HDi Advantage November 2018
Mopping Floors- Size & Technique Matter
HDi mopping how to

When it comes to mops, bigger isn't always better. The mop must match the person's size and strength. If the mop is too large, the person could be injured. A size too small may not be efficient. Either way, your floors may not be cleaned properly.

1. Be sure the floor is clear of debris & dust. Us a scraper to remove any gum or stickers.
2. Wear the proper personal protective gear & be sure to place wet floor signs at all entranceways.
3. Dip the mop into the bucket of cleaning solution & wring out the mop.
4. Mop along the edges, then work backwards moving the mop in a figure eight pattern. Be sure to clean your mop often. If the mop water looks dark, change it.

See More "How To's" on our website!
The most disturbing thing about accidentally waking up at 4am is realizing some people do this on purpose to exercise!

Remove Ice Melt Residue with Concept "915"
HDi Concept 915

Concept “915” is specially formulated to remove the crusty white ice melt residue from both hard floors and carpets!

Just mix the pre-measured pouch with water and apply. Powerful chelating agents chemically suspend the salt and chloride residues in the mop solution or carpet extractor.

A 2018 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award Winner!

See Concept "915" In Our Catalog See More Info On Concept "915"

Riddle Me This
Riddles

I can only live where there is light, but I die if light shines on me. What am I?

The answer is at the end of November's newsletter!

Just before Thanksgiving,the holding pen was getting crazy as Mother Turkey scolded her young offspring.
"You turkeys are always getting into trouble!" she gobbled. "If your grandfather could see you now, he'd turn over in his gravy!"

Floor Cleaning Supplies
HDi Floor Supplies

We have everything you need to keep your hard floors shining!
Questions about a project? Just call us! 815-547-3737

See Hard Floor Supplies in our Online Catalog

A father believed that his son was spending way too much time playing video games. In an effort to motivate the boy to focus on his homework, the father says to his son, "When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying his books by candlelight."
The son pointed out, "When Lincoln was your age, he was President of the United States."

Cheeseburger Soup
HDi Recipe Cheeseburger Soup

YIELD: 8 servings (2-1/4 quarts).

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-3/4 lbs (about 4 cups) cubed peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 4 cups shredded Velveeta process cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In same saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Sauté onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, ground beef and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, 10-12 minutes.

    2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly, 3-5 minutes. Add to soup; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper; cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat; blend in sour cream.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to November's Newsletter riddle: A shadow


    Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
    -Blaise Pascal

    Dates To Remember

    Nov 4 Daylight Savings Time Ends!

    Nov 12 Veterans Day
    Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day

    A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

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    You know you are getting old when you have more candles on your birthday cake than friends at your birthday party.

    Super Melt Ice Melter
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is coming! Call your Sales Rep or
    call 815-547-3737 for all ice melter pricing!

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    HDi Advantage October 2018
    Xpress Countertop Multifold Dispensers
    HDi Logo Mats

    It's compact size is ideal when space is limited or mounting is not available!
    The Xpress Countertop Multifold towel dispenser provides an upscale look while controling usage and waste.

    Is that stack of loose towels sitting on the restroom counter really the impression you want to leave with your employees and guests?

    See More Info On Tork Xpress Countertop Multifold Towel Dispenser

    Why didn't the toilet paper cross the road?
    It was stuck in the crack!


    Hand Sanitizer Station
    HDi Deb Foam Hand Sanitizer Station

    The complete Solution for all your hand sanitizing needs!

    The metal floor stand holds one Touch-Free InstantFoam dispenser and can be placed wherever you need it. It's perfect for waiting rooms, picnics- anywhere mobile hand sanitizing is needed!

    Get a FREE touch-free dispenser when you buy the stand!

    92752 Black Floor Stand
    AUTOINFCON InstantFoam Touch-Free Dispenser

    Contact your Sales Rep today for more information or call our office 815-547-3737

     

    See More Info On The Deb InstantFOAM Sanitizing Station

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    The maker of this product does not want it, the buyer does not use it, and the user does not see it. What is it?

    The answer is at the end of October's newsletter!

    During a revival, an evangelist asked people in line what they needed. One man's request was for his hearing. The evangelist spit on his finger, put it in the man's ear and prayed for him. He then asked the man, "How is your hearing now?"
    The man replied, "I don't know. It's not until next Tuesday."

    The Magic Product: Lube All
    HDi Spartan Lube All

    Lube-All is a high tech lubricant enhanced with zonyl® PTFE Resin. It maintains longer lubricity and wear resistance. It cleans and lubricates, restoring smooth operation to sticky or rusty mechanisms without disassembling.

    Available in Aerosol 12/case

     

    See Lube-All in our Online Catalog

    Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. In the middle of the cemetery they were startled by a tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows. Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.
    "Holy cow, Mister," one of them said after catching his breath, "You scared us half to death -- we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?"
    "Those fools!" the old man grumbled. "They misspelled my name!"

    Toasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sugar and Spice
    HDi Recipe Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted. Larger seeds may take longer.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of white sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining sugar over them. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts, about 45 seconds. Pour seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar and stir until coated. Allow to cool before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Thank you allrecipes.com! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to October's Newsletter riddle: A coffin

     

     


    A person's a person, no matter how small.
    -Dr. Seuss

    Dates To Remember

    Oct 8 Columbus Day
    Oct 31 Halloween

    BREAKING NEWS: Police station toilet stolen. Cops have nothing to go on.

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    I'm not the brightest bulb in the box. I'm energy efficient.

    Did You Know We Carry Rock Salt?
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Rock Salt is an economical choice for parking lots and sidewalks. Melts ice and snow down to 5°F. Available in skids of 50 50-lb bags.

    Winter is coming! Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for all ice melter pricing!

    HDi Did You Know Fact

     


    HDi Advantage September 2018
    Logo Mats
    HDi Logo Mats

    What a great first impression you can make on your customers with a beautiful logo mat at the entrance to your building!
    Logo mats are available in many different styles and colors. A state-of-the-art digital printing system will make your logo/message pop!

    It's not as expensive as you think! Contact your Sales Rep today for more information or call our office 815-547-3737.
    See More Info On Logo Mats

    Therapist: What seems to be the problem?
    Wife: He replaces words with animal names just to annoy me.
    Husband: I don't do it on porpoise.


    Avoid Cross Contamination With Microfiber Cloths
    HDi Microfiber Cloths

    These durable, lightweight microfiber cloths are great for cleaning and polishing. They are bleach safe AND are launderable up to 250 times!
    You wouldn't use the same cloth to disinfect the restroom as you would to wipe down your lunchroom countertops. Now you can color code different areas to avoid accidental cross contamination.

    Contact your Sales Rep today for more information or call our office 815-547-3737

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

    The answer is at the end of Sept's newsletter!

    Some neighbors are so rude! Mine knocked on my door at 2:30am this morning! Lucky for him I was still awake playing my bagpipes.

    Did You Know We Carry Solar Salt?!
    HDi Lens cleaning

    We carry solar salt for water softeners.

    They are 50# bags and available by the bag or the skid (49 bags/skid).

     

    See Solar Salt in our Online Catalog

    At my granddaughter's wedding, the DJ asked guests who had been married the longest. It turned out to be my husband and I. The DJ asked us what advise we would give the newlyweds.
    I said, "The 3 most important words in a marriage are 'you're probably right'."
    Everyone looked at my husband, puzzled. He said, "She's probably right."

    Cinnamon Coffee Cake
    HDi Recipe Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1.In a large bowl, cream butter and 2 cups sugar until light fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour cream, beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth.
    2. Spoon a third of batter into a greased 10-in. tube pan. Combine cinnamon, nuts and remaining sugar; sprinkle a third over batter in pan. Repeat layers two more times. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to Sept's Newsletter riddle: A nose


    It is the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Dates To Remember

    Sept 3 Labor Day
    Sept 9 Grandparents Day
    Sept 11 Patriot Day
    Sept 22 Fall Begins


    Why was the chicken banned from sending emails?
    She was always using fowl language!

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!



    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

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    Every pizza is a personal pizza if you eat the entire thing.

    HDi Did You Know Fact

     



    HDi Advantage August 2018
    Hand Sanitizer in Pump Bottles
    HDi Pump Hand Sanitizers

    It's Back-to-School season, cold and flu season will be here before you know it. You want to stay protected from germs. We know that there are some places a wall dispenser just is not practical. Your desk. Company vehicles.
    That's why we carry some of your favorite hand sanitizers in PUMP BOTTLES!

    Contact your Sales Rep today for more information or call our office 815-547-3737

    Click here to see pump bottle hand sanitizer in our online catalog

    My Friend: My wife left me for some guy at the rental car company.
    Me: Hertz?
    My Friend: (Holding back tears) Yes, it really does!


    Visa Versa Window Washing

    HDi Visa Versa Window Washing

     

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    What has eighty-eight keys but can’t open a single door?

    The answer is at the end of August's newsletter!

    Suzie was discussing different insurance policies with a clerk at her insurance company. During the discussion, Suzie asked, "Suppose I take a million dollar life insurance for my husband today and tomorrow he dies. What will I get?"
    The clerk looked at her suspiciously and replied, "Probably a life sentence."

    Dirty Water Bucket for Combos!
    HDi Dirty Water bucket for mop bucket combos

    Stop mopping your floors with dirty water!

    This bucket nests below the WaveBreak® wringer to collect the dirty water, keeping it separate from the cleaning solution. It preserves the quality and cleaning power of the cleaning solution, so less solution is needed!

    Have cleaner, less slippery floors with the Rubbermaid Dirty Water Bucket!

     

    See Mop Bucket Combos in our Online Catalog

     

    The worldwide search for the perfect man is over! The winner is:
    Mr. Potato Head!
    He's tan, He's cute. He knows how to accessorize.
    And if he looks at another girl, you can rearrange his face!

    Fried Zucchini Coins
    HDi Recipe Fried Zucchini Coins
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus for seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • Vegatable oil, for shallow frying
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced into 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick coins
  • 1. Line a dish with paper towels and set aside. Whisk the cornmeal, flour, basil, salt, cayenne, and pepper in a bowl.
    2. Beat eggs in another bowl.
    3. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
    4. Working in small batches, toss the zucchini coins in the eggs, then coat in the cornmeal mixture to cover completely. Carefully drop the zucchini into the oil, and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side or until crisp. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on the prepared plate. Season with salt, cool slightly and serve.

    Thank you Food Network! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to August's Newsletter riddle: A piano


    We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.
    -Maya Angelou

    Dates To Remember

    Aug 5 Friendship Day


    Mosquitos are like family. Annoying, but they carry your blood.

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!



    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!

    There's no excuse for laziness...but if you find one, let me know!

    HDi Did You Know Fact

     


    HDi Advantage July 2018
    FREE Dispensers!
    HDi Free Deb Dispensers

    HDi carries Deb skincare products (part of SC Johnson Professional). Deb has been a world leader in occupational skin care and hand hygiene for over 80 years. They set higher standards in the fight against occupational skin disorders and for hand hygiene!

    Contact your Sales Rep today for more information or call our office 815-547-3737

    Click here to see our Deb catalog

    Sources: 1 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 2 Internal Deb study of 417 industrial workers. 3 OSHA Estimated Costs of Occupational Injuries.
    I was hitchhiking for almost an hour when I was finally picked up by a friendly looking man in a truck.
    “Thanks for the ride. I’ve been waiting awhile. Everyone must be afraid I am serial killer.” I said to the man, chuckling.
    “I thought about that,” the man replied, “But the chances of 2 serial killers being in the same car are astronomical!”


    Safety Glasses
    HDi Safety Glasses Eye Protection

    Did you know we can supply eye protection?

  • Clear and Tinted Lenses
  • Wrap-Around Design / Side Shields
  • Adjustable
  • "Over The Glasses" Coverage for Prescription Eyewear
  • See Eye Protection In Our Online Catalog
    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?

    The answers are at the end of July's newsletter!

    A wife sent her husband a romantic text message. She wrote:
    "If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you".
    Her husband texted back: "I'm in the toilet, please advise.”

    Lens Cleaning Solution & Wipes
    HDi Lens cleaning

    Take care of your safety glasses with lens cleaning spray and wipes.

    We can even provide lens cleaning stations and refills.

     

    See Lens Cleaning Products in our Online Catalog

     

    Sandy (a senior citizen) was distraught as she called her Dr’s office.
    “Is it true that I have to take the medication you prescribed for the rest of my life?” she asked.
    “Yes, I’m afraid so.” Her Dr told her.
    There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “OK- then just how serious is my condition?! My prescription is marked ‘NO REFILLS’!”

    Banana Strawberry Pops
    HDi Recipe Banana Strawberry Pops
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 medium ripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 10 Popsicle molds or paper cups (3 ounces each) and Popsicle sticks
  • In a blender, combine the milk, juice, honey, strawberries and banana; cover and process until blended. Fill each mold or cup with 1/4 cup strawberry mixture; top with holders or insert sticks into cups. Freeze. Yield: 10 pops.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to July's Newsletter riddle: Seven. The four daughters have only one brother, making five children, plus mom and dad.

    Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
    -Dalai Lama

    Dates To Remember

    July 4 Independence Day

    My wife just opened the car door for me. It would have been a nice gesture if we had not been traveling 70 mph on the highway.

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    I’m convinced that every time a sock goes missing, it comes back as an extra Tupperware lid. HDi Did You Know Fact

     

     


    HDi Advantage June 2018
    NEW PRODUCT ALERT! Fresh Start Antibacterial Wipes
    HDi Fresh Start Antibacterial Wipes

    Clean and disinfect hard non-porous surfaces quickly and economically without leaving a film!
    Fresh Start Kills most viruses and bacteria fast and effectively. The wipes are alcohol, solvent and bleach free.

    • Virucidal/bactericidal/pseudomonicidal
    • Kills HIV-1
    • Kills antibiotic resistant bacteria: CA-MRSA, MRSA, VISA and VRE
    • Kills the flu virus

    160 wipes in a canister, 6 canisters per case

    See Fresh Start Antibacterial Wipe Flyer See Fresh Start in our Online Catalog
    I played for a semi-pro baseball team. At every game we sold raffle tickets. Half the money paid the team’s expenses and the other half went to the winning ticket holder. One day, they held the drawing just as I was stepping up to bat.
    The home plate umpire pulled the winning ticket, and then turned to me. "Could you read me the number?" he asked. "My vision’s not too good."


    Wasp & Hornet Killer
    HDi wasp and hornet killer

    Wasp & Hornet Killer is a long-lasting residual spray with quick knockdown. It has a spray pattern up to 20-feet!
    Wasp & Hornet Killer kills wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and eliminates the nests where they live and breed.

    See More Info on Wasp & Hornet Killer

    See Wasp & Hornet Killer in Our Online Catalog
    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    Try to figure out the word or phrase shown in each picture puzzle.

    The answers are at the end of June's newsletter!

    There are two muffins baking in the oven. One muffin says to the other, "Phew, is it getting hot in here or is it just me?"
    The other muffin says, "AAAAHHH!! A TALKING MUFFIN!"

    Smell Like Summer With Xcelente!
    HDi Xcelente

    Xcelente will delight building visitors throughout the day with a long-lasting, fragrant bloom of lavender!

    The phosphate-free formula in Xcelente Multi-Purpose Cleaner is great for hard surfaces where a bright, shiny, streak free finish is desired.

    The same great lavender fragrance can also be found in Xcelente Odor Eliminator. It is a ready-to-use air neutralizer that encapsulates even the strongest odors from the air leaving a fresh, clean lavendar scent.

    More Info on Xcelente See Xcelente in our Online Catalog

    The attorney tells the accused, “I have some good news and some bad news.”
    “What’s the bad news?” asks the accused.
    “The bad news is, your blood is all over the crime scene, and the DNA tests prove you did it.”
    “What’s the good news?"
    “Your cholesterol is 130.”

    Cool N' Easy Strawberry Pie
    HDi Recipe Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg (3 oz) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tub (8 oz) COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1 ready-to-use reduced-fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz)
  • 1. Slice 1 cup strawberries; refrigerate for later use. Chop remaining strawberries; set aside.
    2. Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice.
    3. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Stir in chopped strawberries. Refrigerate 20 to 30 min. or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon into crust.
    4. Refrigerate 6 hours or until firm. Top with sliced berries just before serving.

    Thank you Kraft! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to June's Newsletter riddle: 1.First Aid, 2.No one to blame, 3.Travel overseas

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
    -George Carlin

    Dates To Remember

    June 14 Flag Day

    June 17 Father's Day

    June 21 Summer Begins!

    The world tongue-twister champion just got arrested. I hear they're gonna give him a really tough sentence.

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, they won't be able to hear you from that far away. Plus, you'll have their shoes. HDi Did You Know Fact

     

     


    HDi Advantage May 2018
    FREE Dispenser When You Purchase Champion Sprayscents!
    HDi Chase Champion Air Care

    Completely eliminate unpleasant odors and leave a clean, fresh scent in the air with Champion Sprayscents air care products! It contains the deodorizer Ordenone™ and effectively freshens up to 6,000 cubic feet with each measured spray.

    Each can lasts 30 days when sprayed at 15 minute intervals. 12/cans per case

    438-2000 Metered Air Freshener Dispenser, Reg $36: 1 FREE with the purchase of 2 cases of Champion Sprayscents refills, any scent.

    Sale runs May 1st - June 29th, 2018.

    See Champion Sprayscents in our Online Catalog
    A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel in his hat. The bartender says "Hey pirate, what's with the paper towel?"
    The pirate replied "Arr, I got a bounty on me head!"


    Contempo Carpet Refresher
    HDi Contempo Carpet Refresher

    Freshen your carpets with Contempo Carpet Refresher!

    5 Minutes is all it takes to remove everyday odors such as smoke, pets and stale/musty odors. No vacuuming required. Leaves a spring shower fresh fragrance.

    See More Info on Contempo Carpet Refresher See Contempo Carpet Refresher in Our Online Catalog
    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    First, think of the color of clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright full moon. Now answer quickly- what do cows drink?

    The answer is at the end of May's newsletter!

    After a basketball game, the coach found a cell phone on the floor. He picked it up and handed it to the Referee saying, “Here’s your phone.”
    “What makes you think it’s my phone?” the Ref asked.
    “That’s easy, it says you missed 13 calls.”

    Stop Insects NOW!
    HDi Insect Control ant

    Spring cleaning means much more than looking shiny and new again. The warmer weather is finally here, which also means the arrival of pests. Pests damage your health AND your facility. They can spread disease in a matter of days. Take control before an infestation begins!

  • It’s a great time to wipe out cabinets & discard expired food.
  • How about those areas in the Break Room / Lunch Room that get ignored? Clean behind the refrigerator, vending machines, microwave and other large appliances.
  • HDi Insect Control

    Is it too late and you already have a case of the creepy crawlies? Try our line of insect sprays. Some provide residual control to keep bugs away longer!

    More Info on Insect Control See Insect Control Products in our Online Catalog

    Wife: ”Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he leaves for work. Why don’t you do that?”
    Husband: “How can I? I don’t even know her!”

    Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
    HDi Recipe Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

    Get those grills ready!

  • 1 1/2 lbs Asparagus spears, trimmed to 4 to 5 inch long tips
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • 4 slices center cut bacon or pancetta
  • Chopped chives or scallions for an optional garnish
  • 1. Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the asparagus with black pepper.
    2. Take a quick count of the spear tips. Divide the total number by four.
    3. Gather that number of spears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
    4. To grill, place bundles on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.
    For oven preparation: Preheat oven, to 400 degrees F. Place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 minutes.

    Thank you Food Network! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to May's Newsletter riddle: Cows drink water!

    Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
    -Lao Tzu

    Dates To Remember

    May 5 Cinco de Mayo

    May 13 Mother's Day

    May 28 Memorial Day

    There are 3 types of people in the world. Those that can count, and those that can't.

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    A wife returning from a fishing trip with her husband was telling her troubles to her friend.
    “I did everything wrong today.” She said. “I used the wrong bait, I talked too loud, I reeled in too soon, and I caught more fish than he did.”

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    My body is a temple- ancient, crumbling and probably cursed. HDi Did You Know Fact

     

     


    HDi Advantage April 2018
    Buy a Floor Brush, Get a FREE Handle!
    HDi Floor brushes

    When you purchase the brush heads below, your threaded wood handle is FREE!

  • 362018-03 Horsehair with propylene 18" brush head
  • 45054-03 Black tampico 24" brush head
  • YT601 Threaded wood handle 60" x 15/16"
  • Sale runs April 1 - May 31st, 2018.

    See These Brushes and Handle in our Online Catalog
    Two ladies were waiting at the veterinarian's office with their dogs.
    "What's your dog's name?" asked the first woman.
    "Well, we used to call her 'Pork Chop'", the second woman exclaimed. "But after all of the vet bills we've had to pay for her, we changed it to 'Filet Mignon'."


    Paula's Demo of Travabon® Classic Specialist Skin Defense Cream

    Specialist pre-work cream to protect against heavy oil-based substances and workplace dirt. Makes it easier to clean the skin after contact with heavy-duty contamination.
    Click the picture to see the video demonstration!

    Click Here to see more info on Travabon
    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    When you need me, you throw me away. When you are done with me, you bring me back. What am I?

    The answer is at the end of April's newsletter!

    Two kids were talking to each other. One says, "I'm really worried. My dad works 12 hours a day to give my family a nice house and plenty of food to eat. My mom spends all day cooking and cleaning for me. I'm worried sick!"
    " Sounds like you have it made! What do you have to be worried about?" The other kid asks.
    "What if they try to escape?!"

    Spring Cleaning With The Scent of Pine
    HDi PSQ II Pine Cleaner

    Kick your Spring Cleaning into high gear with PSQ II. This one-step cleaner is designed for disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces such as tables, showers, garbage receptacles, glazed tile and painted surfaces. It will also effectively stop odor and growth of mold and mildew. You only use 2-4 ounces per gallon of water, making it very economical.
    Love the pine scent but don’t need a disinfectant? Try Pine Cleaner. It’s a multi-purpose cleaner that uses pine oil for deodorization and odor control. Both are available in gallons (4/case) and 5 gallon pails.

    More Info on Pine Cleaners See Pine Cleaners in our Online Catalog

    My boss arrived at work in his new Lamborghini. I said, "WOW! That's an amazing car!"
    He replied, "If you work hard and strive for excellence, I'll get another one next year."

    Easter Candy Bark
    HDi Recipe Brown Sugar Smokies

    Up to your neck in Easter Candy? This should do the trick!

  • 26 ounces White Chocolate
  • 8 Peeps, chopped
  • 1 cup assorted pastel-colored Easter candies (such as M&Ms and Reese's Pieces)
  • 1. Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the creases.
    2. Cut the Peeps with a knife or kitchen shears into eighths. Crush the candies by placing them in a resealable bag and gently rolling a mug or rolling pin over the bag. It's fine if some of the candies are left whole.
    3. Create a double boiler by putting a glass or metal bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Do not overheat the chocolate or it will seize.
    4. Remove the bowl from the pan and wipe the condensation from the bottom. Pour the white chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet; use the rubber spatula to spread it into a 10-to-12-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
    5. Press the chopped Peeps and crushed candies into the chocolate, arranging them so each bite has a mix of flavors, colors and textures. Refrigerate the chocolate for 1 hour to completely set before breaking it into large pieces. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks.

    Thank you Cooking Channel! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to April's Newsletter riddle: An anchor

    Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
    -Stephen Hawking

    Dates To Remember

    April 1 April Fool's Day

    April 1 Easter Sunday

    The answer to life's questions may not be at the beach, but shouldn't we at least check?

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

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    Respect your parents!
    They made it through most of their life without Google!
    HDi Did You Know Fact
    Anti-Fatigue Mats
    HDi Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue Matting

    Workers that must stand for prolonged periods of time are at a greater risk of lower back pain and injury. Muscle and joint stiffness, even swelling ankles and feet can be a problem.
    Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue matting is available in styes that fit many different areas- from front desk/registration to assembly lines to shop floors- even welding safe!

    More Info on Hog Heaven Anti-Fatigue Mats


     

     


    HDi Advantage March 2018
    Buy Xpressnap Napkins, Get FREE Dispensers!
    HDi Xpressnap Dispensers

    Control Consumption & Capture Attention!

    One Napkin, Every Time™ dispensing system ensures patrons touch and take only the napkins they use. Improve hygiene and reduce napkin usage by 25%! That also means fewer refills and lower labor costs.

    AD-a-Glance® is a unique display-advertising feature that gives you the creative space to sell your specials and beef up your brand image.

    From now until April 30, when you buy your first case of Xpressnap napkins, you can receive 1 free stand dispenser or 2 free tabletop dispensers.

    More Info on Xpressnap See Xpressnap Napkins & Dispensers in our Online Catalog
    My wife was upset when I gave her a deck of playing cards for her birthday. I’m not sure why- she told me she didn’t care what I got her, as long as it had diamonds on it.

    NEW Countertop Multifold Towel Dispenser
    HDi Countertop Multifold towel dispenser

    Nothing drives our sales team mad like the sight of folded towels left out on the bathroom counter.
    Yuk! It can be wasteful and unsanitary.

    The compact, stylish design in of The Tork Xpress Countertop Multifold Hand Towel Dispenser will add an upscale touch to any washroom impressing your users. It's One-at-a-Time dispensing will reduce waste.

    Xpress Countertop Multifold Towel Dispensers come in black, white and stainless steel.

    See Countertop Dispensers in our Online Catalog

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    Why do ducks have feathers on their backsides?

    The answer is at the end of March's newsletter!

    Noticing one of her students was making faces at the other children in the playground, Ms. Johnson stopped to talk to the child.
    Smiling sweetly, the Sunday school teacher said, “Jimmy, when I was a child, I was told that if I made ugly faces that it would freeze and stay that way.”
    Jimmy looks at her and replies, “Well Ms. Johnson, you can’t say you weren’t warned.”

    SBS® 40 Medicated Skin Cream
    HDi SBS 40 skin Cream

    SBS® 40 Medicated Skin Cream is lightly perfumed, highly effective mild after-work conditioning cream. It provides effective skin care for dry, sore or chapped skin. SBS® 40 quickly absorbs into the skin to encourage appropriate usage without affecting dexterity with hand held tools.

    - Non-greasy
    - Compatible for use under gloves
    - Silicone-free
    - USDA BioPreferred designated

    SBS® 40 Medicated Skin Cream comes in 100ml tubes and 1 liter bottles for a dispenser.

    More Info on SBS® 40 See SBS® 40 in our Online Catalog

    I went to the bank the other day and asked the banker to check my balance, so she pushed me.
       
    Brown Sugar Smokies
    HDi Recipe Brown Sugar Smokies

    Be ready for March Madness with this simple yet yummy appetizer!

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 16oz pkg little smokie sausages
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Cut bacon into thirds and wrap each strip around a little sausage. Place the wrapped sausages on wooden skewers, several to a skewer. Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet and sprinkle them liberally with brown sugar.
    3. Bake until bacon is crisp and the brown sugar melted.

    Thank you Allrecipes! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to March's Newsletter riddle: To cover their butt quacks!

     

    In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
    -Mark Twain

    Dates To Remember

    March 11 Daylight Saving Time Begins

    March 17 St Patrick's Day

    March 20 Spring Begins

    March 30 Good Friday

    What do you do if you're attacked by a gang of carnies?
    Go for the juggler.

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

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    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    When people ask me what my favorite Apple product is, they look at me strangely when I say “Apple pie”. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Flu Prevention
    HDi Flu Prevention

    We aren't out of the woods quite yet! Take steps to clean and disinfect properly to keep everyone safe and healthy throughout the flu season:

    Regular hand washing Germs thrive on your hands- You can have up to 50,000 bacteria per square inch of your hands! Let’s fix that. Post reminders in restrooms, cafeterias and kitchens about the importance of proper hand washing. You can download this one to use. When water is not available- use hand sanitizer!
    Disinfect high-touch surfaces and objects regularly The office telephones, door handles, keyboards, light switches. Viruses and bacteria can remain on hard surfaces for up to 18 hours.

     


    HDi Advantage February 2018
    Buy Smartstock Cutlery, Get A Free Dispenser!
    HDi Smartstock Dispensers

    Slow the spread of germs AND get a free dispenser!
    WIN-WIN!

    Employees and guests only touch what they use! The cutlery is held in an enclosed dispenser, cutting down on waste and contamination.

    When you buy a case of Smartstock Cutlery get a matching dispenser FREE!

    Call your Sales Rep or the HDi office today! 815-547-3737

    Dixie Smartstock Dispensers: SSFD120 (fork), SSKD120 (knife) and SSSD120 (spoon)

    Dixie Smartstock medium-weight black cutlery: SSF51 (fork), SSK51 (knife) and SSS51 (spoon)

    More Info on Smartstock See Smartstock Cutlery & Dispensers in our Online Catalog
    Did you hear the one about the man who opened a dry-cleaning business next door to the convent?
    He knocked on the door and asked the Mother Superior if she had any dirty habits.


    NEW Clean On The Go Multi-Surface Wipes
    HDi Clean By Peroxy wipes

    Clean by Peroxy® Multi Surface Wipes feature the cleaning power and great fragrance of Clean by Peroxy in a convenient, pre-moistened wipe.

    Clean by Peroxy Multi Surface Wipes quickly remove everyday soils on any surface, including fabrics and even carpet! Easily clean desks, walls, spills, stains, etc. and enjoy the streak-free shine!

    Need disinfecting power in a wipe? Try Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes in fresh, lemon and NABC scent!

    Spartan Hard Surface Wipes

    More Info on Spartan Wipes See Spartan Wipes in our Online Catalog

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    What fastens two people yet touches only one?

    The answer is at the end of February's newsletter!

    I stopped at a fast food chain and was fascinated by a sign offering ‘Fat Free French Fries.’ I decided to give them a try but was disappointed when the employee scooped the fries out of the basket in the fryer, dripping with grease.
    “Wait a minute,” I said as he handed me the bag of fries. “Those fries aren’t fat free!”
    “Yes, they are.” The employee replied. “We only charge for the potatoes…the fat is free.”

    Chemical Label Reading 101

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard labels have been used on chemicals for about 2 years now. Every hazardous chemical label must contain 6 important items from their Safety Data Sheet (SDS). We are using our Break Up Floor Stripper as an example:
    HDi Label Reading

    1. Product Identifier: How the chemical is identified. We use the name.
    2. The Signal Word:strong> This warns the user of the severity of the hazard. There are only 2- "Warning" is bad, "Danger" is severe.
    3. Hazard Statements: This describes the nature of the hazard(s). These are specific to the hazard classification, so they will be the same no matter the chemical or who makes it.
    4. Pictogram(s): Symbols to show specific info about the hazard.
    5. Precautionary Statement(s): These are recommended measures that should be taken to minimize exposure to the chemical.
    6. Name, address and telephone of the supplier. See More Info on GHS Labels, Including the Various Pictograms

    A dog gave birth to puppies near the road. She was cited for littering.
       
    Skinny Cherry Poke Cake
    HDi Recipe Skinny Cherry Poke Cake
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 10 oz (of a 12 oz can) of diet lemon-lime soda - I used Sprite Zero
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (3-oz) sugar-free cherry Jell-o
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 (1-oz) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • Lite Cool Whip, to taste (I used about half a container)
  • 1. Preheat oven according to box directions. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
    2. Beat cake mix, diet soda and egg whites in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
    3. Decrease cooking time by 5 minutes from what the box says. A toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake will come out clean when it is finished.
    4. Pull cake out from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Using a large fork, ice pick or toothpick poke large holes into cake about every ½ inch of the cake. (Don't worry about how it looks , we'll be covering it up with frosting!) 5. Mix together Jell-o and boiling water and stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved. Add in cold water. Pour over poked cake. Refrigerate until cooled completely. 6. Combine pudding and 1-1/2 cups cold milk. Beat together until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Fold in desired amount of Cool Whip (I used about half a container). When it's the consistency and taste desired, spread over cooled cake. Slice up, serve and enjoy! Make sure to keep cake chilled in refrigerator!

    Thank you Yummy Healthy Easy! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: A wedding ring

    Thank you... fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.
    - Jimmy Fallon

    Dates To Remember

    Feb 2 Groundhog Day

    Feb 4 Super Bowl LII

    Feb 14 Valentine's Day

    Feb 19 Presidents' Day

    Deep thought of the day: When you clean out a vacuum cleaner, you become a vacuum cleaner.

    January Contests
    Oldest Mousepad

    The oldest mousepad submitted was from 2002!

    The close-up picture in January was the Trapper Dust Mop.
    dust mop closeup

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    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

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    Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Ice & Snow Melt
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is still here! Don't get caught without it! Contact your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 to order.



    HDi Advantage January 2018
    Buy Hand Sanitizer, Get A Free Dispenser!
    HDi Sanitizer

    Prevent the spread of sickness-causing germs AND get free dispensers! WIN-WIN!

    When you buy a case of Deb InstantFOAM (Alcohol or Non-Alcohol) get up to 6 dispensers FREE!

    Call your Sales Rep or the HDi office today! 815-547-3737

    Deb InstantFOAM #IFS1L & InstantFOAM Non-Alcohol Pure #55857 with manual dispenser #IFS1LDS

    Deb InstantFOAM #IFS1TF & InstantFOAM Non-Alcohol Pure #AFS120TF with hands-free dispenser #AUTOINFCON

    More Info on Deb Hand Sanitizers
    The little boy wasn't getting good grades at school. One day he surprised his teacher. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, "I don't want to scare you, but my daddy said if I don't get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking."

    Name This Item, Have Lunch on Us!
    HDi Close up contest

    Do you know what this item is?

    Email your answer to amy@2hdi.com for your chance to win a $10 Subway gift card! 2 Winners will be drawn on January 26th! The answer will be in February's newsletter.

    December's item was a red floor pad. Thanks to everyone that submitted an answer!

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    It's so fragile even just saying its name can break it. What is it?

    The answer is at the end of January's newsletter!

    Bill was on vacation in Las Vegas, playing the slot machines. It was his 1st time in a casino so he asked a casino worker for help operating the machines.
    The worker showed him how to insert a bill, hit the spin button and operate the release handle.
    "And where does the money come out?" Bill asked.
    The worker replied, "Usually the ATM."

    HDi's Disinfectant & Sanitizer Wonderland!
    HDi Disinfectant Wonderland

    Keep those illness-causing germs far away from your facility with the right sanitizers and disinfectants. Call your Sales Rep or our office for help picking just the right one!
    See Our Stock Disinfectants & Sanitizers In Our Online Catalog

    What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
    Well, anyone can roast beef.
       
    Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew
    HDi Recipe Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    Comfort food that won't bust any New Year's resolution diets! Makes 4 servings

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 turnips, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 parsnip, cut into bite-sized into pieces
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1. Place the onions, carrots, celery, red potatoes, turnips, parsnip, tomato paste, beef broth, dried thyme, dried parsley, oregano, and dried bay leaves into a large slow cooker.
    2. Add the stew meat in a large bowl and season liberally with salt and pepper. Toss the meat until it is fully coated. Set the meat aside.
    3. Over medium heat, heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant is released.
    4. Add the meat and let the beef cook without stirring for a few minutes to allow the meat to brown on one side. Stir and repeat until all sides of the beef pieces are browned.
    5. Add the cooked beef to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the vegetables.
    6. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for five hours. After five hours, taste the stew and adjust the salt if needed. Garnish with fresh parsley.

    Thank you Primavera Kitchen! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: Silence

    HDi Happy New Year When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
    - Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Horizon Calendar Mousepad Contest!
    Mousepad

    The 2018 mousepads are here! We have been giving these calendar mousepads out for awhile now and we've noticed some of our customers have been hanging on to them over the years.
    Now we want to know- who can say they have the oldest one? Take a picture of it and email to amy@2hdi.com. We will reveal the winner in February's newsletter!

    Dates To Remember

    Jan 1 Happy New Year!

    Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr Day

    What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?
    SUPPLIES!

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    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

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    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Bacon and eggs walk into a bar and order a beer, the bartender says sorry, we don’t serve breakfast. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Ice & Snow Melt
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is here! Time to stock up on Ice Melter! Contact your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 to order.