Upcycled Storage Jars

 

Photo From Lewisville Love

What a great way to reuse and upcycle old jars like these. Clean the label off which might need a product like Goo Be Gone. The top has been spray painted with a silver spray paint that is designed to be used on outside plastic to ensure durability. You can also use steel wool to rough up the plastic to help ensure the paint sticks. Labels like these can be purchased in many craft stores. Use these for spices, nuts, chocolate chips or other snacks and kitchen needs. But don’t just stop in the kitchen. These could work in a bathroom for bath powders, bath bombs, hair bands and first aid supplies. Use in a home office for supplies like staples, rubber bands, new tape rolls, paper clips and other odds and ends.

MOVING: Recommended Packing Supplies

Recommended Packing Supplies

Here’s what you’ll need to protect your items while they travel to your new home:

  • Moving boxes: Boxes come in all shapes and sizes, including some designed to make moving specific items easier (like wardrobe boxes, lamp boxes, TV boxes and dish pack boxes). We recommend choosing a moving kit that includes an assortment of boxes to accommodate the various items in your home.
  • Packing paper: These large sheets of plain paper are perfect for rolling and wrapping your items to protect them during the move. And here’s a pro tip—line your boxes with crushed packing paper to provide extra cushioning for the contents.
  • Moving blankets: Choose from three different blanket styles to protect your items from scratches and dust while you’re moving. And when the move is over, you’ll be surprised how many uses you’ll find for them around the house (as a picnic blanket or pet blanket, in your car emergency kit, and more).
  • Mattress covers and furniture covers: Keep furniture and mattresses clean and dry during transit with protective plastic covers.
  • Stretch wrap: For items that won’t pack easily in a moving box (or just don’t fit), stretch wrap will do the job. Use it to bundle large items together (like bedrails) or to keep small items in place in their container.
  • Packing tape: This one is pretty self-explanatory—tape up your moving boxes well to avoid a fallout!

 

SOURCE: http://www.upack.com/moving-resources/packing-tips.asp

MOVING: Supplies You Will Need

Supplies You Need

  • Moving Blankets and/or Paper Padding
  • Small Stretch Wrap and Large Stretch Wrap
  • Mattress and Furniture Covers
  • Packing Tape
  • Tarp or plastic sheeting
  • Moving Straps
  • Rope, ratchet straps, bungee cords, or other types of tie-downs
  • Work Gloves
  • Step-stool or smaller ladder
  • “Filler” items (e.g. pillows, stuffed animals, clothes, linens, etc. in bags

 

SOURCE: http://www.upack.com/moving-resources/loading-tips.asp

Organization Ideas

Check this great site out and find some very good ideas for organization.

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Balloon Garland

balloon balloons party decoration hanging string needle country and victorian times register

Blow up balloons and with a needle and thick thread thread them together to make a balloon garland. This is very cheap and a great way to add a lot of color to a party. You can use thread but would be more secure if you used embroidery thread. Mix and match colors for your theme to go with the colors of a school for graduation or just go random for a birthday party. This can be something done at the last minute as well as you can get everything you need and have it ready to go.