Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Every Day

I have always been a fan of the phrase "Earth Day Every Day." Not just because it is my birthday. (Oh, thank you so much!) But I am also a fan of taking care of the planet. As the mother of two children I find that I want to leave a better world for them. Anything that we can do to help reduce our carbon footprints is a help to the environment. And honestly, it is so easy.

With the abundence of recycled items available today, it is easier (and cheaper) than ever to help out this world of ours. Gone are the days when recycled paper meant a dingy looking, rough feeling thing that no one wanted to deal with. Recycling has progressed into an industry that rivals the brand new, and often exceeds it.

I talk about "Green" products a lot here on the blog. But that is because I am always amazed at the items that can be made from recycled materials. Below I have a sampling the wide array of recycled items that are available on our website.

Hey, the more you recycle yourself, the more awesome products I can showcase for you.

Color Code your paperwork with these stylish hanging folders.

Measure Twice With this Recycled Ruler

Cut Once with these Recycled Scissors

Lime Green and Black Recycled Binder. Very Sharp.
"Green" Mousepad anyone?
You could outfit your entire office in stylish, recycled products from our website. For more information on any of the products above, they conveneintly link to their information pages. Just click the pictures and visit our website to purchase these items or find more recycled office supplies to Green up your office.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gifts for the Hardest Working Ladies in your Office

Next Wednesday is Administrative Proffesionals Day here in the US. Or, for those of us not bogged down in the big feminist movement, Secretaries Day.

As a glorified secretary myself, I feel this day is the day that the bosses should shower us with appreciation and possibly even gifts for all of the grunt work we do all year. Sure, sure, we get a paycheck. But a little extra something is always welcome.

Personally, if I were to come in and find a nice, tasteful, card and any of the following items on my desk I would be thrilled beyond belief. It doesn't take much to show us paper-pushers of the world that you value us and the work we do for you everyday.

If you're looking for some ideas on what to get for the Administrative Staff, Secretaries, Operators, Reps, whatever you'd like to call the women who answer phones, type orders, sort, file, type, dictate, enter your data, plan your trips, balance your ledgers, schedule your appointments and help you dodge telemarketers you have no interest in talking to, consider one (or all) of the following items as a special thank you on this day invented to honor them.

16" Laptop Bag - Can conveniently hold any or all of the items below

Executive Pen and Pencil Set
Pink Faux Leather Portfolio
Red Heel Tape Dispenser

Diamond Pop-Up Sticky Note Dispenser

One Touch Stapler with Pink Accents

As always, all of the above items can be found on our website at Click each item to be taken conveniently to the purchase pages.

Monday, April 8, 2013

NEW FOR 2013

I never cease to be impressed with the way that manufacturers are able to improve on office supplies. We've covered in the past that I am sort of a geek when it comes to office supplies. Pens, Binders, Sticky-Note Holders. All of them call to me. It's almost an addiction. I have a four foot high stack of notebooks, many of which I will not even write in because their covers are so beautiful.

This year, as in years past, a few of my favorite companies have come out with some really cool items that I would like to share with you today. As always, all of the items showcased here are available on our website.

The best of all worlds. Part Binder, part Notebook, Sticky-Note Holder and Organizational Gold Mine. The AmPad Versa Crossover Notebook is one of the most innovative products I've come across this year.

A revolutionary tool for the efficient organizer so you can keep your notes and any accompanying information together in one place. The pages of this unique writing pad also doubles as an interior folder, allowing you to keep your notes and accompanying information together in the same place. The 1/3-cut tabs allow you to label your files and organize them easily, so you'll always be able to find the file you need fast.

Purse-shaped, Post-it Note dispenser offers high fashion for your notes and allows you to take Post-it Notes one at a time. Dispenser resembles a colorful clutch purse with gold-colored accents. Weighted dispenser is perfect for easy one-handed dispensing.


Integrated lighting system incorporates technologically advance circuitry, optics and LEDs to ensure optimum performance and logevity. LEDs offer bright, directional light and never need replacing. Low/High brightness levels.

 Large, full-color touch screen lets you edit and format your labels with a touch of your fingertip. Speed text entry on the computer-style keyboard. Customize your labels with 10 fonts, 25 font sizes, 32 text styles, 5 boxes plus underline, and hundreds of built-in symbols and clip art images. Label maker prints crystal-clear graphics, bar codes and logos at 300 dpi resolution. Connect to your PC or Mac and use DYMO Label Software to customize your labels with fonts or graphics.

Professional name badge system offers a quick, easy way to create and customize reusable name badges. These versatile badges feature a metal plate, elegant domed lens cover and printable transparency that you can replace again and again.

Monday, April 1, 2013



Spring is in the air here in Michigan. Well, sort of. It was over this past weekend. The sun was shining, the birds were singing so loud I thought my two year old was playing with a new toy in his room. But no, it was the birds coming home and chirping their hearts out. The temperatures were in the 50's and it was beautiful.

Of course, today it snowed. But such is life in the good old mitten. One day you're packing up the winter coats, and twelve hours later you are pulling them back out. What this weekend has shown us, however, is that Spring is coming. And we should get ready to throw open our windows and let some fresh air in to our stuffy homes.

I did a post on Fall Cleaning last year, because it is the time of year that I do my best top-down house scrub. I like my house to be spic and span before shutting it up for the winter. But now that Spring has sprung, I am noticing all of the dust and grime that has accumulated over the past few months.

There is salt beaten into my carpet by the front door, my windows are streaked baby handprints, there is crayon on my television and baseboards. Months of laziness and carelessness has built up into a pretty messy house. This weekend it is supposed to be in the 50's yet again and I will throw open my windows and begin the annual Spring Cleaning my home so desperately needs. Below are a few of the products that I will be using and I recommend that you check them out as well if you are feeling the urge to cleanse the stuffiness of winter from your house.

And the best part is how much you'll save by using our Genuine Joe brand of products. They are just as good, and sometimes better, as the expensive brand name cleaners, but at a fraction of the cost. Visit our website for more information or to place your order today.

Genuine Joe Furniture Polish
Genuine Joe Bathroom Cleaner
Genuine Joe SHAMtastic

Genuine Joe Glass Cleaner

Genuine Joe All Purpose Cleaner

Monday, February 25, 2013

Go Green

You don't have to change the world all at once. Every small step makes a difference. Volk Corporation would like to partner with your business or home to help get a little 'greener' this St. Patricks Day...and all year long.
All of the items featured in this post will either be made of recycled material, be Energy Star compliant, or possess 'green' attributes (such as being biodegradable.) You can follow all of the links below to our website to purchase your very own Earth Friendly items today.