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Traveling for Business? Here Are Five Tips for a Smooth Trip

Whether you travel for business every once in a while or every week, you know that traveling comes with some real challenges. It seems that the entire process – from booking a flight to checking a bag – has become more difficult than it used to be. That said, there’s no reason that you can’t take steps to make the traveling process as simple as possible. Here are five tips to help ensure that your trip is a good one. Streamline Your Travel The first thing you can do is to streamline the travel process. One good way to do that is to apply for TSA Pre-Check status (or Global Entry if you travel internationally.) It takes a while to… Read More

Wine Storage Tips – Video

A video showing tips for wine storage. Storing wine can be a tricky business – white wine, red wine, sparkling wine – what conditions are best for each type? Find out more in this nice video. How to Store Wine: Insider Tip Video Transcription Victoria: Hello everyone, it’s Victoria for SlurpVision and today we have an insider tip on how to store wine. And first, let’s go over the three most important factors on what to consider with wine storage. The most important factor is actually temperature, and the idea is to stay cool and consistent, um, about 12 or 13 degrees Celsius or 55 Fahrenheit for the temperature. And consistent in the sense that you just don’t want it… Read More

Moving? These Tips Will Make Packing Easy

Very few people enjoy packing their belongings for a big move. It’s a lot of work and often takes longer than you think it will. That said, it’s a necessary evil. Since it has to be done, the key to success is doing it as efficiently as possible. Here are some tips to help you accomplish it with a minimum of stress. Purge First The first order of business is to purge things that you don’t want. If you miss this step, the likelihood is high that you’ll end up packing things you don’t want or use. To make it easy, try taking a pointer from organization expert Marie Kondo, inventor of the Kon-Mari system. Instead of sorting by room,… Read More

Tips on Going Paperless

Is your home or office overflowing with paper? It used to be the norm for everybody to conduct important business on paper, but that is no longer the case. Even the most important legal documents can be created (and signed) electronically. Paper is expensive to manufacture and doing so is a drain on our natural resources. The answer is finding ways to eliminate paper from your life. That might seem like a difficult thing to do, but modern technology makes it surprisingly easy. Here are some simple tips to help you do it. Dealing with the Paper You Have The first step to going paperless is to cope with the paper you already have. Sort through any papers you have… Read More

10 Tips for Moving to Texas

Everything is larger than life in Texas. Moving to a new state is always challenging because it requires you to adjust to new laws and conditions that might not have applied in your previous home. Here are 10 simple tips to help you make a smooth transition to the Lone Star State. Before you leave, take a look at the extended forecast and make sure to plan for the weather. Texas weather isn’t for the faint of heart. Depending on the time of year you move and where you are moving, you may have to deal with extreme heat, hurricanes, thunder storms, or tornadoes. Get your utilities set up before you leave. Your real estate agent should have information about… Read More

Organization and Storage Tips for Contractors

Working as a contractor is challenging. You need to be able to keep track of everything, from the people on your crew to subcontractors, and from work schedules to equipment. It’s a bit like a juggling act, requiring you to pay attention at all times. You want to do a good job for your clients and get each project done as quickly and thoroughly as possible – and to do that, you have to be organized. The average contractor has hundreds of tools and accessories to organize and store. You can’t afford to waste precious time searching for a particular drill bit or screwdriver. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you organize and store your tools.… Read More

Tips for Downsizing Your Office Space

In the modern economy, where knowledge-based jobs can be done from anywhere in the world, having a big office is no longer a necessity. Computers can fit in our laps, paperwork can be done online, and even the biggest customer file can be stored in the cloud instead of in a file cabinet. Renting office space is expensive, and there are many benefits to downsizing it. How to Know When It’s Time to Downsize If you are thinking about downsizing, here are some questions to ask yourself before you make the move. How much of my current office space do I actually use on a daily basis? Do I have clients coming in all the time, or are face-to-face encounters… Read More

When a Home Business Outgrows the Home

Entrepreneurship is alive and well, and more people than ever are starting home-based businesses. That’s a good thing for the economy, and the flexibility and freedom that come with going into business for yourself can be wonderful for the people who start these businesses, too. One question that a lot of home business owners ask is this: How can I know when my business has outgrown my house? Every business is different, but here are some common signs that you might need to consider taking action: The boundaries between home time and work time have disappeared. Some people who work from home end up having a hard time switching off at the end of the day. When your home is… Read More

Packing your Home for Moving – Video

Packing up your house can be a stressful business as you have probably accumulated much more stuff than you ever imagined! But if you check out this video you will find out that it may be a lot less stressful than you imagined – especially if you follow the tips that they suggest to make it go smoothly. How to Pack up Your House – video transcription Woman: We have a lot of boxes in our hallway. Man: Yeah. Woman: You know what I’m really good at lately? Man: What? Woman: I’m good at packing. Man: You are? Woman: Yeah. So, Kendrick, do you want to talk packing tips? Man: Desperately. Woman: Okay, let’s go. Man: My favorite topic. Woman:… Read More

Moving to Arizona

There are any number of reasons that people find themselves moving to Arizona. A job, school, or family are some of the more popular reasons people move anywhere. The Grand Canyon state has a few other reasons that it attracts a lot of new residents each year. 1. Weather: Most of the state is a desert, offering sunny, warm temperatures during the day and cool nights. Expect more than 250 sunny days a year with just a few months of extremely hot temperatures. It beats the cloudy, dreary days experienced in most of the country and who wants six months of winter anyway? 2. Economy: Arizona continues to grow thanks to low property and business taxes that attract established businesses… Read More
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