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 […]

Sustainable Ways to Get Rid of Holiday Gift Wrapping

If you’re anything like me, the end of this long holiday weekend means getting rid of the mountain of gift wrapping paper, boxes and other packaging your holiday gifts came in.  Those of you who went shopping on Boxing Day may have even added more packaging to the pile left over after Christmas morning.  Now […]

U-Haul Boxes as Recycle Bins

So you’re done with your move. *Round of applause* The worst is behind you and as you settle in and unpack all of your items you ask yourself, “what am I going to do with all these empty boxes?” The boxes have done their job and now you’re thinking of retiring them to box heaven […]

Guide to a Perfect Garden

Spring time is here and Summer isn’t far around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to start your garden. Before you start planting your favorite vegetables or flowers, you should learn a couple easy tricks. Tip 1: Think Before Planting No two plants are the same nor are the atmospheres they are growing. […]

DIY Sports Bracket out of Moving Supplies

Here we are in the middle of March, all rooting for our favorite Basketball teams to score big time in the 2015 NCAA Division. During this time emotions and tensions run wild — It isn’t call March Madness for nothing! So, as you aim to prove to your friends that your team is indeed the […]

3 Smart Holiday Storage Hacks

Jingle bells, jingle bells, now you have to put all those bells away. The holidays have come and gone once again and now we are left with the burden of cleaning them up. Every year when I open my “Christmas Box” I am reminded of how truly unorganized I can be. This year take a […]

DIY Gameday Signs Using Moving Supplies

Don’t throw away those moving supplies after your move! Show your support by creating your own DIY gameday signs using leftover materials. You’ll feel good knowing no one else in the stadium will have the same sign as you. Here’s what you’ll need: Moving boxes Acrylic paint (in your team’s colors!) Painting sponges or small paintbrush […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Van Body Self-Storage

Welcome to the third installment of Reuse at U-Haul. If you have not read the first two installments you can find them here: Take A Box, Leave A Box and Storage Re-Use Centers. In the first two blogs we discussed how U-Haul encourages reuse of moving boxes and any unwanted furniture. Today we will talk about […]

Purchasing a Used Moving Truck for Small Businesses

Can your small business benefit from purchasing a used moving truck? All types of businesses have need for the transportation, mobility, and reliability that these moving trucks were designed for. Deliveries Whatever types of goods you sell, allowing for deliveries can give you a great advantage over your competitors at only a minor cost. If […]

DIY Portable Cornhole Game

Here’s how those leftover moving supplies will help you be the life of the party at every party. The fun and games will begin once you walk in the door with your very own DIY portable cornhole game. All you need is two big cardboard boxes, a box cutter and tape. If you want to add some […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Storage Re-Use Centers

Welcome back to Reuse at U-Haul. If you have not read the first article in the series you can find it here: Take A Box, Leave A Box. In the first blog we talked about reusing boxes through the Take A Box Leave A Box program. Of course when packing or unpacking those boxes, we […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Take A Box, Leave A Box

Reuse is the middle child in the reduce, reuse, recycle family, and is often out-shined by both its siblings. People should be aware that the three Rs are placed in order of effectiveness. Reduction should always be the first consideration, and while recycling normally gets all the hype, reusing is the better option. Reusing prevents the need […]