Has your home been too crowded for your growing family? Or your office space is already too tight with all the unnecessary equipment? Well, maybe it is time for you to get yourself or your team a storage unit.
What is a storage unit?
A storage unit is a rented space where you can stock your extra or unnecessary items for a certain amount of time. This is a way to keep your home or office from losing needed space.
Where do you apply or ask for a storage unit?
Online applications are already available too. Just search for your location and a bunch of facilities and companies will already pop-out.
How to choose the right facility?
There are a couple of factors that you must consider in choosing a storage facility. These factors will affect the ease, safety, and overall comfort.
# 1 Location
The facility’s location is one of the most critical factors. Choosing one that is near you will help you access your property with ease. Also, choosing a site that is not prone to flooding, or other outcomes of calamity will keep your items in a safe and unharmed condition. You should always check the location personally; this way, you will see any problem that may arise in the future. Making sure that the location of the unit is away from shores, lakes, tall grass, and alike, will help you be assured of unwanted visitors, namely bugs, rodents, and snakes.
# 2 Temperature
The temperature of the storage facility will significantly affect the items that you are going to store in it. Some things might need to be stored in a cool and dry area, while some might require otherwise. Many facilities offer Climate control for every unit for those seeking varying temperatures for their storage.
# 3 Security
Various facilities have been very proud of their security systems. Anti-theft alarms, twenty-four-hour surveillance cameras, roving guards on shifts 24 hours a day, and real-time alerts are already utilized to keep your property safe. But still, it is a great practice to visit your unit as often as possible. This way, you can personally keep an eye if anyone is observing your unit or report any untoward incidents immediately…
Working smart and not hard should be your productivity mantra this year. Working harder is all about doing the most work for the time given even when the task is mundane and does not improve the bottom line. You could end up staying in your office until midnight then being the first one to check in tomorrow because you are doing a lot of work. On the contrary, smart work might allow you to spend the same time in the office and end up with a day free in your week because you cleared all work. You may wonder whether it is possible and the most productive office workers will tell you they can cope with deadlines and do more assignments than the average worker while still leaving the office on time. Consider the following time management tools to save time in the workplace.
Use single-tasking methods
Do one thing at a time so that you can go fast in your work delivery schedule. Multitasking introduces delays to your brain because you have to switch from one task to another and back to the one that you were on in the first place. Thus, you lose time as you reorient your brain with the flow of work that you touch and when you are just at the moment, you switch again to something else. Productive people do a thing at a time, and they block out everything else until after they finish, or when they decide to quit and work on something else. This tip alone can help you work two times faster than in the past.
Do it now
Do work now and do not procrastinate. The work you have tends to expand to fill the time that you have. The opposite is also true. You marvel at some days when you can do days work in a few hours because the deadline was due. The hack here is to make your brain function as though you always have a tight deadline even when this is a lie. Your mind can find an efficient way of tackling the problem as long as you do not distract it. Keep working and do not succumb to the false idea of waiting for inspiration. Just go with what you have, and the inspiration will follow.
You cannot do everything. You are human. Take your fill and say no to the rest of work assigned to you. Saying no might imply that you do not agree to deadlines you cannot meet. Say no to distractions and use noise-canceling headphones at work. Space your hours so that you are most productive when alone. Schedule everything else for the collaborative moments you have at work.
Develop a system or habit
Systems or habits allow you to do things fast and conveniently while not losing much energy. A system could include a to-do-it list that you create every evening and tackle every morning. It may consist of a way to check email after every four hours so that you do not have to keep checking every time. You could also include thirty minutes of catching-up time after your productive three to four-hour blocks. Once this becomes a habit, you will find it much easier to focus on the task at hand and say no to distractions.…