Written By Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com
Before you move, you’re going to find yourself in a sea of stuff, some of which you may not even remember buying, much less using. This is when you know you need to do a little de-cluttering before boxing everything up and moving on to a new home. Luckily for you, we’ve brought you some helpful tips so you know what you should sell, donate and throw away before you move.
What to Sell
As you begin the moving process, you’ll want to look at selling a few choice items. The main things you should think about trying to make some money on are those that face the least depreciation of value over time and are generally classified as luxury items. For example, if you have a television, phone or some furniture you’d like to unload, selling may be the best way to go. You can use sites like Craigslist, eBay and Lockboxer (although of course you need to beware in dealing through the Internet).
What to Donate
The majority of the things you want to part with before a move will likely be good to donate. Donate the things you know someone else could use. These are things like old toys, books, games and puzzles.
When you go to donate something, the most important thing is to make sure you give to the charity that could make the best use of the item. For example, if you would like to give away a toy or game, a children’s hospital may be the place that could appreciate such an item the most. It’s vital that you give to a charity that could really use what you’re giving. Giving back to the community in the most effective way possible is the perfect way to start off a move!
What to Throw Away
Lastly, there will be some things you’re not going to take with you that should just be thrown away. The bottom line here is that you don’t want to donate or try to sell something that no one else could use. This means what you’ll want to pitch are mostly the items that are in some way damaged or too old to really be useful to anyone. This includes clothes with holes in them, games with too many missing pieces to play and toys that are broken. Keep in mind that it creates more work for a charity when you donate goods that they must then throw away.
Alyssa Howard is a writer for Moveboxer.com. Moveboxer makes moving easier. Moveboxer matches people up with reputable movers, provides a utility cancellation tool, helps people change their address, and connects people with mortgage, storage, boxes, supplies, and car transport.
January 8, 2014 – 3:22 PM - | Posted in DIY, guest post | 4 Comments »
Monster Jam, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through! Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
All of this fun and excitement is coming to Detroit January 11, 2014 at Ford Field!
Tickets are still available and with this Polar Vortex hitting most of us, we’re all suffering from some cabin fever, so why not get out in the ‘warmer’ temps this weekend and have some fun!!
You can get a great deal on tickets for Monster Jam this weekend, just visit ticketmaster.com and use code MJ15 when purchasing your tickets, you can get tickets for just $15 with this code! PARTY IN THE PITS from 2-5 PM. Meet the drivers, get autographs! Pit Party tickets are $10 each and can be purchased along with your show tickets on ticketmaster.com or on the day of the event at the Ford Field Box Office.
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January 8, 2014 – 3:14 PM - | Posted in promotions | 2 Comments »
VH1 featured the new Glenn Lewis song “Closer” during Season 4 Episode 9 of their top rated show “Love & Hip Hop”
Originally being from the Toronto area, I still stay in touch with a lot of Canadian music and make it a priority almost to spread the word about some of the great artists up there. Glenn Lewis is one of them and it’s nice to see his new single “Closer” was heard Monday night during VH1’s top rated show, Love & Hip Hop. In fact, it was such a success that by Tuesday morning, “Closer” was #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers R&B Top 100 Paid list.
“Closer” which was produced by Grammy nominated production team Carvin & Ivan (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Musiq Soulchild) and co-produced by Stan Drinks, instantly became the buzz on Twitter with an overwhelming number of tweets talking about the new Glenn Lewis track during the 8pm Love & Hip Hop airing.
“It feels great to know that my music touches the real, everyday people”, said Glenn about the response on social media. “It goes to show the reach of good music. That’s love. And if my joint can be a part of what brings Amina and Peter Gunz back together then that’s also what it’s for!”
In April, 2013, Glenn released the debut single from Moment of Truth, “Can’t Say Love” and spent the summer on a 30-city promo tour across the US, featuring key performances at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, the Nasr Mohammed Foundation event in Chicago, and SOB’s in New York. “Can’t Say Love” hit #17 on the Billboard and BDS Urban AC Charts before Moment of Truth was released in October.
Glenn Lewis has upcoming performances scheduled in New York City, London, and Paris. “Closer” by Glenn Lewis is now going for adds at major Urban AC radio stations.
To purchase Moment of Truth featuring the new hit single “Closer” visit Amazon.com or iTunes. You can also check out Glenn Lewis on his website www.glennlewisofficial.com or via Twitter and Instagram @BeingGlennLewis or on Facebook.
January 8, 2014 – 2:19 PM - | Posted in music | 1 Comment »
WWE has always been a major supporter of our Troops both at home and overseas. They bring their live entertainment to them, as well as allow them to enjoy shows while at home free of cost.
Armed Forces Entertainment and WWE today announced their annual handshake tour will take WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon and WWE Superstars Big Show® and R-Truth® and WWE Divas Eva Marie™ and Alicia Fox™ to Southwest Asia to spread some much needed holiday cheer to active duty soldiers.
WWE has been entertaining American military personnel both overseas and in the U.S. for more than a decade. “Visiting our troops overseas is an incredible honor and our way of saying thank you for the many sacrifices they make to defend our freedom,” said Vince McMahon. “We look forward to spending time with our brave men and women serving overseas during the holidays and putting a smile on their face.”
The Handshake Tour began Wednesday December 18th. You can see highlights from the tour Saturday December 28th at 8/7C when WWE airs their annual Tribute To The Troops!
WWE is also very involved with Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA) who are dedicated to transforming military service into civilian success for our nation’s veterans and their spouses. Come join the #WWEMoms as we celebrate the WWE and Hire Heroes USA this Thursday December 19th with a Twitter party!
Join WWEmoms for a HIRE HEROES USA TWITTER PARTY!
When: Thursday, December 19, 2013
7 – 8 pm ET
4 – 5 pm PT
RSVP and join the chat for a chance to win a Longchamp tote bag, an iPod Nano, or a WWE 2K14 video game for Xbox 360!
(You must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for a prize.)
Email – WWE@theonlinemom.com with the subject line: WWEmoms
Spread the word and RT this link on your Twitter feed: http://bit.ly/1c2Op9V
Join us on TweetDeck or HootSuite (#WWEmoms) this Thursday between 7 and 8pm ET
Tell your Twitter followers!
December 19, 2013 – 12:39 AM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, twitter party, WWE | No Comments »
The holidays are upon us and finding the perfect gift isn’t something that’s an easy task. But, when shopping for women, your best bet is most always any piece of jewelry. I know at least for myself it is, give me some bling and I’m a happy girl!
I recently discovered a new favorite website, GemRoc.com who provided me with my new favorite ring! If you know me, you now I’m a safari/jungle/animal print kinda girl, and this ring when I first saw it drew me right in!
The Italian Design 18K Gold / Sterling Silver Panther Coil Ring with 3.5cttw Bi-color CZ is now my new favorite accessory! Set your outfit apart from the rest with this beautiful panther coiled ring. Beautiful cz set in 18k gold plated sterling silver.
The ring is beautiful, I admit I was a little worried about it possibly being too big for my hands since I have pretty small hands and fingers, but it fits great, looks great and I’ve gotten a million compliments on it. The design is amazing, and the ring looks flawless!
GemRoc.com has a ton of other designs, and pieces that I’m sure someone on your gift list would love, at all different price points GemRoc makes gift giving affordable for just about anyone. From rings, to necklaces, earrings and even Mens jewelry, check out GemRoc.com as you’re doing your holiday shopping this year.
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**Check out all of my recommendations for your holiday gifts this season with my Holiday Gift Guide**
December 10, 2013 – 10:13 AM - | Posted in gifts, Giveaways, holiday gift guides | 52 Comments »