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10 Best Home Organization Blogs

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.

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Best websites to find home design inspiration

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

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Holiday Checklist: For an Organized Christmas

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

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How to Remove Carpet Stains

November 20th, 2012 - 7:57 AM

When moving in or out, you may come across some carpet stains. If you are moving out, you may need to leave your apartment clean to get your deposit back. If you are moving into a home, there may be stains from the previous owner. No worries! We can help you figure out how to remove the stain in a breeze!

You will need to first identify the stain (if possible). There are a few types of stains:

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Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkins, Printables, and More!

November 6th, 2012 - 2:59 PM

 Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkins, Printables and More!

Whether it is your first Thanksgiving in your new home or you just want to be festive this holiday season – don’t forget that there is more to Thanksgiving than the food! Some simple Thanksgiving decor can really add to the holiday charm. Here are some ideas using common items such as pumpkins, acorns, and candles that are sure to make your home look cheerful for Turkey Day.

Pumpkin Decor for Thanksgiving. Let’s be honest, nothing says Fall like a pumpkin. There are so many things to do with these gourds than just carve them!  

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DIY Canvas Art - Home is Where the Heart Is

February 23rd, 2012 - 8:01 AM

We post an awful lot about ways to avoid moving stress, but thankfully moving offers a few enjoyable things as well. One of the most exciting: getting to start over with a fresh palette – you get to decorate your new home exactly the way you like it!

Today we would like to introduce you to Kuhl Kreations: DIY Home Décor Designs, created by one of U-Pack’s very own.  Devin Kuhl, one of the super-talented folks on our marketing team (“Kuhl Kreations,” get it?), is all about creating great DIY home décor.  In fact, he just created this moving-inspired DIY canvas art that I think you’re going to LOVE!

 

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Things to Donate When Moving

January 24th, 2012 - 10:32 AM

If you’re like me, the idea of packing up a house feels overwhelming (especially one you’ve lived in for a long time).  It undoubtedly means sifting through some drawers, cabinets and closets that you haven’t dealt with in a while. 

Not so appealing.

Of course, you could just choose a moving service with packing and loading help and let an experienced crew come in and do everything for you—get it all packed up and worry about what you need and don’t need once you get moved into your new home.  That’s definitely the easy way, but probably not a great approach if you’re also trying to save a little money. 

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Decorating your new home

March 10th, 2009 - 4:26 PM

New Place, Same Old Stuff
 Just think…a new place, a new job, a new set of friends…you get a brand new start!  A new home to live in and to decorate is going to be so much fun! 

But, wait.  The same old furniture is following you. Before you get too sad, I've got a few good ideas to try to jazz up your new place.

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Kitchen organization Tips

January 12th, 2009 - 8:58 AM

Take Back your Kitchen!

A lot of people consider the kitchen the most popular room in the home. In fact, houses with larger kitchens sell faster, but that shouldn't surprise us given the natural tendency for people to gravitate towards food! Today's kitchen is designed as much for entertaining and socializing as it is for food prep. This is why cleaning and organizing your kitchen is so important. So, whether you're moving into a new house, or you just need to organize the one you have, here are some tips and suggestions to help you maintain a kitchen you'll want to show off!