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Friday, March 30, 2012

What Not To Forget When You Clean This Spring

Spring has sprung which means it's time for that thing everybody hates…spring cleaning. The changing of the seasons is the perfect time to give your house a full top to bottom scrubbing. It's the time to de-clutter and get rid of the junk that has piled up over the last year, but where to start? Check out this list of easily overlooked spaces that you should definitely not forget to clean this spring.

Get Behind the Big Stuff

Now is the time to move the sofa, bed, dresser and any other heavy furniture you normally don't mess with. Dust bunnies and pet hair love to gather behind large pieces of furniture, but they go unnoticed since the mess can't be seen. Pull each item away from the wall and use the crevice vacuum attachment to grab dust on the floor's baseboard. While the bed or couch is away from the wall, be sure to vacuum the section of floor where the piece normally sits since it's easy for dust to get trapped there, as well.

Wash walls, cabinets and baseboards

Walls, cabinets and baseboards are frequently overlooked when it's time to clean because dust and other messes fall to the floor, right? While gravity proves this is true, dust, kitchen splatter and pet hair still manage to cling to these vertical surfaces. Use a sponge and some hand dishwashing soap to wash these surfaces and be sure to frequently rinse out the sponge. A sponge mop is a helpful tool to use for those high, hard to reach places. After cleaning these areas, dry them with a clean cloth.

Clean Out the Refrigerator

This is probably one of the most dreaded tasks of spring cleaning, which is why people tend to skip it. However, cleaning out your fridge is important for reasons other than making it look spic and span. Many times left overs or other less frequently used food items get pushed to the back of the fridge and are forgotten about. You can't always tell if food has spoiled by how it smells or looks, so remember: when in doubt, throw it out. Check out these WebMD tips on storing food.

Taking the time to wipe down the inside of your fridge is also important. If you don't clean up spills as soon as they happen, spring cleaning is your time to scrub them away and sanitize. It's also important to vacuum or dust your fridge's condenser coils to keep it from overheating. This should be done twice per year to ensure your fridge is running correctly.

De-junk your junk drawer

Everybody has one and it's probably a big, tangled mess, right? Can you name what's in your drawer's back corner? If not, you probably need to de-junk your junk drawer. Miscellaneous drawers are necessary for loose end items that don't really have a home, but it's also necessary to keep them clean.

Everybody has their own junk drawer needs, but a few precautions can be taken to make sure your drawer doesn't get too tough to close. Help keep your junk drawer as neat as possible with small organizing pieces. For example, keep your rubber bands tidy by sealing them in a plastic baggie or keep pens and pencils in line by storing them in a tray or pencil pouch. It might seem contradictory to say keep your junk drawer organized, but small steps like these will help keep your drawer tamed.

Don't forget the small stuff

Drapes are a big culprit for collecting dust, which can cause sneezing and sniffles. This spring, dust your drapes with a vacuum attachment and then air fluff them in the dryer to eliminate allergies.

Spring is the start of warmer temperatures which means you will start to use your ceiling fans again but before you do, clean them! Dust piles up on top of fan blades, making it too easy to spread dust throughout the room, so make sure you don't forget to give your fan a good dusting before you use it again.

Give your welcome mat a nice cleaning, as well. Shake it, wash it or swat it with a broom. Your rugs are your number one defense against tracked-in dirt, so make sure you keep them clean!

Don't fear cleaning this spring, embrace it. Giving your house a complete top to bottom cleaning once a year is not the worst thing in the world. Not many people truly look forward to cleaning, but your house will thank you for it when you're done!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Leasing Hospital Equipment

Hospital equipment is not something you want to become outdated, because there are many lives that depend on your machines and technology every day. Our innovative medical leasing programs include a wide range of health care equipment and software. With our flexible medical leasing options, we will meet all of your medical equipment and software needs.

Medical facilities depend on their equipment and technology to function and best serve patients- what good is a hospital without the latest equipment? Purchasing equipment is a huge investment, it ties up money and it leaves the purchaser stuck with that equipment for years. In order for hospitals to keep their edge and provide top health care to their patients, they need to frequently update their equipment. Medical equipment leasing gives health centers and hospitals the freedom to do just that. Be sure to check out all of Tiger's different leasing options to suit your hospital's needs.

Growing facilities may want to consider leasing their medical equipment to update the following areas:

  • Laser Medical Equipment
  • Plastic Surgery Equipment
  • Dermatology Equipment
  • Cardiology and Pulmonary Equipment
  • Ob-Gyn Equipment
  • Radiology Equipment
  • Anesthesia Equipment
  • Rehab and Chiropractic Equipment

In addition to medical equipment, you can make your patients and staff more comfortable with these options:

  • Office Furniture
  • Work Stations
  • Reception Area Equipment
  • Waiting Room Seating

Finally, keep up with the latest computer technology in these areas:

  • Computer Equipment and Software
  • Network Security and Data Storage

In addition to meeting your medical equipment needs, we also meet your financial needs. Finding the right leasing plan for your doctor's office, HMO, emergency clinic or hospital can help you overcome budget limitations. Your extra cash can be used for marketing, staffing or outreach programs instead of tying it up in purchased equipment.

At Tiger Leasing, we go beyond simply leasing equipment. We ensure that our customers have the equipment necessary to be successful. Our principals have over 35 years of combined experience in the leasing industry, so we have the experience to get the job done. Contact Tiger Leasing today for more information on your medical equipment leasing needs.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ways to Invest in Employees

Job training is necessary in the workplace because it teaches employees the skills necessary to effectively perform his or her job. Companies often ignore training their new employees because after new workers are hired, it is assumed they acquire the skills necessary for the job since they soared through interviews or skill tests. However, once new employees are on the job there may be skills they are unsure about. This can lead to mistakes which could get them fired and cause the employer to hire new employees. This creates a cycle of hiring and firing, which takes up valuable time when this time could be spent training employees. To eliminate the cycle, it is smart for employers to invest in training their employees.

On the Job Training

On the job training is when a professional trainer, boss, or experienced employee instructs employees in the workplace. This kind of training can include verbal and written instruction, demonstration, observation and hands-on practice. The goal of on the job training is to teach employees basic workplace skills, but it also helps new employees quickly adapt to the workplace and learn how to fulfill the job's expectations. Experienced workers can also benefit from on the job training, to help refresh their knowledge.

Webinars

Webinars, or web-based seminars, are online workshops that have many advantages both for the employer and employee. People don't have to travel to webinars like they do for conferences, which eliminate travel costs for the employers. Webinars are also very flexible and, if desired, allow employees to participate from the comfort of their own office or home.

Webinars should not be confused with webcasts since webinars substitute face-to-face conversations with discussion boards. A model for a webinar could be four weeks with a lecture uploaded to the Website each Monday and employees participate in discussion boards. Discussion boards are an advantage because they remain on the Website and employees can refresh information learned by revisiting discussion boards as they please.

Apprenticeships


Apprenticeships give employers the opportunity to shape inexperienced workers to fit existing and future jobs. This is beneficial because it is a chance for an employee to work alongside their employer to learn skills necessary for the job. With apprenticeships, workers have the chance to learn a desired trade or profession while still earning an income. Apprenticeships combine on the job training with formal instruction structured in a program that will give the employee lasting knowledge.

Your employees are how customers see your brand, so you want to make sure they are as skilled and knowledgeable as possible. Training methods like webinars, on the job training and apprenticeships are great ways for employees to get hands on experience and gain knowledge that they can apply to the job. Remember that employee training might cost you money now, but your business and customers will thank you in the long run.

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