Friday April 21, 2017
People all over the world will observe the 48th annual Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. For many, it’s a time to reflect on how lifestyles and habits affect the planet we all share. It’s also a good time for all of us to renew commitments to sustainability and to keeping the earth healthy for future generations.
Monday April 17, 2017
It’s an unpleasant, harsh reality. We are all subject to unexpected loss of valuables—whether identity theft, a ransacked automobile, or a burglarized home.
Wednesday March 22, 2017
Today is the first day of spring. It heralds a season of rejuvenation, of new life, new hope. (For allergy sufferers, it also says “pass the tissues.”) Here in northern California, you can tell spring is in the air. Garage and yard sales popping up, and people are going outdoors in ever greater numbers to enjoy our famously wonderful weather.
Friday October 14, 2016
You can purchase packing materials in lots of places—big box stores, office supply stores, even your local big pharmacy carries some. However, be advised that the materials you find on popular retail shelves can vary in quality and price. And there are many to choose from. Which are the right ones for your move? Here are a few of the essential materials you will want to have on hand to “pack like a pro.”
Monday June 20, 2016
If moving a household involved only the easy things, just about everyone would be doing it. But there’s a lot more to it than just moving books and clothing and pots and pans. The real trick of moving is how to handle the “tricky” items. I’m referring to those things that need special care for safe transport. They include lamps, flat screen TVs, framed artwork, furniture, wall hangings, mirrors, and glass tops or panels. All of these are fragile, valuable, and require special attention to ensure they are not damaged in the process of loading, transit, and unloading.