When it comes to preparing my house for the influx of relatives and friends that are coming over to feast for the holidays, I am totally meticulous in my cleaning ritual. I clean things that during the rest of the year might not get the attention it deserves, like the top of cabinets and the cabinets under the sink.
It’s not that I think people will stand on a step stool to check how my dust bunnies are faring on top of the cabinets, and I don’t envision the kitchen sink cabinet being opened up long enough for anyone to notice the ring of dish-washing liquid that *may* be there from when the bottle tipped over, but you just never know.
I use a lot of Kimberly-Clark wipes during this time. LOTS. I would probably be shot by an activist group that monitors such things as amount of disposable paper-towel type things, but in my defense, it’s only twice a year that I do this. And I support all efforts to sustain the environment, just sayin’. But I love me some WypAll’s.
I also used Kimwipes on all my electronics and even everyone’s eyeglasses and sunglasses. They are especially made for delicate jobs like that, and I don’t want anything messing up my TV and computer screens! They are also great for smartphones and tablets. In my kitchen, I use the X80 foodservice towels. Nothing really beats the absorbency when it comes to drying dishes and utensils and getting them seriously dry. Good luck with your own holiday cleaning!
Close to a year ago (or maybe over a year ago now), we brought on a new line – medical supplies. We started with the basics, but now we’ve grown the line so much, that a doctor’s office can almost fully stock itself just with our medical supply line!
We do have bandages and ice packs and everything else that a homeowner would need, but for doctor’s offices, we can offer additional items like triage and diagnostic tools, specialty bandages and dressings, ostomy supplies, and even filing cabinets and labels!
The last time I was at the doctor’s office, I took a look around the room and was able to recognize about 90% of the items in the office were items we carry on our site, and that was just in the exam room! The main reception area had 100% of products we carry, including furniture and art on the walls.
Hospitals can benefit as well, considering we carry IV supplies, ambulatory aids, hospital beds, anesthesia supplies…it goes on from there! I can spend the entire blog cataloging that we carry in our medical supply line. Have a look, see if it’s something you need, then give us a call and we’ll take care of you!
I was going through some products on our website for a presentation…okay, I was shopping for cleaning supplies. I admit it. I was running out at home, and figured I’d just restock my supplies from here (see what I did there?) and ship them straight to the house. I was picking out my favorites – the all purpose cleaners, the window cleaners, etc and had them in my cart. Then I remembered that I needed paper towels, toilet paper, and facial tissue. We have a party planned for Labor Day, so I definitely didn’t want to run out! So I went back, and searched for Bounty first. Found what I wanted and put it in my cart. Then I searched for Charmin, found what I wanted and put it in my cart. THEN I went back and searched for Puffs (the only tissue my husband will use) and…well, you get the picture.
After I put all the items in the cart, I realized something. All of my favorite brands are all from the same manufacturer: Proctor and Gamble. There was not one thing in my cart that WASN’T from them. WOW! I never gave it much thought, really. I typically don’t stick to one manufacturer on anything, consciously anyway. I’m fickle, I’ll cop to it- I flutter around products like a butterfly. I don’t have loyalty to one car brand, I don’t shop at only one grocery store, I don’t even have a smartphone brand that I’m partial to (I’ve owned Androids and iPhones and I can’t say I prefer one over the other), but apparently, I LOVE P&G products!
I was on the phone the other day with a teacher, and she was asking about one of our products that we carry.
She was getting her classroom ready for the coming year, and needed some supplies from us. So we were talking and laughing about being in school during the late 70’s and through the 80’s, and what our favorite time was. Hint: it was not 7th grade. We loved elementary school recess. Oh wow, all the fun games that kids nowadays would probably think were lame, but that we just had so much fun with! Who doesn’t remember being beaned in the back by a dodge ball? Or being beaned in the head by a tether ball? Oh. Wait, that was probably just me. Well, injuries aside, I loved other things as well, like the parachute game, and Red Rover, jumping rope and bean bag tosses…not too fond of the three-legged race, though. That was a bummer. Come to think of it, maybe I liked 8th grade better. I was more athletic then and less likely to be injured by a flying bean bag…
You know that summer is half way over. Or you realize that retailers are an overzealous lot. Stores are filled with big yellow displays full of pencils, pens, pads, protractors, small refrigerators and computers. Almost anything in a store can be considered a back-to-school supply, especially when you take college kids into account. I love this time of the year! It’s so exciting and even if your student isn’t too thrilled with the thought of inking Shakespearean quotes into their composition notebooks, or pondering the Pythagorean Theorem in their Trapper Keepers, they still want you to buy them all the cool stuff for school.
When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for school supply shopping. Back then, there weren’t a lot of displays to poke through, or eye-catching bins right as you walk in the door to trip over, but I still loved walking down the office supply aisle at Zayre (that’s an old name for you) or Kmart, being so careful to pick out the coolest pen (Papermate, blue) or pencil (Huskies), college-ruled paper, and the biggest, fanciest Trapper Keeper that was made. Even then, I had an obsession with keeping things organized.
Now, when I walk into a store with my 14 year old, I am absolutely astounded at what is available for kids to take to school. And frankly, I am smitten with the fact that schools send around to the retailers what they require for the kids to have on the first day. That’s such a brilliant idea. Granted, I usually have to take out a small loan on the house every July just to outfit him for school, between clothes, shoes, accessories and of course supplies, but I’m just as excited about it as he is! Locker mirrors and organizers, book jackets in bright colors and patterns (I used brown paper bags from the grocery store…not fair), backpacks with shoulder pads…the list just goes on. I think this time however, I’m going to pick up some cool supplies for myself as well! Happy shopping!