Our Top 10 Posts of the Year for 2016

Wow, another Christmas is upon us and another year is in the books. Sometimes it’s hard to believe how fast the time goes. While December for us in the OE marketing department is typically spent looking ahead to next year, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the top ten articles we posted on the blog this year.

First, though, a heartfelt thank you to anyone and everyone reading this. 2016 was the first full year we posted regularly on this blog, and you seemed to enjoy the articles we brought you — our traffic doubled from the beginning of the year to now. That gives us a great head of steam heading into 2017, and we’re already working on even more information you can use to save time, costs, and carbon.

Before that, let’s take a look back at the Top 10 posts of 2016. These are the ten posts that got the most traffic, from least to most. The only thing we filtered out were posts that advertised specials or promotions that are now expired, so as to avoid confusion.

10. Is Your Facility Supplies Vendor a True Partner?

Every business has vendors, and there’s nothing wrong with that if you are looking for supplies with no value added. But if you want actual service, from the time you are putting your bid together throughout the life of your relationship, you want a partner. This post talks about how we do that with out facility supplies customers.

9. Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers: Which One Spreads More Bacteria?

The Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryer debate has been settled.

8. Office Essentials Celebrates 15 Years of Service to Our Customers

Last summer was our 15th birthday, to celebrate we put together an infographic called OE By The Numbers that shows how far our customers have brought us over the last 15 years.

7. Why do Bic pen caps have holes in the top?

This is a short, fun post about why the Bic Cristal Pen is designed with a hole at the end of its cap.

6. Learn How To Sit In Your Office Chair the Right Way

This post contains a short video from our partners at HON that talks about the right way to sit in your desk chair.

5. Office Yoga Poses You Can Do At Work to Feel Better Throughout the Day

Office Yoga can improve your physical health and reduce your stress levels while you work. This post details a few simple yoga poses you can do without leaving your desk.

4. 6 Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Old Office Chair

You spend a ridiculous amount of time in your office chair and if it’s past its prime, that old chair could lead to back pain and unproductivity. This post illustrated some common signs that it’s time to upgrade your seat

3. The Unbreakable Rules of Office Breakroom Etiquette

Breakrooms the scene of some of the worst breaches of workplace etiquette that occur on a daily basis. So, after heading to the breakroom for a fresh cup of coffee only to find empty coffee pots for the umpteenth time, I decided to put together a short list of the unwritten rules office breakroom etiquette.

2. It Turns Out We’ve Been Using Post-it Notes Wrong All This Time

Apparently, you’re not supposed to pull the Post-It off the stack with the sticky side at the top, but rather with the sticky stuff on the side. This post illustrates the “proper” way.

1. 5 Best Practices for Proper Cubicle Etiquette

If you want to remain friends with your fellow cubicle-based co-workers, here are some best practices to employ.


There you have it. We’re looking forward to bringing you more information you can use to work better all throughout 2017. If we can answer any questions for you, drop us an email, otherwise we’ll see you next year.

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