What I wish I knew when I started my first job out of college? Where to begin? Shorten the learning curve in your first job with been-there, done-that insight from experts further along the career path. Our round-up of advice offers both big picture wisdom and concrete, in-the-weeds details that will have you hitting the ground running. Details, Details You know the old aphorism about first impressions: make a good one. Be punctual, be polite and put in full days right off the bat. Other tips for impressing include learning co-workers’ names and avoiding office gossip. For more ideas, read Your [...]
Think closet organizing is just for clothes? Think again. A well-organized office supply closet keeps your office humming. Now, get stocked up with five simple tips for the ultimate supply closet. Say good-bye to running out of printer ink mid-project and frustrating hunts for binder clips and hello to easy organization and maximum productivity. Love Your List Organization 101 starts with a list. Take stock of all the critical supplies your office needs to run smoothly. Common items include folders, labels, printer paper, pens, staplers and notepads. Solicit input from your colleagues on their must-have supplies. Once you have a [...]
There is no“right” way to take notes. People learn, process and recall information differently—some people might respond better to the doodles in their notebook, while others find it best to highlight important points. Whatever your note taking style, here are 4 better note taking ideas for more productive days 1. Make a To-Do List…at an Unexpected Time Before you write this one off as common sense, listen up! Write yourself a to-do list at the end of the day. Studies show that this practice provides a clear plan first thing in the morning, so you can start in on your tasks [...]
Is your desk a disaster? Does your cubicle feel cluttered? You don’t have to use complicated organization tools to get your work space in order. In fact, you may just need to look at common household items in a different way. Check out these cost effective ideas to remix your workspace for clever storage on a budget. A dish organizer keeps binders upright and easy to grab (for best results, use 1.5” capacity binders or smaller). Handy for keeping frequently-accessed documents organized and protected on your desktop, the dish organizer keeps the spine in view and prevents annoying binder avalanches [...]
Creating a workable home office for two individuals can be a daunting task, especially in a small space. As more professionals choose to freelance, own small businesses or even telecommute, the phrase working from home is more prevalent than ever. Whether spouses are involved in a joint business venture or partners simply share a home office, don’t forget to address these important issues to prevent arguments, headaches and tension down the road: What does each person’s projected schedule look like? If one person starts the day at 8 am, it might be disruptive if the other person rolls in and [...]
Looking to get it all together? To create your colorfully organized life, read on to harness the rainbow for a more efficient, bright and productive home and work space. Flashy Filing: Assign color labels to file names or categories with a multicolored filing system. Or use vibrant folders to instantly spot misfiled items and organize documents at a glance (limit categories to five to avoid sensory overload). Experts agree that this highly visual technique offers fast, easy access to files, fewer misplaced folders and decreased filing frustration. Chromatic Closet: Want an answer to the daily “what to wear” dilemma? Stuck [...]
The office water cooler enjoys an iconic reputation in the American workplace. But with the rise of changing office environments and remote workspaces, employees are finding new ways to connect with one another. And this is more than just chit chat. According to Fast Company article, The Value of Water Cooler Talk, 63% of employees in the U.S. say they usually hear about important business matters first through rumor. Given the value of water cooler communications, remote employees and nomadic workers need to fill the void created by their alternative work environments through a new water cooler: a virtual water [...]
We no longer live in a world where work is done in one place. We’re at the office, we’re at home, and we’re on the go. And despite the digital revolution, paper is still a major part of our day-to-day. Like all of us, you probably have piles of papers on your desk, on the kitchen table, and in your briefcase. So, what do you do? Grab a Pendaflex PileSmart® Project Sorter and take a quick inventory of your clutter. You can sort piles into ten sections with color-coded, tabbed dividers. Label them however you choose and don’t worry, if [...]
Hallelujah! Winter is at long last giving way to spring. Are you putting the extra daylight to good use? For most of us, time management is a juggling act. As far as we know, no one has figured out how to actually create more time (but if you have, please let us in on your secret)! In the meantime, we can all just make the best use of the 24/7 we’re allotted. 1. Understand time. Time may be a constant, but how it passes is different for each of us. Before you can truly start to manage your time, you [...]
Staying organized is simpler than you think–it’s all about daily maintenance. Too many of us expend energy and time creating filing systems or organizing closets and then let these systems fall apart. But if you commit to a simple daily regimen, you may find yourself in great organizational shape! Embrace a Schedule Schedule a block of time daily to restoring order. A 10-15 minute window each night makes the most sense; recharge cell phones, check and update your calendar and return scattered items to their rightful spots. On weekends, schedule two longer 30-minute blocks for bigger projects such as filing [...]
You know what they say about death and taxes, right? April 15th is as unavoidable as seeing a Kardashian on a check-out line magazine cover. So what are you waiting for? Time to get that tax paperwork in order. Prepare ahead We love the simple three folder solution that leading investment site, Motley Fool suggests. Label three folders “income,” “expenses & deductions,” and “investments” and use to corral all your paperwork. Better yet, grab one Pendaflex Divide It Up Multi-Section file folder and label each tab! This system will make for easier tax filing come April and ensure the [...]
Are your weekends two days of rest and relaxation where you recharge for the busy work week ahead? Or are they jam-packed with chores, kids’ sports and various commitments? We know the laundry needs to get done but downtime is critical to your well-being. This weekend, make a must-keep appointment with yourself: schedule a chunk of downtime just as you would any other important commitment. What can you do during that time? Here are a few ideas. Go Mental Sometimes all you need is a mental break. Meditation or relaxation techniques can clear your head and provide relief from stress, [...]
Do you know what organized people have in common? Baskets and bins, that’s what. Yup, it’s as simple as that. Now you too can make baskets and bins your keys to the organized life in four easy steps. Multitasking Wonders Just as you can never have too many shoes, you can never have too many baskets, bins and boxes. Perfect for rounding up loose ends and hiding clutter, these organizational wunderkinds can be used vertically―think stacking hatboxes, or horizontally―as bins that fill a bookshelf. 1) Shelf Life: Adopt the mantra “a place for everything, and everything in its place” [...]
Don’t let the date on the calendar fool you. Resolutions are not just for January. When it comes to the job search, whether you’re looking for a new gig or just a better role in your current one, smart career moves are made all year long—here are 5 easy-to-fix blunders that make a big impact. Being Anti-Social: Do a search and assess your social media profile. Being on prfessional social networks is not enough. Are you being active? Look to engage your network and expand your contacts continually. Join industry groups and share relevant links. Spend some time looking [...]
3 Clever Products Featured on “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime Did you miss us on The Balancing Act? Never fear, catch the 3 minute segment here. As part of National “Get Organized” month, host Julie Moran did a fantastic job discussing how these products work in her daily life. Trust us, these new “It” products provide small, manageable changes that can make a big difference in your life too! Problem: “I can’t escape the piles of paper in my house, on my desk at work, even in my car! The Pendaflex PileSmart® Project Sorter will calm the clutter! This handy-dandy [...]
In case you missed it, three items from the TOPS Products family were featured on The Balancing Act on Lifetime this morning. Check out the segment here, then click here to shop for the products: Pendaflex PileSmart® Project Sorter, Ampad Versa® Crossover Notebook and Oxford At Hand® Note Card Case. Can’t get enough of these products? Check out our new product demos! Ampad Versa® Crossover Notebook Pendaflex PileSmart® Project Sorter Oxford At Hand® Note Card Case
Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions? Is one of them to get organized? Did you know that January is National Get Organized Month? Do any of these statements sound familiar: “I can’t escape the piles of paper in my house, on my desk at work, even in my car!” “I can’t get through my gigantic to-do list—it feels like I NEVER get anything done.” “I’m working on multiple projects and I hate carrying around eighty-five notebooks.” If you find yourself nodding “yes” to any of these statements, check out this link, then set your DVR to The Balancing [...]
Celebrate a stress-free season with these five holiday organization must-haves. 1. Holiday Hub Santa may have to check his list twice, but you won’t need to with your own holiday hub. This year, dedicate a binder or notebook to corral all things holiday. Create menus, recipes and shopping lists and keep in this holiday command center. With everything organized in one place, you can prevent costly impulse buys and duplicate purchases. When the holidays end, store your notebook or binder with seasonal decorations to pull out next year for a quick jump start. 2. Gift Grab Bag Prevent the [...]
Getting happier is easier than you think. Add these small, manageable habits to your daily routine. Great Expectations: Rise and shine with expectations of happiness and success. When your intention is to have a great day, you’ll be amazed at what unfolds. Every day may not be puppies and rainbows, but you’ll be surprised how your perspective changes if you “fake it until you make it.” Train your brain to seek positivity and happiness will find you. Prioritize: Stress eats away joy so protect your well-being by planning and prioritizing. If you map out small, manageable goals each [...]
Why wait until January to start your New Year’s resolutions? Come January 1, you will likely begin those New Year’s resolutions, but December is a month filled with inspiration, so why not get those wheels turning now? Pablo Picasso famously said, “Inspiration exists but it has to find us working.” In search of inspiration of our own, we came across a diverse array of resources. All suggest that inspiration comes when you set yourself up to be an engaged, active, continual learner, open to suggestion and regularly stimulated by the world around you. For more, read the following items on [...]
A well-organized classroom is as fundamental to learning as the times tables and ABCs. Effective lesson planning and classroom management all require careful preparation and order. Plus, studies show that an organized workspace increases productivity and decreases stress. Sounds like a winning lesson plan, right? Teachers make the best students, so let’s get started: time to bone up on Organization 101. Snapshot In this short course, we’ll look at ideas for organizing the different areas of the classroom, from student supplies and files, to your own desk. We’ll also explore how organizing by color-coding can help maintain order throughout the [...]
The school-year juggle is the toughest lesson your student will ever learn: homework, sports, extracurriculars, family and friends all vie for time and attention. Make sure your student meets this challenge head on with strong organizational and time-management skills. Long after algebra equations and the elements of the periodic table have faded from memory, students will reap the rewards of well-honed organizational and time-management skills. Snapshot In this short course, we’ll look at ways parents and teachers can help students find organizational and time-management systems that work throughout the school year. You’ll also discover: Benefits of being organized Helpful tools [...]
Are you constantly 15 minutes late? Forgetting commitments? Rescheduling appointments? If you suffer from “Can’t Stick To A Schedule Syndrome,” this post is for you. We have five simple tricks for getting your schedule firmly in hand. Don’t Overbook: The number one trick to managing your schedule is to not overcommit yourself and overschedule your time. Too often we have an overly optimistic view of how much work we can fit into a day. Life is full of interruptions, hold-ups and hiccups. Tasks take longer than you expect, monkey wrenches get thrown into the works. When you take a more [...]
Does your desk make the best-dressed list? Spruce up ho-hum workspaces with stylish desk accessories that make being organized look oh-so-good. Fashion Forward Online organizing emporium SeeJaneWork.com showcases its desk organizing products by fashion theme. If you love the “little black dress” for nights out, you might enjoy its work counterpart, “the little black desk” for day. Color more your thing? The chartreuse accents in the “spring into style” desk collection will brighten any space. Visit SeeJaneWork.com for more great sartorial style for your desktop. Modern Mojo Modern design mecca AllModern.com has simple, streamlined desk accessories that even a [...]
Got stuff? Of course you do. The better question is probably: got storage? If not, we have some simple DIY storage hacks that will have you shipshape, stat. Repurpose & Reuse: Millennial lifestyle site Britandco rounds up dozens of creative ideas in 40 Brilliant DIY Organization Hacks. Paint palettes become earring trays; paper towel rolls get transformed into attractive cord wranglers. Our favorite? Using plastic Easter eggs as colorful snack dispensers. Brilliant! Pet Pantry: Pets provide oodles of warmth and require oodles of gear. Stash their food, leashes, vitamins and odds and ends in a DIY pet pantry like the [...]
It’s that time of year again, folks. Gather round the breakroom cork board and sign away your Tuesday afternoons to swing bats alongside the people with whom you already spend 8+ hours a day. Before you jot your name on the dotted line, read up on the 5 types of people who are surely signing up for the Company Softball League. The Dark Horse Accounting department dude? Literally never uttered a word to you in your entire professional existence at this company? Their name on the list could trigger an eye or two to roll, but oh sweet [...]
We can probably separate all of our co-workers into one of two categories: the early bird and the night owl. So we decided to do some heavy investigating into the battle of A.M. vs. P.M. Does the early bird really get the worm? Or is he so tired and groggy that the night owl comes in and grabs that worm from right under him? Will this age old question finally be answered? We find out in five rounds, no holds barred. Round 1 The early bird can escape the office when there is still daylight. The night owl will definitely [...]
5 Ways to Tell that Spring Has Sprung from Your Cubicle When You’re Overworked and Usually Go Home After Dark
Do you find yourself losing track of time? Is your cubicle in the middle of the office, far from a window or the happiness-inducing warmth of the sun and its vitamin D glow? Do you get to the office when it’s dark and leave when it has become dark again? Do you sometimes feel like Batman in that you only have time to prowl around in the darkness (maybe that’s just this writer)? Get some clues as to whether the weather is different with some helpful hints below. Listen closely. Hear that? It’s not a stampede of snorting piglets–oh [...]
Baseball season is here and as the weather starts to warm (fingers crossed), there might be a few days you want to trade your cubicle for a seat at the ballpark. Not that we condone playing hooky, but if you’re going to do it anyway, we might be able to help. Of course, if you end up on the Jumbotron swinging your rally towel and dancing with the mascot, you’re on your own. A very specific car issue. You may need to do some research (and hope that your boss knows nothing about cars). Your kids. Blame your kids. Root [...]
Speedy Solution #7: Get things down to a science with a little help from a timer. Grab your smartphone, an egg timer, or an actual stopwatch and go! Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
Speedy Solution #6: True multitasking is impossible, and yet we all attempt it. If you really want to focus on the task at hand, close your email and see what you can accomplish in an hour. If you can’t be away from your email for an hour, try thirty minutes. Then check your email, see if you need to put any fires out, and return to your project. You’ll be surprised what you accomplish. Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
Speedy Solution #5: Do you find yourself uttering the phrase, “If I want it done right, I’ll do it myself”? We know we have, but this can’t be the mantra for everything or you’ll wear yourself so thin that things won’t get done the “right” way. More importantly, you may miss out on some meaningful moments while you are re-polishing a vase. Bottom line: try to work a little collaboration into your household. Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
Speedy Solution #4: If you find that some of your systems or daily activities are not really that efficient after all, that’s a good thing! The first step is to identify the problem and then you can make changes. Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
Speedy Solution #3: We all have those projects that “will take no time at all,” so we put them off…and off…and off. We can always get to them later. Tackle some of those “anytime” projects, and you might be surprised how accomplished you feel. A few of those seemingly little tasks can add up to big results. Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
Speedy Solution #2: Always make a grocery list before you go shopping to avoid that time-wasting wandering. Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
February is a quick month, so we bring you Speedy Solutions to save time, this month and beyond. Speedy Solution #1: Double your recipe when cooking and freeze half. Check out our Speedy Solutions by TOPS Products™ Pinterest Board.
You guys, eating healthier is NOT always the same as getting in shape in our book. Why? Because it’s really overwhelming to tackle both things at one time, especially if this is a new goal or you really let yourself indulge over the holidays. Habits take time to establish, and while some (overachieving) people can tackle sweeping lifestyle changes, there are those of us (writer included) who must take baby steps to reach goals. You should probably check in with your doctor before making any major eating-habit overhauls, especially because we’re not doctors or nutritionists or experts of any kind. [...]
Another common resolution is to get in shape. This might be written down on your list as “Get fit! ” or “Exercise!” You have likely started this journey already, but in case you haven’t, or if you have stalled or fallen off, here’s an idea to get you back on the horse (or back in those running shoes). Workout advice is everywhere: blogs, magazines, internet searches, emails from your mother. But we have a way to keep all that information in one place: create your very own fitness book. First you will need a binder and some dividers. Second you will [...]
Believe it or not, we are close to halfway through January! Yikes. Have you given up on some of your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Never fear, we are here for you! One of the most common resolutions is to get organized. But without a plan, this is pretty vague and overwhelming. Before you even begin, you must come to terms with something. Your entire life will never be perfectly organized. Go ahead, say it out loud. Say it again. Okay, now you can begin a realistic approach to a more organized life. Most things can be done in seven easy [...]
Dawn O. You’re our Grand Prize winner! Congratulations from all of us at TOPS Products™. You win a Shopkeeper Coupon Book! And put your hands together for our 2 Gift Card Winners: Shannon S. Mary V. Watch your inbox for our confirmation email and you’ll have your prizes before you know it. Happy Money Saving!
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Psst! Did you guys know that newspapers are still the bee’s knees with couponers? It’s totally true! And FYI, the Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book is great for organizing all of your newspaper coupons — and any other coupons you may have! Source Don’t miss our Facebook quiz — you could WIN a Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book from TOPS Products™.
Couponers — It’s Your Chance to Win the Organizer of Your Dreams! In honor of Cliptoberfest, TOPS Products® is giving you the inside scoop on your coupon style AND the chance to win a Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book so you can save more money in less time. It’s got two sides of organization power so you can maximize your savings with the least amount of work! Our Quiz has now ended, but learn more about your couponing style here! Take the Quiz and Win Your Very Own Shopkeeper Coupon Book: Take our quiz and find out your coupon style Get your results to [...]
Here’s another couponing secret from the pros! Shopkeeper™ Cliptoberfest continues… Don’t forget to pick up your very own Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book from TOPS Products™ Source Check back for your chance to WIN a Shopkeeper™ as Cliptoberfest wraps up the month with a fun giveaway contest.
Today’s Clip Tip is for a great cause… Source For more information, check out how to adopt a base here and how to donate coupons here.
Your couponing style is Uber Organized! Who you are: You have a list for everything. You are always one step ahead. You will schedule time to coupon each week. You have been called a neat freak. You love files and labels and color coding, oh my! You are SO good at… …coming up with organizational systems. …writing to-do lists. …event planning. Your parties (and cheese dip) are legendary. You need some help with… …nothing really, but let’s pretend. …relaxing your overly-complicated systems for everything. …letting go of perfectionist tendencies. Shopkeeper™ to the rescue! [...]
Your couponing style is Frugal Fashionista! Who you are: You can’t read enough fashion blogs, you style stalker, you. You’re a savvy saver so you can be savvy chic. You love the challenge of looking like a million bucks for $100. You identify with Carrie Bradshaw – “I like my money right where I can see it – hanging in my closet.” You aren’t saving for a rainy day, you’re saving for boots for a rainy day (and a matching umbrella). You are SO good at… …finding amazing deals on just about eveything. …saving for something new and fabulous [...]
Your couponing style is Busy Bee! Who you are: You don’t have the time to do extreme… well, anything. Your focus is saving the most money in the least amount of time Starting to coupon was an attempt to support your latté-a-day habit – and it works! You never buy things you don’t need just because you have a coupon You identify with that Shakespeare line “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.” You are SO good at… …thinking on your feet. …using things in a creative way – no bobby pin? You’d use a paper [...]
Couponing isn’t nearly as extreme as you’d think — check out the latest Clip Tip and discover that you’re not alone when it comes to saving money. Source
Coupon stacking is a super-effective way to get the most bang for your money-saving buck — and you can keep track of ALL of your coupons with the Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book. Source Check back for your chance to win big with the Shopkeeper Coupon Book!
We hope these Shopkeeper Coupon Book Clip Tips are getting you motivated to save money with coupons. Here’s the latest insider secret — enjoy! Source
Feeling better about saving money with the Shopkeeper Coupon Book? Here’s another fun Clip Tip to celebrate Cliptoberfest from TOPS Products™. Source Check back for your chance to WIN a Shopkeeper Coupon Book!
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You guys, we are so thrilled to be featured in one of the coolest blogs on the Internet, Lady and the Blog. Vera Sweeney is this sassy, vivacious mom of three who runs this blog (and four others, I’m almost positive) and has a passion for couponing. Just look at some of her YouTube videos and you’ll see just why she’s got so many fans. Her video on the Shopkeeper Coupon Book is phenomenal: Seriously, she suggests using the store side in such a unique way. Check this out if you haven’t already and head over to Lady and the [...]
Cliptoberfest keeps on rolling with another fun coupon fact brought to you by the Shopkeeper Coupon Book! “In 2012, 2.9 billion coupons were redeemed, saving consumers $800 million in discounts.” Source
Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book Clip Tip #1: Every hour spent couponing is worth an estimated $100 Source For more Shopkeeper Clip Tips, check out our Pinterest Board — we’ll be updating it all month with great facts and figures about couponing!
You know that feeling you get at the register when your grocery total goes from $98.00 to $65.00? Isn’t it the best? If you haven’t experienced this, it’s time. You don’t need to be an extreme couponer. You don’t need a lot of extra time on your hands. And you don’t need to be a super hero. You just need a little assistance. Pesky couponing problems, meet the Shopkeeper™ Coupon Book. Solutions to the rescue! #1 PROBLEM: You always leave your coupons at home. SOLUTION: The Shopkeeper is quite portable, so you can leave it in your car. Now [...]
Alright, so you don’t have 40 hours a week to spend couponing. You have no desire to stockpile 5,000 gallons of laundry detergent. You just want to save some money for a weekend getaway or a fabulous new pair of shoes. Where do you begin? First, you need to get organized. To effectively use coupons on those everyday purchases you need to have a system in place. “Wait, wait, wait,” you say. “I’m not wasting my valuable time creating a system that will probably just make me tear my hair out.” Guess what? A convenient system already exists! It’s the Shopkeeper Coupon Organizer! This [...]
Attention, Shoppers: At TOPS Products™, October is now Cliptoberfest — a month-long celebration of coupon organization! Getting organized so that you can effectively use coupons is kind of overwhelming. Where do you start? What’s the best way to go about organizing things? You don’t have to spend hours clipping and making a huge binder with five thousand pocket pages. That’s why we’re so excited about Cliptoberfest — it’s a party all October long for the couponing realist. In honor of Cliptoberfest, we present the Shopkeeper Coupon Book The Shopkeeper Coupon Book a handy coupon organizer that’s going to [...]
Check out this great mention of TOPS Products in Website Magazine, Issue 66!
Some of our employees here at TOPS Products™ recently had the pleasure of volunteering time at Tenth Life Cat Rescue, a local stray cat and kitten rescue specializing in kitties with special needs. Our employees took toys and other cat-related donations as well as a collection of our office products to help out this entirely volunteer-based organization. Then, they got busy playing with their new furry friends! This little buddy has the boots with the fur! Tenth Life, based in St. Louis, is an entirely volunteer-based organization — nobody is paid, from [...]
Dear Everyone – Summer’s here. It may not be official, but when there are children spraying each other with hoses instead of waiting at the bus stop, I know in my heart of hearts that it has arrived (also I envy the heck out of some kids for three months). And what, you might ask, does that have to do with office supplies? Well, Nosy McQuestionpants I will answer by saying this: Summer is great, but there are certain things about it that are challenging to say the least. TOPS Products® has a bunch of products that make the Summertime [...]
Let’s talk about your note taking method. Do you write down everything verbatim? Are you a words-and-important-phrases jotter? Or is your notebook full of doodles and cartoons from classes and meetings? Whatever your note taking style, it’s not about good versus bad – it’s about effective vs. ineffective. Products from left to right: Filler Paper, Jr. Legal Pad, Letter Size Legal Pad, Notebook, Steno Book, Composition Notebook TOPS FocusNotes™ is the most effective way to take notes. In just three easy steps, you can divide the page and conquer meetings, lectures and more, with a lined note-taking area, a cue column [...]
I don’t know about you, but I have certain preferences when it comes to paper (and its purpose). I like college-ruled paper with faint lines for work notes, steno books are for list-making and stickies are for remembering things that I’ll forget otherwise. For journaling, though, I need something a little more special. Idea Collective™ journals are great for capturing thoughts, quick notes or anything inspiring. These were designed with creative people in mind, and they’ve got a ton of unexpected details packed in. The covers are sleek, available in hardbound or softcover versions. Your pen will glide smoothly [...]
We love hearing from our Cardinal Love Birds Binder Giveaway winners! Check out this photo we got from winner, Stephen C. Plus, he’s visiting EasyCoversandMore.com to download his own customized cover inserts! “Just got my binders from @topsproducts Cardinal Love Birds Giveaway! Time to download some cover inserts!” — Stephen C. (@StephenCapron)
We all want to be rewarded for making the best buying decisions, right? In honor of Earth Day, TOPS Products is offering a Second Nature Note Taking Bonus: Get a $10 Gift Card just for making a $50 qualifying purchase from our Second Nature line of note taking products. Now that we have your attention, check out the TOPS Products assortment of Second Nature items over here. When you qualify for our bonus, choose a Best Buy or Darden Restaurants Gift Card. For those of you who don’t know, Darden Restaurants are everywhere: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Seasons [...]
Binder Bachelor #1 – ExpressLoad™! Voters were totally charmed by his innovative straight-post design, outdoor culinary skills and chiseled jawline. And probably his accent. The fact that he can load a whole ream of paper in a snap was a bonus, too. “I’m super excited to take Marcy out on a date,” he told us, (except it sounded like “Ah’m super ex-soited to take Mah-cy out on a date.”) Marcy is perfectly delighted with the outcome and promises a “super-adorable Instagram pic of our date,” as long as there’s no spaghetti sauce involved. ExpressLoad™ wanted the location of [...]
Congratulations to all of our winners! If you’re among the lucky prize winners below, TOPS Products™ will contact you shortly for your shipping information. Get ready to get a visit from all of the binder dudes. And now without further ado, the winners are… Penny W. Mary M. Brooke A. Shannon S. Melodie C. Stephen C. Jackie L. Carolyn B. Elizabeth J. Emily S. Make sure to check back and find out which binder bachelor won a date with Marcy!
11×17 Binders and Accessories are a Real Specialty. Folding artwork, spreadsheets and oversize prints to fit into a standard binder can be a pain. Cardinal 11×17 Binders (and binder accessories) keep your projects organized and looking their best. We offer 11×17 Binders with a variety of premium features, from Slant-D® shaped rings to ClearVue™ covers for customization on all 3 sides of the binder. You can even get a Speedy XtraLife™ binder in the 11×17 size. It’s perfect for preparing multiple tabloid-sized presentations because you can customize the cover and spine with one sheet. Click here to get cover [...]
Win These Binders from TOPS Products in the Cardinal Love Birds Binder Giveaway Get more votes (and more chances to WIN) by: Tweeting us @TOPSProducts . Include your vote and #BinderBachelors, e.g. “@TOPSProducts – I vote for the FreeStand! #BinderBachelors” Re-pinning your Binder favorite’s picture or video from our #BinderBachelors Pinterest page (don’t forget to follow us!) Commenting here on the blog with your vote and telling us why you chose that Bachelor. Don’t forget that you can vote DAILY on the Giveaway Page. Each vote enters you to win the Binder Prize Pack worth over $70! Click on Marcy below [...]
It’s Marcy, our favorite romance-challenged organizational maven — and she’s looking for love. Starting at 4/10 at 12 pm CST, vote for your favorite “Binder Bachelor” — he’ll win a date with Marcy and you could win a 4-binder prize pack from TOPS Products! Contest ended 4/17/13, but you can see who won over here! Giveaway Details: Watch the Cardinal Love Birds video Vote for your favorite “Binder Bachelor” once per day and be entered to win one (1) of ten (10) binder prizes. Voting ends April 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST/9:59 pm PST. Oooh, Prizes! 10 winners will [...]
Hi, my name is Marcy. I’m an administrative assistant and I am a little bit of a neat freak. I color-code my closet and alphabetize everything and vacuum my carpeting at a 45° angle. I collect scarves. I like to make crafts as long as they don’t involve glitter… and I’m single. Shock, right? You’re probably like, Why should I care? Well, as you can see I’m pretty excited. And on April 10th, I’ll tell you why.
Congratulations Winners! TOPS Products and On Time Supplies want to thank all contest participants for submitting your messy desk photos! And the winners are… Grand Prize: Dusan S. 1st Runner Up: Angelina J. 2nd Runner Up: Suzanna P. Congratulations to our winners! We will contact you within the week for prize delivery information.
When you’re keepin’ the mean streets clean, it’s harder to keep your own desk that way. Yep, today the Clutter Police are dishing out some tough organization love to an actual police officer. We’ve read him his rights, and now we’re going to stop with the cheesy police jargon. First, let’s talk about the filing cabinet. It’s open, so we can see the chaos happening inside. We’d like to suggest Hanging Accordian® Folders that feature ten attached file folders that’ll keep paper from slipping into “no man’s land” between individual folders. Plus, they’ve got the same capacity as regular hanging files [...]
An untidy desk can seem really overwhelming. You stress because it’s messy, you stress more because you can’t find anything in the piles of clutter and overflowing drawers, and then you continue to stress – because who has any time to actually organize the thing? So what’s a busy working adult to do? We totally feel your pain – but your messy desk may be speaking for you in all the wrong ways. Here, we’ll show you what your clutter says about your work style and give you some tips for fixing it with prizes from our Messy Desk Do-Over [...]
Another day, another desk for the Clutter Police. Today we’re going head-to-head with another Clutter Crime. Can you spot it? There’s a thumbtack party happening on that bulletin board – and you’re invited to lose important documents in that vertical pile. Now, there’s more than one way to shell an oyster, so we’re going to give this Desk Damsel in Distress two organizing options. Option 1: Easy Open® Binder Organizing is easier when you use a system that makes sense to you. Sort out those papers and load them up into your binder. Use Poly Index Dividers to [...]
This Project Manager’s workspace is, well… a little unmanageable. Call for backup – we’ve got another serious case on our hands in another installment of Clutter Police. We see that you’re using paperclips – that’s a great start. May we suggest using a ReportPro™ 10 Pocket Project Organizer? It’s easy to subdivide one project or store multiple projects when you’ve got 10 pockets to fill. We can also see that you’ve got several sticky notes, a legal pad and a notebook. Prism Note Taking products are great for color coding notes [...]
Every office has one. You know the type; seemingly normal coworkers, smiling over coffee or bringing in donuts. They do their job. They may even do it well. And then one day, you stroll over to their desk and discover their dirty little secret. They’re Criminally Cluttered. You may mention it casually. Your co-worker will laugh it off and say something defensive like, “Who are you, the Clutter Police?” Sadly, you’ll have to confess that you are not. But we are. Oh yes, we exist. And now we’re going public with our work, one case study at a time. Here’s our first [...]
Our Messy Desk Do-Over Contest is officially underway, and the prizes at stake could just save your desktop from a clutter avalanche! Enter here in case you haven’t already. Doesn’t your desk deserve a crisis intervention? TOPS Products and OnTimeSupplies.com think so. One lucky person will win the Grand Prize– the Ultimate Desk Do-Over Kit and 2 runners up will receive organization packs detailed below. Let’s take a look at the prizes, shall we? Grand Prize Contents: 1 Idea Collective Journal 1 pack of Docket Gold Planning Pads 1 Easy Open ClearVue Slant-D 2 in. Binder 1- 5-tab set of Poly 1-Pocket Index Dividers [...]
Are you overwhelmed and under-organized? Does your desk look more like a trash heap? We at TOPS Products and our friends at OnTimeSupplies.com want to see your messy desk. Snap a pic and post it to the TOPS Products Facebook contest page (the embarrassment is part of the fun, we promise). You could win our Grand Prize– the Ultimate Desk Do-Over Kit, complete with organizational tools to file, store and plan your way to a more productive work day. Two runners up will win organization packs guaranteed to de-clutter your desk. What Do I Win? One lucky person will win [...]
You could go from desk disaster to organized master. Check back on March 25 to learn more, enter and win! Now go mess up your desk. -Kaylee @ TOPS Products
Our copywriter recently trekked her Idea Collective™ journal to the very top of Piestewa Peak near Phoenix, Arizona. It was such an inspiring and “breath-taking” (she’s asthmatic) view from 2500 ft. that she stayed true to her title and jotted down her thoughts in her mini Idea Collective journal. Before you go on your next adventure, make sure you check out our complete selection of Idea Collective Journals here. So, where has YOUR Idea Collective journal been lately? Until next time… -Kaylee @ TOPS Products
This was the best stock photo we could find to let you know that something fun and exciting is just around the corner. Check back with us on March 25th and get ready for Spring Cleaning season.
When your energy starts to plummet (somewhere between the lunch buffet and that vending machine candy), your afternoon productivity takes a major hit. You can opt for a caffeine-charged beverage, but word on the street is that you probably just need to move around and get some air. Launching paper airplanes sounds like just the task to get you back on track for that 2 pm meeting. The great thing about making paper airplanes is that you only need 1 sheet of paper for some afternoon fun. We particularly like making paper airplanes from our Docket Gold writing tablets. Mostly [...]
Welcome to Work Wonders, the new blog from TOPS Products! At Work Wonders, we’ll announce new products, provide tons of buying advice, product demos, post free downloadable templates, share helpful tips, announce promotions and a lot more. We’re excited about our new blog and hope you’ll share our posts with friends. In the comments section, let us know what you’d like to see on our blog and what features you like (or don’t!) We’ll talk again soon! Alicia @ TOPS Products P.S. Be sure to visit our freshly redesigned site at Tops-Products.com. We think you’ll find it much [...]