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Organizing and Storing Your Important Documents

Do you have a stack of important paperwork sitting in your home or office that needs to be organized? It can be difficult to keep up with records management, especially when you have so many other ...
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Tips for Packing Fragile Items

Packing fragile items during a move can be tricky, especially if you are trying to prepare to put them into storage units. The last thing you want to do is pack up a bunch of items and then discover ...
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What Are the Most Essential Packing Supplies?

When you are preparing to move your belongings into a new home or storage units, there are packing supplies you will need to do it successfully. From boxes for moving in Anaheim to tape and scissors, ...
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How to Arrange Items in Your Storage Unit

Renting storage units is an excellent way to store your items without wasting space in your homes or office. However, in order to make the most of your self storage space in Orange, Los Angeles and ...
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How Many Moving Boxes Do You Need?

Moving can be hard work. Fortunately, with the right planning it can go smoothly. If you’re getting ready to move extra belongings into your new home, office or self storage unit in Orange, San ...
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The Do's and Don'ts of RV Storage

Driving across the country in your RV visiting great destinations is a great way to see America. Although most people would love to vacation like this year-round, it is not always possible. At some ...
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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Now that the housing market is back in full swing, it is the perfect time to sell your home. Getting your home clean and free of clutter is important for showing to potential buyers. Working with a ...
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POUCH Happening - K9 Unit

Last week our friendly neighborhood police officers were here. They served a search warrant to one of our tenants. They also had with them their K9 police dogs. One officer said, I was here before and ...
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POUCH Happening - Closed on Memorial Day

When I arrived one morning a tenant was already parked ahead of me. I parked next to him but stayed in my car. I saw him going back and forth trying to open the office door. So finally I went out from ...
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POUCH Happening - Unique Tenants

Here at Fountain Valley Self Storage, we have unique tenants. Last week one of our tenants did some maintenance work on their unit and cell site. Little did they know that there’s also another ...
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Storage Ideas for Young Professionals

When you are a young professional, you probably do not have a lot of room to keep all your belongings, as you may be saving up to buy your first dream house or apartment. Knowing how to store your ...
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POUCH Happening - We Meet Again

Today while one tenant was inputting his code on the keypad, another tenant was signing in. The tenant that was signing in recognized the other tenant as a friend from over 30 years ago! The two were ...
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POUCH Happening - New Bathroom

We recently remodeled our bathroom. Tenants have been asking why we have to tear apart the whole bathroom. We told them that it is one our priorities to make sure that our facility makes immediate ...
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POUCH Happening - Annual Inspection

It’s time again for our Fire Department’s Annual Inspection. They just showed up without notice and said they’re going around the property to do the inspection. I let them in and ...
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POUCH Happening - No Parking No Problem

We’ve been quite busy the past week that our parking lot was full all the time. Then, the maintenance company showed up and parked on the side for a few days. Now we also have traffic congestion ...
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How to Prepare Your RV for Winter Storage

If you’re not planning on traveling in your RV over the winter, consider storing it at an RV storage facility near you. This will save you space at your home, and protect your RV from the ...
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POUCH Happening - New Awning

It’s been sometime since our awning was removed for repair. Tenants have been saying that our office looked different but really never closely observed that the awning has been removed. But last ...
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POUCH Happening - Paintings

We have a tenant who provides painting lessons as part of her business. Recently she had an event where she donated the paintings for charitable purposes. She has been a very satisfied tenant and ...
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POUCH Happening - Water Conservation

Our tenants were surprised to see that we contracted a professional company to wash and clean our doors. We told them that we with the current water shortage we are experiencing, it’s best to ...
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POUCH Happening - Psychic

We had a tenant who was moving out. While her movers were busy loading her belongings to her truck, she went in the office to cool off from the afternoon heat. We offered her a glass of cold water and ...
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The Importance of Document Shredding

If you’re looking into business storage or records management services at a storage, you may be interested in learning more about the importance of document shredding. Document shredding is a ...
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POUCH Happening - Customer Appreciation Day

We had our customer appreciation day in August here at Fountain Valley Self Storage. Once a year we offer Free Shredding and had a very good turnout. Our tenants were happy that we extended to them ...
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POUCH Happening - New Neighbor

Our new neighbor. The walls of this building were up in a few days. Our tenants have been saying that the old Fountain Valley feeling when they come here will be missed. It used to be a strawberry ...
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POUCH Happening - The Future is Bright

As we have mentioned before here at Pouch Self Storage Anaheim, we are always maintaining and upgrading our facility. The most recent endeavor is replacing all of the fluorescent lights with brighter ...
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Efficient Packing Tips

You don’t always have the luxury of time when you’re packing for a move into a new home or into a storage unit. If you use the right packing method, you can organize and pack your ...
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What Medical Offices Need to Know About Records Shredding

Electronic health records (EHRs) are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. Although countless medical practices have now made the switch or are setting up EHR systems, there are still plenty of paper documents that need to be managed in a way that protects patient confidentiality. Compliant records management and secure document shredding will maintain your practice’s good reputation.

Applicable Practices

Records retention and shredding compliance requirements apply to all types of medical offices. Your office must take strict steps to protect patient privacy, regardless of whether it’s a major medical center or a small family medicine office.

  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Nursing homes
  • Psychiatrists
  • Massage therapists
  • Walk-in clinics
  • Mental health counselors
  • Substance abuse treatment facilities

All of the above types of practices need to be careful with confidential patient information, as well as any other type of provider who sees patients.

Retention Requirements

A patient’s medical records need to be retained in a secure location for years. The exact length of time can vary from state to state. Consider checking with a legal professional or your state’s medical association for guidance. For example, in California, individual physicians aren’t subject to retention requirements, but hospitals are. The medical records of an adult patient must be kept for at least seven years after the last date of discharge. Records of minor patients must be kept for either seven years after the last date of discharge, or until the patient is 19 years old—whichever period is longer applies.

Information Destruction Policies

Every medical office should have a clear, written policy regarding the retention and destruction of confidential medical information. Stored documents must be reasonably secure. Document shredding must also be done in a confidential, secure way. To protect your patients and to protect your office from liability, you should use a professional document destruction service.

Confidential and secure on-site shredding services are available at POUCH Self Storage. We’re pleased to offer this important service at all of our locations, including our self-storage facility in Lake Forest. You can call (800) 378-4598 if you have any questions about on-site document shredding.

How to Tackle the Task of Decluttering

One of the first steps of getting ready for a move is to declutter your home. In this video, you will learn some professional tips that will help you declutter your home and pack up your belongings. As you are sorting through all of your stuff, ask yourself whether you will need each item in your new home. Storage units offer secure space to keep any extra items that you may not be ready to part with.

To free up additional space during your next move, contact POUCH Self Storage to learn more about self storage in Tustin. From moving trucks to packing supplies and more, we offer all of the tools that you will need to plan a stress-free move. For more information about our storage units and pricing, give us a call at (800) 378-4598.

Can You Put Food in a Storage Unit?

When you are preparing to move your stuff into personal storage, it is crucial to review which items are allowed in your facility. While storage units can house a variety of different items, they are typically not the place to store food items and ...

What Papers Should-and Shouldn't-Your Business Shred?

As a business owner, you may find that your company accumulates numerous files, papers, and receipts over the course of the year. While some of these papers are essential for your recordkeeping, others may simply be taking up space. With on-site ...

Tips for Preparing Your RV for Storage

Fall is in the air, and now is a time when many RV owners are preparing their vehicles for the winter season. Rather than leaving your RV out in the elements during the coming months, consider renting an RV storage unit. By placing your vehicle in ...
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