Posted by Frankye | Posted in Efficiency & Organization | Posted on 17-06-2013-05-2008
Memory not what it used to be? Research suggests that jotting down notes in color helps you retain 50%-80% more information without reading it a second time. What color paper & pens should you use? Writer and dyslexia advocate Howie deGraaf swears by using red pens on yellow colored paper. Then there’s this from the New York Times:
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Posted by Frankye | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 14-06-2013-05-2008
I’ve started highlighting customer reviews from On Time Supplies on the blog because we get so many great ones. We are super proud of the huge selection of top-quality office supplies we offer at On Time Supplies, and are so happy when people tout those benefits in their reviews. But we also know that sometimes, when you’re shopping for office supplies online, you just want them fast and cheap! Well, we’ve got you covered there too. Our house brand, Universal, offers thousands of cheap alternatives to name-brand office supplies. Plus, we can pretty much guarantee delivery of Universal products in two business days, as our Texas customer discovered when she ordered Universal Rubber Bands. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Helpful Hints | Posted on 12-06-2013-05-2008
It is the bane of every teacher and public speaker’s existance– dry erase marker stains that won’t come off your dry erase board. EXPO & Quartet make great dry erase board cleaners that get rid of stubborn stains, but if you don’t have any on hand, there are a surprising number of products found in nearly every home and maintenance supply closet that should do the trick. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Contests | Posted on 10-06-2013-05-2008
The Back to School Give-Away is back and bigger than ever! On Time Supplies, your source for discount school supplies online, is giving away more than $500 in free school supplies to one lucky winner! Enter the 2013 Back to School Give-Away today for your chance to win:
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Office/Business Resources | Posted on 05-06-2013-05-2008
We’ve talked before about the importance of good sitting posture before at Office Ink. Bad posture is thought to cause everything from headaches to death. Now, in addition to all the talk about sedentary death syndrome and how sitting slouched in front of your computer all day going to kill you, there’s evidence that poor posture makes you look lazy and depressed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 31-05-2013-05-2008
We get so many thoughtful office supply reviews at On Time Supplies, I’ve started highlighting them on Office Ink. These reviews are totally unsolicited and come from real customers. I love to read all the comments, but I have to admit, my favorite are the ones that show how independent On Time Supplies offers better service, better deals and better selection than the big box chain stores. One of our North Carolina customers had just that experience when he discovered our discount bulk pricing on Pendaflex® Manila Reinforced File Jackets:
I saved $200 on File Jackets at On Time Supplies!
||These file jackets are identically made to a folder we used to get from one of the big box stores, only we saved almost $200.00 by ordering them from On Time Supplies. It took maybe one extra day to receive the folders, but that kind of savings on a cosmetically identical jacket made it worth the wait. The jackets are made of a thick, high quality stock and the tab at the top is doubled over and glued making them much more durable in our filing cabinets than some others we have tried. These are perfect for keeping all materials pertaining to an individual job together!
- holderrobin from Huntersville, NC
Try Pendaflex Manila File Jackets. Save your company $200 bucks and be a hero to the guys and gals in the green eyeshades!
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Office/Business Resources | Posted on 29-05-2013-05-2008
As we’ve noted before, office politics are inevitable when you lock a group of people together for eight hours a day. So while the phrase “office politics” may leave a bad taste in your mouth, it’s difficult to advance if you do know how to simultaneously work well with your colleagues and stand out from the pack. We’ve got a guest post today full of good advice on how to handle office politics from the folks at Official Space.
How to Handle Office Politics: The Business Success Cheat Sheet
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Posted by Frankye | Posted in Just For Fun | Posted on 24-05-2013-05-2008
With Memorial Day coming up, all I can think about is the all the good eating I am going to do this weekend. That’s because I have the best barbecue sauce recipe ever. And you’re in luck because I’m willing to share it. Ok, it’s not my barbecue sauce recipe. Credit where credit is due — I discovered Kathy’s Award Winning Barbecue Sauce Recipe at Allrecipes.com last Memorial Day, and it was the best thing I put in my mouth ’til Thanksgiving.
I’ve made this sweet and spicy barbecue sauce recipe for chicken, pork and beef, and it is delicious on all three. I pretty much follow the instructions exactly as written, because Kathy has won awards for her barbecue sauce recipe and I have not. I have left out the liquid smoke before, and while the sauce is still pretty tasty, but not as tasty.
You can find the complete barbecue sauce recipe here (warning: video automatically starts at link, so turn the volume down if you are sneakily researching barbecue sauce recipes at work.)
Do you have a can’t miss barbecue sauce recipe? I love Kathy’s, but after an entire summer of it, I am willing to branch out a bit. If you’ve got a great barbecue sauce recipe, post it in the comments and we’ll share it on our Facebook page.
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Helpful Hints, Product Reviews | Posted on 22-05-2013-05-2008
Memorial Day is just around the corner, ready to kick off the messy kids season. Oops, I mean the summer season! But yeah, kids are messy. And it seems like they get extra messy in the summer. Luckily, there are moist towelettes for those times you and your family are on the go and you guys can’t wash your hands — and you can’t just dunk the kids in the tub.
We sell a lot of hand wipes at On Time Supplies, but one thing we really love about Wet Ones is something a customer pointed out to us: Wet Ones canisters are designed to fit in your car’s cup holder, making these the perfect cleaning wipes for car trips with the kids. Wet Ones are also super versatile. Their website lists 99 different messes Wet Ones cleans. I’ve listed my top ten summer applications below.
Sounds like a job for Wet Ones: 10 reason to take the hand wipes with you this summer:
||1. Clean hands from sand after the beach2. After Touching Ketchup and Mustard Bottles3. On the Boat after Catching a Fish
4. After Catching Lightning Bugs
5. After drippy, sticky ice cream
6. After the carnival or amusement park.
7. After Volleyball.
8. After you let your kid pump the gas.
9. During birthday parties
10. After trips the to the park.
Find out what other messes Wet Ones are perfect for here: http://www.wetones.com/HandsOnTips.aspx
Posted by Frankye | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 17-05-2013-05-2008
We get a ton of reviews at On Time Supplies, and we read every one of them. We love to hear what you think, especially your thoughts on some of our hard to find office supplies. Have you ever had the darnedest time finding a product you think would be everywhere? That’s what happened to Jerry. He knew he needed something to help him organize the 3 ring binders on his office bookshelves. He just wasn’t sure what he needed or where to get it. So for Jerry, C-Line® Self-Adhesive Binder Label Holders and On Time Supplies were like gifts from above – or at least gifts from Google.
I finally organized my bookcases with C-Line® Binder Label Holders!
||I am reorganizing my office bookcases into a complete filing center, and was unable to find supplies that I needed in local office supply stores, even the large chain stores like Staples. This difficulty was delaying my projects until I located the On Time Supplies site on the Internet. Since then, I’ve become a regular and frequent customer because of the availability, price, and quick service that your company always has to offer. You never fail to have exactly what I need whenever I shop with you. I consider it a lucky find that I located your site when I searched the Internet, and now I don’t need to waste time to get quality office supplies.
- Jerry from Concord, NC
Try C-Line® Self-Adhesive Binder Label Holders and tell us what you think!
The best part about Jerry’s review — besides the part about On Time Supplies totally kicking the Staples’ butt — is that it reminded me to straighten up my own bookcases.