The Importance Of Effective Archive Storage

Safe and accessible archive storage has become an essential part of every business and we’re not referring to lofts or garages. While the main focus is on storing the latest files and documents, there are many rules and regulations surrounding historic documentation as well. Typically, most business related documents should be kept for six years but there are exceptions.

With so much paperwork and vital documentation, having sufficient document storage space and a logical filing system becomes quintessential. In and among all of that is digital storage which we’ll cover along with other aspects of document storage. But first, let’s take a look at a few different types of documents and how they are stored.

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Putting Unwanted Christmas Gifts To Good Use

As 2019 gets underway, Christmas is already a distant memory with all the focus on the year ahead. Perhaps you’ve just had a declutter and realised there are several unwanted Christmas gifts lying around. While some presents may seem useful, let’s face it, you’re not likely to really use any of them. Instead of stuffing them into drawers and cupboards you have just cleared out, why not put them to good use?

For starters, you could donate your unwanted Christmas gifts to a good charity that will find a use for them. Homeless shelters are always looking for hats, gloves and toiletries while food banks eagerly await food items and also toiletries. There are also many other charitable organisations that provide things for people who are struggling.

Did you know that three out of five people receive unwanted Christmas gifts? With that in mind, please consider less fortunate people before you simply throw anything away.

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2019 Decluttering Checklist And Storage Tips

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Now that the Christmas rush and New Year festivities are well and truly behind us, 2019 is here! Bearing in mind you probably had to rearrange or store things over the holidays to make space for visitors, now it’s time to put everything back. This presents the perfect opportunity to declutter properly with the help of our checklist and effective storage tips.

We’ve all been there; faced with the mountain of things we’re supposed to keep but you don’t have to. Make 2019 the minimalist year so have a good old sort out session instead of stuffing everything back. It will only lead to more clutter and a serious waste of space. For an uncluttered 2019, we’ve highlighted a few key areas to help you get started. Continue reading

New Year Goals and Resolutions

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With only a few days left before bidding 2018 farewell, have you given any thought to your New Year goals? Many of us start a new year with the best intentions to effect change but we often fail miserably. One of the main reasons this happens is setting unachievable goals or putting too much unnecessary pressure on ourselves.

Let’s face it, change is difficult and we’re not talking about painting a room baby blue instead of cream. Many New Year goals involve losing weight, quit smoking, getting a better job or making more of an effort to see certain people. Whatever your goals are for 2019, make sure they are small and achievable. Perhaps we can help prepare you for a better 2019 with some simple, yet effective goal setting tips. Continue reading

Home Improvements: Adding Value To Your Home When Renovating

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End of the year is approaching and many people are either thinking about home improvements, selling or extending. Considering the current state of the UK housing market, unless you have to move, perhaps you could renovate your existing home instead to keep costs down.

If you are moving, what can you do to add value and improve saleability and is it worth the effort? There is no point in spending tons of money if you are not going to recover it. At the same time, what should you do to add value to your house if you want to stay?

To move up a rung (or two) in the property ladder, you need to know how to maximise the value of your current property. Potential buyers will almost certainly be more interested if your property is well-maintained and feature a few valuable home improvements. If you want to turn a good profit selling your house, these handy tips on home improvements could prove particularly valuable. Continue reading