It’s that time again: Office Christmas party time

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we’re tellin’ you why — because it’s no fun being an office Christmas party pooper! So listen up: If you haven’t planned something fun or inspirational for your employees or coworkers to celebrate the holiday season, now’s the time.

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Meet the New WorkPlacePro® Website

We got a facelift! Check out our brand new WorkPlacePro.com – Your one stop shop for all your promotional apparel needs!


We’ve got brand new search functionality. Look for the magnifying glass in the top right corner


When you click, it expands into a text box


Our predictive search will show the results in the search bar.

Type keywords or design codes


To engage in online chat, click on the right hand side of the screen


Check out our BRAND NEW account log in-features! Log in or register new. If you previously had a WorkPlacePro.com account: You should already have an account set up on this new website also, but passwords were not carried over. Please use the “Forgot Password?” link to reset it to see your past orders.


Log-In or Registration Screen.


View your past purchases and order history!


Track Your Billing


During your checkout process, your personalizations will be saved so you don’t have to retype every order! View your previous personalizations here!

Account Settings


Support Cases are saved and tracked too!


You can also access account information by clicking the dropdown arrow by your name on the home screen:


If you have questions, please visit our Help Page. Click on the question to reveal the answer.


To see all products, click on Shop in the top left (on the home page)


Narrow your choices by embroidery, pad-print or screenprint


Change the view of the products displayed


Sort by deadline date or relevance (most recently added)


Change your view here:


Click on “Categories” at the top to sort by market


To place an order, find the product you want to purchase and click on it, for example:


Hover your mouse over the image to zoom in


Click on the color swatch and style first, and then the quantity size boxes will appear


Type in quantity or use arrows to reach desired quantity of each size


Choose whether you would like your items personalized or unpersonalized. View details for more specific personalization information for each design.


Click on view details takes you to a new page like this:


Click add to cart on previous screen to add items to cart


View cart and checkout or continue shopping


You can view your cart anytime by clicking at the shopping cart in the top right corner of the website


Once in checkout, please note volume discounts are applied per each item


You may update quantities by adjusting the arrows. If you wish to remove from your cart, click the arrow beside each sku:


Enter offer codes you received by mail, email, or social media to the right side of the screen. Click “apply”


Click “Proceed to Checkout” to continue the checkout process
Log In, check out as guest, or create an account


Enter Required and Optional Information, then click “Proceed to Checkout”


If you have an account with personalizations saved, click on “My Personalizations” to select your saved option. Otherwise, type in your personalization text. Choose bold if you wish that line to be bold text.


Then click submit. You will be given a choice to re-do or accept. PLEASE REVIEW ACCURACY BEFORE CLICKING ACCEPT.


Then click continue
If you wish to edit your cart, you may do so at any time by clicking on edit cart at the right of the screen in your order summary. Also, at any time, you may click on the logo at the top of the website, which will take you back to the home page where you can see the cart on the top right corner, and can edit from there.


Proceed with entering shipping and billing information, review your order, and click submit. Congratulations on placing your order through WorkPlacePro®!
For any questions or comments, feel free to contact us. Contact information is available by click the link at the bottom of the page.

10 tips to save energy!

October is Energy Awareness Month! That’s an awareness we can get behind! 🙂 Here is 10 easy ways to cut your energy use in half…courtesy of greenamerica.org
1. Turn off the lights! – shut off lights while not using a room.
2. Install ceiling fans! In the summer keep them rotating counter-clockwise and in the winter clockwise to circulate the warm air rising.
3. Show your fridge some love! – clean the coils every 6 months to keep it running efficiently! Take up unused space with jugs full of water, these will hold in the cold rather than your fridge cooling blank space.
4. Wash clothes in cold water & air dry! – washing in cold gets your clothes just as clean & cuts your washer’s energy use in half!
5. Upgrade appliances! – many newer appliances now are more energy efficient, especially if built after 1993. It’s worth the investment.
6. Give your water heater a blanket! – seriously! an insulated heater can reduce heat loss by 24-45%!
7. Plug air leaks! – seal air leaks around doors and windows with caulk & weatherstripping…also curtains, films, and plastic covers over windows help keep the heat in during the winter!
8.Use your programmable thermostat! – learn how to use the settings on your thermostat to maximize the efficiency of your heating & cooling systems.
9. Air dry dishes! – ignore the drying option on your dishwasher!
10. Eliminate Phantom Load! – unplug your electronics when not using them to save energy they may be still using
#EnergyAwarenessMonth #Tips #EarthDayShirtsene

Is Texting Bad for your Health?

Before you pick up your cell phone to send your next text, read this article. Texting may be harming your health in some surprising ways. We all know that texting while driving is not safe, and may cause unnecessary accidents as drivers are completely distracted by their phones, even those who say they can still react fast enough in an emergency. But there are other ways texting is negatively effecting your health, and some of them may surprise you. If you are curious, keep reading. There are things you can do to mitigate these problems.

 

Text Neck

Many people, when texting, bring their faces down toward the device in their hands. Leaning their heads forward, they round their shoulders. This is very poor posture and may result in text neck. If you have ever had a stiff, achy neck or upper back pain after an extended text conversation, then you know the condition. The human head weighs ten to twelve pounds. When you have good posture, your spine can carry that much weight. Leaning down to look at your phone puts sixty pounds of pressure on your spine and the base of your neck. This pressure can, if it goes on long enough, lead to pinched nerves in your spine. Pinched nerves cause numbness and tingling down your arms and in your hands. To avoid this problem, bring your phone to your eyes. Be aware of your posture and sit straight, with your shoulders back.

 

Cell Phone Slumber

Cell phones may be causing your sleep problems. Not only do they emit radiation which may cause insomnia in some people, but they also emit blue light. This color of light tells your brain it is time to wake up. If you text in the dark, use a blue light filter on your phone. This does not interfere with your ability to see the device but it does dim the light intensity. To avoid the sleeplessness, ban your phone from the bedroom. If you have no choice and need your phone beside your bed, cut out screen time an hour before sleeping. This will allow you to sleep much better overall.

 

Repetitive Strain Injuries

People who spend a lot of time texting each day and looking down at their phones are prone to sprains and strains of the joints in their upper body. These repetitive motion injuries are caused by texting excessively, sometimes for hours on end and by bad posture and can be quite painful. Try to limit the amount of time you text each day. If you have to make a lot of texts at a time, make sure to keep good posture. Look up often and take breaks to move around. Also, most phones tend to have dictation services which will allow you to dictate texts to your friends and family. That way, you can still keep in touch.

 

Texting can be very bad for your health in surprising ways. It can cause injuries, eye strain and car accidents. But with a little prudence these dangers can be avoided and you can still keep in touch with the people you care about.