April 18, 2014

Get Your Home Organized with These Three Tips

Moving can definitely be a pain. It’s never fun to have to pack up all of your things and move to a new city, or even a new state. But there is a bright side to all of your hard work and effort—you can take this opportunity to organize your new home in a way that will make your everyday life much easier and certainly less cluttered! Less clutter means less stress, so take this opportunity to give yourself a fresh start in your new home.

To get started, check out three of our favorite tips to achieving an organized home:

Labeled Bins! It's easy to toss the mail and other items on the foyer table when you walk in the door, but after a while this will turn into a cluttered mess. Set up labeled bins at the entrance to your home and encourage everyone in your family to use them. Once everyone gets the hang of it, you'll never have to look at a mess of papers again.

Toys! When you have children, the toys can easily get out of control. Designating one area of the home for toys will help keep the rest of the home clutter-free. If you have ever stepped on a Lego while barefoot, you'll appreciate having all the toys in one place. Don’t forget to provide baskets, toy boxes or bins for your children to keep their toys in.

Storage! You don’t have to have a basement or extra closets to store your items. You can purchase tubs that are specifically designed to slide under the bed. You could even find trunks that will accessorize your living room while storing unused blankets and linens. There are so many creative ways for you to store unused items without letting them clutter your home.

If you are getting ready to relocate, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-722-5728 for a free, no-obligation quote. We are standing by to help you achieve a smooth, stress-free move!

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April 11, 2014

March Mayhem Free Move Winners

Free move winners
Photo: Dan and Darlene H. of Sanibel, Fla.

We are very excited to announce the winners of our “March Mayhem” promotion at 1-800-PACK-RAT. Seven lucky families won free long-distance moves in locations across the country. Reactions when told about their win ranged from being completely speechless to shouts of excitement.

A few of our winners have already received their containers and are on the way to their next destination. Others were planning well in advance of their moves this summer.

Congratulations again to all of our winners:

Dan and Darlene H.
Sanibel, Fla.

David and Teresa B.
Jacksonville, Fla.

Ft. Myers, Fla.

Brooke W.
Westerville, Ohio

Elizabeth H.
Raritan, NJ

Candan S.
Fairfax, Va.

Danielle B.
New Orleans, La.

While “March Mayhem” may be over,  1-800-PACK-RAT can always help you find the lowest price for your moving and storage needs. Give us a call at 1-800-722-5728 today and find out how we can make your day!

Free move winners
Photo: David and Teresa B. of Jacksonville, Fla.


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March 28, 2014

Ways to Use Portable Storage This Spring

1-800-PACK-RAT portable storage units are often used when relocating to another city because they are so easy to use. You can pack your things at your own pace and when you are ready – it will be delivered to your new location. Simple and easy! But moving is not the only reason why you may need to use a portable storage unit. Check out these 4 ways you could use a 1-800-PACK-RAT storage unit this spring. Remember, if you need a portable storage unit, stop by to check out our current deals and offers. 

4 Ways to Use Portable Storage

1. Selling your home! If you are trying to sell your home, you want to make sure the home is as clean as possible. You don't want the potential buyer to be distracted by clutter and other unnecessary items. A portable storage unit will allow you to keep your belongings nearby, but out of the way.

2. Remodeling your home! Home renovations can get messy. Tools, tarps, paint and other needed items take up a lot of space. Not to mention the risk of damaging furniture and other belongings if you leave them in the way. Use a portable storage unit to keep your things safe while you work on your home.

3. Major repairs! Sometimes, things happen that we cannot predict. Things like a fire or flooding can certainly throw a wrench in things. You can use a portable storage unit to store your undamaged belongings while your home is being repaired.

4. Get rid of clutter! Another great reason to use a storage unit is to increase the living space in your home. Most people have items taking up space that they do not use, but do not want to get rid of. Use a storage unit to store these items until you find another place for them.

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