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Connecting Your Utilities After Moving

No home should be an island. Unless you plan on totally isolating yourself from the outside world—and that is not advisable—you need an outline for getting connected to the outside world. For many of us, that boils down to getting a phone line, installing cable television, and setting up an Internet connection. Do You Need a Telephone Land Line? Modern cellular phone accounts—in addition to Internet-based services like Skype, Google Talk, etc.–now threaten to wipe out the conventional land line entirely, especially in homes. Most businesses still retain landlines, but overall the telephone pole may become a thing of the…

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Green Ways To Reuse Your Packing Materials

Before you send those used packing materials to the landfill, you should first consider recycling. If recycling is not an option, then read over this list of creative ways to keep those packing materials from going to waste. Reuse is a great way to breathe new life into your packing materials. Cardboard Boxes Boxes should be the easiest materials not only to recycle but to re-use. After a move, you can keep your copious amount of boxes as internal storage in your home. No doubt it will take a while to unpack everything. If you own more than you need,…

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How To Pack Difficult and Delicate Items

Unless you are already a moving expert, there are probably some items in your home that you do not know how to pack safely. A large, valuable antique desk, for example, obviously requires careful packing, but its size makes it hard to secure safety. Outdoor furniture and yard machines also pose difficult packing problems. Your approach to each individual packing challenge will be unique, but there are a few rules to keep in mind to get everything safely packed. Fill In Spaces One of the main things that make an item hard to pack is a large amount of open…

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Shipping Your Belongings Yourself

If you are moving internationally, long distance domestically, or have timing complications related to your move, you may want to consider shipping your belongings rather than using a simple moving service. When items are to be shipped, they must be packed and prepared more securely than if they were just traveling across town. Once they arrive at their destination, you can pick them up or have them delivered at your convenience, instead of having to meet your moving truck at the house on moving day. There are some specific requirements to be aware of, and there are also a few…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…
 

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…
 

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…
 

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…
 

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