Moving and Packing

If you are getting ready to move and concerned about safely moving your household goods this series of articles will show in details how to wrap your furniture for any small or large move. I have been in the moving business for over 20 years, moved hundreds of families personally as a foreman and driver, and then thousands more as an owner of a moving company, both moving locally and moving interstate.

We are not trying to cover 100% of the packing supplies, but only the most popular that are used by movers and that you can and should expect to find in a moving truck: Blankets, Boxes, paper, bubble wrap and Shrink wrap, plastic covers. With this set of supplies you can move any type and pack of china, artwork or furniture.

Regardless if you hire professional movers or do it yourself, it is good to know how to wrap the furniture and what to expect. We sell moving supplies and often hear questions: – How many moving blankets do I need? Which moving blanket should I use and how do I wrap my furniture?

The way to wrap furniture for moving depends on specifics of your move. Is it interstate move, across the country, or local moving around the block? Loading PODS or international shipping container, or moving to long term storage?

Another option is paper moving blankets. Most people are not even aware of paper blankets to be used for moving, meanwhile it is a very good alternative to quilted moving blankets, especially if you are moving only once or sending your goods to a long term storage or moving overseas.

Word of caution about shopping for a moving company: If you have valuable furniture to move – do not look for cheap movers, look for good ones. Inexperienced movers or movers with bad reputation compete on price, not on professionalism.

Plastic covers for moving would include Shrink stretch or wrap and Plastic mattress cover, plastic sofa cover or plastic chair covers. It is not at all better than a plastic mattress cover, but it is more profitable for a moving company: it cost much less to buy a roll of shrink wrap, but it takes longer to mover plus wrap can charge more for each item wrapped. Sometimes the color bleeds off the moving blanket onto upholstery.

Moving boxes can be single wall, such as Book boxes, Linen boxes etc. or double wall, such as China Boxes, TV boxes, Wardrobe boxes etc. Movers mostly use 0.5 inch bubble wrap 24 inches wide. Bubble wrap is good for wrapping electronics or large pieces of glass.

SUMMARY: When preparing for the move consider specifics of your move and consider the furniture you want to wrap. – Get space savers or paper blankets, need better protection – get premium quality thick moving blankets.

If you are moving locally and hiring a professional moving company you should expect them to show up with blankets and you should not be charged for it. If you are moving long distance (interstate moving) or to storage, then purchasing your own moving blankets might be a good idea. Moving Blankets can be of two major kinds: Quilted or padded moving blankets and Non-Quilted,, also called Skins or Space Savers.

Economy moving blankets provide adequate protection and do not take much room in the storage. For long distance or interstate moving where interstate carrier charges by weight the advantage is that these blankets are much lighter than regular moving blankets. If you move often, moving blankets with woven outer fabric much more durable moving blankets and will serve much longer.

Contrary to some statements I came across in other articles, Movers do care about your shipment, in most cases foreman is personally responsible to pay for your movers and damages also know that if something gets broken it is unlikely that they get any tips. It is important to make a foreman (moving crew leader) which items require special care.

The movers simply do not have time to consider how delicate each and every item might be. It is true that most damage occurs while carrying, unloading and loading, but it is also true that if movers (or yourself) do not load the truck properly some items will get damaged in transit.

Email: POP vs. IMAP?

POP and IMAP are two diverse protocols (methods) used to gain access to email.

Here are the big differences between POP and IMAP.

POP – Post Office Protocol

POP downloads email from a hosting server to a single computer, then erases it from the server. Because your messages get downloaded to a single device or computer and after that deleted from the server, it can appear that email is disappearing or missing from your Inbox if you attempt to check your mail from a different computer.

  • You can use just one computer to check your email (no other devices).
  • Your mails are kept on the computer that you use.
  • Sent mail is saved locally on your PC, not on the mail server.

IMAP is Internet Messaging Access Protocol.

Of the two, IMAP is the more desirable option – and the suggested option – when you have to check your emails from multiple devices, like a work notebook, a personal computer, or a tablet, mobile phone, or other mobile device. Take advantage of your synced (updated) account from any device with IMAP.

  • You can use several computers and devices to check your email.
  • Your mails are saved on the server.
  • Sent mail remains on the server so you can view it from any type of device.

The simple summary questions:

Do you use more than one device for email (e.g. desktop & smartphone)? IMAP is your best choice– but watch out for disk over– usage on your hosting account.

Do you download email to just one device e.g. your computer? POP is an option.
IF  in doubt use IMAP.

Changing protocols:
When switching between protocols you will have to keep the following measures in mind:.

1) Make a local backup of the emails presently on the device – making sure that if the current protocol is IMAP that the emails being backed up include the full email body content along with the attachment.
2) Remove the existing account.
3) Recreate the new account selecting the new protocol.
4) Import or “drag and drop” the locally backed up emails and folders into the new created account.
5) If the recently selected protocol is the IMAP protocol, you will have to allow some time for the newly imported emails to re– synchronised (upload) to the server.

Email Backups.
SillyMoose Designs have automated daily email backups on the server going back fourteen (14) days. All emails on the server during the time a backup will be available for recovery for fourteen (14) days.

SillyMoose Hosting can help you get the backup replaced and restored (most popular request) or copied into a different folder on the server.

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Energy and HVAC Optimization

HVAC reports by Atlas Air

Allow’s discuss 30-40% of your power expense. That’s what does it cost? it sets you back the ordinary house owner or business structure proprietor to give appropriate home heating, aerating, as well as air-conditioning (HEATING AND COOLING). A great HEATING AND COOLING system is the vital to preserving a comfy, healthy and balanced and also indoor atmosphere. Via the years, I have actually been asked by numerous proprietors for a technique to minimize their price of power and also A/C. They do not intend to give up the indoor ecological problems, yet they do desire a point-by-point strategy to adhere to. The fascinating point that frequently occurs is that power expenses are reduced considerably as well as the HEATING AND COOLING system efficiency is boosted. This is a conventional feature of any kind of mechanical designer focusing on power and also A/C.
The details on this web page will certainly assist house owners, structure proprietors as well as structure drivers make educated choices concerning existing HEATING AND COOLING systems or future upgrades.
– Tons Decrease
– HVAC Equipments
– Control Equipment
– Procedure and also Upkeep

Huges Decreases
The initial step to attain power as well as HEATING AND COOLING system optimization is tons decrease. This action usually contains a lengthy array strategy which makes a list of the activities to be taken based upon finest roi. Minimizing your structure lots enables the existing A/C system to run extra successfully. If a brand-new system or systems are being thought about, it will certainly be much more affordable to develop for the decreased tons rather than the existing lots. A couple of typical lots decrease approaches consist of:
– Tighten up the structure covering and also include added insulation. Including insulation in existing structures might not be attainable in some circumstances, so extra factor to consider ought to be targeted at the outside covering, particularly doors and windows.
– Mounting energy-efficient home windows. This is a huge product on some structures that still have solitary pane home windows. The installment of dual pane home windows with a thermal break is a fantastic roi. Make certain they are POWER CELEBRITY certified home windows. Tinting or Low-E finishings will certainly also be much better.
– Updating illumination systems. The typical industrial structure has an illumination thickness of 2-3 watts each square foot which keeps appropriate lights degrees. This is a substantial component of the COOLING AND HEATING tons as well as nearly any type of initiatives here will certainly reduce the air conditioning demand for the structure. Accent illumination (often called building illumination) are not constantly power effective and also needs to not be taken into consideration if you intend to lower power and also COOLING AND HEATING prices. Energy-efficient illumination systems release much less warmth right into conditioned area compared to older incandescent modern technology. If you have a return air plenum rather than return air ductwork, take into consideration light troffers to ensure that several of the warm from the lights is gone back to the HEATING AND COOLING system as opposed to entering into the busy location. Atlas Air
– Picking reliable tools as well as digital gadgets that have a power saver choice will certainly decrease the practical warmth gain in the area. Products to think about consist of photocopier, cooking area tools, computer systems as well as fridges.
– Control air flow by having your outdoors air well balanced. Many structure proprietors have illustrations of the initial COOLING AND HEATING system installment. Have actually the illustrations assessed by a mechanical designer to validate your outdoors air circulation prices satisfy the most recent code demands. If no illustrations are offered, your mechanical designer must still have the ability to make referrals for renovation.
Attending to these things is your initial step to minimizing power and also COOLING AND HEATING prices.

A/C Equipments
The 2nd action to attain power as well as HEATING AND COOLING system optimization is understanding your system. Your COOLING AND HEATING system is essential to your indoor atmosphere, however it likewise stands for a huge part of your energy costs. While it is past the extent of this short article to review every system, a couple of suggestions could be dealt with. Every COOLING AND HEATING system element has actually enhanced in performance for many years. If your system is greater than 13 years of ages, it’s time to start preparing for an upgrade to brand-new devices. Well preserved domestic systems have a life span of around 15 years or two yet appear to fall short at the even worse times. Have a substitute strategy prepared for the day your devices stops working.

Industrial systems differ, however if your structure is making use of packaged devices or split systems, the very same life time could be anticipated. For bigger business systems as well as commercial applications, the COOLING AND HEATING system could be a lot more intricate and also call for a specific evaluation by a mechanical designer. As I claimed, A/C systems differ as well as no one-size-fits-all evaluation benefits bigger systems. What all these systems share is they are usually sustained by electrical energy. Power set you back loan, so any kind of initiatives towards raised effectiveness is an and also.

Will moving make you happier?

movingIndividuals transfer to discover something. Discover job. Locate love. Locate joy. Locate themselves. Does relocating really assist us discover exactly what we’re seeking?
It has actually been one year given that we placed our Chicago apartment for sale to earn the relocate to southerly The golden state. Hauling boxes over icy pathways in subzero temperature levels, shoveling out a snow financial institution the dimension of a relocating vehicle– the typical yard needed to be greener beyond, right?
Study recommends that isn’t really always so. Schkade as well as Kahneman (1998) record that Midwesterners anticipate Californians to be extra pleased, when actually individuals in both areas report comparable degrees of life contentment. Daniel Kahneman clarifies in this video clip:
Maybe the Midwesterner discovered a good deal of satisfaction going to warm, interesting SoCal. A lot to make sure that he thought it would certainly be a far better location to live compared to his drowsy Midwest community. As soon as he’s made a situation in his mind for transferring, it could be really hard to test the assumption of The golden state (or any place the area) that he has actually developed. It’s gorgeous, it’s cozy, I enjoy it, I’m leaving!
For some time, he’ll indulge in the bounty of coastlines as well as hand trees. He’ll admire his closeness to motion picture celebrities and also extol his range from snowstorms. However after that he discovers he’s slowly striking the coastline much less usually. The hand trees are mixing right into the history undetected. Driving in Hollywood not leaves him star-struck, it leaves him cursing the website traffic gridlock. He has actually come to be habituated to his setting. A mental sensation we have actually all skilled, where we progressively take points for provided as well as quit discovering that which as soon as really felt brand-new and also interesting.
Just what takes place alongside the Midwesterner looking for joy? Regardless of adaptation, has he discovered boosted life complete satisfaction? Or, will he jump back on the hedonic treadmill of joy searching as well as struck the freeway? The intricacy of life contentment is affected by a lot of elements past place. Does a relocation please those elements or does it briefly sidetrack us from pleasing them?
Currently I do not imply to be a buzz kill. In numerous means, I’m that Midwesterner. I hungered for the sunlight. Year-round horticulture as well as a couple of yard hens. A brief drive to both seas as well as hills. However I was additionally prepared for the adjustment.
A customer of mine– allow’s call her Mary– made a comparable step. She traded life in a huge city for that of a mid-sized residential area in the darkness of the Rocky Hills. Mary’s step really did not pivot after discovering a far better work market or leaving a poor partnership; she was looking for an area that shared her exact same worths. She discovered just what she was searching for in her brand-new community. She was likewise planned for the adjustment.
So exactly what does it imply to be planned for the modification?
It’s to recognize the source of just what is calling us. It’s to recognize exactly what we anticipate of the brand-new place– exactly what a relocation could and also could not give when it pertains to joy. As well as it’s to recognize that relocating is difficult. Actually, transferring and also altering tasks are constantly rankedas several of one of the most demanding life occasions.

Produce Advertising Magic

When you think of advertising and marketing, possibilities are respectable that animes and also chatting pets typically aren’t the first thing to stand out right into your mind. You’re possibly refining numbers, determining markets, as well as trying to find methods to reduce prices.

Do not think it? Take a close consider Disney. Since’s an excellent example of creative thinking as well as advertising and marketing going together! Walt Disney … a daydreamer that placed magic right into his advertising and marketing.

Possibly it’s time to obtain your nose off the grindstone and also have a little enjoyable. Why? Creative thinking plays a crucial duty in advertising and marketing, as well as often we should make the effort to obtain our innovative juices moving.

Imagination could handle numerous various “characters” …

1. The Traveler
The traveler seeks little bits of fascinating as well as brand-new info like a sponge. Interest maintains him searching for the unknown and also all set to plunge into all new experiences.

2. The Daydreamer
A wild Azlyn creative imagination is the most effective pal of a real daydreamer. Absolutely nothing is difficult worldwide of creativity.

3. The Musician
A musician has the ability to take a range of little bits as well as items, blend them completely and also think of a collection that entries the mind.

Imagination might …

Prior to you establish this post apart as well as come back right into the daily grind, allow’s think about exactly what every one of this can indicate to your advertising project.

1. Include pizzas to your leaflets
2. Stimulate an all new suggestion for a product/service to market
3. Reveal a brand-new means to market your present product/service
4. Give color to your advertisements
5. Reveal a brand-new means to vanquish the competitors

Hey, any kind of among those are excellent boosters for an advertising and marketing project. The difficulty is that occasionally we really feel that everybody is imaginative, however we’re simply an unoriginal swelling of clay predestined to tread with life. 

Not so! Everybody has a creative imagination. Occasionally it simply has to be fueled oil up a little to obtain it relaxed. For how long has it been considering that you place your creative imagination to function?

You could provide your imagination an upper hand by …

1. Viewing a dawn or sundown
2. Organizing a celebration
3. Scenting a blossom

The largest difficulty most individuals deal with is the “I’m simply not imaginative” back down. Certain they’re innovative. As a matter of fact, if I asked, they can develop rather a lengthy listing of the factors they typically aren’t innovative.

Hah! You believed I would certainly have some elegant workouts all outlined for you, really did not you? Unwind, there’s obvious trick to being effectively imaginative. Creative thinking can be found in all dimensions, forms as well as shades. There’s no right or upside-down to be imaginative.

Study has actually revealed that this most significant distinction in between “imaginative” and also “non-creative” individuals is that “innovative” individuals think they are imaginative as well as “noncreative” individuals do not think they are innovative. It’s as basic as that.

Every online marketer obtains stagnant eventually, if they do not discover revitalizing and also originalities to integrate right into their job. If your advertising has actually shed its style or appear to be in the dumps, merely take a little time to promote your imagination as well as simply see exactly what takes place.

Hello Technology World!

Unless you live under a rock, you are probably completely reliant on technology to get through the day. Sometimes, it drives us nuts, like when you have to keep turning off the router. My printer was giving me grey hairs last week, but I ramble. Generally technology rocks! Most people I know have love-hate partnership with technology. We adore technology when it works and are grateful for its existence, but if it doesn’t work… well, you will most likely see laptops and modern technology on the checklist of things that irritate us!

Nevertheless, let’s be honest about it and remember why we mostly love it. Here are 6 good reasons why we should be appreciative of all the new (and continuously growing) technology we have available to us:

1. We can instantaneously connect to info on everything

I remember when I was a youngster, all study needed a trip to the library and primitive research with a set of encyclopedias. Now, if you have to find a Japanese Sushi bar within 1 kilometer of your house, you can not only locate one, but you can have a look at the menu and purchase online so your food is waiting on you when you arrive!

2. Technology keeps us connected.

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Even though it can quickly be suggested we’ve burnt the candle at both ends in this area, cellphones, tablets, and even social media (blogs, Facebook, Twitter) have allowed us to find and keep in touch with more folks more regularly.

3. It saves us money and time.

Virtually nothing has done more for the customer than the Web. In moments, you can browse on and review various services and products without needing to make a single telephone call or (perhaps even better) entering your car to drive around searching for what you want. Also, you can order practically everything online and have it delivered to your door. Dazzling! Furthermore the cash you save on petrol. Your workplace is as close as your closest notebook and smart phone. You can easily operate from anywhere whenever, possibly getting rid of a long drive to work.

4. It keeps us straightened out.

Despite the fact that I have an old-school diary I still need my phone to remind me about odd little things. Ignore those post-it notes stuck all around your table, slips of records stuffed in your wallets and day-to-day organizers. Digital and online planners and calendars keep our plans organized and sync to our smart phone and other mobile gadgets so we are continually set up.

5. It allows all of us to become more “earth-friendly.”.

With the help of e-mail and the Internet, along with the ease in document image resolution, we can easily all correspond with one another without needing to waste paper and printer ink, not to mention stamps!

6. It gives us an excuse.

old technology pic

Awww! Remember these? I used to have drawers of them #GoodOldDays

Modern technology can be a great fall guy for any variety of blunders we have made. Missed a scheduled appointment? Blame your system being down or not integrating properly. Wish to end a telephone call? Point the finger at a lousy cell signal or tap the mute key on your mobile phone while at the same time saying, “I can’t hear you.”. I know you’d never be that rude though….

Make today the Thank-God-for-Technology day. I’m sure if Maslow was around he’d rethink his hierarchy of needs.