October 2017 - Websites of Interest

This page features various non-commercial websites that might be of interest to our members. Just click on the links to go there. And, as always, if you know of a non-commercial website that you think others might find interesting and informative, please send it along to the Webmaster.



16 Personalities

A friend shared this site with me because she felt it nailed her personality to a T. So I headed over to the site and took the test, and I have to admit I was really surprised by the results. I got the “The DEFENDER” or the ISFJ-T personality archetype, which is fairly accurate.

When you arrive at the site, I suggest either starting by clicking the Read About Our Theory button and learning about the methodology behind the test, or the Take the Test button and dive right into the personality questions.

The test is free, and you don’t have to register for it. Once you start the quiz, you’ll click the circle that fits your response to the question, and work your way through the quiz. At the end, you’ll be directed to the profile that best matches your answers.

The profiles are really thorough. They walk you through eight different parts of the profile: the Introduction, Strengths & Weaknesses, Romantic Relationships, Friendships, Parenthood, Career Paths, Workplace Habits, and the Conclusion.

What’s your personality type?




100+ Moving Tips and Tricks

A dear friend of mind recently moved to an assisted living facility. It was a difficult transition for many reasons, and I was happy to help in any way I could. She wisely took some time to prepare herself mentally, and to help her I looked up moving tips.

This site offers an amazing and comprehensive list of moving tips offering over 100 ways to make your move go smoothly. The list is divided into three sections. They are Packing, Moving Day, and Hacks & Ideas. All you have to do to navigate it is scroll down the page.

I love tip #50 about having a first-night box. That’s so practical and easily overlooked. When another friend moved last year, he packed a first night suitcase, but I think I’d do both. The suitcase could house the clothes and essentials, and the box could have items that you’d want immediately that first night (like the coffee maker, extra light bulbs and some tools.)

I also liked tip #67 that suggests you take a picture of your cords that way when you go to setup whatever devices the cords went to you’ll know the right order.

That’s just a small sample of the kinds of tips. If you’re thinking ahead to a move, some of these will be useful and some may not, depending on the type of move you decide to make.