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 […]

Ask the Expert: Moving Box Water Durability

Welcome back to our “What Goes Into a Moving Box?” series! Before you proceed reading, make sure you are caught up on Part 1: Moving Box Durability and Part 2: Moving Box Usefulness.  Besides making it simple and convenient to move, U-Haul also tries to prepare the DIY mover for every possible scenario from a snow storm to […]

Ask the Expert: Features of a Moving Box: Usefulness

Welcome back to our “What Goes Into a Moving Box?” series! Before you read any further, make sure you are caught up on Part 1: Moving Box Durability. As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, U-Haul has an entire test lab dedicated to creating the best possible box to safely transport your possessions from Point A […]

DIY Father’s Day Picture Frame

You can be like everyone else in the world and buy him a tie for Father’s Day or you can spice things up and create the dad in your life something special. The latter will give you a chance to show off your crafty side, not to mention, it will save you a couple bucks. Try […]

Make a Turkey from Moving Boxes

There’s a lot that goes on during Thanksgiving. Give the kids something to do while you’re preparing the Thanksgiving meal. Let them make their own turkey using those extra moving boxes while you’re taking care of the edible turkey. Here’s what you’ll need: boxcutter pencil marker 2 medium moving boxes Note: If you have younger […]

Last Minute Halloween Costumes with Moving Boxes

It’s the day before Halloween and you’re searching for a last minute costume. Don’t sweat; we’ve got you covered with these easy ideas you can make out of recycled moving boxes. Solo Costume Ladies, now you can truly get all dolled up for Halloween and go as Barbie Doll in a Box, like Amanda Sarver. […]

5 Tips for Packing a Box

Packing a box full of your valuables for a safe journey is more than simply folding the bottom and loading your stuff in. By properly loading a box, you are able to move objects from one place to another without worry of accidents or injuries. While some people may think that loading a box shouldn’t […]

How to Lift Safely and Avoid Common Injuries During Your Move

Many of us take the health of our backs for granted, especially when moving to a new home. But, our spines are delicate and vulnerable to injury. The various components (nerves, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments) work together to aid in our movement, from bending, to turning and stretching. A back injury can be debilitating, […]

Moving Boxes: The Trade-off Between Price and Quality

Moving boxes — they are one of the most important tools that you can have in your repertoire for your upcoming move. But, did you know that not all boxes are created equal? Some boxes for moving are better suited for the job than others, and by that I mean unfortunately those free boxes you scavenged on […]

Boxes for Moving: Not all are Created Equal

When you think of cardboard boxes for moving, you might assume that a box is a box. Many DIY movers will overlook the important choice of what box to purchase and will simply use what is free or inexpensive. In this post, we want to take a look at an important component of a box, […]

Creative Wrapping Ideas Using Moving Supplies

We are smack in the middle of the gift-giving season. No matter what you’re celebrating (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.), now is the time to give a festively wrapped gift. And, we have some great creative wrapping ideas to help you use up some of those old moving supplies. Here are some of the items used: […]

DIY Cardboard Crafts

You’re finally unpacked and settled into your new home, but what should you do with all your leftover moving boxes? Why not have some fun and decorate your home with DIY cardboard crafts? Most of these projects require minimal supplies. Some glue, paint, wrapping paper, and a box cutter are the basic tools needed to […]