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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
Visit their website.


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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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5 Steps for Personal Development

personal developmentStriving for personal development is something most people want. There are five steps to help you achieve this. Click on the link to read all about it.

 

5 Steps to Personal Development

 

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May events calendar

May events in the Baltimore area

Here are some May 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.


Springfest Live!

springfest at power plant live

Image courtesy of Power Plant Live.

Lagers, IPAs and shandys… oh my! Join Power Plant Live! for a celebration of craft beer at our first annual Springfest Live! Craft Beer and Music Festival. Enjoy unlimited samples of 120+ beers from 50+ local breweries including Dogfish Head Brewery, Union Craft Brewing and Monument City Brewing Company. General admission tickets also include a souvenir beer tasting glass and a beer bible for tasting notes.

Power Plant Live
34 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Baltimore April events

April events in the Baltimore area

Here are some April events happening in and around Baltimore to start this new year right. Get out to support the O’s or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

farmers' market fun in Baltimore

Image courtesy of promotionandarts.org.

Under the overpass at the end of the JFX is where you will find Baltimore most well known farmers’ market. You name it, you can find it here: fresh produce, baked goods, food vendors, meat, eggs and even jewelry. It’s a family friendly place on Sunday mornings downtown.

Jones Falls Expressway
315 North Guilford Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
April 23, 2017 – December 17, 2017 from 7 am -noon.
Visit their website.


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Out Of This World

circus coming to town

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Baltimore March events

March events in the Baltimore area

Here are some March events happening in and around Baltimore to start this new year right. Visit museum or attend a light show. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


Light City Baltimore

Light City Balto

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View a world class light display across the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Lights will be projected onto buildings and all over for your enjoyment. It’s a family friendly event that will dazzle the whole family. This event includes illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, pop-up performances, musical entertainment and locally sourced food.

Baltimore Inner Harbor and Neighborhoods
501 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21201
March 31, 2017 – April 08, 2017, 7-11 pm nightly
Visit their website.

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Products made in the USA

made in USAThanks to the Toolbox Tomgirl for this episode of Tips from the Pros, about buying products made in the USA.

As a handywoman I am always reading various magazines on new products and trends in building and construction. Recently I was surprised to read in my Green Builder magazine about how rare it is to find a green building material made in America.

Green Builder magazine sent out an invitation to over 2,000 companies encouraging them to share information about their American-made green products, receiving only a few dozen submissions. The conclusion is that U.S. made green products are a rare and special breed, even though they are making use of the triple advantage of creating domestic jobs, reducing the impact of overseas shipping and making use of locally sourced raw materials...

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Tips from the Pros: Organize your refrigerator

Thanks to Aim4Order for this month’s Tips from the Pros about organizing for disorganized people. Gain some organizational skills to help you keep your home in order.

organize your refrigerator

Your refrigerator is an important part of your kitchen and your life. Keeping it organized is something that will help your days go more smoothly because you will be able to find whatever you need.

Refrigerator basics

Different areas of the fridge are warmer or cooler. The temperature of the door fluctuates, so the most sensitive items should never be stored there. Jars of mayo, ketchup and beverages do well on the door where meats and milk never go there. The bottom shelf is usually the most constant and cool location although checking the temperature in different areas will let you know for sure.

Meat and seafood wor...

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February events around town

February events in the Baltimore area

Here are some February events happening in and around Baltimore to start this new year right. Go ice skating, get healthy by jogging and visit a pop up shop. All of that and more this month in our town.

Romantic Helicopter Tours for Valentine’s Day

helicopter tours for valentine's day

Image courtesy of Monumental Helicopters.

Take your sweeties on a romantic ride above Baltimore for Valentine’s Day. The Baltimore City Lights flight will wow you and make you fall in love all over again.
Monumental Helicopters: Helicopter Tours
7505 General Aviation Dr. Hangar 84
Fort Meade, MD 20755
410-491-4354
February 01, 2017 – February 14, 2017

9th Annual “Bridges to the World” International Film Festival

Get some culture watching these amazing films from aro...

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