaned
  3. How it is to be cleaned
  4. Precautions to take
  5. Who is scheduled to clean
  6. Where cleaning materials are located

ReStockIt.com is a great place to find all the restroom cleaning supplies you will need. You can save money in all sorts of ways – by buying everything in one place, buying cleaning supplies in bulk, and by joining our ReStocker program, which lets you schedule automatic shipments and saves you 10% on all your purchases just for being a member.

16
Feb

ReStockIt.com’s Guide to Buying Wine Glasses

For everyday occasions, a glass of wine with dinner can get by in a plastic tumbler or a coffee mug, but if you want to bring out the true flavor of wine you’re going to need some proper glassware. That’s right, the taste of wine changes depending on the glass that it’s in. Let’s go over some common questions regarding wine and the appropriate glass.

Why are wine glasses so big when the servings are so small?

We’re right there with you, buddy. But the reason wine is served in 12 to 24 ounce glasses is so that it can breathe. By swirling your glass, the aromas of the wine are freed up. Glasses for red wine should be at least 12 ounces, and white wine glasses should be between 10 to 12.

The brandy snifter helps improve the flavor of aged brown spirits by allowing the liquor to evaporate from it’s wide surface area, while allowing your hand to warm the liquid, making it more pungent.

Champagne flutes are designed to prevent the hand from warming the drink, and the elongated shape allows the  glass to retain more of the carbonation.

A sherry glass is appropriate for liqeuers and dessert wines like port, due to its smaller size.

We recommend Libbey for quality glassware due to their reputation for manufacturing affordable flawless stemware in all the shapes and sizes you will need for entertaining guests.

14
Feb

Recipe for Coffee-infused Raspberry Tiramisu for Valentine’s Day

The best gift you can give your loved one for Valentine’s Day is a homemade one that shows your thoughtfulness. It also doesn’t hurt to get your squeeze hiked up on sugar if you’ve been thinking of asking her to take the relationship to the next level. This delicious recipe should do the trick. You will need:

  • Three medium bowls
  • One large bowl
  • One ceramic or glass baking dish
  • One double-boiler
  • A spatula
  • A measuring cup and measuring spoons
  • An egg whisker
  • Two boxes of ladyfinger cookies
  • Eight large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (two cups if you’re thinking of proposing today)
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • Eight ounces of Mascarpone cheese
  • One pine of heavy cream
  • Six fresh raspberries
  • Four tablespoons of Cocoa powder
  • Two cups espresso coffee
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • One cup Marsala wine
  • One tablespoon Kahlua
  • One tablespoon Godiva Mocha chocolate
1. Make two cups of espresso and to it add 1 cup of Marsala wine, 1 tbsp Kahula, and 1 tbsp of Godiva Mocha.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 8 egg yolks and ½ cup of caster sugar

3. Prepare a cold water bath in the sink in preparation for step  4

4. Place the egg mixture on double boiler and steam for 9-10 minutes, and stir frequently. Make sure the eggs do not cook. (I do not have a double boiler, so I placed a plate on top of pan of boiling water)

5. Place plate into the cold water bath to stop the cooking and continue to stir occasionally

6. In a medium bowl, whip heavy cream using electric mixer to peak stiffness

7. In a large bowl, scoop out and soften the mascarpone cheese by using a spatula and folding it in a few times, then combine the egg yolk mixture until everything is well incorporated.

8. Then, combine the whipped cream to the egg mixture.

9. Dip the lady fingers into the coffee mixture and place into dish. Repeat this until you have created the first layer.

10. Add a generous layer of the cream mixture.

11. Sift coca powder on top.

12. Arrange raspberry (you can omit this or add other fruits like blueberries and/or strawberries)

13. Repeat steps 9-11 to make your second layer.

14. Place in refrigerator covered for 3-4 hours, so all the ingredients settle in together.

15. Last but not least, make your favorite cup of hot coco, coffee, or tea and ENJOY!

 

 

 

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