Graduation Gifts from Jacobs Gardner Office Supply At A Glance

Graduation Gifts from Jacobs Gardner Office Supply At A Glance
Graduation is an exciting time! Graduates may be going on to more schooling, to a new job, or may not know what exactly the next step might be. The future is full of possibilities and it’s normal to feel a bit nervous. Give the gift of planning to help them sort it all out! Wherever they are in their after-school pursuits, an AT-A-GLANCE® planner, professional notebook or calendar can help give your graduate a sense of control and organization. It gives them a place to write down dreams, thoughts about the future, current accomplishments and help set them up for future success. While many people may use a smartphone calendar, a planner is more than just a spot to keep appointments and meetings. A planner gives the user a place to: • Brainstorm dreams and goals • Break down goals into manageable to-do’s • Write down information they need to remember • Plan projects alone or with a team • Track habits, workouts and more Time management is one of the most important skills in life. If we manage what we have to do, we can create time and space for the things we want to do – activities that bring us joy and connection while allowing us to best use our talents.   Review this gift guide for some gift ideas that will support your graduate now and throughout life. The Signature Collection Choose a Signature Planner or Notebook for your graduate. This collection was created for busy students and professionals who like a simple planning experience. They have large areas of open writing space and simple, yet stylish covers. Plus, high-quality paper resists ink bleed which helps prevent writing from bleeding onto the next page. Our Signature planners are available in both weekly and monthly formats, so you can choose the style that best fits your graduate. 

The Harmony Collection 

Give your graduate the gift of guidance. The Harmony Collection gently guides and helps users focus on the life they desire most. Your graduate can track goals, plans, notes and ideas throughout the year. And each month features a motivational quote to keep them inspired! 

Harmony Planners also include a storage pocket, premium paper that resists ink bleed, durable covers and colorful stickers to color-code plans, projects and goals.


The BADGE Collection 

The perfect gift for a fashionable graduate! The Badge Collection offers durability and stunning original cover art. Inside, uncluttered layouts give your grad plenty of space to write out their plans on the thick, premium paper. They have colorful and sturdy tabs to quickly flip to the current month.

Like many of our collections, BADGE offers matching desk calendars and wall calendars, which are great for team or group projects. 

Encourage Your Graduate All Year Long 

Before you wrap the gift you’ve chosen, take time to jot down some little notes of support and encouragement throughout the year. Let your grad know that they’re in your thoughts!

Here are some ideas: 

  • I believe in you 
  • You are doing awesome! 
  • Any day you feel frustrated, call me! 
  • Sending you positive vibes today 
  • We are so proud of you 

Please share this article with others who may be looking for graduation gifts this year. 

These graduation gifts and others are available from Jacobs Gardner Office Supply. 

4 Steps to Successful Spring Cleaning

4 Steps to Successful Spring Cleaning

Are you ready to wipe away the grimy buildup of the winter months? We are too! We’re excited that the season of spring cleaning has arrived.

But where to start? How to begin? There’s no single “best” way to spring clean and there are many possibilities to choose from. Read on for some steps to get things kicked off and create your own ideal plan!

Step 1: Write Down the Plan

Capture your cleaning goals in your planner! Think about your approach. Do you want to go from the top to bottom of your house or work in one room at a time? You could even start outside and work your way in. It’s up to you!

Once you have your plan, stick to it. Use our At-A-Glance planners to keep track of those spring cleaning goals. You can also hang up one of our wall calendars at home to remind you of your projects.

Step 2: Prioritize Your To-do’s

There are tons of cleaning tasks you could do for the ultimate spring clean, but be realistic about how much you can accomplish at once. Set your priorities. Determine which tasks need to be done right away and which can be left until later.

Browse through our spring cleaning ideas at the bottom of this article and pick the ones your home needs right now. Make a list in your planner and check them off one by one!

Step 3: Find Time to Clean

Don’t burn out on your cleaning schedule. It may help to spread the process over a few days or weeks. For example, set aside 15-20 extra cleaning minutes every day, plus an extra hour once a week. If it takes you three weekends or six weeks to finish your spring cleaning, that’s totally OK! Clean at your own pace.

Step 4: Prepare Your Supplies

Organize all your cleaning supplies in one handy area for the big clean. It’s best to stock up ahead of time, so you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to run out for supplies. We carry a wide variety of supplies, so you can always call us for fast, free delivery!

Spring Cleaning Tasks

Throughout your home:

Check expiration dates on fire extinguishers

Clean/disinfect trash cans

Clean windows, screens, windowsills and blinds

Dust books and shelves, décor and picture frames

Open windows and screen doors

Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Shampoo/wash rugs and carpet

Sweep and scrub floors

Wipe walls, trim, baseboards and ceilings

Wash floor registers and other vent covers


Clean mirror, sink and drain

Clean toilet, inside and out

Clean out cabinets and vanity

Discard old and expired makeup

Polish faucets

Update first-aid kits

Wash bathmats

Wash and/or replace shower liners and shower curtains


Clean out dresser drawers

Flip or rotate the mattress

Clean underneath the bed

Wash bedding, pillows and curtains


Clean garage door and door frame

Declutter tools, sports equipment, games and toys

Replace batteries in garage door openers


Clean and descale your coffeemaker

Clean the dishwasher

Clean the garbage disposal

Check food expiration dates in fridge and pantry

Clean oven and microwave

Sharpen knives

Wash cabinet doors and knobs

Living room/family room:

Clean television screen

Sanitize remote controls

Spot clean sofas

Wash throw pillows and blankets

Office/work-from-home area:

Organize files

Disinfect your computer keyboard and mouse

Shred any papers with potentially sensitive information


Sweep porches, decks and walkways

Pressure-wash the driveway/patio

Wash exterior doors and siding

Wash outdoor furniture

For Calendars, Planners, Cleaning Supplies and more, contact Jacobs Gardner Supply Company. We’re here to help you!