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Local Moving Servicing – Mission Possible

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When you think of all the heavy and fragile items that you have to move, hiring a professional service can take an enormous amount of worries from your back. However, it won’t be reasonable if you don’t ensure you get the best value for your money, so it’ll definitely be a good idea to get a grip on a few tips first. 

What’s more, you surely don’t want to end up with scratches or dents on your furniture and home appliances so hiring local movers will in the least protect your belongings and will save you a huge amount of effort. 

Preparation

To begin with, you’ll be surprised how many things we all manage to accumulate over the years, especially when you include all the personal belongings and items that need to be packed and moved. Of course, this is the perfect time for trimming down your possessions and throw away the ones that you don’t need anymore. To most, selling the items you don’t need or donating them can do wonders. “One man’s trash is another man’s come up”, as said in a famous song from the recent years.

Packing and unpacking

This part of the moving takes up a lot of time and energy. First of all, you’ll need as many cartons and boxes as you can find. You can sell them too after you’ve used them. Obviously, they have to be in good condition.

Packing

Usually, moving companies tend to charge extra if you ask for help with the packing. However, there are some movers that include the service withing the job, so if you have movers do the packing for you, expect a 25% to 30% addition to the cost of the move. Basically, you should be aware of the fact that prices vary according to the size of the project. In addition, it’s best advised that you label the boxes and indicate where each box is supposed to go in order to avoid the trouble of doing repeated work.

Unpacking

In the end, you’ll have to unpack everything. If you have labeled each box, you’ll save yourself a significant amount of time. However, you can also consider paying extra for the unpacking since it will still be a tedious and stressful task.

Useful Tips and Bits of Advice

Check the company’s experience in the field

First off, it’ll be hard to believe in the skills of a newborn moving company. Generally, if you want to hire professionals, then you should bet on a company with at least ten years of experience in the field. However, if you’re looking for a simple local move, then you should probably not pay too much attention to that. 

Look only for licensed and insured movers

Furthermore, an unlicensed company is a risky investment, especially when they aren’t insured. Most of the time, companies have websites where you can check whether they are licensed and insured. There, companies normally list their Department of Transportation licensing and insurance information.

Moving services offered

Basically, when paying someone you should know what you’re paying for. So if you have some special items that you need to be moved, maybe you should find local movers that have the required manpower or equipment. Of course, if anything, you should notify the specialist during the quotation for any special items, storage services, decluttering, cleanouts and etc. 

Go online

As expected, nowadays every service goes online and so do local moving services. You can now easily go online and read reviews from former customers. Usually, companies that have 4 stars and above are considered ideal to work with. What’s more, you can also check additional information about them, including their certification. A general rule of thumb is to look for the 3-star and 4-star reviews which can actually provide a more insightful review rather than the 5-star and 1-star reviews.

Check the company’s service area

Another important tip is to check whether the moving company actually works in your area. Most professionals have a map of areas that they service. After all, it won’t matter if a moving company has positive reviews if they don’t service your area.

Moving equipment

When talking about equipment, it’s highly advisable that you ensure working with real professionals. They are properly prepared at all times and even if they don’t have the proper equipment, they can rent it out for a single job. There are lots of national franchises that are heavily-equipped and they will effortlessly move your specialty items. However, you should always inquire about the equipment the company uses before hiring them to move your possessions.

National Moving Network

As mentioned above, national franchises have better resources at hand. Therefore, they have a higher chance of doing a good job. Of course, it’s always better to hire a local mover and spend less and it will actually make little to no difference if you don’t have anything extraordinary to move. On the other hand, if you need a long-distance or specialty move, then you would definitely have to hire a moving agent with better equipment.

Look for what best suits your needs

Last but not least, always look for what best suits your needs. Obviously, you are the one that has to choose how to do the moving so make sure you feel comfortable with your choice. For this reason, you should listen carefully to what the moving company can offer is vital. However, the goal is to move your belongings from point A to point B and pay a reasonable price. Always make your choice based on the factors that are the most important for you – price, area of servicing, equipment, time schedule, storage and etc. It may be a little tedious and stressful to choose the best company but it will certainly save you time, money as well as your items.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, the mission of moving your belongings from point A to point B has always been a challenge. However, when you take the proper amount of time to pick the right local movers to do the job for you, you have great results. If you happen to be in Singapore and looking for a high-quality online platform for local moving services, SGHomeNeeds provides the best-reviewed movers in the region as well as actual galleries of work and feedback. 

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Tom and Michael D’Angora, Tim Guinee and Joe Iconis Are Back To Save The West Bank Cafe

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Steve Olsen, has his band of Merry Men with Tom and Michael D’Angora, Tim Guinee and Joe Iconis. In 2020, with a GoFundMe and a a star-studded Christmas Day Telethon they raised $345,422 (the target was $250,000). This year they are back with GoFundMe page and are in the midst of planning a star-studded gala event to assist with fundraising.  They have raised $18,755, but are looking for $850,000.
Steve Olsen has stated “Our business quadrupled last week since we announced our closing, There is a movement to keep our doors open a little longer.”
This is Tom D’Angora’s pitch on GoFundMe
Four years ago, we came together as a community and created a miracle to make sure that The West Bank Cafe/Laurie Beechman Theatre would survive the pandemic. Now Michael D’Angora, Tim Guinee, Joe Iconis and myself are asking you all to come together to create one last miracle so The West Bank Cafe can not only survive but THRIVE.
For 46 years West Bank Cafe has been a popular theater district haunt. It has been a launching pad for countless musicians, actors, comedians, and writers — a “must visit” for tourists, a “go to” for locals and a perfect spot for a business meeting, a pre-theater meal or after show drinks with friends.
The road post-pandemic has not been an easy one, but Steve Olsen and the incredible staff at The West Bank Cafe have soldiered on and sacrificed to keep the Cafe afloat. Unfortunately, the challenges have become overwhelming and without our help, our beloved Cafe will close for good in late August.
There were many factors that have led to this situation, but the largest and most unjust was that The West Bank Cafe was overlooked for the RRF grant, which is the reason most restaurants were able to make it post-pandemic. To make matters worse, due to an unfair and ridiculous technicality they were also denied the SVOG. Either of these grants would have made it possible for The West Bank to flourish over the past three years. Being denied both has resulted in the current situation.
It is left up to us as a community to once again step up and take care of our own. The West Bank Cafe will turn 50 in four years, and we must make sure that we are able to toast Steve, eat risotto balls together on the day of the iconic venue’s golden anniversary.
The West Bank Café is more than a restaurant and performance space. So many of us have celebrated birthdays, weddings, opening nights, closing nights, Tony wins, Tony losses, and everything in between there. Everyone is treated like a VIP when they walk through those doors.
The West Bank is home to The Laurie Beechman Theater -a legendary venue that is as vital to the New York theater scene as any Broadway house or Non-profit theater. There are less and less rooms in Manhattan for artists to birth new work in a safe and supportive environment. The loss of the downstairs performance space at the West Bank would be devastating to the community.. The Laurie Beechman is more than a beloved cabaret, it is an important piece of New York City theatrical history.
It is the stage where Joan Rivers performed her final set. It is the room where the original cast of Sunday in the Park With George rehearsed. It is where the Tony Award-winning play Side Man debuted, where Aaron Sorkin’s first two works were produced, where Lewis Black and Rusty Magee cut their teeth, Where countless Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and MAC Award-winning artists have developed new pieces. So many stars have not only played but have been born at the Laurie Beechman Theater.
What is more clear than ever is that this restaurant does not just belong to Steve and Janet, it belongs to all of us. It is truly our Westbank Cafe and I believe we can once again pull off a miracle TOGETHER.
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Maximizing your solar energy savings: Tips from experienced contractors

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Maximizing your solar energy savings can seem like a big task, but it doesn’t have to be. Experienced solar energy contractor has plenty of tips to help you make the most of your solar panels without breaking a sweat.

Want to lower those electric bills and make your home greener? Read on to discover simple and effective ways to boost your savings with solar energy.

Choose the Right Solar Panel System

Choosing the right solar panel system is essential for maximizing your savings. You need to consider factors such as the size of your roof, your energy needs, and your budget. Working with experts, like those premier solar company since 2014, can guide you to the best choice.

They can help you understand the different types of panels available and select a system that suits your home perfectly. This way, you can ensure you’re getting the most value and efficiency from your investment.

Optimize Panel Placement

To get the most out of your solar panels, it’s important to optimize their placement. Make sure your panels are positioned to capture the maximum amount of sunlight. This usually means placing them on a south-facing roof.

A solar technician can help you find the best angle and position. It’s also crucial to keep your panels free from shadows, like those from trees or nearby buildings.

Regular checks and maintenance can ensure that nothing obstructs their exposure to the sun. By optimizing panel placement, you can significantly increase your energy production and savings.

Leverage Incentives and Rebates

One of the best ways to save money with solar energy is by taking advantage of incentives and rebates. Government programs offer many financial incentives to help you offset the costs of installing solar panels. These can include tax credits, grants, and cash rebates.

Commercial solar companies can also guide you on leveraging these benefits. They often have the latest information on available incentives and can help with the application process. By using these incentives and rebates, you can reduce your upfront costs and see quicker returns on your investment.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your solar panels working efficiently. Start by cleaning your panels to remove dirt and debris that can block sunlight. It’s best to do this at least twice a year. Also, check for any damage or wear on your panels and wiring.

A quick inspection can prevent bigger problems down the road. If you notice anything unusual, call a professional for help. Keeping your panels in top shape ensures they will generate the most energy possible. This simple routine can boost your savings over time.

Smart Energy Usage

Smart energy usage can greatly enhance the benefits of your solar panel system. Start by using energy-efficient appliances in your home. These use less electricity and help you save more. It’s also a good idea to use appliances during the day when your solar panels are producing the most energy.

This reduces your reliance on the grid and maximizes your savings. Additionally, consider installing a smart thermostat to better control your heating and cooling. Small changes in your daily habits can lead to big savings over time.

Learn All About Solar Energy Contractor

In conclusion, saving with solar energy can be easy when working with the right professionals solar energy contractor. Make smart choices, maintain your panels, and use incentives to see quick financial benefits.

With these steps, you’ll enjoy lower bills and a greener home. Always consult with your solar energy contractor to get personalized advice and keep your system running smoothly.

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NYC Restaurant Weeks Is Here With Three Pricing Option

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On Monday, July 22 through Sunday, August 18, 2024 Restaurant Week returns. This bi-annual event was created in 1992 to offer prix fixe menus to allow New Yorkers to eat at the city’s most coveted restaurants. Hundreds of restaurants across all five boroughs are participating this year with a 2-course lunch, 3-course dinner, or both. There will be a trio of pricing options for $30, $45 and $60. The deals run Monday-Friday, as Saturday is excluded as is Sunday to certain restaurants.

If you have a preregistered Mastercard you will receive $10 back for in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.

Menus and reservations can be found here.

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A Weekend In The Hamptons With Holistic Health Fair, Store Opening, Oyster Farms and Art Party

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Every weekend in The Hampton’s it’s not what to do, but which to do. We decided to join Cristina G Cuomo’ s Purist for its third annual health fair in Southampton and experience the best in wellness. From top concierge practitioners of Eastern and Western modalities, to clean beauty, sustainability and nutrition, this was one terrific event to attend.

This year’s participants included: Boiron, Ecotone New York, Flyte, Bellantz, Cancer Culture, Rejuvenation Health, reactIVate, STANDwellness, Boxed Water, Biography, Post House, Cocoon and Hive, Mrs Momma Bear Workwear, Juice Press, evolvetogether, Figaro Apothecary, Hamptons Aromatherapy, Tahuu Chocolates, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Filienna Filigree Jewelry, Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart, The Erickson Method, bySILKE, Dr. Lea Lis, and  Happy Coffee by Robert Downey Jr. 

One of our favorite things was flyte. I have been wanting to create a floating Orgone and this just may be part of my answer. They also had a bed that vibrated to music and heals, that was highly effective.

I also loved the infra red light therapy by STANDwellness, the energizing clothing by Cocoon and Hive, CBD Chocolates by Tahuu Chocolates. The crystals and healing modality by Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart and the amazing massage by Linda. Thank-you as my shoulder was really in pain.

Next onto BIBA’s store opening with Ilene looking fabulous, with the store’s manager. BIBA, has returned to the East End to showcase its collections, featuring an eclectic melange of clothing from both local and European designers. During the years of 1995 to 2010, BIBA held locations in East Hampton and Southampton Village, and has continued to serve customers in South Florida, with a Delray Beach location, ever since. Now open in Southampton Village, BIBA is frequented by celebrities, visitors, and locals alike, and aims to bring a VIP shopping experience to all. Snowbirds can rejoice knowing the store will have locations in both Southampton and South Florida.

John Nicolas, of Mudford Farms in East Hampton Shuckers, grows oysters and populates the waters to clean and make a healthier water and a healthier dish by filtering the water in the biggest way he knows how. Currently incubating about 1 million oysters in this facility alone.


Finally Rick Friedman and his wife is Cindy Lou through a fabulous art party with fireworks, a band and of course art.

All photo’s by Roger Sichel

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park Part Two

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106.7 LITE FM’s brought Disney to Broadway in Bryant Park. We brought you the video and now the pictures so you are there.

Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Ben Jeffrey

The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

Charissa Hogeland

Charissa Hogeland

Chad Burris

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

Michael James Scott

Adi Roy

Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

106.7 Lite FM’s Hosts-Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

Chad Burris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

 

 

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