Plastic Crates: The Cardboard Box Alternative

PicMonkey CollageWhen most people have a move looming, oftentimes the first thing they tackle on their moving to-do list is “BUY CARDBOARD BOXES.” That often means a trip to the hardware store for a variety of box sizes, packing tape, and a sharpie marker for labeling.

Packed BoxBut what if I told you that there are ways to transport all of your belongings without going anywhere near a cardboard box. Yeah…this is new to us too. Continue reading


One Stop Shopping for Moving Supplies

LowesMove12-001If you’re shopping in August, you are bound to come across a back-to-school section in almost any big box store. We all have come to expect aisles and aisles of colorful notebooks, lunch boxes sporting the latest tween superstars and Disney characters, and bins upon bins of disheveled school supplies. I think it’s even safe to say that once we see these advertisements in our Sunday paper, we all know that summer is quickly being replaced with new schedules, reinstated bed times, and piles of dreaded homework. Continue reading


DIY Corner: Organized Packing Tips – Color Code your Boxes

Welcome back to the DIY Corner! This week’s post from the ladies at DIY Playbook offers one of their favorite organized packing tips – color coding your boxes with style. Enjoy!

My fellow movers, allow me to introduce you to an old friend of mine. Meet Washi Tape.

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Being a crazed crafter in my free time, I am already head-over-heels in love with all of the potential that these little rolls have wrapped up in them. They come in every color, pattern, and crazy design you can think of and are very much like your typical tape, yet far more stylish and far more removable! Yes, tape that allows you to make mistakes, re-stick, re-use and slap on things that otherwise just aren’t as tape friendly.

Okay, okay, if you’re saying to yourself, “alright crazy crafter, I get it…cool tape. But how does this relate to my big move?” I hear you… loud & clear. Allow me to explain.

Washi tape is the perfect way to stay organized throughout the moving process. A few of these colorful strips, and you’ll be sure to keep your boxes organized, keep your moving team on track, and save yourself a whole lot of unnecessary aggravation. Continue reading