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Emergency Moving Checklist

I don’t know that I have ever had an emergency move. Sure, I have had last minute moves and poorly planned moves. Never an emergency wherein I needed to move. Thankfully, that is not what this post is…

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We Gotta Go Back Marty: Back to Your Mom’s House

Remember when you were a kid, and your parents said all that you needed to be successful was a college degree, maybe an internship, and then you’d be able to make an adult life? Now you’re graduating college…

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Putting Childish Things Away

Kid playing a tug of war

Growing up is probably the worst thing ever. Bills, car insurance, mortgage, car tags, responsibility. All those things are the antithesis of fun and merriment. What’s the adage, “when I was a child, I thought as a child,…

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How to Move Stuff Without Breaking It

Girl planning her move

There is nothing quite as awful, no fear quite so absolute, as beginning to unpack only to find that all your clearly labelled “fragile” boxes may well have been through a tornado. What could you have done wrong?…

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What’s Old is New: Packing Tips for Antique Furniture

Antique writing desk with desk set

Have you ever looked at an antique table or lounge chair and wondered what it has seen and experienced in the time that it has existed? What secrets it has seen, the lives it has seen changed, what…

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Self Storage Tips for Military Families

Military family

Regularly moving to a new area, or even a different country, is part of the job description for those in the military.   Though this relocation may be expected, it doesn’t make the upheaval any easier to deal…

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Deciding What to Do With Your Documents

Shredded papers

Nothing piles up quicker in your home or office than paper. Keeping track of all your documents can be a nightmare because it’s not always that easy to decide which you should keep and which you should discard….

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Dos and dont’s for quilt storage

stack of folded quilts

Quilts are labors of love that are an expression of creativity and hours of hard work. Many families have quilts that have been passed down from generation to generation, making them heirlooms that should be treasured. If you…

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