Superbowl XLVIII Recipes

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies from “House of Rose”

Ingredients:
– 1 lb sliced bacon, cut into thirds
– 1 package (14 ounce) beef cocktail hot dogs
– 3/4 cup brown sugar (or to taste)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2. Wrap each mini wiener with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick Read More

How to Help Your Cat with the Transition of Moving

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If you need to move and have a cat, here are some ways to fool-proof your move and make the transition process safe and easy for your companion.

Step #1: Prepare Kitty for the move

It doesn’t matter how prepared you feel—you can never be prepared enough. You need to consider the small things involved in your moving process that will affect your cat. Like, while your packing boxes and moving things around in preparation for moving day, realize that your cat is watching you pack up all of its favorite belongings. This can (and will) create stress and anxiety for your cat. The stress might manifest itself as the cat getting sick, having an upset stomach, accidents outside of the litter box, anti-social behavior and hiding more than usual.

To reduce the amount of stress on your cat, slowly remove familiar objects. Read More

Furniture Shipping Costs & Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

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Moving is not something to take lightly. It can be overwhelming and even quite stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. This article is to help you “lighten your load.”

Here are some great ways to ship your furniture, move your apartment and to start your family in a new home. ..

1. Time of the Year is Essential – Schedule your move for the winter and avoid peak summer moving. You may be able to save money by moving in the winter when most people choose not to move and when fuel prices are low. Read More

How to Organize Your Attic

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Before you move, take a look at what’s in your attic and decide what to keep, sell, and give away—it’ll make your move much easier! When you move into your new home, organize these items in clearly labeled plastic bins, to make going into the attic to find things much easier.

Before you move…
Go through the items in your attic and put them into three piles – (1) Keep, (2) Donate/Sell and (3) Trash.
Keep – These items are those that you plan on using, maybe not within the next year but within the next five years. Read More

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“Needing to ship two arm chairs across the country began as a difficult task until finding Transit Systems on the web. They were so helpful to coordinate the pick-up and delivery. I would definitely use this company again!”
Jennifer Shepherd, Saltillo, MS, January 21, 2013

What Does Your Car Go Through During the Shipping Process?

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The first step is to find a reputable auto transporting company. Once you have chosen your company, you will want to find out if the truck can pick your car up at your home. The truck will pick up the vehicle and drop off as close to your home as he can legally and safely get. Many cities have restriction on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into some residential areas. Transport trucks are extremely big and need a lot of room to maneuver and turn around, so if this is not something they can do at your home, you may need to meet the truck at a larger public parking lot. The truck driver may ask about a local grocery store or mall that you could meet at. If this needs to be done, the driver will call you directly. Read More

How to Stay Warm Moving in the Below Freezing Temperatures

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If you’re unfortunate enough to be moving to a new house during a cold spell, be mindful of the toll extreme temperatures can take on your body. Survive the freezing cold weather while you move into your new home by following these tips…

The first thing you need to remember is to layer up.
Your first layer should be a tight, form fitting article of clothing, such as long johns, or some type of under armor. Next put on a loose layer such as sweat pants and a sweat shirt or, my personal favorite, fleece. Remember to tuck your first layer in to keep the cold from reaching your skin. Lastly, your warmest winter jacket (and even snow pants) should be worn especially if you are going to be out in the cold for an extended period of time. Read More

Tips to Avoid Damage to Stored Furniture

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Transit Systems Storage Unit MoveChoose a climate controlled unit– Not all storage facilities are created equal. Besides obvious factors like location, price and hours of operation, make sure to find a facility with climate control. Although facilities charge a little more for climate control, it will prevent the growth of mold, dust stains and musty odors. It’s worth it if you want to keep furniture in good condition.

Clean and dry furniture before storing – Dust, dirt and moisture left on furniture will turn into mildew and mold after a period of time. Pinterest and other websites offer great ideas and tips on how to clean furniture. NOTE: Leather and other delicate fabrics should be professionally cleaned. Read More

Smart Home Tech vs Safety and Security

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SmartHome devices easily hacked

Watch this door lock easily opened by a hacker..

If you’re like most people, we see new things and tech innovations daily, and many people want to “keep up with the Joneses.” By now you’ve seen a few TV commercials that are advertising the latest in smart home automation, all bragging how you can use your smartphone to control almost everything in your home.

You can turn on your lights, lock doors, turn your home’s AC on or off, and more. Some common appliances like refrigerators and others are now coming with WiFi and wired internet ports, but most all of these have a common feature … very little security! Read More