Monthly Archives: August 2018

Tip For A Smooth Back-To-School Transition

Heading into Labor Day Weekend means that next week, school kicks into high gear across the city. A few schools have already started up but it doesn’t seem official until the last long weekend of summer is over. Is your family ready for back-to-school? Here are some smart tips to help with the transition:

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Family Meeting

The first thing to do is have a family meeting. This can actually occur over dinner or at a restaurant. The purpose of the family meeting is to set the goals for the coming year. Whether this is first grade or 12th grade, there are things you expect of your student and things they expect of your. Setting these goals at the beginning of the school year will help keep everything in focus in the months ahead.

Get Back on Schedules

The concept of “it’s a school night” has probably been forgotten over the summer but now is the time to reintroduce that. This means getting everyone into bed earlier so they can get up earlier. You never want to get reports from teachers about your kid dozing off in class.

Plan out Snacks and Lunches

It’s a good idea to plan out lunches and after-school snacks for the week especial if you’re making them from scratch. This planning actually starts with grocery shopping on the weekend. If you can write out a menu for the week, then you’ll know what you need and what is getting made. More importantly, you won’t have to get into debates with the kids. Somehow writing things down makes it more “permanent.”

Get Rid of Clutter

It will also help to establish some cleanup policies for back-to-school. There shouldn’t be a trail of shoes, jackets and backpacks from the front door leading into the house. Everything needs a proper place. As for the kid’s closets, the more you can removed that isn’t every going to be worn again, the easier it will be to sort through the things they’re keeping. You might also need that room for new outfits if they’ve outgrown all the old stuff.

Helping you get rid of all that clutter is where Junk King Houston comes into play. However big the piles of unwanted stuff you have, the team from Junk King can get it removed in no time at all. A decluttering session with Junk King Houston is going to be a big help with your family’s back-to-school transition.

Tips For Successful Inventory Management

Do you know what’s in stock in your warehouse or storage room? You probably have a general idea and daily reports should keep you informed. The success of any business can be traced back to how well they handle their inventor management. Here are some tips that you can put to work for improving your company’s inventory management:

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Contingency Planning

There is a certain amount of planning for the “worst case scenario” when it comes to inventory management. What happens if your sales suddenly spike and you find yourself running out of stock? What if your warehouse doesn’t have enough room for seasonal items? What if your main vendor runs out of product while you still have orders to fulfill? All of those kinds of things happen on a regular basis to nearly every business. Having a backup plan for these contingencies will help you keep on top of those potential setbacks.

Regular Auditing

Data reports should be able to tell you at any given time what is in stock and what needs to be reordered. There is nothing wrong with relying on that data but you should also factor in regular auditing that includes actual counts of the physical inventory. This will help uncover discrepancies and fill in any potential gaps.

Spot Checking

Sometimes a regular physical count of the inventory isn’t practical because of the volume involved. However, you could perform spot checks on those fast sellers to make sure the numbers match up. You don’t want to promise a shipment only to discover the warehouse is empty!

Clean Out Unwanted Inventory

Every warehouse or stock room will have some amount of “dead” inventory. This could be items that were returned and can’t resold or sent back to the manufacturer. There could also be items going back several years that aren’t even being sold by your company any longer. All of that inventory is taking up valuable space and should be hauled away for good. That can be accomplished with one call to Junk King Houston.

Junk King will send over just what you need to clear your warehouse: A moving crew and huge truck. All you have to do is tell the crew what you want hauled away and they’re do the rest. You don’t even have to involved your workers. Your company’s inventory management can be improved with some rubbish clearing from Junk King Houston. Put that plan into action today.

How To Have A Smooth Vacation

All-inclusive vacation packages are very popular. These can take place on a cruise or at a resort destination. One price covers all the accommodations, food and drink. It’s always nice to be taken care of on a vacation. The goal is to get to your ideal spot with as little hassle as possible. With today’s crowded airports, that might seem like a daunting task. However, if you put some of these tips into action, then you could be on your way to a smooth vacation.

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Use Frozen Solids To Keep Meds Cold

If you’re traveling with medications that need to be kept cold, then you can bring frozen bottles of water to keep them cool during the flight. Frozen water is allowed through the security lines.

Go Left

Studies of terminal traffic have shown that most travelers tend to follow their dominate hand when it comes to picking lines. Since most people are right-handed they’ll drift towards the right side of the security checkpoints. By going left, you might find yourself in a smaller line.

Pack Your Own Snacks

The closer you get to a plane, the more expensive things become. That’s why you should always look to pack your own dry snacks. An empty water bottle can be filled at a fountain, too.

Rest in the Chapel

If you have a few hours between flights and want a quiet place, then you can go to the airport chapel. Just be sure to set an alarm on your phone in case you doze off in all that quiet.

Look for Lounge Day Pass

First class passengers on many airlines can enjoy the benefit of lounges. What many travelers don’t know is that you don’t have to fly first class to gain access. You just have to pay for a day pass. This is a good idea if you’re in a major layover situation or you know your flight is going to be delayed by hours. It’s another reasonably quiet place that might be worth splurging on.

Before you leave, you’ll want to do all the normal things like putting your mail on hold and telling a neighbor. You might also want to get rid of rubbish. We’re not just talking about taking out the trash (which is important) but finally clearing all those bulky things you been wanting to get rid of. Junk King Houston can help with that. Make the return from your smooth vacation relaxing by walking into a home that is free of rubbish. Junk King Houston can make it happen.