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The breeze is a little more crisp.

Leaves begin their slow cascade.

The afternoon sun doesn't sting like it did a few weeks ago (and nor do the wasps.)

Fall has come, and we are all about the "Autumn feels" at Wilson's Office Supply. More accurately–we're all about bringing you the Autumn feels to your office. After all–who says you can't experience the Autumn season while your're working?

Here are a few of our tips that can help you capture Autumn at your office:

Capture The Smells

When you think of Fall, consider the aromas that remind you of cozy Autumn memories.

Perhaps as a kid you were coming in from playing on a blistery day and you recall the definitive aroma of your mother's pumpkin pie and apple cider patiently awaiting your arrival. Fragrances can totally transport you back in time! Candles, diffusers, wax warmers, and even air freshening sprays are a shoe-in to help bring back those memories once again. They a word...Fall-mazing.

Just don't put them in your mouth!

Embrace The Flavors

You don't have to live very long before you notice that we consider Autumn and deliciously hot drinks to go hand-in-hand. Mmm, I can almost taste it right now. Do yourself and your co-workers a flavor–I mean, favor–and brew up a tasty, Fall favorite in your break room coffeemaker to spark up all of those amazing Autumn feelings.

Got a big team? No problem. We suggest a large capacity brewer like this one (it brews 50 cups and is still small enough to fit in any nook.) And always make sure to have the coffee essentials to set the perfect Autumn mood–sturdy paper cups and lids with those signature sleeves we've come to love so we aren't burning our hands and ruining our Fall vibes! Unless black coffee is your thing, take our advice and grab some vanilla caramel and butterscotch creamers (in single serve tubs to keep COVID and the flu at bay.)

Bonus tip: Make sure to keep things tidy and clean around your coffee area by placing these paper towels or napkins within arms reach!

Catch The Vision

Transforming your offices and break rooms into Autumn Wonderlands is probably one of THE easiest things you can do for the return you'll get out of it. However, make sure you keep the aesthetic streamlined by cozying up your office with a couple framed pictures of family and others you love. If you already have some up try changing them out for some updated pictures to keep things fresh. A few fake pumpkins, leaves, or similar decorations set around the office will also add to the feels for everyone.

How do you welcome the Fall season around your office?

Let us help you Pumpkin Spice up your office by clicking any of the linked products in this blog delivered by us the next business day!

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In this era of staying home we are geared towards improving our home life more, too. If we're going to be home, then we might as well keep things as sane as possible by curating a personal work space, staying organized, and having plenty of snacks, right?

Today we have a simple yet effective little solution for your organizational efforts at home or at work–labels.

It may sound simple and you may want to gloss over this little tip, but it could save you quite a bit of sanity and money! We've seen it implemented on one of our favorite organizing shows, "The Home Edit". Take it from them–it works.

Labels will go on any storage bin, bucket, bottle, box, or can that you've organized into a space that contains a specific item category, such as: "Pens", "White Rice", "Cotton Swabs", "Yard Sale Items", "Candy", etc. You can literally label everything you want. Okay, maybe leave the cats alone. But everything else–yes.

Here's what to do to easily and quickly create a more organized working space at home or at work for cheap.

Make your own labels using a legal pad.

Make labels.

Yeah, just make your own labels. You can be as creative as you want to be! For instance, use tape and cut slits of paper with hand-written category names on them. Use markers, glue, glitter, craft paper, or whatever else you can think of or get your hands on to make your labels something you love to look at and inspire organization.

Buy precut sticky labels (address labels).

Use stick-on labels like these for a more uniform and neat look.

Those are especially good when you want to cut down on the time spent on this project. Get free templates here, type the names of the labels you want printed, and voila–DONE.

Or, to create a more personalized, fun look, use a marker and write out your categories yourself.

Purchase printed labels.

You can shop for labels already made for your organizing project, as well. Simply purchase the labels corresponding to ones you actually need and stick away! There's basically no work involved with this step at all, so it would be the least amount of time spent on your organizing project.

The great thing about labeling all of your areas you'd like to keep organized is that you won't go insane looking for a pen, staples, hair pins, spare change, and more when you really need them.

Additionally, losing those items somewhere prompts us to either begin the longest game of "hide and seek" or make additional purchases of those items. In this all too familiar scenario you're saving time and money all while limiting waste. Go you!

Already have your space organized and labeled? Let us know how much time and sanity you saved by doing this simple project.

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During the course of our coronavirus-fueled 2020 pandemic, we've found that aerosol spray (made famous by Lysol) has been one of the biggest sought-after products–perhaps because of it's scarcity. Before we address the question of what we would do if we can't find the disinfectant spray, let's answer a few preliminary basic questions regarding the spray itself.

What Is Sanitizer Spray?

Sanitizer spray is used to disinfect unsanitary surfaces–most notably surfaces which are high contact, such as a door knob, counter area, restroom touch points, etc. The sanitizing compound is usually expelled through either an aerosol mist via a nozzle or a spritz via a trigger. Sanitizer sprays are popular choices to easily and quickly disinfect high traffic areas.

Do You Have To Wipe Off Lysol?

No. After pre-cleaning the surface, you will layer on the spray of disinfectant and let it air dry. Easy peasy.

How Can You Get Lysol Spray?

Regarding where to purchase Lysol or any other brand or non-branded disinfectant spray, you'll want do some online retail searching. (Search here first with yours truly to see if we have any in stock since we deliver for free in our service area.) After that, consider other local retailers who have a pickup or curbside option.

If you can't find a local retailer to supply you with disinfectant spray, then search a reputable online retailer such as Walmart or Amazon–(disclaimer: you may expect to pay shipping prices, as well as possible shipping delays.)

Perfect segue into our main topic–What if I can't find disinfectant spray anywhere? Thankfully, there are currently numerous alternative options available at your fingertips.

Disinfecting wipes are great for quick-clean emergencies.

Sanitizing Wipes

For personal or at-home use, try using alcohol-based wipes to disinfect germ covered areas. Sanitizing wipes have become more plentiful as the year's progressed and manufacturers have adapted their models and supplies to this new PPE economy.

Simply use a wipe like you would use disinfectant spray. Instead of spraying or squeezing, you will be wiping a high contact area down after pre-cleaning the surface. Do no wipe the surface dry, but instead let it air dry to take it's full effect.

Disinfect using hand sanitizer + paper towel.

Hand Sanitizer + Dry Wipes Combo

Can't seem to find sanitizing wipes anywhere? Or, perhaps you want to conserve them for a more necessary time? Grab some hand sanitizer from here (if you're looking for a great price and fresh, clean scent), and then combine them with a clean and dry rag or dry wiper cloth and voila!–you've got homemade sanitizing wipes to be used the same way you'd use traditional sanitizing wipes.

It's like playing laser tag but with COVID-19.

Electrostatic Disinfectant Sprayers

If you are in need of a much larger application of disinfectant, look into electrostatic disinfectant sprayers. These sprayers are larger than a can of disinfectant yet handheld (one is even applied as a backpack so that you truly get to look like a Ghostbuster catching their nemesis, Slimer!) They run on a battery charge and a chemical compound (hydrogen peroxide-based) so that you can truly cover some square footage.

Sprayers get the big disinfecting jobs done quickly so that you aren't wiping down large rooms all day, every day (or even hiring out to wipe down or sanitize.) Places such as schools, church buildings, or corporate offices benefit greatly from using these time-effective tools. Have a bigger area? You'll want to get the bigger guns–right here.

So, to sum up–if you can't get ahold of Lysol or other disinfectant sprays or aerosols that are deeply sought after, remember that there are other options available to you. When COVID-19 hit, all of these items seemed to get bought up, leaving some retail shelves bare. Now that the economy has adapted we are well capable of fending off germs again.

Got questions? Leave your feedback in the comments or feel free to send an email.

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