How to Save Money on Your Electricity Bill

October 24, 2008

Light Bulbs

Supply Brothers wants to help you Get Green and save money. We have started a new program with 10 ways to Get Green. This is our first tip. Each week we will email you our next suggestion to help you save money and Get Green.

Tip Number 1:

Change your light bulbs! Installing a fluorescent bulb is the quickest and easiest way to start saving energy and begin saving money! Unlike incandescent bulbs, Fluorescents are much different. Rather than create lots of wasted heat, they convert that energy into light!

The Benefits: Fluorescent bulbs consume about 75% less electricity and last up to 10 times longer than regular bulbs. Fluorescent bulbs usually last up to 12,000 hours!

An average household uses up to 10 light bulbs. Buy just seven of ours today and get free shipping!

Buy 7 Fluorescent bulbs now and get Free Shipping!

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Donate Your Old Computer

October 17, 2008

Supply Brothers believes in being a part of the solution, when it comes to recycling, not a part of the problem. Preventing waste is our biggest challenge today. When you outgrow your computer, cell phone, and other equipment, it’s important that you recycle these products. Electronic equipment can be recycled for recovery of metals, glass, plastics, and many other materials. Donating your used equipment also allows schools, nonprofit organizations, and lower income families to obtain equipment that they otherwise could not afford.

 

Visit EPA.GOV today to learn how you can recycle your old electronics.

 

 

Other Helpful Links

Recycle your old cell phone

Find a recycling center or re-use location

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How to Clean Your Computer/Laptop Keyboard

October 13, 2008

Tips for the office – Supply Brothers

Computer keyboards get dirty very easily, yet not cleaning them can lead to problems. If dust gets underneath your keys, they will not work properly. It’s important to maintain a clean keyboard if you don’t want to have problems and extend the longevity of your computer. You can follow these easy steps to make sure you don’t fall victim to a dirty keyboard.

Before you clean your computer keyboard it’s important that you shut down your PC. Remove the main plugs and unplug your computer keyboard.

1. I recommend using compressed air. You can buy these very cheap, they last long, and they work terrific at blasting dirt and dust away.

2. Turn your computer keyboard upside down and gently shake loose any debris or crumbs that are stuck underneath. (Lightly tap it on your desk for maximum results).

3. Use cleaning cloths to wipe clean the keys and chassis.

4. Dab a standard cotton swab, similar to one that you use to clean your ears with, in rubbing alcohol and use this to clean around and in between the computer keys.  

5. Lastly, use a computer vacuum to get rid of any remaining dust or lint.


5 Tips to Make Your Office Move Easy

October 6, 2008

October 8th – 2008 Supply Brothers

 

Moving your office can be a daunting task. If you don’t have a plan, you are asking for trouble. I recommend creating a checklist. Avoid planning as you go, which is not really planning at all. A budget will help you keep organized and keep the cost of moving reasonable.

Here are the essential tips.

1. Take inventory! Moving is an excellent time to do some spring cleaning. As you are taking inventory, be sure to throw away old papers, equipment, or any other items that are collecting dust. Most importantly, please recycle. If you don’t have a recycling bin, you can choose from a variety of recycling receptacles we offer.

2. Speak with several moving companies. Be sure to ask what they charge and any hidden fees that may apply. In some instances, if you are a minute late, moving companies will charge you for two days worth of rental time. Keep in mind most of them expect you till fill up the gas tank after use, so be sure to choose a company that is close to your office move. Some moving companies will let you drop off the rental from a different location than you rented it from. Just be sure to ask if they will charge extra for that. Lastly, ask them if they will provide moving boxes and packing tape and how much extra it will cost.

3. Contact the proper utility companies. You will need to call ahead of time to schedule the proper start and stop dates for your phone, electricity, internet, water, etc.

4. Provide the proper employee orientation. It’s essential that you train your employees on any new functions such as; security systems, phone, etc.

5. Have plenty of supplies. Please don’t underestimate this important step. You will need lots of boxes! The more, the better. (If you get your boxes from the moving company, you can usually return unused boxes for a refund. I recommend getting them from a grocery store if you are on a tight budget). Be sure to stock up on cleaning supplies. You will be surprised at the amount of dirt and dust you will find when moving things. (Most companies will charge you a cleaning fee if you leave the place a mess). We recommend getting carpet cleaners, furniture polish, and disinfectants. Invest in a hand truck! This will save time and money, and it will also keep you from hurting yourself. Lastly, don’t forget bubble wrap to protect your valuable items.

When you are done with your move, plan a party and celebrate! Moving is no easy task. Whether you asked help from your best friend, coworker, neighbor, be sure to show them appreciation! Thank everyone for his and her contribution.

 

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