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Moving Made Easy

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Let’s face it: moving is not fun. It’s a pain in the butt and often brings about more stress than it really should. It’s something we all have to do at some point in our lives – and some of you may end up moving often. I feel for you, really I do! Even the most organized person can fall apart and lose things when trying to pack, move and then unpack all of their worldly possessions. The folks at WorldLabel have come up with a simple solution that can save you time – and one heck of a lot of headaches – later on.

The Master Packing Kit may seem like overkill, but you’ll thank yourself later when you can quickly and easily find everything you need simply by glancing at the box. The file will be sent to you in PDF format. You can download and fill the file in on your computer – no matter what operating system you may use. The best news of all is that this kit is absolutely free!

You’ll find labels included to help you designate which room each box goes into along with spaces for box contents. Also included is a master list, Fragile labels, This Side Up labels, To and From labels (in case you need to ship any items) and more. Once you fill them in, you can print them right from home using standard-sized letter paper of any type.

You can customize these labels to work for you. It’s easy to change your font size, type or color (as well as adding bold or italics) for the To and From shipping labels. If you’re using a PC, you can click CTRL + E. If you’re on a Mac, use Apple key + E. A toolbar will then appear giving you additional text properties. Select “More” from the font properties toolbar for additional selections in regards to your paragraph layout.

Make your next relocation easier by grabbing your free copy of this fantastic moving kit before you pack the first box.

Packing Tips

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As you know by now, Ponzi and I are on our cruise through Hawaii this week. Since we’ve taken so many trips and cruises together, we have become pros at packing. We thought we’d share some tips with you all.

  • Make a list It sounds simple, but in the weeks leading up to your departure date you should write up a list. This way you don’t forget things on the fly… and can make sure you pack everything to take home at the end of the vacation. Also, if your luggage gets lost, you’ll have a list of everything you had packed.
  • Ziplock baggies If you have anything that could possibly leak, such as shampoo or soap, place them into a Ziplock baggie. This will help keep any liquids from spilling out all over your other items.
  • Tape your toiletries Anything with a lid or cap on it, tape the lids shut to prevent leakage. Don’t forget to tape the hairspray lid, as well.
  • Tags inside the bag, not just outside If you place a luggage tag on the inside also, you’ll have that extra identification if your outside tag falls off.
  • Put something unique on your bag Everyone is using ribbons on the handle now. Try putting a unique sticker on it, buying a unique color, or even adding some paint to the luggage. This will keep yours easily identifiable from everyone else’s!

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A Mess of Updates

  • Homeopathic should be called “Homeopathetic” instead.
  • Post-nasal drip is causing my stomach to churn.
  • Comcast is coming out tomorrow morning.
  • I’ve updated our Amazon Wedding Gift Registry
  • In three days, I’ll be lawfully wedded to Ponzi.
  • My email storage exceeded 100MB in less than a week.
  • I need to find a good, local office furniture store.
  • I think I ordered the wrong lenses for my video camera from Amazon.
  • Halls “sugar free” doesn’t taste like it.
  • There’s a mess of cables on my floor.
  • Our clothes are in desperate need of drawers.
  • I hope I can rig gigabit ethernet over this Cat 5e network.
  • Wicket keeps barking at random things – bark collar does not help.
  • I need to change Ponzi’s snail mail address.
  • Our house is pre-wired for sound (just needs speakers installed).