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Old February 6th, 2014 #1
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The Happy Household
Seven Things to Have at Hand if You're Moving...

By Helen Hande-Baskette (pron.: bas-KET)

This is my happy list of things-that-make-for-easier-moves. Not the obvious stuff so much as the stuff you might not think of...

1) BIG powerful flashlight. I believe it was Coelacanth Martin in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, who laid down for all times: "Before a man can do anything, he's got to see what he's doing."

2) 3-into-2 plugs (especially for older housing)

3) power strips - You can never be too rich or too thin...or have too many power strips, that '70s ad lady quoting Wallis Simpson forgot to mention

4) good medium-sized boxes - just to keep things under control at the general (room) level: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, main room.

5) master list with phone numbers of all utilities - realize that new DEPOSITS may be required just to turn stuff on...you may get the money back eventually, but still need to come up with a sizeable amount up front

6) BIG marker, for use on boxes, esp if they're for longer-term storage so you don't have to go back through them. also should keep a record on computer. For WN especially, it's good to have FEW possessions and to have an INVENTORY of them, on paper or computer or both.

7) password file - so that everything is in one place and you can see ALL the places you need to inform of a change in your address/phone, etc.

And one last one...: ziploc bags: perfect for one-place storage of small screws, holders, pins, nails, assoreted little things that help you hang and store. Ziploc bags are one of the most underrated inventions of the 20th century, nearly infinite in usefulness.

Yours for a Better Indoors,

Helen Hande-Baskette

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Old February 6th, 2014 #2
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Automotive tow-strap for lifting heavy furniture.
Moving blanket for the same reason. Sometimes it is easier to put a heavy item on a blanket and drag the object with a firm grip on the blanket across the floor. Tools for removing door hinges and door molding.

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Old February 9th, 2014 #3
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Automotive tow-strap for lifting heavy furniture.
Moving blanket for the same reason. Sometimes it is easier to put a heavy item on a blanket and drag the object with a firm grip on the blanket across the floor. Tools for removing door hinges and door molding.
yep... like an Allen wrench.

Also, a dolly/handcart is very handy. Not just multiple boxes but smaller refrigs and other square items can be moved with one.
 
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Pay someone else to move your shit. Your blood pressure will thank you.
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Pay someone else to move your shit. Your blood pressure will thank you.
Yes, if you have the means and the need...but be careful who you hire!

Or, you can go the other direction, and get your stuff down to where a bum under a bridge would envy your lightened load.

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