In 1989, sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term “third place” in his groundbreaking book, “The Great Good Place,” which explored the idea of a public, social place outside of home (first place) and work (second place). His concept of third places looks at how public places like coffee shops, bars, hair salons and bookstores are at the heart of communities.
Working a desk job and staying healthy is challenging. Sedentary lifestyles are known to cause obesity and unhealthy behaviors. As a Washington D.C. office supply company, we are committed to helping companies nationwide improve their productivity and overall well-being of the office.
Miller’s Supplies at Work just had its 45th anniversary! To celebrate these many years of service and dedication, here are five things you most likely didn’t know about our Washington D.C. office supply company.
After receiving hundreds of great entries for our Ugly Chair Contest, we are excited, and a bit frightened, to announce the winners! During our examinations of all the submissions, we cringed at a handful of hideous, horrific, and horrendous pieces of furniture, but none were quite as appalling or cringeworthy as our victors. So without further ado, we present you the winners of Miller’s Supplies at Work’s Ugly Chair Contest 2016.
Cleaning is never fun, but it is a necessary evil. Even though the work isn't enjoyable, the products you use to clean get better and better. Everything from counter tops to bathrooms can be sparkling clean in minutes. You might be accustomed to cleaning your home, but don't underestimate the importance of cleaning your office space.
Like every employee or business owner, you know that work can get busy. From the time you arrive at your desk in the morning until you leave at night to get some well-deserved rest, it can be hard to think about anything but all the work you have to do. In a fast-paced office environment, it can be easy to forget or put off things that would normally take priority, such as the organization of your desk.
Office remodeling is not always a fun, easy task – especially not when you are downsizing. George Mason University recently came to Miller’s Office Products with a challenge. The problem: fit the furniture and people of four different spaces into one space. The solution: a combination of unique furniture choices that allow everyone to work peacefully in the same space.
When you are redesigning your office, it is likely that you will find yourself asking “How do I take my vision and create the office I am picturing without breaking the bank?” Personal Care Products Council found themselves asking this same question, and that is where the office space planning team at Miller’s came into play.