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How to Move Appliances

July 17th, 2013 - 3:37 PM

Tips for Moving Appliances

 

Back when I lived in an apartment, I saw a terrible situation unfold as new neighbors moved in. When they began unloading their moving truck everyone noticed an absolutely awful stench. It took a little digging, but they eventually figured out that it was coming from some of their appliances. Unbelievably, they left wet laundry in the washer and dirty dishes in the dishwasher – and apparently it had been there a while. When I say the smell was horrible, that’s no exaggeration. And when I say I was incredibly thankful that I didn’t have to be involved in the clean-up, that’s no exaggeration either.

 

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The Craft Room: How to Pack a Sewing Machine and More!

July 17th, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Moving the Craft Room: Packing the Sewing Machine and Craft Supplies

What’s your craft of choice? Quilting, crocheting, painting, jewelry making – a little bit of everything? Whether your craft supplies are made up of small beads or huge canvases, and whether they’re kept in totes in the closet or in a dreamy, organized craft room, when it comes time to move it’s important to protect your investment. Today let’s talk about some tips for packing your craft supplies, including how to pack a sewing machine!

 

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How to pack and store your photos for a move

July 15th, 2013 - 3:49 PM

I’m moving soon. How do I pack and store my photos?

Between scheduling the moving company and packing up the kitchen, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But don’t forget about that shelf in the hallway closet piled high with family photos. You’ve been meaning to organize them, but now there’s just no time. You need to get them to your new home safe and secure. While we recommend keeping your photographs with you during the move, we have some great tips and advice for packing them, and storing them once you get to your new home.

Basic advice for moving and storing photos:

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How to Pack and Move Collectibles

July 12th, 2013 - 11:25 AM

How to Pack Collectibles: Coins, Dolls, Figurines, and Memorabilia, Oh My!

What do you collect? Coins, stamps, figurines, concert posters? Something else? As a collector myself, (of Fiestaware and Holiday Barbies®) I can totally relate to what you’re going through. The thought of packing up these treasures and putting them into a moving truck is a little nerve-wracking. When you spend so much time and money curating a collection, there’s no question you want to pack it with care to ensure it arrives exactly how it left.

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How to Pack Jewlery

July 1st, 2013 - 3:03 PM

How to Pack Jewelry For a Move

Whether you have a couple pieces of special jewelry, or lots of costume jewelry, when you move you will want to pack it properly. I love accessories and have moved my fairly large jewelry collection several times. Here are some tips for how to pack jewelry.

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How to Move a Desk

June 26th, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Need help moving a desk?

Whether you work from home, have endless hours of homework, or just like having a place to sit and pay the bills – your desk is something that’s hard to leave behind when you move. Because desks come in all shapes and sizes, moving them out of the old house and into the new can be pretty tricky. Especially when it comes to fitting them through the door! Let’s look at some steps to make it a little easier.  

Move a Desk in 9 Simple Steps

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How to Dispose of Batteries

June 19th, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Do you need to get rid of batteries before you move?

If you are getting ready to move and cleaning out the junk drawer, you’ll want to properly dispose of your batteries. Not only is this safe for the environment, but also safe for you. For starters, you’ll need to understand what type of battery you have: alkaline, other (lithium, zinc, rechargeable), car batteries, or electronic batteries. Each type of battery has a different disposal procedure.

How to Dispose of Alkaline Batteries