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Shred your unwanted papers for free!

May 5, 2013

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These days, shredding personal documents instead of tossing them is a safety necessity.  If you’re like me, you don’t have the time to sit and feed them all through a personal-sized shredder.  I put it off once, then twice, and suddenly I am overwhelmed with stuff to shred!

Fortunately I work at Expedite Group, where finding solutions for YOU is our entire purpose.  And lucky for all of us, I can tell you there are two free shredding events coming soon.  Check them out and be free from the clutter of excess papers!  See you there?

ProShred is hosting this Raleigh Community Shredding Event:
Saturday, May 18, 2013
http://www.proshred.com/proshredding/7008-harps-mill-rd-suite-101-raleigh-nc
At Lifetime Asset
7008 Harps Mill Rd, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27615
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Local realtor Linda Craft is hosting a Spring Paper Shredding Event (with a DJ!):
Saturday, June 1st
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
7300 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
•Bring whatever confidential materials you have to be shredded. It can be in boxes, bags, piles, no problem.
•Drive though our parking lot and Shred Ace will transfer your documents into a container to be lifted and tipped into the shredding unit.
•DJ providing fun music while you watch your documents being securely destroyed by video camera right on the truck!
Because 100% of shredded paper is recycled, please be sure to remove all substantial cardboard, plastic, and metal from your materials.

To Be Shredded:
Paper, manila folders, staples, small paper clips, rubber bands

Not To Be Shredded:
Newspaper, credit cards, CDs, cardboard, 3-ring binders, binder clips, magazines

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Catching our breath… and catching up.

April 29, 2013

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Ferris Bueller was right.  Time flies when you’re busy.  That’s why we haven’t posted in two years!

Maybe you’re busy too?  Maybe you also can’t believe it’s May again?

…Or maybe you have Expedite Group’s concierge services, so you’ve been able to let us handle life’s busy details while YOU focus on things that matter to YOU.  (I sure hope that’s the case!)

The EGinsider blog is reviving itself in commitment to Expedite Group’s first priority: Making your life easier.

Whether you have an individual membership with us, receive our services as an employee benefit, or only dream about having someone at your beck and call for errands, referrals, research and planning assistance, you can turn to EGinsider for recent requests, helpful information, tips on improving your quality of life, and more.

Follow EGinsider today, and let life be something you fully enjoynot something that happens while you’re busy doing other things.

Salt, or no salt?

May 2, 2011

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army in 1862.  It is celebrated throughout Mexico, most notably in Puebla where the battle took place, and in recent years it has become a more popular day of celebration in the U.S.

Parades, dancing, food, and drink make up the festivities – and one of the best of these is the margarita! To help get you in the Cinco de Mayo mood, here are some great margarita recipes. 

Frozen margaritas

Margarita (on the rocks)

MargaritaRecipe.org offers numerous margarita recipes from banana, to chocolate, to blue!

¡Viva el cinco de mayo!

Mother’s Day – May 8!

April 27, 2011

I never thought I could love or appreciate my mother more, until I had a child of my own.

She became my go-to in so many new ways; diaper rash remedies, sleep help, discipline ideas, and the caregiver I felt most comfortable with, which is no easy thing in those early days.

More importantly, I discovered that on the days my two-year-old pushes me to my limits (ok, well, every day), I find myself feeling SO bad for pushing my mother to her limits and so grateful she loved me right through it, just as I will do for my son!

The only downside is that Mother’s Day gifts are harder now, finding something that can really convey my love, connection, and gratitude for this amazing woman who made me in to the woman I am.

So if you’re in the same boat and need gift suggestions for your amazing mother or grandmother this year, let us know – we’ve got some great ideas up our sleeve!

In the meantime, tell us what you’re most grateful for this Mother’s Day.

Post-tornadoes. How to help.

April 17, 2011

If you live in the Raleigh-Durham area, you are well aware of the destructive tornadic storm that swept through NC yesterday.  Wow. 

I’m incredibly grateful my family and home escaped unharmed, many living just a few blocks from me weren’t so lucky.  If you’ve been wondering how you can help those affected, WRAL is reporting the following.

Click here for the full article, or check out excerpts below.

People can donate to the Red Cross by calling 1-800-733-2767 or giving online.

Wake County and the City of Raleigh are organizing people for future volunteer efforts. Interested people can call either the Wake County Emergency Operations Center at 919-856-7044 or  send an e-mail to Raleigh Assistant City Manager Dan Howe via daniel.howe@raleighnc.gov.

The county is also collecting storm debris to aid in clean-up efforts at various sites in the area.

International relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is dispatching three disaster relief units…to the eastern part of the state. The emergency teams are based in North Wilkesboro in Wilkes County…  They are seeking additional volunteers to assist with relief efforts. Visit their website to volunteer or make a donation.

Lastly, if you need help finding vendors or other resources to assist in repair, clean-up, or emergency efforts (whether for yourself or others), please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Wedding day wisdom

March 31, 2011

Wedding season is just around the corner (yes, there really is a “season”) and with my own upcoming anniversary, I always think about the useful things people told me before the day arrived.

To that end, I’ve gathered advice from a variety of people and wedding experiences – large, small, local, destination, formal, informal, you name it.

Remember what the day itself will want to feel like when looked back upon and to let go of any very specific expectations… In other words, planning’s great, but don’t forget to go with the flow…
— Onatel

Leave time for yourself before the ceremony. Allow yourself an escape from family and friends so you can take a few moments to reflect on how special this day is and gather your thoughts about the events to come.
Laurie

Don’t do anything because you think you are “supposed to”. There is no such thing. Just do what you’re both comfortable with and what means something to you.
Cara

Be sure to eat BEFORE the ceremony because you sure as heck won’t have time to eat at the reception (unless it’s a sit down dinner).
Melissa

For the wedding day, laugh a lot.
Daniel

Have your wedding planner (friend, or relative) package up food and cake for you and your new spouse to eat when you arrive at the hotel/house after the reception.
Heather

And finally, the best advice I received from a friend: Remember to take your time and look around you as you walk down the aisle, see the faces of all the important people in your life, look at the flowers, and savor that moment.

She was right! This is one of the few memories I have of the ceremony as I was so nervous, excited, and overwhelmed. It’s a memory I’ll really cherish and a moment I’ll never forget.

What’s your best wedding advice or favorite moment?

April Fools’… not so much.

March 29, 2011

I’m really not a fan of April Fools’ Day.

I promise I have a great sense of humor, just not so much for the usual pranks. This might be partly due to the fact that I’m SO gullible, it really doesn’t take much to surprise or trick me. So anyone who goes through the effort is, in my humble opinion, kind of an underachiever.

That being said, I am entertained by larger scale hoaxes. Ones that seem so unbelievable but I’m sure I would have taken me. The Museum of Hoaxes has compiled The Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time. My faves are the 1957 Swiss Spaghetti Harvest and the 1998 Left-Handed Whopper (seriously?!).

What are your most memorable April Fools’ moments?