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Man Carries Out Road-Rage Argument On Hood Of Another Car

Road rage isn’t always the easiest thing to communicate with other drivers, since noise and traffic flow tend to drown out the words—unless, of course, a person hops out of the car and carries out the argument while riding on hood of another. That happened on Florida on Tuesday, making for some odd videos.

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Here’s How Spacecraft Dashboards Evolved, and Where They’re Headed 

When you drive, the second most important thing you should keep your eyes on is the dashboard of your car (the first thing being the road). In space, however, it’s the controls that are the most essential for navigating and operating your spacecraft. From Gagarin to Scott Kelly, here’s a brief visual history of the human-spacecraft interface.

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Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Moving can be fun, but packing sucks. The luster and optimism of a new home quickly diminishes when you’re busy shoving your stuff in boxes so it doesn’t break on the way. Here are some tips to make it all easier.

Full disclosure, I’m moving right now, so consider this a dose of “physician, heal thyself,” but these are some of the tricks that have helped me so far—and some things to remember for your next move as well.

10. Get an Early Start

It’s easy to say “don’t wait until the last minute” to start packing and planning for your move, but that’s not really enough. Instead, get an early start. When I started packing for this move, it was probably well over a month in advance, and I don’t regret it one bit. Starting early gives you the freedom to move boxes around your house so they’re not in your way, take your time and pace yourself, and above all, avoid that panicked crunch the week before (or even the night before) you move where you stay up until 4am packing, knowing the movers will show up at 9am, and you have a full, long day ahead of you. Surprisingly, the video above from Buzzfeed actually has some good tips in it too. Don’t do it to yourself.

9. Get Good Boxes, for Free or Otherwise

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Don’t try to move all of your prized possessions in a beat up Amazon boxes that have already been through the system once on their way to you. You don’t have to pay for boxes—there are plenty of people looking to get rid of their boxes on Craigslist and local Freecycle forums. You can score good, quality boxes from your office or from local businesses like liquor stores and bookstores without paying a dime. U-Haul even has a customer connect forum where people can exchange boxes for free.

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/moving-on-a-ti…

However, the downside to getting all of your boxes for free is that you don’t know what comes with them. All manner of pests love to hitch a ride on cardboard boxes and would be happy to make your belongings their new home, so if you are willing to pay, it may be worth it for your peace of mind. It’s more important that you get quality boxes than that you get free boxes.

8. Purge Before You Start Packing, and Purge As You Go

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

It’s never too early to start throwing away the crap you don’t want to move. Seriously—do it as soon as you know you’re going to move, and then don’t stop chucking the nonsense until the day the movers show up. As our own Thorin Klosowski noted when he moved across country, he had a lot of stuff, and the best thing you can do is throw it all away or sell it, and then recoup what you actually need on the other end.

http://lifehacker.com/seven-things-i…

You could even do what he did—have a going away garage sale/party and invite all your friends to come take or buy everything you want to get rid of. If you really wanted, you could even host your own estate sale and really clean house.

http://lifehacker.com/5963861/hold-a…

Don’t get caught up in the scarcity mindset. If you sell the used things you have and don’t want to take, you’ll have money to replace them—or at least the things you actually want—when you get to your destination. Best of all, if you start early, you don’t have to scrounge up boxes only to find out you’re short later. Before it goes into the box, ask yourself: Do I really need this? Should I come with me, or should I replace it later? Can I afford to replace it? Let the answers there guide you.

7. Clean While You Pack

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

The last thing you’ll want to do when you get to your beautiful new home is clean while you or your movers are bringing everything in. They’ll want to know where you want your bookshelves, and you’ll be busily trying to wipe off years’ old dust that you could have handled before you left your old place. Clean as you go, your future self will thank you past self when moving day shows up.

http://lifehacker.com/5591389/the-st…

Besides, odds are you’ll be tired when you get to your destination, and you’ll be happier moving clean furniture into a new, clean space. Give yourself that treat, at least.

6. Label Everything and Keep Your Own Inventory

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

If you’re moving across town, or even across state, your movers may not keep an inventory of your belongings—they’ll just toss it on an empty truck, and then empty that truck of all your things on the other end of your move. That’s fine, but you should still label all of your boxes and keep your own inventory (I’ve been using a spreadsheet, like many of you, but I do like Home Inventory for this purpose too.) of what’s in them, for your own sake, and for the sake of any insurance or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance you have. If you’re hardcore, you can even use QR codes to manage your inventory and keep things digital and private so even the movers don’t know what’s in what box.

http://lifehacker.com/5486090/whats-…

It’s even more important if you’re moving across state lines and you’re trusting your movers to be above board (with luck, you’ve chosen wisely and picked good, trustworthy movers). They should keep and provide you with their own inventory of your belongings, but only you’ll know what’s in each box, and if one of them goes missing, you’ll be able to replace exactly what was lost, file a police report if it’s particularly valuable, and of course, file an insurance claim for the value of the items inside.

http://lifehacker.com/the-complete-g…

5. Ship Stuff To Your New Home (If It’s Cheaper than Moving It)

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

You know what’s easier than hauling your own stuff down to the back of a van, then driving the van, and then hauling it back up to your apartment? Paying someone to do all that lifting for you Especially if it turns out it’s cheaper to have someone haul your junk than for you to do it yourself, or even pay movers to do it for you. Like we mentioned in our budget moving guide:

Boxes containing books are among the heaviest ones to move. Once you’ve gone through your personal library and identified books to donate or sell, box up the keepers and send them via Media Mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

While they might take a little longer to arrive at their destination, you can’t beat the price: a 20-pound box of books only costs $11.55 to ship. Your savings on moving your books may take some of the sting off other expenses.

Now, you’re not going to save a ton of money here if you have lots of books, and don’t expect to just offload everything to FedEx or USPS and expect to turn the mail or courier service into your own low-rent movers, but for some things—even particularly important things—they may be better than letting movers handle it, or even trying to transport it yourself.

http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-save…

4. Save All Of Your Receipts

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

If you’re moving for work, because you got a new job, or your job moved locations, and you move farther than 50 miles, you can deduct many of your moving expenses. Save those receipts!

Seriously—save them all. Maybe you bought boxes instead of getting them for free, or you paid to have movers haul your stuff. Maybe you shipped books USPS, or you bought rolls of tape and bubble wrap to make sure everything survived the move. You might be surprised what’s acceptable to deduct, but don’t go wild. Check this guide from the IRS and our primer to which expenses are deductible to make sure you deduct the right things come tax time the year after you move, and you’ll get a break from Uncle Sam without worrying about an audit down the line.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-qualify…

3. Pack Like You’re Going on Vacation

Once you start packing, there’s a point where you’ll go from “everything fits perfectly in these boxes” to “just toss it all in the box it’s gotta go.” That’s fine, but keep some basic packing tips in mind as you progress. You’ll save space and time by packing everything like you’re going on vacation, and that means doing things like rolling your shirts and towels, using the bundle method to wrap things like shoes inside jackets and so on.

http://quickhacks.lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-…

After all, you can probably get a week or two’s belongings into bags small enough you can carry them on an airplane. No one loves living out of a suitcase, but if there’s a time to do it, it’s when you’re moving. You want the freedom to live comfortably while unpacking your things at your own pace. Plus, you won’t go scrambling around your apartment for that one box with that one thing you absolutely need in it that you swore you’d unpack as soon as you arrived—only to find it on the bottom of a stack of other boxes.

http://lifehacker.com/5990659/how-to…

2. Save Your Important, Necessary Items for a “First Night” Box

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

In the same vein as packing like you’re going on vacation, save the items that you think are most delicate or that you’ll need sooner rather than later when you arrive in your new home, and put them in a “first night” box. This is a tip we’ve mentioned before, but it’s still really important and can’t be understated.

http://lifehacker.com/pack-a-first-n…

Whether it’s toiletries you don’t want to pack in a suitcase or carry-all, a toolkit for reassembling furniture or hanging art, or cooking essentials like your coffee maker, if you’ll want as soon as possible put it in that “first night” box. Oh, and make sure to keep some toilet paper in your carry-all, or put that in the same box.

1. Sell or Donate Your Boxes—and Anything Else—Afterward

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Once you’ve arrived at your wonderful new home and you’re unpacking, unwrapping all of your safely-transported everything, and doing the endless loads of laundry that come with using clothes and blankets as packing material, you’ll have a lot of slightly used (and other more heavily beaten up) boxes you want to get rid of. You may even have some personal items you’re wondering why you bothered to move. Now’s a good time to get rid of all of it.

http://lifehacker.com/5981335/the-co…

Seriously, right after a move is a great time to do yet another purge, this time selling your crap for cash that’ll help you recoup your moving expenses and live happier in your new home. The Penny Hoarder has some tips on how to make some dough selling or recycling your leftover moving boxes at sites like Container Exchanger or BoxCycle—that is if you don’t just put them up for sale on Craigslist.

Either way, someone’s probably moving, and someone will pay you for your gently used boxes, even if you got them for free. Donating is great, but movers are expensive, you know. Once you’re all cleaned up and have a little money in your pocket, you can get down to the business of making yourself at home in your new home.

http://lifehacker.com/5798087/the-st…


Title illustration by Nick Criscuolo. Photo by Becky Stern. Illustration by Jim Cooke. Photos by Adam Dachis, Mike Mozart, David Boeke, Gustavo Frazao (Shutterstock), and Sarah Clark.

Lifehacker’s Weekend Roundup gathers our best guides, explainers, and other posts on a certain subject so you can tackle big projects with ease. For more, check out our Weekend Roundup and Top 10 tags.

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Moving can be fun, but packing sucks. The luster and optimism of a new home quickly diminishes when you’re busy shoving your stuff in boxes so it doesn’t break on the way. Here are some tips to make it all easier.

Full disclosure, I’m moving right now, so consider this a dose of “physician, heal thyself,” but these are some of the tricks that have helped me so far—and some things to remember for your next move as well.

10. Get an Early Start

It’s easy to say “don’t wait until the last minute” to start packing and planning for your move, but that’s not really enough. Instead, get an early start. When I started packing for this move, it was probably well over a month in advance, and I don’t regret it one bit. Starting early gives you the freedom to move boxes around your house so they’re not in your way, take your time and pace yourself, and above all, avoid that panicked crunch the week before (or even the night before) you move where you stay up until 4am packing, knowing the movers will show up at 9am, and you have a full, long day ahead of you. Surprisingly, the video above from Buzzfeed actually has some good tips in it too. Don’t do it to yourself.

9. Get Good Boxes, for Free or Otherwise

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Don’t try to move all of your prized possessions in a beat up Amazon boxes that have already been through the system once on their way to you. You don’t have to pay for boxes—there are plenty of people looking to get rid of their boxes on Craigslist and local Freecycle forums. You can score good, quality boxes from your office or from local businesses like liquor stores and bookstores without paying a dime. U-Haul even has a customer connect forum where people can exchange boxes for free.

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/moving-on-a-ti…

However, the downside to getting all of your boxes for free is that you don’t know what comes with them. All manner of pests love to hitch a ride on cardboard boxes and would be happy to make your belongings their new home, so if you are willing to pay, it may be worth it for your peace of mind. It’s more important that you get quality boxes than that you get free boxes.

8. Purge Before You Start Packing, and Purge As You Go

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

It’s never too early to start throwing away the crap you don’t want to move. Seriously—do it as soon as you know you’re going to move, and then don’t stop chucking the nonsense until the day the movers show up. As our own Thorin Klosowski noted when he moved across country, he had a lot of stuff, and the best thing you can do is throw it all away or sell it, and then recoup what you actually need on the other end.

http://lifehacker.com/seven-things-i…

You could even do what he did—have a going away garage sale/party and invite all your friends to come take or buy everything you want to get rid of. If you really wanted, you could even host your own estate sale and really clean house.

http://lifehacker.com/5963861/hold-a…

Don’t get caught up in the scarcity mindset. If you sell the used things you have and don’t want to take, you’ll have money to replace them—or at least the things you actually want—when you get to your destination. Best of all, if you start early, you don’t have to scrounge up boxes only to find out you’re short later. Before it goes into the box, ask yourself: Do I really need this? Should I come with me, or should I replace it later? Can I afford to replace it? Let the answers there guide you.

7. Clean While You Pack

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

The last thing you’ll want to do when you get to your beautiful new home is clean while you or your movers are bringing everything in. They’ll want to know where you want your bookshelves, and you’ll be busily trying to wipe off years’ old dust that you could have handled before you left your old place. Clean as you go, your future self will thank you past self when moving day shows up.

http://lifehacker.com/5591389/the-st…

Besides, odds are you’ll be tired when you get to your destination, and you’ll be happier moving clean furniture into a new, clean space. Give yourself that treat, at least.

6. Label Everything and Keep Your Own Inventory

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

If you’re moving across town, or even across state, your movers may not keep an inventory of your belongings—they’ll just toss it on an empty truck, and then empty that truck of all your things on the other end of your move. That’s fine, but you should still label all of your boxes and keep your own inventory (I’ve been using a spreadsheet, like many of you, but I do like Home Inventory for this purpose too.) of what’s in them, for your own sake, and for the sake of any insurance or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance you have. If you’re hardcore, you can even use QR codes to manage your inventory and keep things digital and private so even the movers don’t know what’s in what box.

http://lifehacker.com/5486090/whats-…

It’s even more important if you’re moving across state lines and you’re trusting your movers to be above board (with luck, you’ve chosen wisely and picked good, trustworthy movers). They should keep and provide you with their own inventory of your belongings, but only you’ll know what’s in each box, and if one of them goes missing, you’ll be able to replace exactly what was lost, file a police report if it’s particularly valuable, and of course, file an insurance claim for the value of the items inside.

http://lifehacker.com/the-complete-g…

5. Ship Stuff To Your New Home (If It’s Cheaper than Moving It)

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

You know what’s easier than hauling your own stuff down to the back of a van, then driving the van, and then hauling it back up to your apartment? Paying someone to do all that lifting for you Especially if it turns out it’s cheaper to have someone haul your junk than for you to do it yourself, or even pay movers to do it for you. Like we mentioned in our budget moving guide:

Boxes containing books are among the heaviest ones to move. Once you’ve gone through your personal library and identified books to donate or sell, box up the keepers and send them via Media Mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

While they might take a little longer to arrive at their destination, you can’t beat the price: a 20-pound box of books only costs $11.55 to ship. Your savings on moving your books may take some of the sting off other expenses.

Now, you’re not going to save a ton of money here if you have lots of books, and don’t expect to just offload everything to FedEx or USPS and expect to turn the mail or courier service into your own low-rent movers, but for some things—even particularly important things—they may be better than letting movers handle it, or even trying to transport it yourself.

http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-save…

4. Save All Of Your Receipts

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

If you’re moving for work, because you got a new job, or your job moved locations, and you move farther than 50 miles, you can deduct many of your moving expenses. Save those receipts!

Seriously—save them all. Maybe you bought boxes instead of getting them for free, or you paid to have movers haul your stuff. Maybe you shipped books USPS, or you bought rolls of tape and bubble wrap to make sure everything survived the move. You might be surprised what’s acceptable to deduct, but don’t go wild. Check this guide from the IRS and our primer to which expenses are deductible to make sure you deduct the right things come tax time the year after you move, and you’ll get a break from Uncle Sam without worrying about an audit down the line.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-qualify…

3. Pack Like You’re Going on Vacation

Once you start packing, there’s a point where you’ll go from “everything fits perfectly in these boxes” to “just toss it all in the box it’s gotta go.” That’s fine, but keep some basic packing tips in mind as you progress. You’ll save space and time by packing everything like you’re going on vacation, and that means doing things like rolling your shirts and towels, using the bundle method to wrap things like shoes inside jackets and so on.

http://quickhacks.lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-…

After all, you can probably get a week or two’s belongings into bags small enough you can carry them on an airplane. No one loves living out of a suitcase, but if there’s a time to do it, it’s when you’re moving. You want the freedom to live comfortably while unpacking your things at your own pace. Plus, you won’t go scrambling around your apartment for that one box with that one thing you absolutely need in it that you swore you’d unpack as soon as you arrived—only to find it on the bottom of a stack of other boxes.

http://lifehacker.com/5990659/how-to…

2. Save Your Important, Necessary Items for a “First Night” Box

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

In the same vein as packing like you’re going on vacation, save the items that you think are most delicate or that you’ll need sooner rather than later when you arrive in your new home, and put them in a “first night” box. This is a tip we’ve mentioned before, but it’s still really important and can’t be understated.

http://lifehacker.com/pack-a-first-n…

Whether it’s toiletries you don’t want to pack in a suitcase or carry-all, a toolkit for reassembling furniture or hanging art, or cooking essentials like your coffee maker, if you’ll want as soon as possible put it in that “first night” box. Oh, and make sure to keep some toilet paper in your carry-all, or put that in the same box.

1. Sell or Donate Your Boxes—and Anything Else—Afterward

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Once you’ve arrived at your wonderful new home and you’re unpacking, unwrapping all of your safely-transported everything, and doing the endless loads of laundry that come with using clothes and blankets as packing material, you’ll have a lot of slightly used (and other more heavily beaten up) boxes you want to get rid of. You may even have some personal items you’re wondering why you bothered to move. Now’s a good time to get rid of all of it.

http://lifehacker.com/5981335/the-co…

Seriously, right after a move is a great time to do yet another purge, this time selling your crap for cash that’ll help you recoup your moving expenses and live happier in your new home. The Penny Hoarder has some tips on how to make some dough selling or recycling your leftover moving boxes at sites like Container Exchanger or BoxCycle—that is if you don’t just put them up for sale on Craigslist.

Either way, someone’s probably moving, and someone will pay you for your gently used boxes, even if you got them for free. Donating is great, but movers are expensive, you know. Once you’re all cleaned up and have a little money in your pocket, you can get down to the business of making yourself at home in your new home.

http://lifehacker.com/5798087/the-st…


Title illustration by Nick Criscuolo. Photo by Becky Stern. Illustration by Jim Cooke. Photos by Adam Dachis, Mike Mozart, David Boeke, Gustavo Frazao (Shutterstock), and Sarah Clark.

Lifehacker’s Weekend Roundup gathers our best guides, explainers, and other posts on a certain subject so you can tackle big projects with ease. For more, check out our Weekend Roundup and Top 10 tags.

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Moving can be fun, but packing sucks. The luster and optimism of a new home quickly diminishes when you’re busy shoving your stuff in boxes so it doesn’t break on the way. Here are some tips to make it all easier.

Full disclosure, I’m moving right now, so consider this a dose of “physician, heal thyself,” but these are some of the tricks that have helped me so far—and some things to remember for your next move as well.

10. Get an Early Start

It’s easy to say “don’t wait until the last minute” to start packing and planning for your move, but that’s not really enough. Instead, get an early start. When I started packing for this move, it was probably well over a month in advance, and I don’t regret it one bit. Starting early gives you the freedom to move boxes around your house so they’re not in your way, take your time and pace yourself, and above all, avoid that panicked crunch the week before (or even the night before) you move where you stay up until 4am packing, knowing the movers will show up at 9am, and you have a full, long day ahead of you. Surprisingly, the video above from Buzzfeed actually has some good tips in it too. Don’t do it to yourself.

9. Get Good Boxes, for Free or Otherwise

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Don’t try to move all of your prized possessions in a beat up Amazon boxes that have already been through the system once on their way to you. You don’t have to pay for boxes—there are plenty of people looking to get rid of their boxes on Craigslist and local Freecycle forums. You can score good, quality boxes from your office or from local businesses like liquor stores and bookstores without paying a dime. U-Haul even has a customer connect forum where people can exchange boxes for free.

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/moving-on-a-ti…

However, the downside to getting all of your boxes for free is that you don’t know what comes with them. All manner of pests love to hitch a ride on cardboard boxes and would be happy to make your belongings their new home, so if you are willing to pay, it may be worth it for your peace of mind. It’s more important that you get quality boxes than that you get free boxes.

8. Purge Before You Start Packing, and Purge As You Go

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

It’s never too early to start throwing away the crap you don’t want to move. Seriously—do it as soon as you know you’re going to move, and then don’t stop chucking the nonsense until the day the movers show up. As our own Thorin Klosowski noted when he moved across country, he had a lot of stuff, and the best thing you can do is throw it all away or sell it, and then recoup what you actually need on the other end.

http://lifehacker.com/seven-things-i…

You could even do what he did—have a going away garage sale/party and invite all your friends to come take or buy everything you want to get rid of. If you really wanted, you could even host your own estate sale and really clean house.

http://lifehacker.com/5963861/hold-a…

Don’t get caught up in the scarcity mindset. If you sell the used things you have and don’t want to take, you’ll have money to replace them—or at least the things you actually want—when you get to your destination. Best of all, if you start early, you don’t have to scrounge up boxes only to find out you’re short later. Before it goes into the box, ask yourself: Do I really need this? Should I come with me, or should I replace it later? Can I afford to replace it? Let the answers there guide you.

7. Clean While You Pack

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

The last thing you’ll want to do when you get to your beautiful new home is clean while you or your movers are bringing everything in. They’ll want to know where you want your bookshelves, and you’ll be busily trying to wipe off years’ old dust that you could have handled before you left your old place. Clean as you go, your future self will thank you past self when moving day shows up.

http://lifehacker.com/5591389/the-st…

Besides, odds are you’ll be tired when you get to your destination, and you’ll be happier moving clean furniture into a new, clean space. Give yourself that treat, at least.

6. Label Everything and Keep Your Own Inventory

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

If you’re moving across town, or even across state, your movers may not keep an inventory of your belongings—they’ll just toss it on an empty truck, and then empty that truck of all your things on the other end of your move. That’s fine, but you should still label all of your boxes and keep your own inventory (I’ve been using a spreadsheet, like many of you, but I do like Home Inventory for this purpose too.) of what’s in them, for your own sake, and for the sake of any insurance or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance you have. If you’re hardcore, you can even use QR codes to manage your inventory and keep things digital and private so even the movers don’t know what’s in what box.

http://lifehacker.com/5486090/whats-…

It’s even more important if you’re moving across state lines and you’re trusting your movers to be above board (with luck, you’ve chosen wisely and picked good, trustworthy movers). They should keep and provide you with their own inventory of your belongings, but only you’ll know what’s in each box, and if one of them goes missing, you’ll be able to replace exactly what was lost, file a police report if it’s particularly valuable, and of course, file an insurance claim for the value of the items inside.

http://lifehacker.com/the-complete-g…

5. Ship Stuff To Your New Home (If It’s Cheaper than Moving It)

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

You know what’s easier than hauling your own stuff down to the back of a van, then driving the van, and then hauling it back up to your apartment? Paying someone to do all that lifting for you Especially if it turns out it’s cheaper to have someone haul your junk than for you to do it yourself, or even pay movers to do it for you. Like we mentioned in our budget moving guide:

Boxes containing books are among the heaviest ones to move. Once you’ve gone through your personal library and identified books to donate or sell, box up the keepers and send them via Media Mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

While they might take a little longer to arrive at their destination, you can’t beat the price: a 20-pound box of books only costs $11.55 to ship. Your savings on moving your books may take some of the sting off other expenses.

Now, you’re not going to save a ton of money here if you have lots of books, and don’t expect to just offload everything to FedEx or USPS and expect to turn the mail or courier service into your own low-rent movers, but for some things—even particularly important things—they may be better than letting movers handle it, or even trying to transport it yourself.

http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-save…

4. Save All Of Your Receipts

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

If you’re moving for work, because you got a new job, or your job moved locations, and you move farther than 50 miles, you can deduct many of your moving expenses. Save those receipts!

Seriously—save them all. Maybe you bought boxes instead of getting them for free, or you paid to have movers haul your stuff. Maybe you shipped books USPS, or you bought rolls of tape and bubble wrap to make sure everything survived the move. You might be surprised what’s acceptable to deduct, but don’t go wild. Check this guide from the IRS and our primer to which expenses are deductible to make sure you deduct the right things come tax time the year after you move, and you’ll get a break from Uncle Sam without worrying about an audit down the line.

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-qualify…

3. Pack Like You’re Going on Vacation

Once you start packing, there’s a point where you’ll go from “everything fits perfectly in these boxes” to “just toss it all in the box it’s gotta go.” That’s fine, but keep some basic packing tips in mind as you progress. You’ll save space and time by packing everything like you’re going on vacation, and that means doing things like rolling your shirts and towels, using the bundle method to wrap things like shoes inside jackets and so on.

http://quickhacks.lifehacker.com/the-best-ways-…

After all, you can probably get a week or two’s belongings into bags small enough you can carry them on an airplane. No one loves living out of a suitcase, but if there’s a time to do it, it’s when you’re moving. You want the freedom to live comfortably while unpacking your things at your own pace. Plus, you won’t go scrambling around your apartment for that one box with that one thing you absolutely need in it that you swore you’d unpack as soon as you arrived—only to find it on the bottom of a stack of other boxes.

http://lifehacker.com/5990659/how-to…

2. Save Your Important, Necessary Items for a “First Night” Box

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

In the same vein as packing like you’re going on vacation, save the items that you think are most delicate or that you’ll need sooner rather than later when you arrive in your new home, and put them in a “first night” box. This is a tip we’ve mentioned before, but it’s still really important and can’t be understated.

http://lifehacker.com/pack-a-first-n…

Whether it’s toiletries you don’t want to pack in a suitcase or carry-all, a toolkit for reassembling furniture or hanging art, or cooking essentials like your coffee maker, if you’ll want as soon as possible put it in that “first night” box. Oh, and make sure to keep some toilet paper in your carry-all, or put that in the same box.

1. Sell or Donate Your Boxes—and Anything Else—Afterward

Top 10 Moving Tricks for a Fast, Painless Move

Once you’ve arrived at your wonderful new home and you’re unpacking, unwrapping all of your safely-transported everything, and doing the endless loads of laundry that come with using clothes and blankets as packing material, you’ll have a lot of slightly used (and other more heavily beaten up) boxes you want to get rid of. You may even have some personal items you’re wondering why you bothered to move. Now’s a good time to get rid of all of it.

http://lifehacker.com/5981335/the-co…

Seriously, right after a move is a great time to do yet another purge, this time selling your crap for cash that’ll help you recoup your moving expenses and live happier in your new home. The Penny Hoarder has some tips on how to make some dough selling or recycling your leftover moving boxes at sites like Container Exchanger or BoxCycle—that is if you don’t just put them up for sale on Craigslist.

Either way, someone’s probably moving, and someone will pay you for your gently used boxes, even if you got them for free. Donating is great, but movers are expensive, you know. Once you’re all cleaned up and have a little money in your pocket, you can get down to the business of making yourself at home in your new home.

http://lifehacker.com/5798087/the-st…


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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Refurb Logitech Harmony Ultimate, $170 | Refurb Logitech Harmony Smart Control, $54

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate has just about every feature you could ever ask for in a universal remote, and then some. It can control 15 of your favorite devices (from a database of 270,000), including ones hiding behind cabinet doors. Its touchscreen gives you quick access to your favorite settings, and its smartphone companion app brings the same options to your iOS or Android device. Plus, it can even control smart home devices like your Philips Hue lights, meaning you can create a “Movie” mode that turns on your TV and Blu-ray player, switches to the right input, and dims the lights, all with one push of a button. As long as you don’t mind a refurb, today’s price is the best we’ve seen.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

Or, for $54, you can opt for a refurbished Logitech Harmony Smart Control. This model can only control eight devices, and it doesn’t include a built-in touchscreen, but it does allow you to use your smartphone to enable advanced features.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Bounty Hunter Gold Box

Want to try a new hobby? How about metal detecting? Amazon’s deeply discounting a pair of Bounty Hunter metal detectors, today only.


If you’ve come home after work to one too many destroyed pillows or overturned trashcans, this ingenious little gadget can help you keep an eye on your pets from anywhere.

Petcube is a Wi-Fi camera, intercom system, and laser toy all wrapped into one sleek package, and Amazon is selling it today for $150, or $50 off its usual price. The video above does a better job of explaining this thing than I ever could, and if you own a pet and spend a lot of time away from home, it certainly seems like it could be a great investment.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JGWN8O8/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $19

Summer’s nearly here, and this $19 Takeya can brew four servings of iced coffee stuff in your refrigerator overnight, and boasts a solid 4.4 star review average on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FFLY64U/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
iRobot Roomba 880, $595

Life’s too short to vacuum every other day, but luckily, you can pawn that tedious chore off to your very own robot, and one of the best is on sale today.

http://gizmodo.com/roomba-880-rev…

The Roomba 880 features guided multi-room cleaning, a more powerful cleaning motor than the 600 and 700 series Roombas, and tons of other bells and whistles, and Amazon’s taking $105 off its usual price today. I got a Roomba 770 a couple months ago, and I haven’t manually vacuumed since.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IO9PBPS/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Contigo Autoseal West Loop 24 Ounce, $21

You voted Contigo’s Autoseal West Loop as your favorite travel mug, and the supersized 24 ounce model is down to an all-time low $21 today. Granted, that’s not much less than its usual price, but it’s worth every penny.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014HU418A/…

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Omron 7 Series Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, $52

Keeping an eye on your blood pressure? This highly rated Omron monitor includes Bluetooth to sync your readings to your phone, and it’s never been cheaper. If you own an iPhone, it’ll even sync with Apple HealthKit. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010H76PTU/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Asics Gel Excite 3 Running Shoes, $40

Today only, Amazon’s discounting several Asics Gel Excite 3 running shoes for men and women down to $40, or about $25 less than elsewhere. The Gold Box page shows three styles, but each of those are available in multiple colors, so be sure to click through to see all of your options.


Sphero’s remote-controlled BB-8 droid was one of the coolest toys ever made when it first came out, and it’s still improving to this day. Today on Amazon, you can buy your own for 123 portions dollars, the best price they’ve ever listed.

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CardNinja Credit Card Smartphone Wallet, $7

If you like the idea of keeping your credit cards and phone attached at the hip, but don’t want to saddle your beautiful phone with a bulky case, this $7 CardNinja can attach right onto the back with easily-removable 3M adhesive. Once it’s attached, the elastic pouch allows it to store up to 8 cards, plus some cash, meaning you really can ditch your wallet.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Dremel Micro Rotary Tool Kit, $79

You probably won’t use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things that you really should keep tucked away in your toolbox, and this compact battery-operated model is marked down to $79 today on Amazon. There are cheaper corded models out there, but this thing is small enough for one-handed use, and it even comes with a docking station to keep the battery topped off.

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-8050-N-…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Nubee IR Thermometer, $11 with code NUB8380H

We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but if you still haven’t picked one up yet, here’s a solid option for $11. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air heating and air conditioning leaks in your house, but more importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Westmark Germany Salad Spinner, $17

If you don’t already own a salad spinner to wash and dry your salad greens, fruits, and vegetables, you won’t find many for less than $17, let alone models with five year warranties.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Vansky UV Flashlight, $6 with code GWURMA2U

Blacklight flashlights are great if you want to spot hidden stains on train seats, hotel sheets, or (gasp) even in your own house…if that’s something you want to do.

It may seem silly, but if you find even one stain in a hotel room and complain to management, I guarantee that this thing will pay for itself several times over.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011LPWXV6/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
iOttie One Touch Vent Mount, $13 | iOttie One Touch CD Slot Mount, $13

iOttie makes your favorite suction cup-based smartphone dash mounts, but today, two of their newest products just got their first discounts. We’ve seen similar products from other manufacturers before, but I’ve found iOttie’s snap-to-close phone cradles to be incredibly secure and convenient.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01…

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Nutri Ninja Pro, $60

Ninja’s Professional system took home the title of your favorite affordable blender, but if you only need one to make single-serve smoothies, the Nutri Ninja Pro is also a great option. Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $60 today, which gets you a 900 watt motor and three different sizes of blending cups.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
iClever Lightning Cable, $4 with code LTNCABLE

There’s not much to say about this deal, except that $4 is about as cheap as Lightning cables ever get. You can never have too many!

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
TP-Link Smart Plug, $23

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0178IC734/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
OXO Nesting Measuring Beaker Set, $15 | OXO Grate & Slice Set, $22

OXO makes some of the most popular kitchen accessories on the market, and Amazon’s knocked a couple of them down to all-time low prices today. The beakers are kind of whimsical and silly, but the mandoline slicer is legitimately useful if you don’t already own one; just don’t chop off your fingers.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LE6FO4Q/…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HEZ8A6K/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Cuisinart Smart Stick, $29

If you’ve ever thought about pulling out your blender to make a smoothie, sauce, or dip, and then held off because you didn’t want to clean 3,000 different parts, this deal is for you. The 4.5 star-rated Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender is down to $29 today on Amazon, the best price they’ve listed all year.

The big advantage here is that unlike a traditional blender, you can dip the Smart Stick into whatever container you were already using to hold your ingredients; be it a single-serve cup or a huge mixing bowl. That saves you time, and means fewer dishes to clean up once you’re done. Reviewers also say it chops through everything from fruit to ice cubes with no trouble, so it really can be a full blender replacement for most use cases.

As always, we don’t know how long this deal will be available, so be sure to grab one before the price shoots back up.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ARQVM5O/…

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Saturday’s Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More

Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More

Running shoes, universal remotes, and metal detectors lead off Saturday’s best deals.

Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Refurb Logitech Harmony Ultimate, $170 | Refurb Logitech Harmony Smart Control, $54

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate has just about every feature you could ever ask for in a universal remote, and then some. It can control 15 of your favorite devices (from a database of 270,000), including ones hiding behind cabinet doors. Its touchscreen gives you quick access to your favorite settings, and its smartphone companion app brings the same options to your iOS or Android device. Plus, it can even control smart home devices like your Philips Hue lights, meaning you can create a “Movie” mode that turns on your TV and Blu-ray player, switches to the right input, and dims the lights, all with one push of a button. As long as you don’t mind a refurb, today’s price is the best we’ve seen.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

Or, for $54, you can opt for a refurbished Logitech Harmony Smart Control. This model can only control eight devices, and it doesn’t include a built-in touchscreen, but it does allow you to use your smartphone to enable advanced features.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Bounty Hunter Gold Box

Want to try a new hobby? How about metal detecting? Amazon’s deeply discounting a pair of Bounty Hunter metal detectors, today only.


If you’ve come home after work to one too many destroyed pillows or overturned trashcans, this ingenious little gadget can help you keep an eye on your pets from anywhere.

Petcube is a Wi-Fi camera, intercom system, and laser toy all wrapped into one sleek package, and Amazon is selling it today for $150, or $50 off its usual price. The video above does a better job of explaining this thing than I ever could, and if you own a pet and spend a lot of time away from home, it certainly seems like it could be a great investment.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JGWN8O8/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $19

Summer’s nearly here, and this $19 Takeya can brew four servings of iced coffee stuff in your refrigerator overnight, and boasts a solid 4.4 star review average on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FFLY64U/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
iRobot Roomba 880, $595

Life’s too short to vacuum every other day, but luckily, you can pawn that tedious chore off to your very own robot, and one of the best is on sale today.

http://gizmodo.com/roomba-880-rev…

The Roomba 880 features guided multi-room cleaning, a more powerful cleaning motor than the 600 and 700 series Roombas, and tons of other bells and whistles, and Amazon’s taking $105 off its usual price today. I got a Roomba 770 a couple months ago, and I haven’t manually vacuumed since.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IO9PBPS/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Contigo Autoseal West Loop 24 Ounce, $21

You voted Contigo’s Autoseal West Loop as your favorite travel mug, and the supersized 24 ounce model is down to an all-time low $21 today. Granted, that’s not much less than its usual price, but it’s worth every penny.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014HU418A/…

http://co-op.kinja.com/the-best-trave…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Omron 7 Series Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, $52

Keeping an eye on your blood pressure? This highly rated Omron monitor includes Bluetooth to sync your readings to your phone, and it’s never been cheaper. If you own an iPhone, it’ll even sync with Apple HealthKit. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010H76PTU/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Asics Gel Excite 3 Running Shoes, $40

Today only, Amazon’s discounting several Asics Gel Excite 3 running shoes for men and women down to $40, or about $25 less than elsewhere. The Gold Box page shows three styles, but each of those are available in multiple colors, so be sure to click through to see all of your options.


Sphero’s remote-controlled BB-8 droid was one of the coolest toys ever made when it first came out, and it’s still improving to this day. Today on Amazon, you can buy your own for 123 portions dollars, the best price they’ve ever listed.

http://www.amazon.com/Sphero-Star-Wa…

http://toyland.gizmodo.com/sphero-bb-8-re…

http://toyland.gizmodo.com/bored-with-bb-…

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Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
CardNinja Credit Card Smartphone Wallet, $7

If you like the idea of keeping your credit cards and phone attached at the hip, but don’t want to saddle your beautiful phone with a bulky case, this $7 CardNinja can attach right onto the back with easily-removable 3M adhesive. Once it’s attached, the elastic pouch allows it to store up to 8 cards, plus some cash, meaning you really can ditch your wallet.

http://www.amazon.com/CardNinja-Ultr…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Dremel Micro Rotary Tool Kit, $79

You probably won’t use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things that you really should keep tucked away in your toolbox, and this compact battery-operated model is marked down to $79 today on Amazon. There are cheaper corded models out there, but this thing is small enough for one-handed use, and it even comes with a docking station to keep the battery topped off.

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-8050-N-…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Nubee IR Thermometer, $11 with code NUB8380H

We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but if you still haven’t picked one up yet, here’s a solid option for $11. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air heating and air conditioning leaks in your house, but more importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.

http://bestsellers.kinja.com/bestsellers-in…

http://gizmodo.com/whats-your-fav…

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Westmark Germany Salad Spinner, $17

If you don’t already own a salad spinner to wash and dry your salad greens, fruits, and vegetables, you won’t find many for less than $17, let alone models with five year warranties.

http://www.amazon.com/Westmark-Germa…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Vansky UV Flashlight, $6 with code GWURMA2U

Blacklight flashlights are great if you want to spot hidden stains on train seats, hotel sheets, or (gasp) even in your own house…if that’s something you want to do.

It may seem silly, but if you find even one stain in a hotel room and complain to management, I guarantee that this thing will pay for itself several times over.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011LPWXV6/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
iOttie One Touch Vent Mount, $13 | iOttie One Touch CD Slot Mount, $13

iOttie makes your favorite suction cup-based smartphone dash mounts, but today, two of their newest products just got their first discounts. We’ve seen similar products from other manufacturers before, but I’ve found iOttie’s snap-to-close phone cradles to be incredibly secure and convenient.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HME9AU/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Nutri Ninja Pro, $60

Ninja’s Professional system took home the title of your favorite affordable blender, but if you only need one to make single-serve smoothies, the Nutri Ninja Pro is also a great option. Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $60 today, which gets you a 900 watt motor and three different sizes of blending cups.

http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LCN7XZY/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
iClever Lightning Cable, $4 with code LTNCABLE

There’s not much to say about this deal, except that $4 is about as cheap as Lightning cables ever get. You can never have too many!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SGIS7XU?…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
TP-Link Smart Plug, $23

Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.

Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support, but it will integrate with an Amazon Echo for voice control.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0178IC734/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
OXO Nesting Measuring Beaker Set, $15 | OXO Grate & Slice Set, $22

OXO makes some of the most popular kitchen accessories on the market, and Amazon’s knocked a couple of them down to all-time low prices today. The beakers are kind of whimsical and silly, but the mandoline slicer is legitimately useful if you don’t already own one; just don’t chop off your fingers.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LE6FO4Q/…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HEZ8A6K/…


Saturday's Best Deals: Running Shoes, Harmony Remotes, Blood Pressure Monitor, and More
Cuisinart Smart Stick, $29

If you’ve ever thought about pulling out your blender to make a smoothie, sauce, or dip, and then held off because you didn’t want to clean 3,000 different parts, this deal is for you. The 4.5 star-rated Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender is down to $29 today on Amazon, the best price they’ve listed all year.

The big advantage here is that unlike a traditional blender, you can dip the Smart Stick into whatever container you were already using to hold your ingredients; be it a single-serve cup or a huge mixing bowl. That saves you time, and means fewer dishes to clean up once you’re done. Reviewers also say it chops through everything from fruit to ice cubes with no trouble, so it really can be a full blender replacement for most use cases.

As always, we don’t know how long this deal will be available, so be sure to grab one before the price shoots back up.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ARQVM5O/…

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