SUPPLY CHICKS http://www.supplychicks.com Your Fun and Fiesty Gurus for the Office Products World Sun, 28 May 2017 04:43:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://www.supplychicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-shutterstock_97497230-1-32x32.jpg SUPPLY CHICKS http://www.supplychicks.com 32 32 More than just pretty Fabric. Entrepreneurs need to know the Features Of A Good Office Chair http://www.supplychicks.com/more-than-just-pretty-fabric-entrepreneurs-need-to-know-the-features-of-a-good-office-chair/ Sun, 28 May 2017 04:43:23 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=156 Chairs…..oh, how we love our office chairs! We want them to be as hip and trendy as the driver’s seat of the latest rage in cars. We want funky fabrics and any bell-n-whistle we can think of. Unfortunately comfort seems to take a “back seat” to style these days but how your chair supports your… Continue Reading More than just pretty Fabric. Entrepreneurs need to know the Features Of A Good Office Chair

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Chairs…..oh, how we love our office chairs! We want them to be as hip and trendy as the driver’s seat of the latest rage in cars. We want funky fabrics and any bell-n-whistle we can think of. Unfortunately comfort seems to take a “back seat” to style these days but how your chair supports your frame is SO much more important than paisley fabric.

Below you will find the features that good office chairs provide you with. Before you buy an office chair, you should make sure that the chair has these features.

1. Backrest adjustment: A backrest adjustment can help to prevent or even alleviate the discomfort that’s associated with sitting for long periods of time. The features of a backrest adjustment include:

  • Backrest height – This allows you to find the backrest height which will provide support for the lumbar portion of your lower back. Backrest tilt – this feature will allow someone to adopt different postures while still keeping good support for the lower back. You can also adjust the feature as you wish.
  • Horizontal backrest movement – this feature isn’t the same as the tilt. Instead, the horizontal will move side to side, making the chair a little deeper for those who need it.

2. Chair height adjustment: Every office chair must have a height adjustment. With most chairs, a pneumatic lever is the most common way, as it allows you to readily adjust the height of
your office chair from a seated position. Office chairs of the past require you to place a foot on the base of the chair then spin it around and around to raise or even lower the height.

3. Seat pan characteristics: With a chair’s seat pan, you should look for the following characteristics:

  • Rounded edge – found at the front of the seat pan, this will prevent uncomfortable pressure at the back of the legs or behind the knees.
  • Seat pan depth – Between the back of the knee and front of the chair there should be a space about the size of a clenched fist. For the legs, this will help maintain proper circulation.
  • Seat pan tilt – This will allow room for posture changes and also help to alleviate pressure on the back of the thighs.
  • Fabric – Be on the lookout for durable and permeable material that will dissipate moisture and heat.

4. Armrests: An armrest shouldn’t interfere with the task at hand and always provide you room to move. Armrests aren’t normally needed for keyboard use, although they can
be used with reading, editing, or even doing work on a desk. If you have to have them, look for those with an adjustable height, adjustable width, and adequate padding.

**Images taken from Hon.com

5. Stability: A great office chair will have a five pronged base with the appropriate casters (soft for hard surfaces and hard for soft surfaces). Chairs with four prongs are less stable and prone to tipping sideways or backwards when the users leans in any direction. The more stable chair base, frequently referred to as a “five-star-base,” is standard on most new, quality office chairs.

So now that you are armed with this great info, scoot over the to Office Mall site and select the chair of your dreams! Don’t forget to scroll down and get your $10 coupon!
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Staying Organized=An Organize Life For Success! http://www.supplychicks.com/staying-organizedan-organize-life-for-success/ Thu, 25 May 2017 21:14:53 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=181 Organizing the content of your life based on your needs is a best practice for managing your time, resources and money and is an essential first step if you are to fully achieve your potential in life. The reasons for this are simple. An organized clear mind leads to clear and objective goals, which in… Continue Reading Staying Organized=An Organize Life For Success!

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Organizing the content of your life based on your needs is a best practice for managing your time, resources and money and is an essential first step if you are to fully achieve your potential in life. The reasons for this are simple. An organized clear mind leads to clear and objective goals, which in turn leads to you being able to achieve what you set out to do.

A critical first step then in staying organized is to set up a system of resource planning and clerical needs that allows you to plan out your time effectively, and allocate where you are going to spend it. In short this means such steps as getting a day planner so that you can plan ahead. Getting appropriate stationary systems and office space in place, and also getting yourself a filing cabinet, or at the very least some kind of filing system!

It would certainly be true to say that staying organized then is not something that lots of people do naturally! At first it can even seem slightly stifling, especially if you are used to totally going with the flow of what each day brings. In truth this is OK. It IS good to be spontaneous on occasions, but in general it is vital to plan out what you need to do in a particular time frame, because otherwise it is all to easy to simply become distracted! For help with Goal Setting check out this book from Donald Allen.

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All of us know this to be true if we think about it from the viewpoint of our own lives. For example, when we surf the web we find ourselves flitting between sites, and before you know it a couple of hours have past! Now, don’t get me wrong. That is one of the joys of the internet, and of life in General. But it is nevertheless a time-stealer that staying focused and staying organized could have helped to negate.

So then am I saying that Staying Organized should mean robbing you of the juice of life? Robbing you of the spontaneity? NO! No! NO! For me the exact opposite is true. Staying organized is about finishing the day’s tasks and having crammed far more good stuff in! In short it is the exact opposite of a spoil sport! 😉

You should know your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to this area (clue…Organize YOUR Life For Success means doing more of the things you like!) and communicate them to yourself regularly to analyze that your wants and needs are being met effectively. Then organize your time based on that feedback.

The topic of organization and staying organized is a passion of mine. I also know it’s deeper than me just saying “Stay Organized!” SO, keep stopping back to this site for more tips, tricks, products and advice that can help you Organize YOUR Life For Success!
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Stand Out from the Pack (Let your Quirky Flag Fly!) http://www.supplychicks.com/stand-pack-let-quirky-flag-fly/ Mon, 22 May 2017 02:09:18 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=219 In this loud, crowded and chaotic world we live in, it feels like we are constantly working to stick our hands way up above the crowd to be seen. To be heard. It’s easier-said-than-done most days/ In order to really stand out you need to be prepared to take actions that others aren’t ready to… Continue Reading Stand Out from the Pack (Let your Quirky Flag Fly!)

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In this loud, crowded and chaotic world we live in, it feels like we are constantly working to stick our hands way up above the crowd to be seen. To be heard.

It’s easier-said-than-done most days/

In order to really stand out you need to be prepared to take actions that others aren’t ready to take. This might include doing something extraordinary, dressing in an extreme way, being adventurous or by performing some other task that not many people do anymore.

With the increase in technology simply reading a printed book can easily make you stand out. Most people today are using some type of e-reader to read their books on. So carrying a paperback with you may just get you some second looks.

Doing something exciting is another sure-fire way to make you stand out. You could commit to doing an extreme workout routine or training for a martial arts competition. Or announcing to everyone that you are going to train to run a marathon.

Whatever you decide to do to stand out, it is important for you to follow through. This way you will be seen as a man or person of their word. You don’t want to become that person that is always saying they are going to start a new diet or exercise program but never actually does it.

New Year’s is the perfect time to take action on your desire to stand out. When you commit to something publicly it helps to motivate you into following through and taking action.

You may want to tell your friends about your new course of action, or announce it on your Facebook wall to your family and friends. Just writing or saying those words of commitment will help you start your journey.

Then you will need to post daily or weekly updates on your social pages. This serves several purposes. It shows your family and friends that you are indeed doing what you said you would. Plus it pushes you to stay motivated. When you know people are waiting to hear about your progress you want to give them proof of it.

Of course there are lots of other ways to stand out and these are associated with your appearance. One easy way to stand out is to dress in clothes that no-one is accustomed to seeing you in. Change your style, including your hair style.

In order for this to be successful you will need to be very confident in yourself. You will want to stand tall and be proud. You are telling the world to look at the new me! Is this something you would be comfortable in doing?
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Office Chair Occupation-Lets do The Math http://www.supplychicks.com/office-chair-occupation-lets-math/ Fri, 19 May 2017 04:19:49 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=163 Employers and employees truly value their office chairs, and for good reason. Even though office chairs are valued, many employees value their desks much more. Both are inanimate objects, yet the purpose of a desk is to simply keep your computer, paperwork, and other things. The value behind a desk is 90% aesthetic, while the… Continue Reading Office Chair Occupation-Lets do The Math

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Employers and employees truly value their office chairs, and for good reason. Even though office chairs are valued, many employees value their desks much more. Both are inanimate objects,
yet the purpose of a desk is to simply keep your computer, paperwork, and other things.

The value behind a desk is 90% aesthetic, while the value of a chair is simply amazing when it comes to your health. Ergonomic chairs will help your back while you sit at your desk, even
keep your legs, shoulders, and neck comfortable while you work. If you sit at your desk for extended periods of time, an office chair is very important in your life. You work at least 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 48 weeks a year. Therefore, if you sit at your desk at least 5 hours a day, you spend around 1,200 hours sitting in your chair. To put it in other terms, 1,200 hours is equal to 50
days and nights sitting down.

My rump hurts just thinking about those numbers!

At work, you can sit on budget chairs, which are available for a little of nothing (at certain places that shall remain nameless) and even though they are made of solid construction and guaranteed for up to 5 years, they aren’t ergonomically made for prolonged usage.To get the most out of your office chair, you need one that offers you plenty of ergonomic benefits. This way, you’ll be able to protect yourself while you work – knowing that your chair has your back and upper torso well taken care of.

FYI, in my many, many years of working in the office products industry, the Hon 5901 is legit the most common chair I have ever sold. It’s common because it’s affordable and awesome.

Hon 5901 Office Chair

If at the end of the day your “lower quadrant” feels like it just spent 10 hours on some metal bleachers, you need to take a hard look at your chair.  Your office chair should be of good quality and not a “five-dollar-wonder” from a garage sale. The seat should be tilted forward slightly which helps keep the natural curve in your back to reduce the uneven pressure on your lower back which can lead over time to chronic low-back pain. If you look at today’s typical office chair, they all have across-the-board similarities such as a “waterfall” front edge of the seat. This sloped design reduces “pressure points” by spreading your weight evenly over the surface of the seat so your tailbone isn’t carry all of your weight.

Another feature that is similar is what is referred to as a “five star base.” This simply means the chair has 5 wheels instead of 4 for more stability and ease of rolling.  The back of your chair should be high enough to not only support your back, but maintain the natural “hollow” of your back as well. Chair height should be noted because if your chair is too low and your knees too high, it puts unnecessary pressure on your tailbone and low back. Your thighs should always be parallel to the floor, and if they are not, get a footrest.

When it comes to the office, nothing is as important as your office chair. You’ll spend a lot of time sitting in your chair, which makes it something you want to have the best of.

 

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Supply Chick, Reba is a 30 year veteran of the office product industry. Reba loves her kids, her pets, chocolate, naps and Papermate Inkjoy pens. Connect with Reba and the Supply Chicks on Twitter.

 

 

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The Clutter Queen: Ruler of the Kingdom of TIRED (a.k.a Supply Chick Sheryl Lynn) http://www.supplychicks.com/clutter-queen-ruler-kingdom-tired-k-supply-chick-sheryl-lynn/ Tue, 16 May 2017 18:19:23 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=183 The Clutter Queen Yup, that’s what I used to be called! But then I discovered that clutter weighs me down and stresses me out. So I made some serious changes. So, if you are looking to attract positive change and seriously move stale energy out, start with your neglected clutter. Getting rid of all the… Continue Reading The Clutter Queen: Ruler of the Kingdom of TIRED (a.k.a Supply Chick Sheryl Lynn)

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The Clutter Queen

Yup, that’s what I used to be called! But then I discovered that clutter weighs me down and stresses me out. So I made some serious changes.

So, if you are looking to attract positive change and seriously move stale energy out, start with your neglected clutter. Getting rid of all the things you are not using will create space for new energy and movement.

I’m a firm believer that

* if it doesn’t work…
* if you can’t remember when you last used it….or…
* if it doesn’t make you feel good …then…

MOVE IT OUT!

Now, I know… sounds easy doesn’t it? Then why do we all have so much clutter?

Here are some tips and techniques that have worked for me to move unused items from my life.

You see I’ve tested them on my own personal clutter and I know they work. First you will need some bankers boxes (you can get these anywhere you purchase office supplies). Bankers boxes work the best because they have lids and are stackable. And a hand-held recorder (you can get one cheaply at any electronics department).

Here’s what you do to quickly eliminate your clutter:

(1) Label the boxes anyway you like …maybe with a letter (A, B, C etc) or with a color, green, red, orange…… You can use affordable white cardboard boxes like the FEL-00703s

Storage boxes

OR if you’d like to add some color and funk into your life, consider the Pacon Classroom Keepers Tote Assortment Pack (Amazon)

Amazon Storage Boxes

 

(2) Go around and start putting your dear clutter in the boxes while recording the contents with your recorder. (You can do this little by little whenever you have a spare few minutes).

(3) When the boxes are full, stack them neatly in a closet, garage, attic, etc….anywhere where they are out of sight.

(4) When you have a little time, sit down, play back the recorder and transfer the information to a spreadsheet, word document, index cards or whatever system works best for you. (By indexing you can easily find and retrieve anything you might have mistakenly filed away). Simply look the object up in the index to find the appropriate box and go get it! It’s that easy!

(5) After a time, if you find you really don’t need all the things you have stored, You can donate usable items to your favorite charitable organization. You can have a garage sale and make some cash, or you can make money by starting your own on-line store on eBay And…You can have fun by giving your clutter a second life!

A good rule of thumb is “If you have not used it or thought about it in a year then you probably don’t need it and you can let it go”

The great thing about this process is that it overcomes the two main obstacles to clearing clutter. First, you may have thrown something away only to realize later that you really needed it. So now you are reluctant to throw anything away. Secondly, you believe that it can take quite a chunk of time to do a really good job of sorting and eliminating your unwanted stuff. In the past, you may have started to get organized only to abandon the effort for want of time and organization and ended up with a bigger mess on your hands.

The Clutter Queen’s five step process eliminates these obstacles because the sorting can be done extremely quickly without the possibility of discarding valuables.

Doing these small things is your first step in creating space for new, exciting ideas and energy.

Get ready for an abundance of fresh ideas and energy to enhance your living!

Happy De-Cluttering! OH! Don’t forget to grab your $10 off coupon below from Office Mall. Be sure and use coupon code “franticmommy” at checkout!

S.L

Sheryl Lynn

Supply Chick, Sheryl Lynn: Sheryl Lynn is also a 30+ year veteran of the office products industry who loves being outside, a rousing game of pool and seeking out super sales and office products rebates for her client’s most commonly used items. Connect with Sheryl Lynn and the Supply Chicks on Twitter.

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How to Ask for What You Really Want http://www.supplychicks.com/ask-really-want/ Sun, 14 May 2017 05:36:38 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=202 Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get everything that they ask for? If they want to go on an exotic vacation, they suddenly get their wish. So how can you make this same ‘magic’ appear for you. The only true way you will actually get what you want is by learning how… Continue Reading How to Ask for What You Really Want

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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get everything that they ask for? If they want to go on an exotic vacation, they suddenly get their wish. So how can you make this same ‘magic’ appear for you.

The only true way you will actually get what you want is by learning how to ask for it and then take action upon it. Nothing magically is going to happen, but you can start the wheels turning by putting things into motion. Let’s take a closer look at how this can happen.

Here’s an example:

Are you waiting to be discovered so that you can be promoted to the next level? You can’t figure out why you are always overlooked when a better position becomes available?

There can be several reasons for this:

  1. Does anyone even know that you are looking to be promoted?
  2. Have you demonstrated that you are capable of doing this particular job?

Most likely you are just sitting at your desk each day, doing a wonderful job, waiting to be noticed! Unfortunately this type of behaviour is not going to get you too far. While you may be fantastic at what you do, you need to take action so that others know what you are looking for.  If you don’t ask for the promotion you will never get it.

Now let’s look at what steps you should take:

First you need to make it known, to the right people, that you would love to be considered for a new opening. If the position is posted on your company job board then apply for it.

In the meantime you should start demonstrating that you have the experience and knowledge to perform this particular job. Of course, you don’t want to start just doing the job, you want to get paid for it! But find some way that you can show that you have the skills to do it.

The worst thing you can do is to just ‘hope’ that you will be asked to fill any vacant position. Your supervisor is most likely aware of how well you do your current job, and they think you are perfectly happy.

If you feel a little awkward about applying or even asking for a better position, then bring the subject up in your next employee review meeting. Most companies will give you the opportunity to ask questions. So  make it clear that if a certain vacancy becomes available you would like to be considered for it.

Remember that the easiest path to getting what you want is to go out there and ask for it!

jAZ

Supply Chick, Jaz-: Jaz is the spunkiest of the Office Chicks and has an amazing savvy for design and organization. Jaz is happiest when she is eyeball-deep in a good book or test-driving the latest in ergonomic chairs. Jaz brings a young and fresh perspective to a sometimes drab industry. Connect with Jaz and the Supply Chicks on Twitter.

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Here’s the Scoop on Leather Low Back Office Chairs http://www.supplychicks.com/heres-scoop-leather-low-back-office-chairs/ Wed, 10 May 2017 17:28:19 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=146 Instead of waiting for that promotion, a leather low back office chair will move you up the corporate ladder like never before. With most offices, these types of chairs are found with upper level management or those with corporate type positions. The leather low back office chair is designed with genuine black leather on the… Continue Reading Here’s the Scoop on Leather Low Back Office Chairs

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Instead of waiting for that promotion, a leather low back office chair will move you up the corporate ladder like never before. With most offices, these types of chairs are found with upper
level management or those with corporate type positions.

low back leather office chair

The leather low back office chair is designed with genuine black leather on the seating areas. The chair also features an adjustable swivel and tilt mechanism with lockout feature, which is ideal for changing the chair’s settings on the fly. For sitting, the chair makes 8 hours no problem at all. The pneumatic adjustment on the chair will allow you to change height, while the five star base with dual wheel castors will allow you to move around with the greatest of ease. The armrests are full looping, giving your arms and shoulders the best in comfort.

Ergonomic support needs always be kept in mind over “classy” or “trendy.” Having a chair (that you will be spending a ton of time in) that supports your body is very important. If you are someone who is trapped in a chair for long periods of time check out this great article on DESKERCISE: Exercises To Do While at Work Desk on the Office Mall blog.

 

Although leather low back office chairs can tend to get high in price, they are more than well worth it. The chairs provide comfort for your back, arms, shoulders, and legs throughout the
day. If you’ve had any type of back problems in the past, these chairs are exactly what you need. Often times, you can find these chairs in home offices as well. They allow you move around your
office or space with the greatest of ease, even on carpet. No matter what type of flooring you have, the leather low back office chair is a great way move around.

Ideal for a home office or around your office, these chairs will provide the best in comfort and design. They are very professional in appearance as well, making them suitable for any business,
even those that are top of the line.

Looking to keep continuity and uniformity in your office? If you are in need of a leather chair as an extra or for staff, consider this Volt Leather Task Chair. Stylish and comfy, this affordable chair will make team members happy and keep the professional look of your office in line.

Affordable Leather Task Chair

Keep in mind there are TONS of other chair options on the Office Mall site HERE.

Don’t forget to scroll below and claim your $10 off coupon (to use on your new chair purchase 🙂

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Supply Chick, Reba is a 30 year veteran of the office product industry. Reba loves her kids, her pets, chocolate, naps and Papermate Inkjoy pens. Connect with Reba and the Supply Chicks on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun Ideas from Avery to ring in the Holidays! http://www.supplychicks.com/fun-ideas-avery-ring-holidays/ Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:28:15 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=115 {Post from Supply Chick, Sheryl Lynn} Avery labels has been a stable in offices worldwide for as long as I can remember. Did you know that Avery was founded in 1935?? (no, I am not that old!) Back in the day, labels didn’t automatically stick. You either had to use a glue pot to apply… Continue Reading Fun Ideas from Avery to ring in the Holidays!

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Avery

Avery labels has been a stable in offices worldwide for as long as I can remember. Did you know that Avery was founded in 1935?? (no, I am not that old!)

Back in the day, labels didn’t automatically stick. You either had to use a glue pot to apply the label, or moisten the pre-applied dry glue with water first. In 1935, R. Stanton (“Stan”) Avery changed all that. His vision for an easy-to-use self-adhesive label came to market with the commercial introduction of Kum-Kleen labels, and the modern label was born.

Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit has grown to be Avery Products Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive labels, labeling software, binders, dividers and other products, for organizing and making lives easier at home, work and school. The company offers innovative solutions, including free templates and designs through Avery Design & Print software to customize and print projects online, offline and from your tablet.

Avery Products Corporation, a division of CCL Industries, is located in Brea, California. For more information about Avery Products, visit their website at www.avery.com to discover simple solutions to all of your labeling needs.

A lesser known fact is that Avery is also an exceptional source for amazing craft and holiday ideas. With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, I discovered some fun and festive idea that are definitely going on my Holiday To Do List!

Create beautiful Thanksgiving cards, tags and labels for leftovers, decorations, favors, place cards and more with these easy-to-personalize designs you can print yourself HERE.

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Impress your guests with custom holiday invitations, menus, place cards and party favors you can print yourself.

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Set up a thankful tree

Avery Thankful Tree Craft

Here’s a fun, festive project that gets everyone involved. First, start with a potted tree or place leafy branches in a tall vase. Use Avery Design & Print Online to pre-print tags that read, “I’m thankful for…” and place them, along with pens and pencils, on a table. Have your guests fill out a tag or two when they arrive and attach them to the tree. Once everyone’s filled out a tag, enjoy reading everyone’s responses and trying to guess who wrote each one. Read more here.

Make all your presents more festive with personalized gift tags you can easily design and print yourself using Avery Design & Print. From homemade goodies for friends and neighbors to corporate gifts for clients and customers, adding a custom tag adds a unique finishing touch to any item. The personalized tags also work for party favors, as drink markers or merchandise sales at a holiday boutique. This step-by-step will show you how easy it is.

What you’ll need:

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Get the full tutorial HERE

What fun projects do you have planned?

Want to scope out some of Avery’s top label products? There’s a lot to choose from! Click the image below or go HERE to view Office Mall’s wide selection of Avery products at unbeatable prices.

Avery labels

AND, don’t forget to use your special Supply Chicks promo code to get $10 off your first order!

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4 Cool Tools That Can Increase Your Productivity http://www.supplychicks.com/4-cool-tools-can-increase-productivity/ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:27:18 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=80 As our busy lives get busier, we are continually on the look-out for the “work-around,” or anything that can make our already packed schedules and lives flow smoother. Oftentimes, these work-arounds, short-cuts and time-savers come in the form of apps for mobile devices. Here are 4that can potentially increase your productivity in the coming months:… Continue Reading 4 Cool Tools That Can Increase Your Productivity

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As our busy lives get busier, we are continually on the look-out for the “work-around,” or anything that can make our already packed schedules and lives flow smoother. Oftentimes, these work-arounds, short-cuts and time-savers come in the form of apps for mobile devices. Here are 4that can potentially increase your productivity in the coming months:

Hootsuite: By now, many of you may have already heard of (or are even using) Hootsuite as a streamlined way to monitor and schedule social media feeds in one tidy place. But did you know Hootsuite is also a great place to respond to retweets, mentions and even monitor your favorite hashtag? Other not-so-known- uses for Hootsuite include using this tool to follow Twitter parties, post to specific LinkedIn Groups and even post to their Google+ accounts. A basic account from Hootsuite allows users to monitor and schedule up to three social media channels while the Pro version allows for up to 100.

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Clear: Clear is a great app for those who live and breathe via checklists. This app offers users robust to-do and reminders that ensures they stay focused and on what matters. This app is swipe-friendly, intuitive and designed with a simple set of interactive checklists and reminders. Shades and colors of tiles are based on task priority, the darker the coloring the more urgent the task. Available at the App Store for $4.99 for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, or at the Mac App Store for $9.99.

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FindMeCoffee: Sometimes, energy equals productivity and all we want to be able move forward in our day is a ginormous and steaming cup of coffee. This fun and free app directs those longing for some revitalizing caffeine to local coffee shops or chains like Starbucks or Caribou Coffee. Available for Windows 8, iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10.

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Trello: The Supply Chicks LUV Trello! It makes total sense for us because…well…there are three of us! so we don’t overlap tasks and don’t step on each other’s fab ShoeDazzle pumps, we use this free tool.  So if you are a business professional, blogger, freelance writer or simply someone who wants better control of their life, you really should consider Trello.
The sweet thing about Trello is not only does it get the job done…it is FREE. If you want to save time and shorten the learning curve, this ebook and guide, Eliminate Overwhelm and Stay Organized with Trello , can help speed things up and get your biz on the way to planning and organizing your time smoothly. And we all know an organized business is also a more profitable one.

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FYI-Trello Nurtures our “List Making” Desires: Trello is made up of “Boards” and each of your Boards can represent a client, event, or project. Within your Boards you have Cards and these Cards are where you list tasks or projects. These Cards also have useful options like Checklists, Notes, Attach Files and Due Dates. You can also assign these Cards( tasks) to certain members of your team and watch the progression from To Do, to Doing, to Done in real time.

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Complete W2 and 1099 Reporting for Under 4 Bucks per Form! E-Filing PLus http://www.supplychicks.com/complete-w2-and-1099-reporting-for-under-4-bucks-per-form-e-filing-plus/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:10:13 +0000 http://www.supplychicks.com/?p=77 If you are one of the many employers who thinks about end-of-the-year 1099-Misc filing and cringes, you are not alone. If you are already dreading the tediousness and hassle of year-end reporting, take a look at the most relevant and impressive reporting tool that the Supply Chicks have come across in quite some time! eFiling… Continue Reading Complete W2 and 1099 Reporting for Under 4 Bucks per Form! E-Filing PLus

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If you are one of the many employers who thinks about end-of-the-year 1099-Misc filing and cringes, you are not alone. If you are already dreading the tediousness and hassle of year-end reporting, take a look at the most relevant and impressive reporting tool that the Supply Chicks have come across in quite some time! eFiling PLus

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eFiling Plus is a complete W2 and 1099 reporting system that costs employers only FROM $1.25 TO $3.95 PER FORM. Filing tax forms has never been easier. Their IRS Approved Services Print, Mail and E-File Your W-2 & 1099 Forms for you. So how does it work? Easey Peasey:

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