Things to Know About Shipping A Canoe or a Kayak

Have you ever found yourself needing to ship a canoe or a kayak?  Well, if you are a nature enthusiast who loves to express their enthusiasm on the lazy river or white water rapids, you probably have.  This is because you can’t check a canoe or a kayak onto your flight to the Grand Canyon or the Midwest. ...more

The Best Way to Ship From Home - Never Go To The Post Office Again!

I hate going to the post office. I'm not close to my "home" office and it is highly inconvenient. When I started getting more active on the BST groups on Facebook, I decided I needed to invest the quickest and cheapest option to mail my goodies out rather than having to go to the post office. I also didn't want to haul a 30+ lb pumpkin seat in with me every time I went.So here is my tutorial on how to ship from home. I use PayPal for everything.  There are 2 ways to ship....more

7 Ways to Avoid Damage to Stored Furniture

Placing furniture in a storage unit is a good way to keep belongings safe until you are ready to use and/ or sell them. But, to keep furniture safe while in storage you need to know how to prepare it for those conditions.  Use the ideas below as a guide to protect mattresses, dining room tables and chairs, and other valuables while in storage. ...more

UPS My Choice

I've mentioned this service before but I wanted to revisit it.  UPS offers a free service for you to get notifications of package deliveries.  It is called UPS My Choice.  This service will send you an email letting you know that you have a package on the way, the estimated delivery date, and a 4-hour window of when it should be delivered....more

The Great Sellout: Legal Tips for Using eBay, Craigslist and Amazon to Sell Goods

Hyper-Consumerism The words, "We're having a baby" are basically synonymous with "We're about to become hyper consumers." If you have childre...more

Going Postal!

It was Monday morning after a weekend where it was the first pay check for most people in December.  That means holiday shopping!    That means that this week is probably the week that people who have to send gifts will try to send them so they get to where they are going before the shipping madness occurs in a week .   So, you would think that the Postal Service would understand this too.  But alas, they did not....more

Yeah! That guy in the Post office was PO'd but still had a sense of humor about it...although ...more

Those Big Ticket Souvenirs

I dropped a packet on a new ukulele in a music store on Kauai. I had been kicking myself for not buying one the first time I was there, this time, I was not going to let it get away. I knew going in it would be expensive, I'd budgeted for it, but it was still a big purchase for a person without a day job. Luckily, it came with a sturdy hard shell case and a uke fits in the overhead bins on a plane. No problem. I did end up having to pay to check my bag, to my extreme annoyance, but that's what happens when you sacrifice your carry on space to passion. ...more

Really? You REALLY want to know?

It's a Pono, made from Koa with a mahogany fretboard, ...more

Visit Connecticut Open House Day ~ June 14

I just found out from my friend Maggie that June 14 is Visit Connecticut Open House Day! ...more