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A New Use for a Milk Carton

Next time you’re sending something fragile through the mail (or if you find yourself planning a move), save your empty milk cartons to use as packing material. Wrap the fragile item (say ornaments or vintage jewelry) in a layer of bubble wrap and nestle it into the milk carton. The sturdy sides will keep it from being squashed inside the […]

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Do You Send Moving Announcements?

When I moved from Kansas City to New York, I sent moving announcements. But I'm debating whether I should this time or not. I do love sending and receiving mail, but I'm torn over whether they are worth sending this time. Supposing I do decide to send them, I'll probably make my own, but I've been looking for inspiration, and […]

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What are Your Moving Horror or Hero Stories?

Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I moved residences using a moving service. All of my previous moves were from home to college or college to home, or a couple of times between apartments that were a 2 minute drive apart. Well, and the major move from Kansas City to New York, which consisted of two suitcases, and […]

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A New Chapter in Our Story

Today our house in suburban Boston—the one my husband and I bought a year after we married—goes on the market. The “For Sale” sign in my front yard is more than an indicator to our neighbors and potential buyers; it’s a physical symbol of the big changes that lie ahead for my family and me. We’re writing a new chapter in our collective story and it officially starts today.

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