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Is Your First Job Out Of College Across The Country? Moving Tips To Help You Get There

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Date: February 21st 2017


When you are graduating from college, one of the biggest concerns that you have aside from passing your last round of finals is getting a job in your chosen field. However, if you have been successful and lucky enough to find yourself a job right out of college, there is still much to think about. This is especially true if your new job is across the country from where you are currently living and studying. Before you panic about moving across the country as well as everything else you have going on, get to know just a few tips that will help you to make the move across the country and into full-time adulthood easier for you. Only Take The Essentials To Start Because you are moving to a brand new city and part of the country, you may not have your dream house or apartment lined up already. After all, you are still finishing up school and dealing with all of the tasks in your current living situation. As such, it is best that your initial trip out to start your new job only includes the essentials to get you started. Start by taking inventory of your possessions. What can you not live without? What do you need to work and live comfortably. Make a list of all of those items or otherwise mark them using stickers or labels that indicate that those items will go with you right away when you head out to your new city. Sort The Rest For Storage, Sale, and Trash Once you have the essentials determined, the next step is  to sort through the rest of your possessions. Divide all of those items into three categories. The first category is the items that you will put into storage until you are established in a new home and ready for them to come join you. This may include your dining room table, your guest bedroom furniture, and some of your larger cookware and kitchen equipment that you do not use on an everyday basis. The next category is items that you can sell or give away to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or another charitable organization. And finally, the remaining items that you do not want or need to keep can go in the trash. Be particular about the items that you keep as moving your possessions across the country will be hard on any […]

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Have You Prepared For Hurricane Season 2016 Yet? If Not, Follow These Steps

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Date: July 19th 2016


The thick of hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th each year—if you live in the area that usually experiences the winds and flooding that go along with the high winds, what can you do to prepare each year? Consider taking these steps. 1. Get a family emergency kit together. You may have several days worth of warning that a bad hurricane is coming, or you may only get hours to prepare. To be safe, put together an emergency supply kit and store it when you can grab it easily if you have to head to dryer grounds. FEMA has a ready-made checklist of supplies that you can use. 2. Get documents together. Have critical family documents together in a binder and ready to go: birth certificates social security cards insurance policies and your agent’s business card wills and powers of attorney shot records for children a household inventory  appraisals for any collections or high-ticket items, like jewelry Consider uploading photos of your home and personal items to an online data storage site. That can help you down the line if you need to provide more information for an insurance claim. Take photos of appliances, electronics, artwork, yard machinery, furniture and anything else that you might have to leave behind. 3.) Take care of finances. Consider moving funds into a bank that has branches either nationally or online. If you leave your money exclusively in a local bank, you run the risk of being unable to access your funds if you have to flee the area suddenly. Make sure that your paychecks are set up so that they are directly deposited into your accounts.  4.) Protect your possessions. Consider packing up anything that you don’t have an immediate use for and putting it into storage for the season. Choose a climate-controlled storage facility out of the usual danger zone for floods. You may want to store small items, like family photos and valuable collector’s items, just for the season, although long-term storage may be easier if you don’t get into the items often. Talk to a company like Redondo Van & Storage for more help. If you get a warning that a hurricane is on its way, move what possessions you can above your home’s projected flood levels. Move outdoor furniture indoors and anchor anything that can’t be moved to the ground as securely as possible. 5.) Designate an out-of-town contact. […]

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Want Security In Your Storage Facility? What To Look For When You Want Protection With Your Self-Storage

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Date: May 30th 2016


When it comes to self-storage units, there are so many different kinds and so many different amenities. However, if you want safety and security when you store something, then there are certain amenities you should be looking for and even a few you may not have considered. The following highlights some of the most common as well as a few of the more unusual security amenities to be had in a storage facility. Inside vs. Outside Units More and more, storage facility proprietors are building their rental units inside repurposed warehouses and old buildings. This adds an extra layer of protection for renters not only because their items in storage are protected from the elements and from theft, but they also are protected when they enter the building. Most storage facilities of this sort will have alarmed doors that only renters can get past with a special key, key fob or key card. Once inside the building, no one outside can pose much of a threat. CCTV Cameras Whether the facility has indoor or outdoor units, another layer of security offered by some facilities is the CCTV cameras they use to capture everything that happens in and around the building. The cameras may be connected to recording devices in the rental office on the property or the proprietor may have hired help in monitoring the place. Either way, the cameras can record a theft or vandalism in progress, which then becomes evidence for the police. Thankfully, most would-be criminals see the cameras and try to avoid the cameras’ lines of sight. Alarms on the Doors and Coded Keypads on the Units Alarms on the entry doors and/or alarms on the doors of every unit may make you feel more secure as well. Some storage facilities are now doing away with padlocks (because they can be cut off with a bolt cutter) and are instead installing coded keypads on the units. When you punch in your code and hit the “enter” button, the door rolls up like a garage door to give you access. Hired Help Hired security help in the storage facility comes in two forms; the human guard kind and the offsite security company kind. The guards may be posted around the clock, or only during evening and overnight hours. The security company has a direct feed into the CCTV cameras and/or alarm systems used by the proprietor of the facility […]

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3 Reasons Plastic Storage Containers Can Meet Your Business’s Needs

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Date: February 9th 2016


Whether it’s old files, extra supplies and inventory or something else, quality storage solutions are important for a business. You need a durable, long-lasting solution to meet your needs. Generally, business owners have three options when it comes to storage containers: cardboard, metal and plastic. Of all these options, plastic is going to be the better option; here are just some of the reasons why. Durability Relying on plastic storage containers can offer you increased versatility. When compared to alternative options like metal, plastic is a lot less resistant to damage. Take a warehouse environment with concrete floors, for example. In this type of environment, particularly if the floor isn’t sealed, moisture can seep out of the concrete. With metal storage containers, this can risk rust forming on the surface of the container. If you’re using a cardboard box, this moisture can wet the box and damage whatever contents are inside. Plastic is free of these concerns, making it a more versatile option no matter what type of environment you are storing your containers in. Easier Content Retrieval In many cases, the items that you need to store away will need to be accessed at some point. The easier it is for your team members to retrieve the contents of the containers, the better their productivity level overall. One of the greatest benefits plastic containers offer is the fact that they are available in a clear design. If you have a large number of storage containers that you need to access on a frequent basis, having the ability to see what’s inside the container can make retrieval much more efficient. This type of feature isn’t an option when it comes to metal or cardboard containers. Easier To Transport Should the need arise to move the storage containers from one area to another, plastic storage containers will also prove to have an advantage over cardboard and metal storage options. In terms of cardboard, the lower durability of this material makes it very easy to damage the box during transport. Without even considering the contents of the container, metal containers will be especially heavy, making them harder to move. Plastic is a naturally lightweight material that comes along with minimal risk for damage during transport. If you’re looking for a secure option to meet your long-term storage needs, plastic containers will be able to meet your needs. A storage solutions retailer like […]

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3 Tips To Make Moving With An Autistic Child Easier

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Date: August 17th 2015


Experts estimate that the average American will pick up and move at least 11.7 times during their lifetime. While moving might not present a serious problem for some children, children with autism could find relocating to a new home especially challenging. Here are three things you can do in the future to help ease the stress of a move on your autistic child. 1. Take baby steps when introducing your autistic child to his or her new home.  Preventing a meltdown requires you to keep your autistic child on a consistent schedule. Children with autism crave consistency, so major changes (like a new house) can be very upsetting. To help ease the transition to a new home, it’s important that you take baby steps when introducing an autistic child to his or her new surroundings. Whenever possible, try to gain access to the new house before you move out of the old one. Drive past the new house with your child, and allow them to enter when they are ready. Placing a reward, like a coloring book or toy, behind the door of the new house can help an autistic child associate the home with positive outcomes. By taking these baby steps before a move, you will help your autistic child maintain as much consistency as possible. 2. Keep your child’s room the same. In order to make the new home seem more familiar, it can be helpful to set up your autistic child’s room in exactly the same way it was set up at your old house. Having a bed, dresser, or toy chest in a familiar location can help ease your child’s anxiety when it comes to adjusting to a new house. If you plan to hire professional movers like Bekins Van Lines Inc, be sure that you instruct them to unpack your child’s belongings at your new home first so that you can get his or her room set up as quickly as possible. Having a familiar space to escape to will help your child adjust to a new location. 3. Plan your move for a day when your child is away from home. Watching beloved toys being packed away can be traumatic for any child, but autistic children often don’t recognize that these changes are temporary. If you want to reduce the amount of stress a move will place on your child, plan the move for […]

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About Me

Do you have a hobby that you enjoy but that is taking over your home? Is your spouse unhappy with how much stuff you have around the house? Have you considered moving some of the things you need for your favorite hobby into a storage unit? Chances are, you have at least once storage facility near your home that you can use to store some of your things. Having gone through this myself, I have learned how to organize my things in a small storage unit in a manner that allows me to access what I need when I need it. Use what I have learned to do the same for yourself.

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