What to Expect When Installing a Hitch

If you’re planning on towing something soon, you’re going to need to get a hitch on your vehicle (if you don’t have one already).  If you don’t happen to be a towing expert, no worries!  Here’s everything you need to know about installing a hitch. What Is a Hitch? A hitch is an automotive accessory that is […]

Reasons to Rent a Pickup Truck

When you think of U-Haul, you probably think of large moving trucks.  However, not every move has to be a big one.  For those smaller projects and moves, you might want to rent a pickup truck which can be a great solution.  Whether you are looking to move a couch, haul away some tree clippings, or tow a […]

Cellophane Stretch Wrap for Your Move

Cellophane stretch wrap, also known as movers wrap, is one of the moving supplies that seems to do just about everything. In my experiences, the four things you should never, in any circumstance go without are cardboard boxes, furniture pads, movers wrap and a dolly. This plastic wrap is designed primarily for binding or bundling things […]

Complete Guide for Holiday Moving

Holiday moving can be quite the adventure.  There are so many things to consider like do I move before, after or during the holiday.  One of the most important things to do is to manage your expectations.  You will probably not have time to do everything you normally would do during the holiday season.  The […]

Getting the Most Out of U-Haul Moving Boxes

Walking by the apartment complex recycling bin the other day, I was surprised to see a stack of U-Haul moving boxes in it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for recycling. But, these boxes looked like they had been used only once. They still had life left in them. It made me think, “Maybe people […]

Non-Moving Uses for Portable Storage

When it comes time to move, U-Box® Moving and Storage Containers are your trusty resource in getting the job done. But what about when you’re not moving? Did you know you can use U-Box Containers for those times as well? Check out these non-moving uses for portable storage: Portable Storage for Events It may come as a […]

How to Use a Flat Panel TV Kit

Moving can be stressful when you think about transporting your fragile items.  Your TV is one of those items, and it’s not cheap!  It’s also the portal to all your favorite movies and shows, so you’ll want the best protection for it.  So, be sure to put a Flat Panel TV Kit on your moving […]

How to Move Without Breaking a Sweat

Moving during the summer months or in a high-humidity locale is not ideal. In fact, moving in extreme heat can be dangerous if you don’t take precaution. Of course, it’s always a great idea to move during early morning or late evening hours. Staying hydrated is important too! The recommendation is eight ounces of water eight […]

How to KonMari Your Move

If you’re reading this, you most likely know about the KonMari Method and are interested in learning how it can help you move. For those of you who have no idea what KonMari means, here’s a brief description of this “life-changing” system. Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, wrote a book about decluttering that has […]

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Neighborhood

Choosing a neighborhood is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when purchasing a new home. It determines your lifestyle; like whether or not you’re going to be driving a lot, the schools your kids go to, nearby amenities and what jobs you can take.  After you finish unpacking your moving truck, a neighborhood should […]

Moving to Simpson College

So you’re about to move to Simpson College!  Founded in 1860 by the Iowa United Methodist Church, Simpson sits in Indianola, 12 miles south of Des Moines.  It is an undergraduate liberal arts school.  Prepare to hit the books on this pleasant 85 acre campus!  Here are some Simpson facts and moving tips for your […]

How to Use Wardrobe Boxes for Moving and Storage

  Organizing all of your clothes is probably the last thing you want to worry about during a move.  With all the heavy lifting going on, smaller items like clothing just seem to add stress to the process.  However, you don’t have to raid your closet at the last minute and shove everything into random […]