The New Normal - Top products when you return to the office

  • Jun 1, 2020

f you've spent the past 10+ weeks getting comfortable working from home, returning to the office might take a little getting used to. From social distancing policies to new sterilization practices, there are a lot of changes. Here are five things you should expect from the new normal:

1.)    A lot less contact

You may be back in the office, but it's more important than ever to slow the spread of germs. Precautionary measures, like avoiding direct contact with heavy traffic surfaces, can go a long way in keeping everyone healthy. Our No-Contact Keychain allows you to use door handles or ATM pads without ever directly touching them.

Covering your face is another effective way to reduce the risk. Our multi-functional snoods are perfect for around the office, and the lightweight, breathable fabric and UV protection make them the ultimate accessory for working or playing outdoors.

3351-09 No Contact Keychain – Brass

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SM-9974 No Contact Keychain – Nylon

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TM45600 Dade Snood and TM45601 Amos Eco Snood

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2.)    Self-sterilizing products

Yep, you're reading that correctly. With the world entering its post-quarantine phase, self-sterilizing technology is the future.

Did you know smartphones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats?* While alarming (and pretty gross), there's an easy fix. Our UV Phone Sterilizer can be used to sterilize phones, keys, jewelry and other small items. It's made with natural antimicrobial properties, so you can feel a little better about touching your screen.

7143-14 UV Sterilizer with Wireless Charging Pad

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3.)    BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverages)

It may be a while before you want to touch that office coffee maker again. Bringing your own beverages from home is exponentially safer than using vending machines, water fountains and coffee makers. And with a massive selection of copper vacuum-insulated drinkware, it's easy to keep your drink at the perfect temperature all day long.

1626-07 Hugo Copper Vacuum Insulated Tumbler 16oz

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1629-01 Welly® Traveler Copper Vacuum Bottle 18oz

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4.)    Lunchtime at your desk

With companies taking steps to keep employees socially distanced, there will inevitably be a moratorium on shared spaces, like cafeterias and break rooms. Eating lunch at your desk will become the new norm. With a good food storage set and a well-insulated cooler, keeping your food fresh until lunchtime is a piece of cake. (Yum.)

SM-2225 Wheat Straw Utensils To Go 

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SM-7500 Classic Cooler

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1033-93 Bamboo Fiber Lunch Box with Cutting Board Lid

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5.)    Easy-to-clean bags

It's good to know the bag carrying your stuff isn't infested with germs. Bags made from smooth materials are easier to wipe down and have fewer spaces for bacteria to colonize. These bags are super-easy to keep clean, which means you won't be lugging all those germs around with you.

2160-04 Small Laminated Non-Woven Shopper Tote

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0011-03 elleven Numinous 15" Computer Travel Backpack 

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*University of Arizona research


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