5 Tips For Selecting The Correct Commercial Storage For Your Business

There are several reasons why your business might require commercial storage. It could be you have ordered excess stock for a promotion, but your warehouse is currently full. Another reason could be to store office equipment and furniture that you are not taking with you to your new office. Or you may wish your office removalists at Storage Melbourne to move everything in stages and are thus storing some items temporarily as part of that process.

Whether for these or any other reason, you will want to ensure that the commercial stage facility you choose is the right one for your needs. If you have never used commercial storage before you might be wondering how best to achieve that aim. If you read on, we highlight five tips that should enable you to make the correct choice of a commercial storage company.

Assess How Much Commercial Storage Capacity You Need

The first suggestion we make in trying to determine which commercial storage facility is the right one for your needs is to work out what those needs are in terms of how much storage space you require. This will mean you have to assess what items you are going to store, the quantity, and most importantly an estimate and calculation of the amount of space needed. Err on the side of overestimating as this is preferable to underestimating and then not having sufficient storage space.

30 Office Cleaning Tasks And How Often They Should Be Done

One of the core principles of effective commercial cleaning by Gleam Clean is that different cleaning tasks should be done on a specific schedule. In other words, whilst there are some cleaning that needs to take place every day, and sometimes more than once a day, there are also other tasks that should be done on a weekly, or monthly basis.

Knowing this information as it relates to your office means you are more able to discuss with the commercial cleaners you have hired, what your needs are, so, without further ado, here are thirty office cleaning tasks and their recommended scheduling divided into monthly, weekly, and daily tasks.

Monthly Cleaning Tasks x 10

  • Check and replace damaged or worn carpet tiles and rugs
  • Shred and discard unneeded documents
  • Rearrange furniture to even carpet wear
  • Declutter by removing office items that are unused or unwanted
  • Check all light bulbs and replace them as necessary
  • Wax and polish all floors
  • Vacuum office furniture and heating/ventilation/air conditioning vents
  • Replace textile materials such as cushion covers and curtains
  • Clean, dust and disinfect difficult to reach areas including windows, cabinets, and ceilings
  • Deep clean carpets using a steam cleaner

How to Create an Evacuation Diagram

For your business to meet its obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984, you need to have an evacuation diagram and procedures. While fire protection services can assist with making sure you do it properly, there is also plenty of information on the internet to show you how straightforward it can be. We’ve also included some basic information below to put you one step closer to compliance.

What Your Evacuation Diagram Needs To Have

Evacuation diagrams don’t have to be masterpieces. They don’t even have to be expertly drawn. What they do need to be, though, is accurate.

They should include the basic layout of your property, with lines to form accurate walls and doors. Mark with a red dot the area the person is in if they are staring at the diagram. From that point, they can work out how to access other parts of the building in an emergency.

A basic compass should be present in the diagram’s corner, which identifies which way is north. You will also need to include exterior exit points, which should be accessible and clear at all times.

How To Prepare For A Commercial Carpet Cleaning Company

If the time has come for the carpets or couches in your offices or other areas of your business premises, to be cleaned then we hope that you have taken the sensible decision to employ professional commercial carpet cleaners or couch cleaning perth. The difference between using them and either doing it with in-house staff or cheap amateurs is stark.

First, your carpets will be cleaned as they should be, they will be at no risk of damage, and the fact that they will be cleaned correctly means that the time until the next time you have to have them cleaned, should be prolonged. If you already know all this and have indeed arranged for professional carpet cleaners to do the work, then great. Now we need to talk about the part you play in the carpet cleaning process.

You may be surprised by that last statement, given that the whole idea of paying for a team of professional carpet cleaners should mean that you avoid having to do the carpet cleaning yourself. That is true, however, before they arrive there are some tasks which you need to undertake to make their job easier and to ensure that they can clean your carpet without any risks or delays.

What we mean is that there is some minimal preparation work that you or your staff should undertake before the appointment you have with the carpet cleaning company. It should make the work go more smoothly, and it also eliminates any risks of something going wrong. Examples of this could be one of the cleaning staff being injured. Whilst extremely rare, it still pays to take precautions and prepare properly.

Heads Of Agreement – What It Is And Its Legal Implications

The term ‘Heads of Agreement’ might conjure up some interesting images with some people thinking of a scene from a Coppola or Scorsese movie with the heads of two mafia families sitting down to agree on a deal. In truth, the reality is a lot less dramatic and no doubt some will be disappointed to discover that a Heads of Agreement (HOA) is simply a legal document, however,  it can certainly be an important legal document in commercial law.

An HOA is somewhat of a halfway house agreement, so it can have far more legal significance than a simple shake of hands or a verbal agreement between two parties. However, it does not have the same level of legal weight as a formal contract. As such it may set out some of the preliminary agreements that have been reached and some of the key terms and conditions but falls short of being the formal contract.

When A Heads Of Agreement Should Be Used

Heads of Agreements can be used in several scenarios relating to commercial, civil, or family law. Its main use in commercial law is when two parties are working towards setting up a commercial partnership. It primarily sets out the expectations and the goals that both parties have for the partnership.

Why You Should Start A Blog For Your Removalists Business

No matter what type of website your removalists business has, you should be aware that one of the internet’s most popular type of websites is blogs. These have become hugely popular, not just for those who visit them and consume the content which they find on their favourite blogs, but also for those who have created those blogs.

The latter group covers a wide spectrum with blogs created by everyone from retired individuals sharing their life stories, to multi-billion dollar corporations whose blogs are read by tens of thousands of visitors. Admittedly those two examples are at either end of the spectrum, but what that should indicate is that no matter how large or how small your removalist business is, it can still benefit by having a blog.

The first point about blogs that we need to make you aware of is that they are very easy to set up. In most cases you do not need to register a new domain or create a new website, especially if your current website was created on a platform such as WordPress, Wax or Squarespace, for example. These are just three of the many website platforms where it is possible to add a blog. If are unsure which of these applies then speak to the agency who designed your website.

Normally the next question we hear from business owners is what content they should be adding to a blog. They often do so with absolutely no idea what options they have, which is ironic, because the options are almost unlimited. In truth there really are no exclusions or limits on what you add to blog provided 1) It has relevance to your business, and 2) It is respectful. In other words no adult humour, bad language or anything that could be considered offensive.

7 Web Design Tips If Your Website Audience Covers All Age Groups

Whilst it might seem difficult to believe that the Covid-19 pandemic created anything positive, there are a few. It certainly saw the medical community create vaccines in record times, and we are sure the incredible efforts of health care staff is greatly appreciated by all.

Something a bit more curious occurred due to covid-19 and that was the increase in the number of people going online and in particular the number of seniors who used the internet for the first time. More often than not it was to see and speak with their loved ones, but there was also an increase in seniors using the internet for other reasons such as entertainment or shopping.

This brings into focus an issue that may not always have been at the forefront of modern web design, and that is making sure that websites are suitable for users of all ages, including seniors. The myth that those online are mostly aged 16 to 35 has long been busted, with the numbers of those online aged 75 and over doubling over recent years. Today, web designers need to cater for all age groups, so here are 7 web design tips for making your website suitable for all.

Does The Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme Apply To Your Business Or Organisation?

It is difficult to escape news relating to data breaches and company databases being hacked, as it seems like every other week there is another which takes place. Whilst consumer law is in place to ensure that companies comply with data and privacy protection matters, in practice the law is not capable of stopping a determined hacker on the other side of the world from hacking in and stealing the personal data of a business’s customers.

For that, rigorous data protection and security are required and if your business does not yet have this in place, then our advice is that it needs to as soon as possible so that you are complying with current privacy laws especially the Privacy Act of 1998.