Ship early. Send items as soon as you can, long before the recipient needs them, so you do not have to pay for expedited shipping. Remember, you pay a premium for overnight or second-day shipping. Read more →
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A yoga mat is an important item for yoga practitioners. It provides the user a comfortable cushion on a floor, as well as gives necessary traction to prevent slipping and sliding to perform your exercises effectively.
Yoga mats are typically around 72″ / 182 cm long and have a width of 24″ / 60 cm but wider models are also available. Tehy come in a variety of colors and patters and are usulally light weight. Read more →
Incandescent light bulbs are fragile items that require proper packing when being shipped. These bulbs typically have glass globes that could easily break on impact, and thus, should be well cushioned and protected.
Whether shipping brand new or busted incandescent light bulbs (yes, there is a market for burned out bulbs which are used for making crafts such as Christmas ornaments, ship in a light bulb and miniature terrariums), proper packing must be employed to ensure that they arrive intact. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship light bulbs. Read more →
Collecting matches, or any match-related items, is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. The hobby even has its own name, phillumeny or phillumenism, while the person who engages in it is called a phillumenist. Collectors look for unique labels and designs on matchboxes or matchbooks. Vintage matchboxes in mint condition are most sought after and can get very expensive.
Safety matches are considered hazardous materials but can be mailed via land transport domestically without any problems as long as they are properly packed. Only book, card, or strike–on–box matches are mailable. Strike-anywhere matches are prohibited. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship matches via mail. Read more →
Postage stamp collecting and philately (or the study of stamps and postal history) are some of the world’s most popular hobbies. Postage stamps are often collected for their historical value and designs featuring a wide array of subjects including important personalities, flowers, animals and landmarks. Special releases and commemorative stamps are also highly collectible.
In the past, stamps are easily obtained from mails, then a popular means of communication. But due to advancement in technology and the popularity of telephones and electronic mail (email), sending letters via post has declined over the years. Today, many collectors purchase or trade stamps with other collectors to add to their stash. Read more →
Bathroom scales are important devices for monitoring weight. They can be made from a variety of materials including plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, glass and even wood! These scales can either have analog or digital mechanisms.
Analog bathroom scales typically have levers, dials and springs inside them to determine the weight of the user. Digital scales, on the other hand, are electronically operated to provide weight measurements. Both scale types are fragile and must be handled with care as falls or any form of impact may damage their inner workings. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a bathroom scale to ensure that it arrives in excellent condition. Read more →
The tankless shower heater, also called demand-type water heater, is a practical and cost efficient alternative to tank-type heaters which require containers to heat and store hot water. Because it provides hot water only as it is needed, a tankless shower heater doesn’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, thereby saving energy and cost.
This type of shower heater instantly heats water as it flows through the device and typically uses electricity to generate heat. It is usually comprised of a compact unit which contains a heating element, power and temperature controls, water intake valve, hose, shower head and shower head wall attachment. Read more →
Dumbbells can either have adjustable or fixed weights. Adjustable dumbbells come with a set of cast iron weight disks which can be attached or removed from the handle bars. On the other hand, the weights of fixed dumbbells are permanently attached to the handle bars. This type of dumbbells can be made from cast iron, sometimes coated with rubber or neoprene for comfort, or a rigid plastic shell that is filled with concrete. Read more →