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Keep a First Aid Kit You Can Really Use

Every home and office should have one or more first aid kits. But how important is it? No one thinks about first aid kits until they are needed for headaches or paper cuts. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3.6% of all employees will suffer a non-fatal office injury every year. Aside from preparing for inevitable accidents, you should also take special precautions if you work in a region that is susceptible to natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods. I strongly recommend that one or more employees take a class from the Red Cross so they know what to do in case of an emergency, and has emergency supplies on sale for almost any emergency situation you may encounter in the office or at home. If anyone at the office knows CPR, make sure that they have enough CPR masks available just in case. With a basic emergency evacuation and first aid plan, you are prepared to minimize the damage of most office injuries.
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A Good First Aid Kit for the average office


Boss PR: Upgrade Your Break Room

Everyone enjoys feeling like they are valued and wanted. When employees feel as though their presence is appreciated they are motivated to work harder. In this light, upgrading your break room is worth the cost. At the office, we use coffee airpots with fresh ground, fresh-brewed brand name coffee and an assortment of coffee accessories. I suggest providing the coffee area with Belgian Chocolate Toffee Creamer, by Nestle. This is our favorite, however the entire line of Nestle coffee creamers are deliscious. Powdered versions are the best because they cost less to ship. They also make for a better tasting coffee because they absorb water in the coffee for more flavor. These coffee creamers are non-dairy, so they accommodate the diets of a larger group of people. For those assigned to coffee duty, has unique tips on how to make coffee even better.
Belgian Chocolate Toffee Creamer

Productivity is Tasty!


Want to ELIMINATE re-purchasing chores? Auto Delivery is the solution!

Every type of business out there orders supplies on a constant basis. Everyone needs paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox wipes, trash bags and other cleaning supplies. Bakers need bakery boxes, restaurants need plastic straws, offices need ink and toner, paper cups and copy paper. Instead of buying each of these items from a different store, why not get them all at the same time from And if you sign up for the ReStocker program, you won’t even have to think about buying office supplies! Here’s how it works:

1. Find the items you buy on a regular basis. Test out the ReStocker feature by adding this case of copy paper to your cart. It’s perfect because it comes with free 1-2 day delivery.

2. Directly above the Add to Cart button, choose Auto Delivery and select how often you need it. In this case a re-order every two months is normal.

3. Complete the checkout process as normal and…you’re done! You can edit or cancel your ReStocker Auto Delivery settings at any time.

By joining the ReStocker program, you save time, stress, gas, product costs and shipping costs all at the same time! Plus, many items that are ReStockable also come with free shipping!’s ReStocker program really is the epitome of convenience in ordering what your company needs. is the first office supply e-Tailer to offer this level of convenience, according to Internet Retailer magazine. Learn all the details of the ReStocker program.

Multipurpose copy paper

Restock automatically on copy paper, with free shipping!


The Procrastination Paradox and How to Beat It

The main cause of procrastination comes from a failure to clearly define goals. Without knowing exactly how to reach your goals we hesitate to take action. From now on, write them down in a daily planner. Why a daily planner? Because in order to beat procrastination you’ll need the inspiration that comes from seeing yourself get closer to your goals every day. When you write down your goals and tasks, you strengthen your commitment to do them. Also, a physical planner is faster to reference and harder to avoid than a typed task list. has a variety of organizational supplies that serve the same purpose and may better fit your lifestyle.

Get a daily planner and keep it with you at all times. On your bedside table, put your planner on top of your cell phone at night, so you cannot avoid running into it in the morning. Look forward to the reward of checking your tasks off of the list. Over time, the daily planner will fill up with completed tasks and will become an inspirational feel-good charm that can help you overcome feelings of procrastination in the future. Make sure you reward yourself accordingly so that you start having positive feelings about your workload. Perhaps a fancy pen?

I found an article by Real Simple Magazine about procrastination that caught my eye. A week later, when I got around to reading it, I found it most helpful! Then again, I hadn’t written about it in my planner. You can also learn more about office organization methods on the website.


Flower Power; Certain Scents Increase Productivity

Clothing stores, hotel lobbies, restaurants and other commercialfranchises are beginning to capitalize on the relatively new idea of “sensory branding” (think Abercrombie, Macys, or the trendy W Hotels). Aromas affect your mood; some encourage you to relax, or increase your urge to spend. In that same light, savvy business offices are managing scents to make employees more productive. According to a report by Japanese “Aromachology” research firm Takasago, using scents like lavender, jasmine, and lemon in the workplace can reduce typing errors by as much as 54 percent.

Did you know that aside from elevating mood and productivity, lavender also improves memory?

Try the motion activated Air Wick Freshmatic Dispenser with lavender and chamomile, which is designed especially for the home and office. Place it in an area with moderate traffic, or even near the workstations. You may notice a spike in productivity over the next few weeks, which gives this simple dispenser a giant return on your investment. This starter kit includes both the dispenser and the refill, and is just one of the many metered air freshener dispensers and refills offered at

Sensitivity to a certain scent declines after repeated exposure, so you should rotate new scents every two weeks to maximize the effectiveness of this productivity technique. A case of long lasting Freshmatic refills amount to only $5.58 per can from


Ice Bags; A Good Host is Always Prepared

When it comes to hosting parties it pays to be prepared. Do you really want to leave your guests waiting while you frantically drive around for supplies? The most common way to ruin a good time is running out of ice for drinks, so why not stock up for free beforehand?

I keep a stack of ice bags in the kitchen at all times. When I’m planning a party, I’ll empty my ice dispenser into the bags each day and store them in the freezer. This pack of 1,000 bags amounts to under $0.09 cents per bag! Much cheaper than buying ice last minute at a convenience store for $1 to $3 per bag. Ziploc bags are not appropriate for ice, however these sturdy bags come with twist ties included and can hold ten pounds of ice easily.

Display your sophistication by using an ice scoop instead of whatever is lying on the kitchen counter. Blow their minds even further by memorizing some drink recipes. Here’s an easy one, called the Air Mail: Thoroughly mix two ounces of golden rum with a teaspoon of honey and a half-ounce of lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Pour unstrained into a Collin’s glass and fill with champagne. has an impressive variety of kitchen supplies at good prices, take a look around while planning your party now, and save yourself alot of stress in the future.


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 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


Cakes: the Perfect Hobby, the Perfect Gift

Stock up on cake boxes for countless occasions

A delicious, homemade cake is always the perfect gift. Thoughtfully tailored to their specific tastes, cakes let people know you put some thought and effort into your gift. Alternately, with some practice you can profit from the sale of your cakes. In any case, whether you are a girl scout or an owner of a bakery, stock up on our wide selection of bakery boxes, although most cakes you make will fit into a standard size cake box. Next time you need to drive with a perishable present or just your own lunch, consider using cake boxes. They are cheap, sturdy, disposable, and made out of recycled materials. Cake boxes are about as cheap as paper or plastic bags, and what’s even better is you don’t have to wash them like you would with tupperware containers.

For cake recipes that are sure to impress anyone, you can’t skip the cake recipes on Martha Stewart’s website. And for impressive deals on office supplies and restaurant supplies, visit Order a pack of cake boxes today! You never know when you’ll need one.


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