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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?

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How do I get organized?

May 6th, 2013 - 3:44 PM

How to Get Organized

Whether you’re trying to arrange a messy room, or declutter for an upcoming long distance move, getting organized can be easy and fun! I’ve often asked myself, “How do I get organized?” and with a little research, I’ve learned how to declutter and make a system for organizing all my stuff. By doing a little work and establishing some organizational habits, you can easily get organized (and stay that way!).

Step 1 to Getting Organized: Purge

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How to Meet the Neighbors

April 22nd, 2013 - 4:01 PM
How to Meet Your Neighbors After a Move 

When we moved, I had dreams of a neighborhood like that on Desperate Housewives where everyone knows each other (but without all the drama, crime and infidelity). However, as we unpacked and got settled in, we had yet to meet any of our neighbors. No one brought over baskets of baked goods. No one rang the doorbell to welcome us to the neighborhood. It wasn’t that they weren’t friendly; they just didn’t know how to meet their neighbors! So whether you are the newbie in the area, or you have new folks moving in next door, here are some tips for meeting your neighbors.

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Home Move: From Start to Finish

April 20th, 2013 - 2:10 PM

How to Complete a Home Move

“There’s no place like home” were the famous words of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Well, Dorothy forgot to mention that getting settled into that home is quite the process. If this is your first home move, you may not know where to begin. And even if you have moved homes before, you may need a refresher on the process. From start to finish, here is how to complete a home move.

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Home Move: Finding Your New Home