Monthly Archives: August 2018

Good Advice For Back-To-School Season

One of the best things that parents can do to get their kids ready for school is to set the morning alarms early once again. They might complain about waking up early but it’s better to get those body clocks reset when it doesn’t matter vs when everyone is making a mad dash to get out of the house and to school in time for that first bell. Here’s some more good advice to put into action for your back-to-school season:

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Make an After-school Plan

This is important if there is a gap between when the parents come home and when the kids are let out of school. There are many after-school programs available to provide a safe place to fill in that gap. If you’re fortunate to be home with the kids, then it is important to provide them with a healthy snack before dinner and get them started on homework. Of course, if a kid is active in after-school programs like sports or drama, then this gap will always be filled.

Cut Back on TV & Video Games

Summer is always the time for more TV and video games. Now that school is back in session, those two commodities should be more of a reward than a habit. The only time they should get activated is when homework is done. Even then, there should be a cut off time. The focus is on the books now.

Get Checkups Done

If you have done so already, then try to schedule your kid’s physical exam, dental checkup and eye exam. You want to get all the vaccinations out of the way before school starts and make sure they’re clear to participate in sports if that is what they want to do.

Get Organized

It’s not a bad idea to set up some sort of “in box” for your family. This is where all the school paperwork that needs to be filled out and signed can go. There should also be a dedicated homework zone that is free of distractions and clutter. Up in the bedrooms, the closets need to be decluttered as well. Too much time is wasted looking for things to wear especially when you have to sort through all the things they’re never going to wear again. Junk King Columbus can be a big help with all of this decluttering. They’ll send over a pair of movers and a big truck capable of holding whatever you want to get rid of whether that is bags of old clothing or bedroom furniture that has been outgrown. The kind of decluttering help that Junk King Columbus can provide will make a big difference for your back-to-school season.

Making Inventory Management Work For A Small Business

If you ever have a chance to see an Amazon warehouse in operation, then take it. They have perfected the science of inventory management into a seamless operation that is constantly flowing with inventory. The speed with how they operate is also something to marvel at. Just think of how many products you can order that can be delivered within hours. Even though your small business might be humbled by their inventory management practices there is a lot you can do to improve your situation even if you’re operating with a single stockroom. Consider the following:

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Label Everything

Setting up a storeroom to replenish a business is different than setting up an area that is primarily used for shipping. However, they both require proper labeling. The goal should be that you can send an employee on their first day into the stockroom to find something and they won’t have a problem because everything is labeled. You can adapt your own system for your inventory that can be based on alphabetical title, topic or assigned code numbers.

Track and Replenish

It is frustrating to go grocery shopping for a particular item only to find that it has been sold out. Perhaps that is a hot selling item and you’ve missed out on a special sale. More often it is a case of the store not keeping track of what they’re selling and responding with replenishing the order. That can be avoid by keeping track of what is selling on a daily basis. There are plenty of operating systems that will allow you to track sales down to the item. If you see stock dwindling, then you should consider reordering before you sell out not after. You don’t want a customer going somewhere else for that item!

Make Room

On receiving day, it is easy for a small business to be overwhelmed by the arrival of new product. This is why it is vital to make room in your storage area by clearing out the rubbish. Junk King Columbus can certainly help with that. Whether you need to get rid of damaged goods or things that can’t be returned, they can all be quickly loaded onto the Junk King truck for fast removal. One session with Junk King Columbus can help you reclaim a lot of shelf space in your storeroom for new inventory. That’s smart business.