How to Hire a Moving Company

Monthly Item of Value: How to Hire a Moving Company

how to hire a moving company part of july e-reportIt is important to know how to hire a moving company before making the big move. The company you hire can make a difference in whether your move goes smoothly or not. Do your homework before you make a commitment.

Ask around, friends, coworkers, family members, and find out what companies they used and how it worked for them. Knowing a person who has had personal experience is always helpful.

Get a written, digital or paper, estimate before moving forward. An estimate is just that, but it’s a good guide.

Do some online research. Read revues, check out their credentials. Make an informed decision.

Learn all about hiring a moving company with my monthly item of value for July.

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July events

July events in the Baltimore area

Here are some July events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


German Festival – Buergerverein!

german american festival in Timonium

Courtesy of www.md-germans.org.

Deutschamerikanischer Bürgerverein von Maryland, Inc.  (German-American Citizen’s Association of Maryland) and their 11 member organizations present the German Festival. Take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the German-American experience. Music includes  Mike Surratt and the Continentals and Alex Meixner.

Maryland State Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall
2200 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-522-4144
July 22 11:30 a.m- 10:00 pm and July 23, 2017, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
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11223 Snowflake Ct., #A11-2

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Color Made Easy

Monthly Item of Value: Color Made Easy

color made easy for your homeDo you want to give your home’s walls some fresh colors, but you aren’t sure where to start? Get helpful tips to make it easy to choose the color scheme for the walls of your home, whether you’re making over a single room or the whole house.

Colors for your walls can be trendy or classic. Whatever you decide, pick colors that make you feel most comfortable and help you achieve the home you envision. Apps are available to help with picking colors that match your furniture, carpet or artwork.

Click on the link below for the full text.

June E-Report

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3 Kintore Ct.

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19 Wickham Ct. #19

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8 Ways to Reduce Clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this month’s Tips from the Pros about ways to reduce clutter.

Everyday habits can drastically reduce clutter if you stick to it. By doing some simple tasks that take only a few minutes each day you will be able to get rid of the piles of laundry, stacks of dishes and towers of mail.

reduce clutter in bedroom

Let go of the idea that everything needs to be perfect. A home that is manageable is not only achievable, but much more realistic.

  1. Write out a to do list for each day, preferably the night before, with everything you need to do. Prioritize everything so even if you don’t get through the list, you at least do the most important tasks. Check the list throughout the day. Cross off things you did and watch how productive you are...
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June events calendar

June events in the Baltimore area

Here are some June events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival

crab and beer festival baltimore

Image courtesy of Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival.

Stuff yourself full of delicious crabs! All you can drink beer served in a mug you get to keep. Also live music, some other food options for $35 per person.

201 Key Hwy Baltimore MD 21230
Baltimore, MD 21230
800-830-3976
Saturday, Jun 24, Session one: 11am – 3pm , Session two: 5pm – 9pm


Feet on the Street 2017

Feet on the Street in Towson

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Come to downtown Towson and listen to live music all summer long with a bar with featuring a variety of beers, wine, and cocktails along wit...

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Fake it ’til you make it

fake it 'til you make it

Thanks to the Toolbox Tomgirl for this issue of Tips from the Pros, about how long appliances typically last.

“Fake it ’til you make it.” I have no idea who said those words to me first. I remember hearing them when I was a kid and thinking they were so stupid. Some adult must have made them up to make me feel better about some sport I was trying to play. I always sucked at sports. I had no skill and was the sister of the captain of the football team. That should tell you enough.

When I became an adult and wanted to become part of the man’s world of construction those words were REALLY important to me. I had to fake it because I had a lot to learn and I didn’t want to look like an idiot. I knew I had to at least “look” like I knew what I was doing...

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13 Branchwood Ct.

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