Showing posts from June, 2017

Moving Day’s Creature Comfort Essentials:

Having been in the moving industry for close to twenty years, I have learned some practical moving day life hacks that make one of the most stressful experiences somewhat easier.  After a long, exhausting day of moving, there are several creature comfort items all of us need immediately on our first night in our new home.  Rather than sifting through dozens of corrugated boxes or having to drag yourself to the nearest grocery store, plan ahead by packing two “creature comfort items” supply box.  Depending on your family needs, make a list of items to pack in two essential supply boxes (dry and liquids) to get you and your family through the first night.  It’s best to use clear plastic containers so you can readily identify the supplies. Dry container should include: Bed linensBath towelsPaper TowelsToilet PaperShower curtainTrash BagsBox CutterPain killers & AntacidsPet food (if applicable)Diapers (if applicable)Plastic utensilsPaper plates/cups/bowlsGranola bars, crackers, snacks…

Seven Fun Ways to Reuse Your Moving Boxes:

You’ve moved to a new home – Congratulations! Now that your Anchorage movers have dropped off your belongings and you are settling into your new place, the inevitable chore of unpacking will begin. With unpacking comes a large pile of boxes. Before you throw the cardboard to the curb, here are seven ways to reuse and reinvent the boxes. 
1.  Recycle – Don’t fill the landfill with your unwanted boxes. Break them down and take them to your local recycling center. 2.  Compost For Your Garden – Tear the box into single sheet pieces and create a single layer and then top with dirt to create a garden that is weed-free and ripe for planting. 3.  Build Something – Cardboard boxes can be repurposed into a fun play castle for kids or a comfy bed for your furry friend. 4.  Donate – Many organizations will accept used boxes for a variety of reasons. Check with local gardening clubs, churches or schools to see if they are in need. 5.  Sell Them – Looking to make a quick buck after your move? Post …