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Construction Choices: 5 Reasons to Build With Steel

Simple, strong, safe, and affordable — steel provides builders with benefits beyond a new, exciting home, project, or building. A popular choice among the construction industry, and for many reasons, steel’s value is now seen beyond the downtown office buildings and condos. Farmers and homeowners are using steel for their new building projects such as steel garages and steel garden sheds. Continue Reading

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Just In Time For Christmas: 6 Tips for Holiday Shipping

The holidays are a wonderful time for most, and it’s certainly a great time for those of us who are in the business of shipping gifts. Oh, it’s going to be a very busy time, and also a profitable one. The holidays do present a challenge when it comes to ensuring that products that are bought are able to be shipped out in a timely fashion. If there is a sudden, but welcome, surge in purchases during the lead up to the holidays, you need to be sure that you’re prepared for this increased demand on your shipping process.

So, here are six great tips to help you prepare and manage your shipping needs during the busiest time of the year! Continue Reading

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Bad First Impressions: 6 Mistakes You Should Never Make In a Job Interview

Going for a job interview can be pretty stressful for many people, especially when they really, really want that job. It’s always good to be prepared but it can still affect you, especially someone who has a nervous disposition.

However, there are also certain things you should not do in a job interview that may cost you that position. This is especially true if you’re vying for a high-power job in the finance industry. Financial recruiters are very good at what they do and have loads of experience. You don’t want to put them off in any way.

Here are some mistakes you should avoid in a job interview to give you a greater chance of success. Continue Reading

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Plumbing For Amateurs: 5 Honest Truths About DIY Plumbing

You dropped your wedding ring down the bathroom sink. Your toilet is clogged after your children tried to hide their poor math tests. Your kitchen trash compactor is on the fritz again after you attempted to throw away your mother-in-law’s delicious(?) casserole.

When these things happen, your plumbing begins to falter, and this will impact your quality of life. To remedy the situation, you try to solve the problem on your own. Despite your desire for some good old-fashioned do-it-yourself (DIY), you only exacerbate the plumbing issues. Continue Reading

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Avoid the Electronic Graveyard: 6 Tips to Manage Your E-Waste

E-waste is now found in landfills across the country. The damage caused by such waste is an endemic issue that is impacting the environment in significant ways, from water channel pollution to waste disposal challenges.

It’s the reason that many companies are looking into computer recycling programs and gaining insights on how to manage their e-waste more effectively so it doesn’t end up in landfills across the country. In this post, our experts provide their three tips for managing e-waste. Continue Reading

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A New Coat of Colour: 5 Painting Tips to Decorate Your Old Sheet Metal

For years, your home has pretty much looked the same since the day you moved in. You have wanted to change the complexion and update the makeup of your humble abode, but everything seems dull and dry – and everyone else is doing similar designs.

So, what’s the solution to your conundrum? Perhaps it’s time to think outside the box.

Decorative sheet metal is the interior design industry’s hidden secret. That’s right. Sheet metal is quickly becoming a decorative piece that can enhance a bathroom, living room or hallway.

With a little of elbow grease, a nice restoration and some paint, and that broken down sheet metal that sits in your garage can be utilized as a sublime decoration. The next time you have guests over, they will be wowed by the creativity and ingenuity of your decorative skills.

Here are five painting tips to decorate your old sheet metal:

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How to Stay Organized: 5 Guidelines to Manage Your Documents

Your cubicle has documents everywhere. We’re talking pages on your desk, pages on the floor, pages on top of your filing cabinet, pages on your computer monitor. They’re everywhere. This is life in an office that still deals with paperwork.

We are a long way from having a majority of paperless workplaces. Until offices somehow manage this impossible feat, cabinets will be bursting at the seams with folders and pages. Rather than becoming frustrated with documents and losing important files, you should establish a document management system. This will reduce headaches and eliminate the time you spend looking for files like you’re a chicken with its head cut off.

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Going Vintage: 4 Supplies When Packing Antiques

If you are moving, you always want to make sure everything is safe but this is especially true of valuables such as antiques. Antiques are breakable and more importantly irreplaceable so ensuring that they are safe during the moving process will prevent you the heartbreak of having to dispose of a broken piece that could hold significant sentimental value or be a family heirloom. There are certain packaging supplies that can assist you in keeping your antique collection safe and secure when you are moving to a new home.

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