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4 TIPS TO CREATING YOUR DREAM HOME OFFICE

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The state of  your home office can have a major impact on your productivity, happiness and your health. Productivity flourishes in environments that inspire you, so follow our four steps to creating your dream office. Declutter As simple as it sounds, decluttering your home office is the first step to creating your dream space. Clutter can have a profound impact on your productivity so the first step to your dream office is sorting through any paperwork, books, magazines etc that you no longer need. Removing any excess paperwork that you haven’t looked at in years will ease up some space for you to start organising. As for any paperwork or items that you wish to keep, but don’t use regularly, think about using a storage unit. Tip: Try and collate all your paperwork by... Read More

TEAM FORT KNOX BUILD A HOUSE OF BOXES.

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As a proud partner and supporter of Melbourne City Mission and the Sleep at the G event since 2013 our team continue to challenge themselves every year to help raise awareness for youth homelessness. While youth homelessness is a serious and frightening reality within our society, it can be a difficult topic to discuss as it can be a confronting issue for those who are less aware. What the Melbourne City Mission successfully executes is adding an element of fun and creativity to create a more accessible and open conversation about youth homelessness to encourage help and gain a wider awareness. To achieve this, they have created the annual Sleep at the G event which brings together homeless youth and the support of the community to help put homelessness to bed. In Victoria alone, more... Read More

‘WONDER WOMEN’ – RUN FOR THE KIDS

'Wonder Women'

Here at Fort Knox Self Storage, we have a solid commitment to ensuring our team enjoy a work-life balance while promoting a healthy lifestyle. As a family owned company, we love investing in group workplace activities to grow and build on strong relationships both inside and outside of work, which is why we absolutely love it when our employees work together outside of work hours to continue to support our initiatives and community. On Sunday 9th of April 2017, together with more than 26,000 other runners and walkers our “Wonder Women” participated in the Run for Kids charity run to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Despite the wet and cold conditions, it was heart-warming to see so many families and friends get together to participate in the 12th... Read More

Eltham Rural Group

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The Eltham Rural Group is an organisation established by a lively group of women nearly sixty year’s ago. The group raises funds for local organisations and community services such as Riding for the Disabled, Special Schools, Senior Citizens and the local fire brigades. All work completed is on a volunteer basis and therefore all money raised is donated. 2016 was an incredible year for the Eltham Rural Group, who donated a record $27,360 to local charities and services and have $7,640 in reserve to cover any emergency that may arise. This is an incredible fete and some of the recipients included Banksia Palliative Care, Panton Hill Fire Brigade, Nillumbik Living and Learning, 1st Eltham Scout Group, and for the first time in 2016 they also donated to the Rotary Club of... Read More

DECLUTTER YOUR WORK SPACE

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Three Tips for Decluttering at Work  Having a messy workspace can make it difficult to get important tasks done efficiently. When you have too much clutter on your desk, it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. You’re more likely to get distracted by the piles of paper that need to be filed and the paperclips that are slowly taking over your desk, making it next to impossible to get any work done. Here at Fort Knox Self Storage, we are all about helping people declutter their lives by getting excess stuff out of their way to a secure storage facility. Because of this, Bupa Life Insurance featured us in a recent post about decluttering. Here are a few of our top tips for simplifying your life at work.  Go Paperless  As we told Bupa for their article, How to... Read More

GREEN TRANSFER ART PROJECT

Green Transfer Project - 490 Spencer St, West Melbourne

Today we were fortunate enough to attend the Green Transfer Art Launch event held by the City of Melbourne. A little while back we posted some images on our Facebook page about the exciting changes happening to the building next door to our West Melbourne site. The exciting changes were the beginnig of the Green Transfer Project: 1200 Building Public Art Commission. About 540 commercial office buildings in Melbourne have been retrofitted to improve energy and water efficiency since 2010, by a group of savvy owners. They have been tuning and retrofitting commercial buildings to improve operational efficiency. Retrofitting a building promotes environmentally friendly spaces which inflict minimal harm on our eco systems and it benefits society by lessening the sectors contribution to... Read More

FIRST AID TRAINING

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In October of 2015, news.com.au reported that an estimated 30,000 Australians would die of cardiac arrest within the year, largely due to the lack of knowledge on how to perform CPR whilst waiting for the ambulance. This was an alarming claim for the team at Fort Knox. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing a safe workplace for all our team and visitors alike. Fort Knox embraces a culture that facilitates a healthy lifestyle by actively supporting our team to participate in a range of initiatives to promote individual health and wellbeing. Fast and effective first aid could be the difference between life and death in an unexpected and serious situation. It can also help minimise further pain, injury or sudden illness. With such startling facts about the importance of... Read More

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2017

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As a Melbourne family owned company, Fort Knox is proud to have the Australian Open (AO) the grand slam of Asia/Pacific in our home city since 1972, and there is nothing we look forward to more in January then walking around Rod Laver Arena and getting in the midst of it all, by surrounding ourselves with the current tennis greats. Founded in 1905, the Australian Open is chronologically the first of the four major tennis tournaments of the year, following afterwards the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It is a real honor to have the Australian Open recognised as one of the four major tournaments. The Australian Open is currently in its 112th year, with the Rod Laver Arena being the main venue to the AO since 1988. Being a major tournament recognised worldwide with a seeding... Read More

Furniture Storage.

Furniture Storage

The holiday season is coming to an end. You are starting to think about getting back to work, or worse, the state of your house with all the extra additions after Christmas. Most of us do not have the luxury of owning our dream home, which means, the more objects and furniture we collect, the more space we need and do not have. If you’re anything like myself, a clean organised space keeps my mind calm and my days happy, therefore deciding to store pieces of furniture that you do not want to give away, but just do not have space for is a good idea. The day will come when your dream home (or at least a version of) will become yours, and you do not want to regret not picking up that amazing piece of furniture from that vintage market on your holiday, in the middle of somewhere because... Read More

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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Wishing all our supporters, customers, friends and family a safe and happy new year in 2017! Fort Knox prides itself on the work we do within the community and are very thankful for all the support we have received over the last year in 2016. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get through the year at Fort Knox! Read More