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Moving & Miscellaneous

12 Feb

I’m moving to a new apartment this weekend, so I apologize in advance for the lack of posts around here and in the near future. I decided to hire a local moving company, which was a hard decision because it goes against my frugal ways. But I think it will be really nice to have other people do the lifting. And I won’t have to rent a truck, drive that truck, park that truck, and return that truck, not to mention putting everything inside and outside of that truck.

The company I hired is supposed to be really good and they had the best pricing compared to other recommend companies around here, and I like the idea of supporting local (good) companies. And since I’m moving  on Sunday, I decided not moving my furniture myself was my Valentine’s Day gift … to myself (in the least depressing sense).  That sounds a little Liz Lemon-ish, but that’s how I roll. Speaking of Liz Lemon ….

In the last night’s “30 Rock,” she scheduled a root canal on Valentine’s Day so that she would be passed out for the most of the day. I’m a little bit ashamed and a little bit proud to say I’ve done the same thing – twice. Well, almost the same thing. Twice in the past few years I’ve scheduled a dentist’s appointment on Valentine’s Day; I figured since the day was miserable* anyway, why not throw a dentist’s appointment in there? That way, I wouldn’t ruin an otherwise good day with the bad feelings associated with the dentist.

* OK, sort of miserable – it’s not like anyone yelled at me for being single. And I’m happy for people who are in relationships and I know that V Day can be fun even if you’re single, but still….

Anyway, if you have any good last-minute moving tips, throw ’em my way.

Oh, and this is what I plan to do when I’m done moving:

Hmm… actually, I have the same response to moving and to Valentine’s Day.


Free Fred Flare shipping

15 Dec

Enter discount code reindeer to get free shipping at! There’s not even a minimum purchase amount! The code ends Dec. 21.

Cards that give back

14 Dec

If you send out holiday cards, check out It features a gallery of holiday greeting cards from more than 100 non-profit organizations. You can look through all the cards – or just look at the list of charities that sell cards – and then you can buy cards from that organization’s website. Pretty handy!

iTunes holiday sampler

12 Dec

Click here to download a free holiday sampler album from iTunes, featuring 20 holiday songs by Sarah McLachlan, Weezer, Glasvegas, Stephen Colbert, Aretha Franklin, and more.

100 albums for $5

10 Dec

Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz!"

Every month Amazon offers 50 albums for $5 each, but Happy December – they’re offering 100 albums!

I like this month a lot. We got: Switchfoot, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lady GaGa, White Rabbits, David Gray, The Hold Steady, My Morning Jacket, and more.

They’re also doing Christmas albums, including the absolute best Christmas album ever: John Denver & The Muppets!

$5 Hallmark coupon

6 Dec

Click here to print a $5 off coupon at Hallmark stores. There’s no minimum purchase, so you can get something that costs a little over $5 (like a couple of cards?) and get it almost for free! The offer ends Dec. 24.

Free Christmas music

5 Dec

Amazon is offering a free Christmas mp3 every day up through Dec. 25. Go here to check it out!