Ah, Toy Story. It’s one of the most-loved Disney movies of all time—you’ve seen it, right? If not, you’re missing out! The story of Andy and his beloved toys gets us every time, but what we’re really intrigued by is the fact that it revolves around moving. That’s right, Andy’s family is preparing for a move, and we couldn’t help but notice there are several details these talking toys got WAY wrong when it comes to moving to their new home. Take a lesson from Andy and the gang and make sure you avoid these moving blunders and packing pitfalls:
King of the Road: What would Clark Griswold listen to on a road trip?
If there’s anyone who knows how to road trip, it’s Clark Griswold. He drove his station wagon all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles just so his family could experience Walley World amusement park—now that’s dedication! And if you’re gearing up for a long road trip, you probably know the feeling. So what can you do to pass the time while driving? Check out these definitive road trip songs—we think this playlist would have even Clark Griswold singing along!
From my perspective, the best thing about moving is getting a clean slate to decorate. Don’t you absolutely love walking into an empty room, imagining all of the decorating possiblities? I'll admit that I’m not all that creative on my own, but give me a great, step-by-step DIY blog or some awesome instructional Pinterest pins, and this girl's ready to get decorating! What did we ever do without them?
If you’re moving into a new home (or apartment), the potential is endless! Take a look at some of my very favorite DIY blogs/bloggers and check out our decorating ideas board on Pinterest – I hope you’re inspired!
What U.S. cities have the cheapest apartment rental rates?
If you want to pay an affordable rate to rent an apartment, you’re in luck! There are cities in the U.S. that will let you do just that, and according to this article by CBS News, most of them are located in the Midwest. Let’s explore 5 of the cheapest cities to rent an apartment in the United States. And if you decide to move to one of these places, we can help you get an affordable moving rate, too!
5 of the Cheapest Cities to rent an apartment in the U.S.
July 4th is a holiday that just lends itself to fun food. From the red, white, and blue theme, to picnics and barbeques, it’s just a fun food holiday. While you celebrate Independence Day, why not whip up some of these July 4th Recipes for your family? I found some great recipes for the whole day – from breakfast, to side dishes, desserts and more!
Do you love watching fireworks on the 4th of July?
So do my friends and coworkers, Donna and Brittany. They’re actually taking a few days off work to travel from Fort Smith, AR (where the U-Pack® headquarters are located) to Nashville, TN to watch a phenomenal fireworks display! Now that’s some enthusiasm! If you love watching fireworks just as much as my friends do, you might consider traveling (or even moving nearby) to one of these awesome displays celebrating our nation’s independence!
Do you love the thrill and excitement of amusement parks?
I do, too! I love ripping through the wind on a fast rollercoasters, thrill rides that make me jump and squeal, and the fun atmosphere! If you’re moving cross country or just taking a road trip that takes you in the direction of a great amusement park, why not stop by and enjoy! We've done some research to determine the best amusement parks in the US, so you can decide where you'll visit this summer!
*Cost is subject to change according to each park.
If your dad is anything like mine, he would hate the typical gifts of a tie or a coffee mug. Why give a boring gift when you can make a special homemade gift for Father’s Day? Whether you’e helping a toddler create the perfect gift, or a teen or adult child looking to make something for your Dad, these are some of the best Father’s Day crafts.
Father’s Day Crafts for Toddlers
If you have a little one, you can help them create the perfect gift for Dad with some paint and handprints. Dad is sure to love any of these gifts!