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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: For Kids, Mom, Dad, Friends, and More!

December 2nd, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Make Your Own Special Handmade Christmas Gifts

With gift-giving season quickly approaching, you’re probably wondering what to get all those special people on your list. Instead of buying them something generic,  try something handmade! Even if you’re not crafty, these Christmas presents are so simple that practically anyone can make them, even if you’re more ‘John Stewart’ than ‘Martha Stewart’. Scroll through these unique ideas – they’re sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face. The directions are easy, and the supplies are inexpensive. Let’s get crafting!

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Kids

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The Best Organization Apps for the New Year

January 22nd, 2014 - 1:58 PM

“It’s time to get organized!”

That’s the spirit! You’ve set getting organized as your New Year’s resolution and nothing’s going to stop you from fulfilling it. Except, you’re not sure how to get started. No worries; your tablet or smartphone can help. Whether you’re team Android or team iOs, this list of organization apps can help simplify your daily routine (and maybe even help you save some $) this New Year.

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Decorating on a Budget

January 21st, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Cheap Decorating Ideas

Moving and decorating a new home can really put a dent in your bank account. We can help you move affordably with U-Pack, but now how do you make your new place feel like home on a budget? If you’ve ever decorating a new home before, you know how easy it is to overspend. But, with a little creativity, imagination, and a Saturday browsing the thrift shops, you can decorate without spending tons of money. Our U-Pack team has been really creative and thrifty in their homes, and we want to share our projects with you for some inspiration for decorating on a budget.

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New Year's Party Ideas

December 18th, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Throw the Best New Year's Eve Party with These Fun Ideas!

We've all been there.  It's a week before New Year's Eve and you have no plans—but you don't have to stay home in your pajamas watching the ball drop!

Celebrate the New Year with a big bash and get together with your friends and family. You can throw the party of the year with minimal planning, just check out these party ideas. Instead of spending hours scouring the web for party inspiration, we've compiled some of our favorite ideas so you can host a memorable affair to kick off 2014 in style!

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Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

October 2nd, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Easy Curb Appeal Projects

Whether you want to improve your home’s first impression or get it ready to sell before moving, adding some curb appeal can really make a big impact. Sure, you can go crazy and completely redo the exterior of your home, but most of us are weekend warriors with limited budgets. How can you take your humble abode from “blah” to “wow”? In just an hour, you can add fast curb appeal. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have to take a ton of time or money to make your home more inviting – just use these simple ideas to spruce up your space.

Quick Ideas to Up Your Curb Appeal

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How to Organize Toys

June 28th, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Tips from the toy organization expert

I don’t claim to be an expert at many things, but I know toys. I can tell you just about anything you need to know about the latest Skylander® product to hit the market, which Lego® set has which character, and I can bake a cake in an Easy Bake Oven like a champ. I’m not a toy collector per se, but I do have 7 kids (and 6 are under 10), so I’ll proudly wear the “toy expert” badge.  

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10 Best Home Organization Blogs

February 6th, 2013 - 10:19 AM

Confession time. I am not the neatest, tidiest person. This fault of mine has bothered those closest to me my entire life, from my mother, to my saintly sweet college roommate, and now my husband. Their cry has always been the same, “Brittney, you have too much stuff and nowhere to put it!” So, I started reading some home organizing blogs years ago. Now, I'm not a pro at this yet, but my home is much more organized than my dorm room or the first one-bedroom apartment my husband and I shared. I'm learning so much from these great organizing blogs, and hope they'll be helpful for you, too.

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Best websites to find home design inspiration

December 27th, 2012 - 9:52 AM

We’ve all been there; a desire to do something different and creative but the ideas just don’t come. For me, this is especially true when it comes to home design. Whether you’re building a new home, moving to a new home, renovating an older home, or just trying to make your current home more “you,” sometimes your mind’s canvas simply goes blank. It happens to professionals and amateurs alike. So, where do you go to get your artistic juices flowing once again? We did a little research and found some great websites where you’ll find home design inspiration. 

Building a Home:  Best Websites to Find Home Design Inspiration