De-clutter your Home and your Life with some Help from a Portable Storage Container

Have you been living all his time with lots of clutter in your home? Did you even try to get rid of the clutter and seek some aid from a portable storage container? A house full of clutter is something that no one wants to see. If you have noticed some awkwardness in your relationship (friends, family, and/or significant other), most probably it’s because of your untidy and unorganized home.

Someone who sees your cluttered home might think that you are someone who has no ability to put things in order. He or she might even suspect you of having the same personality and state of mind. If you find yourself feeling tired and restless, not lively, and always lazy then it is time to take action and put things (and your life) back in order.

The Container and You

For your de-cluttering project, you don’t need to buy the whole container. There are companies where you can rent a container. You need to take out all of your stuff to make the de-cluttering effective. You can put your things in the portable storage container and sort them. You need to throw away the things that are not needed or considered less important. If you keep on treasuring the junk, then it will never end. Even if you have a brand new four-stores house you still won’t be able to maintain an orderly place if you still have all the trash in your house.

Unfortunately, there are people who can’t part ways with their mementos or memorabilia even if they knew well that those are nothing but trash. A more alarming behavior is that of a compulsive hoarder or collector. Someone suffering from such behavior might have experienced trauma during childhood or early adolescent years.

The said collectors pick up things and keep them. The things can be flyers, button, boxes, and anything that they see as important or of value in the coming years. Compulsive hoarders need to seek some help from a professional and usually need to undergo a series of therapy.

If you don’t have any issues regarding your clutter, then it’s time to get serious and use the portable storage container to help you. Clear the clutter in your home and take your life back on track.

Sort Everything

Portable Storage ContainerWhen sorting your things, you only need two groups – the important and not important (including a bit important). The important documents are the things that you will need when legal battle occurs, and the rest are not important anymore. If you must, then choose to keep only the things that you really treasure. If you are hesitant whether to throw something or not, then throw it. You won’t be hesitating if it is something really important.

Keep in mind that your goal is to reduce the clutter and not feel sorry for the memory that comes with the memento. At any rate, you will be able to retain the memory even if the memento has gone. In the long run (especially when your memory begins to fail), you will soon forget about it and still continue to live.

If it is inevitable, you can choose to have the container as your treasure chest and throw the things that you can’t part with in it. That way, you will be able to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of your home.

After de-cluttering your home, you will be able to feel light and livelier. You will notice that the damages in your relationships are beginning to heal. You will feel a surge of energy flowing within you. Your body will feel light and more energetic.

When that happens, your portable storage container is not only a valuable aid in de-cluttering your home. It is also a life saver.

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Elegant Keepsakes with Custom Coins  

Tokens of appreciation and medals given for honor and achievement are the usual purposes served by custom coins. When it comes to giving keepsakes for weddings, birthdays or any occasions, coins are usually overlooked. Coins that are uniquely designed to give as keepsakes will make your event more special and memorable. Here are some of the occasions that can be immortalized through custom coins.

Weddings

Common keepsakes or favors for weddings are bags with some sweets inside, candles, matchboxes, and shot glasses to name a few. These are cute things to give away as wedding favors but you would surely want this event to be remembered for a long time with an extra special favor for your friends and family. Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life and custom coins will make it more awesome. It can be useful for the recipient in the shape of a key chain or a lapel pin. Print a 3D image of you and your spouse or have your favorite poem or quote engraved on the coin signed with your names. Include the date and location of the event as well.

Christenings

Imagine the face of your baby immortalized on a coin. That is a great way to make the event much more memorable. A personalized coin is also a great idea as a gift for the child and his or her parents. It is something that is worth keeping.

Family Reunions

While a group picture in your physical or online album will surely make a family reunion memorable, giving out coins as keepsakes will make it more of an interesting and special event. Make the shape and color of your custom coins different each year so that relatives will always look forward to attending the occasion. You can also engrave the name of a family member on each coin to make it more personal.

Easter Egg Hunting

Make children more excited in looking for those hidden eggs by having them look for those with a coin inside. The more eggs with coins they find, the higher the prize. It will surely be more fun hunting for more than just candies or any sweet goodies inside the eggs. Children will feel more adventurous in hunting with that twist in the game. If you are hosting the egg hunt, you may also want to give customized coins to all participants as tokens of appreciation for making the event a success.

Birthdays

This can be made more fun with coins as keepsakes. You can also have a specially made coin that will serve as a small medallion for winning a party game that you planned for the event. You can engrave the date and time and even the location on the flip side of the coin.

Anniversaries

The silver or golden anniversary is a milestone in a couples’ life. If you are the one celebrating this event, coins are best favor you can give to mark this very special event. If you are attending one, a coin with your personal message engraved on it will be very much appreciated.

Custom coins can come in any shape that you want. You can stick with the usual rounded shape or let your imagination run wild to create odd-shaped coins that will be unique for your special occasion. You can choose from a variety of base metals that will be used as well as the colors or finishing that you want. Turn coins into bracelets for female attendees and pins or key chains for male attendees. Create the custom look and feel that you want for your coin. It’s your party and you can customize your coin any way you want.

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Commons Methods Used in Creating a Printed Circuit Board Pattern

There are various ways to create a copper pattern, or mask, for a printed circuit board. The simplest method is to use a permanent marker. You can also use a silkscreen, a photoengraving method using a photoresist coating, and PCB milling. These methods are collectively known as subtractive methods of creating PCB patterns. A subtractive method will remove the copper substrate from the board and leave only the desired PCB pattern. This pattern is based on the circuit’s schematic design.

Here are the definitions for each method:

Silkscreen Printing

Silkscreen printing uses a special ink that is designed to resist the etching solution. The paint, or ink, masks specific portions of the printed circuit board, and protects the copper foil from being eaten away by the acid. All the exposed copper will then be removed by the etching process.

A woven mesh is needed in order to create a silkscreen. The desired pattern is cured and developed into the mesh, forming an ink-blocking stencil. The mesh will then be divided into ink-blocked areas and open areas. The open areas of the mesh will contain the copper connections and the vias (circular copper area that will be drilled). Inks can be transferred to these areas. You just put the silkscreen on top of the PCB, and apply ink to the screen. A squeegee is used to force the ink through the mesh openings. The final product is the PCB pattern.

This method is used in mass production. The silk screen is used to print one PCB layout pattern to multiple copper boards in the shortest possible amount of time.

Photoengraving Process

Printed Circuit BoardA photoengraving process consists of a special-purpose printed circuit board called a photoresist, a photomask and a developer. This type of PCB is sensitive to light. This process uses a photomask and a developer. A photomask marks a portion of the copper that will be exempted from etching. A developer will then be used to remove the exposed areas of the photomask coating.

A photomask is a plastic film (example: over-head projector film) that contains the printout of a PCB layout. A photoresist has a thick cover that protects it from light. This cover must not be peeled off before the exposure process begins. This process involves the exposure of the photoresist to bright light. The protected areas (copper that should not be eaten by the acid), however, should be covered with the photomask.

Put the light source on top, the photomask at the middle, and the photoresist PCB at the bottom. The photomask and PCB must also be tightly pressed together. The exposure will depend on the intensity of the light source. After some time, remove the board from the light.

The developer is a powdered chemical that is mixed on water. The solution will dissolve the portion of the mask that was left exposed. The PCB must be submerged to a container that contains the developer solution. Shake the basin until an image appears. The image, usually of blue color, is the developed printed circuit board pattern. The part exposed to the light source contains bare copper.

This method is used by hobbyists and small businesses. It is still better to use this method, than using a permanent marker as a mask.

PCB Milling

PCB milling does not create a mask. It uses a machine that physically removes the copper by drilling on the PCB itself. It is effectively the etched board itself. The miller usually is a two or three-axis mechanical drill. This machine operates like a plotter. It receives commands from a computer software, which controls the driller’s position in the x, y, and, if possible, the z axis. The data is retrieved as a file. This method is commonly used with computer-aided machinery. It is only used by large industries, since only few people or businesses can afford this machine and its corresponding software.

Conclusion

There are various ways to create a printed circuit board pattern. Your chosen method may vary, depending on your objectives. Having a good mask can save you problems in etching.

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The Greatest Weapon of Motivational Speakers – Inspiration

The ultimate goal of motivational speaking is to stimulate and empower people to try to make positive changes in their life. But to effect this change and make this change permanent so that it can be translated to productivity or whatever it is that must be achieved, a speaker must provide his/her audience with inspiration.

Experiences: The source of Inspiration

Speaking can be learned and perfected through practice but inspiration comes from within. Inspired motivational speakers will inevitably and constantly exude inspiration like an aura that affects all the people around them. Inspiration may come from your own wealth of personal experiences, that is you could have emerged victorious from a difficult ordeal or if you are armed with a powerful insight, you can also use the experiences of others as your source of inspiration and communicate it to people in such a way that they too may feel inspired. Seeing a butterfly struggling to get out of its cocoon during a morning walk in the garden can be used to deliver a powerful message about change and the beauty it can bring.

Motivational SpeakerInspiration must also be tangible, that is, people must feel it all the time when speaker is around. People must see it on the speaker’s demeanor and how they deal with others and with adversities. The speaker’s reputation, behavior and character are perhaps the greatest tools to inspire people. Great motivational speakers inspire people to be successful by showing living a life of success.

Conveying Inspiration: The Power of Storytelling

It is not enough that the audience see and feel inspiration from motivational speakers. Most of the time, it is necessary that you dig deeper into the audience and touch something inside of them so deep, that they will be convinced that whatever idea you are selling can also apply to them. This maybe the primary reason why sometimes, religion and appeal to values works! This is where the power of storytelling comes to play. Ever wondered why movies and novels appeal to people? It is because these works touch people’s emotions – it shows them that they are not the only ones feeling love, hardships or triumphs. Persuasion may come with appealing to the intellectual side of people but inspiration digs deeper to people’s desires and values. The way how motivational speakers tell a story can incite familiar emotions that make the audience identify with the speaker, making them open for suggestions and the idea for change. However, you must take caution not to sound so bragging and self-righteous lest the audience may think that you are self-absorbed and does not really care to your audience.

How to keep people inspired

Inspiration is like a fire, once kindled, you should keep it burning if you want to stay warm. People may get inspired in speaking engagements but only some of them will continue to get inspired when they get home and start to face their realities. The point is, inspiration will just become a transient thing for most. Motivational speakers can keep people inspired by having supplemental written material such as self-help books or articles for the audience so that even if the speaker is not there, the fire of inspiration will still remain burning. Exploiting the power of social media will also do the trick. You can use Twitter and Facebook accounts to tweet and post motivational quotes for your followers. Your reputation and how you live your life is also a potent weapon to keep people inspired. Live what you preach to show people the true meaning of success. This would truly inspire people to make them emulate and listen to your teachings.

An motivational speaker is an effective speaker should be able to speak to his audience on a personal level.

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Choosing the Right Attachment to Custom Lanyards

Today, lanyards are being widely used in organizations and events. In fact, it has become an SOP for conference and event organizers to provide custom lanyards with ID tags to participants.

Custom lanyardsWhen customizing lanyards, you need to know the right attachment needed given your aim. For example, hospitals will need lanyards with a certain kind of attachment that can be easily broken apart should there be instances of strangulation.

Below are some of the attachments you can use for your custom lanyards:

1.  Bulldog Clip

The bulldog clip is probably the most traditional add-on for any custom lanyard. This nickel-plated steel clip can hold identification cards and badges.

2.  Swivel Hook

This is made from nickel-plated steel and can fit both a round cord and a 3/8-inch flat fabric lanyard. This steel swivel hook is specifically designed to ensure that it won’t easily break. This durable hook can perfectly hold identification cards.

3.  Key Ring

This is a very simple split key ring with 15/16 inches diameter. It can also hold identification cards and keys. Considered to be classy yet functional, a key ring can be used on custom lanyards, wrist coils, and badge reels.

4.  Neck Cord Loop

This is also known as length adjuster. With this adjustable cord lock, you can easily customize the length of the lanyard. Unlike other lanyard attachment, this is made from black plastic material that can last for several years. Inside the lock is a spring system which enables reliability and ease-of-use.

5.  Safety Breakaway

This attachment has a feature that allows for a quick breakaway should there be any choking incidents. In schools and hospitals where the probability of lanyards being snagged is high, it is highly recommended to use the safety breakaway attachment.

6.  Disconnect buckle

This is a type of attachment quite similar to Safety Breakaway. The difference is that the disconnect buckle is slightly thicker and is placed a few inches from the base of the lanyard. Just like the safety breakaway, this attachment is designed to reduce chances of accidental strangulation.

7.  Plastic J-Hook

This attachment is made of black plastic with an easy to open clasp. Basically, there is no need for any special features. You only need to hold the clasp to connect items such as keys and IDs to the hook.

8.  Cell Phone loop

This is specifically designed for cell phone lanyards. The loop is inserted in the cell phone loop holder. The black plastic material that holds the loop is made of lightweight urethane.

Now that you are familiar with different lanyard attachments, decide which ones are suitable for your custom lanyards.

Here are some tips in choosing the right attachment:

1.  Style

Flat and round lanyards will impact the kind of attachment you need to use. Measure the width of your lanyard to ensure that it will fit with your attachment. It is best to consult with your custom lanyard manufacturer so that you are guaranteed that your attachment goes well with your lanyard material.

2.  Safety

It is safer to wear lanyards with breakaway features. However, this might have additional charge to your purchases.

3.  Budget

Some attachments offers ease-of-use, as well as safety features. However, the prices may be slightly higher than those of traditional attachments. Before deciding on the attachment, check if it fits your budget first.

4.  Compatibility

Not only do you have to consider compatibility with the lanyard material, you also need to check whether the attachment can hold the item. There are identification card holes that might not be able to fit certain attachments. So, try them first before making a purchase.

Choosing the right lanyard is a bit time consuming, but at least you’ll be sure that you won’t end up wasting your money on something that isn’t right for your needs and preferences.

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3 Tips To Maximize Your Chat Software

agentOne of the best things that you can do for your business is to install chat software as one of your costumer support arms.Studies reported almost 20% of income boost for chat software users due to conversions. This is the crucial momentwhen the costumer is at the point of buying but is still hesitant due to some concerns or questions about the products or services.The timely engagement of a live chat agent has prevented abandonment of carts, in most cases.

According to other researches too, 30% of costumers who had positive experiences with live chat support system have returned to the websites where they were assisted with this type of costumer support. This is one indicator of howchat software could help grow your business- making satisfied costumers return to youasloyal patrons.

However, inappropriate utilization of chat software could turn the table against you. There are also reports of clients leaving the sites or cancelling ordersdue to inappropriate live chat support. Instead of being helpful, other people find them as nuisances.

Maximize your chat support costumer service by following these three simple tips.

  1. Invest in your people. The key to enjoying the maximum benefits of a chat support costumer service lies on how well trained your employees are when it comes to this type of service. You need to spend time, effort, finances and energy in ensuring that your chat support agents know how to do the following:
    1. Welcome the guests without being intrusive.
    2. Present company’s products or services in a perceptive manner.
    3. Answer the questions of the clients precisely and clearly.
    4. Respond to irate clients in a proper and calm way.
    5. Identify prank chatters and deal with them accordingly.
    6. Be helpful without being annoying.
    7. Close the sale.
    8. Make the visit of the guests worthwhile.

When your team becomes expert in meeting the needs of the clients, the growth of the company and its profits are just right behind you.

  1. Study all the software’s features. Most users of chat support just focus on answering the client’s concerns. Do you know that your software can do so much more than just that? Here are some of them:
    1. Tickets – when complex issues arise and one live chat is not enough to solve the matter, you can avail of the ticket feature of your software. In here, the costumer can fill up a ticket form (even when the agent is offline) and you can forward it to the assigned email address until the matter is remedied. In this way, you would be able to track the resolution of the concern, the time it took for it to be resolved and other pertinent data.
    2. Applications – such as mobile (you can still chat with your clients even when you are not in the office), web application (where no installation or set up is needed. You can start chatting right away) and cloud-based (this is about hosting of the live chat).
    3. Feedback – Avail of this feature to see how satisfied your client is with the agent and with the service.

3.sellers Make live chat service costumer-friendly even to non-computer savvy clients. Some clients can be intimidated with the presence of live chat agents popping up during their browsing. Others do not know how to use it. Both reasons can lead to abandonment of the site. Maximize your chat software by letting the clients know that you are in standby in case they would need anything. Make the tone of your conversation casual and friendly. Individualize your approach according to the response of the client.

These simple tips can bring the highest yield from your chat software.

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