November 14th, 2016 - 3:21 PM
Tips for cleaning a refrigerator
While November 15 is National Clean Your Refrigerator Day, you can “celebrate” this holiday any time. Whether you’re cleaning one in your new apartment, prepping yours for a move, or just trying to get rid of fridge odor, it’s good to know the best way to get the job done.
Fridge clean out supplies
National Clean Your Refrigerator Day is a great reason to don your rubber gloves, but this appliance really is something that should be cleaned regularly. If you’ve spilled something inside it or notice a strange smell or mold, it’s time for a cleaning. Here’s what you’ll need:
April 4th, 2016 - 3:40 PM
Easy weekend curb appeal landscaping
April is National Garden Month! In its honor, we updated this helpful post with tips on front yard landscaping and improving curb appeal. Enjoy!
Whether you’re planning to stay a while and want to make your home look beautiful from the street or it’s time to put it on the market and you want to make it more attractive to home buyers, adding some curb appeal can make a huge impact. If you’re a weekend warrior with a limited budget, here are some ways you can take your humble abode from “blah” to “wow!” with minimal effort.
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.
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.
December 3rd, 2013 - 10:42 AM
Decorate for Christmas with these Fun, Easy, Cheap Ideas
Nothing makes a new house feel more like “home” than sparkling lights and beautiful, hand-crafted Christmas decorations. Try out some of these easy (and cheap) Christmas decoration ideas and turn your home into a gorgeous winter wonderland.
November 18th, 2013 - 3:38 PM
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and if you’re not bringing the turkey to grandma’s house, consider bringing one of these Thanksgiving treats that are almost too cute to eat!
1. Thanksgiving Teepee Cupcakes (photo from Stiesthoughts Blog)
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.
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.
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
November 29th, 2012 - 7:26 AM
The holidays are a wonderful time. I love taking time with my family to do fun things. We go look at Christmas lights, pick out a special ornament, and decorate the tree. But somewhere in all the fun, I am always scrambling to get stuff done. So I created this holiday checklist for an organized Christmas, so maybe this year I won’t overlook anything.
Holiday Checklist – End of November