By Kylie Kirkpatrick
Tiktok is the newest craze of people around the world. It was born out of a merger between two already popular apps, Douyin and Musical.ly. It’s based around many of the same features found on those platforms and is primarily a social media app where users can both create and watch short video snippets, often accompanied by music. Over the two year since its launch, the app has amassed more than 800 million active users and has consistently stayed at the top of both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store charts. BustNMoves is now making the move to join the TikTok family you’ll be able to find how to videos, moving tips, and much more from us!
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Why do we Celebrate Thanksgiving?
By Kylie Kirkpatrick
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2020 occurs on Thursday, November 26. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledge today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and staes. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincon proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Your Moving Advice
Top Ten Moving Tips from a Professional Organizer
1. Purge before you Pack. Gather your items by category (i.e. linens, pots and pans, sweaters, books, etc.) and make piles to donate, sell and toss. Start weeks in advance as this step will take some time, but will make for an easier and less stressful move.
2. Sell and Donate. After you’ve decided you’re ready to part ways with an item, get it out the door as quickly as possible. My go-to resources for selling online: Clothing: Thred Up Electronics: ebayFurniture: OfferUp, Craig’s ListDonations: For larger Pieces that you want to donate, schedule a pick up from Salvation Army weeks in advance.
3. Stock up on Supplies:Boxes: Check with family/friends, local grocery stores, your office, etc. before purchasing. Cardboard dish pack with partitions for glassware: check with local liquor store or purchase at UhaulHanging clothes boxes: If using a moving company, ask if they will supply. or use a tie/tape to group the hangers and pull garbage bag over. Bubble wrap, packing paper for dishes, ziploc bags, plastic wrap, tape, tape gun, colored duct tape (in variety of colors)
4. Pack the essential items. What supplies will you need when you first arrive at the new home and the next morning? Transport these in your onw car to ensure they don’t get lost. Think about the basic items you’ll need to eat, clean and have your morning coffee! What clothes do you nees handy for the first couple days?
5. Prioritize your bedding. Pack clean sheets and bedding and plan to make the beds early in the unpacking stage before you get too tired from the move. You’ll be so happy you did this at the end of an exhausting day!
6. Pack dishes vertically, not stacked: Boxes with partitions are ideals for packing up your glasses and dishes. Plates and platters are less likely to break if they’re wrapped and stacked vertically.
7. Wrap it Up! Use saran wrap to cover liquids and anything that would spill. Cover furniture or items with sharp edges with wrap.
8. Don’t unhang your hanging items. Transfer hanging items to box with hanging rod, or tie the hangers together so they don’t get criss-crossed and pull a garbage bag around the items.
9. Labeling is key. Clearly identify the room, and note the contents and if it’s fragile. If you want to be extra organized, number the box and keep a list of each number with it’s contents. Remember to label the side of the box, not the the top.
10. Start early. Since packing and moving is such an overwhelming thought to many us, it’s easy to procastinate and wait until crunch time to start the process. If you start on steps 1-3 early, you will find that the packing portion is a way less daunting
SPOTLIGHT CREW MEMBER
Ty chose to work for BustNMoves Moving Company so he could get paid and get fit at the same time. He has currently moved up into the position of crew lead! His favorite memory working at BustNMoves would be any time they can jam in the Malibu. Ty enjoys the outdoors doing things like camping and taking his dogs for walk. he also has a 16 month daughter named lilli and loves her so much! His favorite football team is Green Bay and he enjoys watching sports like football, basketball, and MMA. Thank you for all your hard work Ty and Keep it up!