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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

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How to Dispose of a Computer

June 17th, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Need to Dispose of a Computer?

Maybe you’re moving soon and clearing out the attic. Did you find an old IBM ThinkPad? Or maybe you got the dreaded blue screen of death on your computer and it’s a lost cause. Either way, if you have a computer that you no longer need, you may want to get rid of it instead of paying to move it. Now, sure, you could just toss it in your trash bag, but that isn’t being environmentally responsible or responsible with your secure personal information. It’s important to properly dispose of your computer in order to protect the environment and your personal data. Let’s take a look at some options.

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Advice for Moving after Divorce

May 30th, 2013 - 8:18 AM

I’m getting divorced and moving out of state…where do I start?

That’s a good question, and one that a lot of people are faced with. This can be a tough time, and there’s a lot to think about when you’re moving after a divorce, so I’ve put together some tips and advice to help you navigate through the transition and into your new phase of life.

Getting to know your state’s divorce law

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How to Make an Emergency Plan

May 17th, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Are you prepared for an emergency?
In the wake of the terrible storms that devastated Granbury, Texas this week, I began thinking about the fact that my family doesn’t really have a set-in-stone emergency plan. What would we do in the case of an emergency like fire, tornado, earthquake, etc.? Unfortunately, I have to say that with the exception of severe weather, I don’t know what we would do. We don’t have a plan. Thinking through this also caused me to consider the people we talk to every single day who are moving into areas where they may experience extreme weather that they’re not accustomed to. Do they have a plan?