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28
Oct

Keeping Germ Free In The Office

Purell Hand SanitizerFedEx recently conducted a study where they began putting sanitizer stations in their office as a test to see if less employees came down sick. The results were an absenteeism decrease. The study concluded that Purell hand sanitizer decreased the spread of germs in the office as well as reduced the amount of sick days employees took by approximately 20%!

Recent studies have shown that lost productivity due to illness costs US employers more than $260 billion annually. That 20% reduction in sick days could mean a savings of $52 billion every year if offices all used Purell!

Of course the benefits of clean hands and fewer germs extend far beyond the office.

You could say that Purell and I have quite a history. When I first started working if I wasn’t just on the verge of a full-blown cold, I was recovering from one. It was an endless and vicious cycle, and one that my boss and co-workers weren’t too pleased about.

That’s when hand sanitizer came into the picture. When my boss insisted that I begin using Purell Hand Sanitizer you could say it was love at first sight for my weak immune system. What a brilliant invention: the closest thing to washing my hands…in a tiny portable bottle.

And if you think you’re doing a decent job of keeping you and your workspace clean, think again.

FACT: Your phone is dirtier than your toilet!

NBC reports that the average office phone is covered with more than 25,000 germs per square inch whereas toilet bowls on average only have 50 germs per square inch…Yikes!

Common surfaces that we come into contact with each and every day at the office are actually considered to have more germs than toilet bowls!! (Need to clean those toilets? Try these).

I can’t afford time away from work and you probably can’t either. Have no fear though; Purell is proven to kill 99.9% of the germs that it comes into contact with which cause sickness and infections. Use Purell and live a happier, germ fee life!

20
Jun

Purell Office Use Could Save $52 Billion Annually

purell hand sanitizer

FedEx recently conducted a study where they began putting sanitizer stations in their office as a test to see if less employees came down sick. The results were an absenteeism decrease. The study concluded that Purell hand sanitizer decreased the spread of germs in the office as well as reduced the amount of sick days employees took by approximately 20%!

Recent studies have shown that lost productivity due to illness costs US employers more than $260 billion annually. That 20% reduction in sick days could mean a savings of $52 billion every year if offices all used Purell!

Of course the benefits of clean hands and fewer germs extend far beyond the office.

You could say that Purell and I have quite a history. When I first started working if I wasn’t just on the verge of a full-blown cold, I was recovering from one. It was an endless and vicious cycle, and one that my boss and co-workers weren’t too pleased about.

That’s when hand sanitizer came into the picture. When my boss insisted that I begin using Purell Hand Sanitizer you could say it was love at first sight for my weak immune system. What a brilliant invention: the closest thing to washing my hands…in a tiny portable bottle.

And if you think you’re doing a decent job of keeping you and your workspace clean, think again.

FACT: Your phone is dirtier than your toilet!

NBC reports that the average office phone is covered with more than 25,000 germs per square inch whereas toilet bowls on average only have 50 germs per square inch…Yikes!

Common surfaces that we come into contact with each and every day at the office are actually considered to have more germs than toilet bowls!! (Need to clean those toilets? Try these).

I can’t afford time away from work and you probably can’t either. Have no fear though; Purell is proven to kill 99.9% of the germs that it comes into contact with which cause sickness and infections. Use Purell and live a happier, germ fee life!

10
May

GoJo – Not Just for Mechanics Anymore

I remember growing up, my father always had the orange, gritty GoJo in his construction trailer. And at home on the sink, for that matter. Although he was a general contractor and not a mechanic, he learned from his mechanic friends how well the stuff worked, and it really did get the grime off. My mother loved that my dad no longer had grimy hands at the dining room table. Later, when I ran a horse barn, I used GoJo in the stable bathroom to clean up after riding or stall-cleaning.

GoJo has come a long way since then. In 1983, GoJo broke out of the heavy duty hand cleaner niche and created a new one- that of dispensers (which they originally patented in 1952) and sealed refill soaps  for washrooms everywhere. From there, they set their sights on new markets and countries, and their products only got better as the years passed.

I was at the gym the other day (okay…maybe it was more like a year ago…) and in the locker room showers, I happened to notice that they had installed new soap and shampoo dispensers, which I thought was a nice touch. To my surprise, it was GoJo products. I say that because I had only known GoJo, up to that point, to manufacture hand-washing soaps and as the company behind Purell hand sanitizer. Lo and behold, they now had a line of luxury soaps for body wash and shampoo! AND IT WAS GOOD!

Since we sell them on the site, I figured I would try them at the house. Smart move! They last forever in a home, and the dispenser makes it so nice! I don’t have to worry about little slivers of soap getting underfoot in the shower and no more soapy residue under body wash bottles; hey, anything to make cleaning my house easier. AND they also manufacture body lotion too! And it’s just as great as any you get at the drugstore.  It also comes with a dispenser, so it’s a cinch to apply! What are you waiting for? Go, get some GoJo and make life easier!

14
Jan

2013 Flu Season is Upon Us

It’s been a bad flu season so far, and some experts think that it will only get worse in 2013. By the end of 2011, only 849 flu cases had been reported, but that number increased exponentially this year to 22,048 cases! That is a LOT of sneezing, coughing, and body aches across the country! How to protect yourself?

Purell. One word, so much protection. Washing hands is the number one way to avoid the flu germ, but what do you do when there isn’t a sink around? Purell is no secret, and has been around for as long as I can remember, but it still bears attention, especially during such a bad flu season.

Flu_Strip_Complete

Purell is handy; it comes in purse size, on a keychain, for your desk…anywhere you need or want it, there is a bottle to fit it. You can get a dispenser and refills to put in your garage or by the garbage cans, like I do. It can also be wall mounted in your kitchen or bathroom.

Just remember, when you’re out in the world, doing your shopping, or at the gym, or at the office, make sure you keep some Purell handy (pun intended) so that you don’t contract or spread the flu virus. And, if you do unfortunately contract the flu, stay home! When you’re out in public with the flu, you’re just going to spread the misery.

Stay healthy!

Terry

Photo Credits:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/10/flu-season-2012-13-by-the-numbers-how-bad-is-it/
blisstree.com
8
Nov

GoJo – Not Just for Mechanics Anymore

I remember growing up, my father always had the orange, gritty GoJo in his construction trailer. And at home on the sink, for that matter. Although he was a general contractor and not a mechanic, he learned from his mechanic friends how well the stuff worked, and it really did get the grime off. My mother loved that my dad no longer had grimy hands at the dining room table. Later, when I ran a horse barn, I used GoJo in the stable bathroom to clean up after riding or stall-cleaning.

GoJo has come a long way since then. In 1983, GoJo broke out of the heavy duty hand cleaner niche and created a new one- that of dispensers (which they originally patented in 1952) and sealed refill soaps  for washrooms everywhere. From there, they set their sights on new markets and countries, and their products only got better as the years passed.

I was at the gym the other day (okay…maybe it was more like a year ago…) and in the locker room showers, I happened to notice that they had installed new soap and shampoo dispensers, which I thought was a nice touch. To my surprise, it was GoJo products. I say that because I had only known GoJo, up to that point, to manufacture hand-washing soaps and as the company behind Purell hand sanitizer. Lo and behold, they now had a line of luxury soaps for body wash and shampoo! AND IT WAS GOOD!

Since we sell them on the site, I figured I would try them at the house. Smart move! They last forever in a home, and the dispenser makes it so nice! I don’t have to worry about little slivers of soap getting underfoot in the shower and no more soapy residue under body wash bottles; hey, anything to make cleaning my house easier. AND they also manufacture body lotion too! And it’s just as great as any you get at the drugstore.  It also comes with a dispenser, so it’s a cinch to apply! What are you waiting for? Go, get some GoJo and make life easier!

22
Oct

Achhoo! Flu Season is Upon Us!

They are sounds we’re all familiar with this time of year- snuffling, sneezing  coughing…and we all run in the opposite direction from where the sounds are emanating. That is definitely not something that you want to be around, and you find that you’re donning rubber gloves just to hand paperwork to your afflicted co-workers. That’s right folks, its flu season!

I’m not going to inundate you with statistics of how many fatalities are attributed to flu every year, or even how many people are diagnosed; you’ve been around the flu season block before and have heard it all at least once. As your friendly neighborhood blogger, I did want to mention a few things you can do to prevent getting the flu yourself. Which is just basic self-preservation at its base, right?

The flu shot is the first defense in your flu season arsenal. Second is hand sanitizer, but that one comes with a caution label – use too much, and you run the risk of catching EVERYTHING that comes down the pike because you’ve lost most of your natural resistance to bacteria and viruses. Next up is antibacterial soap and you really have to use it. A good rule of thumb to follow when washing your hands is to sing “Happy Birthday”. That gives enough time for the soap to work. Just make sure to sing it to yourself, not out loud or else you’ll get strange looks.

Other steps you can take are medical masks, over the counter immunity boosters, gloves, and hazmat suits…okay, well maybe not those. Carry tissues so that you don’t sneeze into the air, and as a handy catcher’s mit for those explosive coughs.Point is, do what you can to avoid getting sick, so that you don’t lose work, get your family or co-workers sick, or contribute to a world-wide pandemic of epic proportions.

Photo Credits:
blog.protectmyid.com
guardian.co.uk
22
Aug

These are the germs of our lives…

Hand sanitizer – the handiest tool for germaphobes and mothers everywhere. Also, it’s pretty handy for finding paper cuts.  Even for me, who grew up playing in the mud and never met a germ that I feared, hand sanitizer is something that I carry and use on a fairly regular basis. It’s not just for kids on the playgrounds, or disinfecting your hands after pushing the grocery cart around. Sweaty handshake? Purell afterwards!  Stroll through a store, picking up objects that who knows who else touched? Purell afterwards! It’s also great for wiping down gym equipment; especially the elliptical wands after the last person sweated all over them and forgot to use their towel afterwards. They are handy to pop into your kid’s backpack for school as well, so they can help keep the fight against germs going, and not bring home every illness known to man.

I have two hand sanitizer dispensers, and get refills for them once a year. It is the perfect example of how hand sanitizer has become a part of our daily lives.  Yes, the dispenser is bulky and it needs refills to work, but in the long run, it’s inexpensive and can go anywhere in your home. I keep mine in the garage (perfect for after taking out the garbage, which gives me the skeeves, frankly) and I also have one in the kitchen (perfect for after touching raw chicken). The refills last my household for a long while, and the dispenser is touch free, so it remains free of the germs you’re killing with the hand sanitizer.  Obviously, hand sanitizer should go hand in hand with washing your hands (no pun intended), but what a great addition to your home or business!

14
Mar

ReStockIt Daily Deal: Purell Portable Hand Sanitizers in Display Bowl

PURELL® Portable .05 oz Size Hand Sanitizer in Display BowlToday’s Daily Deal discounted item is a display bowl with 60 half-ounce bottles of Purell hand sanitizer, today for only $40.95. That’s only 0.67 cents per bottle! The display bowl of hand sanitizers is appealing to everyone and is an ideal upsell item for your cashier counter.

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so these half-ounce sanitizers are more than worth their price! Protect yourself from 99% of the most common germs that make you sick, on the go. Use it on the bus, in public restrooms, and any high-traffic area where germs are easily spread. Read the Purell user reviews for testimonials on the effectiveness of this product. Purell products are America’s number one choice for protection against germs and viruses like H1N1. Don’t take a chance on your health! Take advantage of this Daily Deal before it expires.

6
Apr

Purell Sanitizer with Aloe; Stay Healthy Without Dryness

Instant hand sanitizer is essential in any crowded work environment to keep away germs. Unfortunately most instant hand sanitizers dry out your hands. This is why I love the Purell line of hand sanitizers from ReStockit.com. My personal favorite is the 12 ounce bottle of Purell with Aloe. No matter how many hands I shake or doorknobs I turn, the more I use this bottle the softer my hands get! Not only does it kill 99.99 percent of germs that spread disease, it moisturizes your skin, unlike most alcohol based instant sanitizers. Don’t kid yourself, everyone can get sick. According to a recent Center for Disease Control report, the last flu season during the end of last year and beginning of 2011 indicated a spike in illness not seen in forty years, illnesses that could have been prevented with sanitation habits such as using hand sanitizer. Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe helps me save my sick days for when I really need them!

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe

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