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  • Tips for a greener move

    Posted on August 28, 2015 by Todd

    So, your moving. You’ve picked out your new place and you’re ready to go! You’ve picked the date the move is going to take place and you’ve hired movers. The last thing on your mind is being eco-conscious. I get it! But let me tell you, there are so many ways you can help out your planet without going out of your way or by spending a lot of extra money or even worse, slowing down what you already have in motion.

    The first green thing you can look into are the boxes your using. Did you know that cardboard fills up over half of our landfills? Try looking into rent re-useable moving boxes like Piggyboxes. Companies like ours exist all over the country! And when you can get the boxes for cheaper than cardboard and get them delivered, well you are on your way to an easier more eco-friendly move already!

    Another great tip: purge! Less stuff to move means less boxes and less for your movers to haul and less weight for them to carry. Often times, movers charge on weight so de-cluttering saves you money.You might even make some cash if you have a garage sell!

    Lastly, look into the moving company you’ve hired. Nowadays, moving companies are going green too! They are using biodiesel fuel which is much nicer to mother nature.

     


    This post was posted in Cardboard moving boxes, City of Irvine, Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Moving Boxes, Plastic moving boxes and was tagged with Eco Friendly, movers, orange county, moving, boxes, cardboard, los angeles

  • Living life in Orange County!

    Posted on August 19, 2015 by Todd

     

    It’s no secret that we love living in Orange County. Considering Todd and I both grew up in the Inland Empire, OC’s sweeping views and cool temperatures make for a nice home. I could give you a thousand reasons why I love living in Orange County but I’ll just give you my top 5.

    1. The beaches. Nothing feels better then putting my toes in the sand with the ocean breeze blowing in my face. I mean, people travel here to go on vacation! It also makes it really convenient when Todd wants to go surfing. If you have never been, be sure to check out The Strand in Dana Point, Corona Del Mar and Balboa Island. When I pull my beach chair out on the sand and close my eyes, it feels like I’m on vacation!

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    2. Orange County is dog friendly! There are so many restaurants, shopping areas and beaches that welcome your beloved pooch. We recently we to What A Dish in Dana Point and they brought Frankie his own bowl of fresh water and dog treats while we were eating. For us dog lovers, it doesn't get better than that! If your in OC and wanting a place to take your dog, check out the app called Bring Fido. It gives you all of the places where dogs are welcomed.

    3. Great shopping! Every store you could imagine is somewhere in Orange County. You have one of the biggest shopping meccas in Santa Ana called South Coast Plaza. There is Fashion Island in Newport Beach which is my personal favorite. Not only does every store allow your dog but you can see the ocean while your shopping! Also check out the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine. A fun, kid friendly place with a huge ferris wheel and great restaurants.

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    4. It’s safe and well kept. Irvine has been voted one of the safest cities for years now. But it’s not only Irvine, many of the cites in Orange County are safe for your children and families and kept

    clean. People take pride to live here so they keep it nice. I guess that’s why there is a premium to live in Orange County.

    5. Lastly, the weather. When it’s 70 degrees all the time, who can complain? It rains maybe 10 days a year and breaks 75 a few days during the summer. Other than that, it’s sunshine all day long!
    Regardless if you’re a resident of OC or just visiting, there really is something special about Orange County.

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    This post was posted in City of Irvine, Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Green Things, Moving Boxes, Moving Checklist, Orange County, Plastic moving boxes and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Irvine, orange county, Newport Beach, moving, boxes, travel, summer

  • Why is moving so difficult?

    Posted on August 7, 2015 by Todd

    By Jamie Lohr

    We all know moving is one of lifes most stressful events. But what really makes it so hard? It’s important to understand what makes moving so difficult so you can make your move as easy as possible.

    Time:
    Moving takes a lot of time. From deciding what materials you will need, organizing, choosing a reliable mover. Not to mention to purchase of your new home. The list goes on. Can you imagine doing all of this while your working a full time job or watching your children? One way to really cut down time is hire a reliable mover. Go to Yelp, Angie’s list or ask a friend for a reliable mover. Make sure you get all the fees up front so there are on surprises when they are done unpacking your belongings. Typically, free quotes are provided!

    Another way to save time is use Piggyboxes. Rather than going to Home Depot or Lowes for moving boxes or packing tape, we deliver our boxes directly to your door and then pick them up when you’re done. No need to find a friend or dumpster to relocate the boxes to. And no more packing tape!!
    We also have wardrobe boxes that can make moving your clothes a breeze!

    Children and pets:
    Moving can really cause stress upon your children and pets too. Adapting to a new home is no easy feat. Your children will need to find new friends and adapt to a new environment. If you know you are moving try to prepare your kids in advance and get them as excited for the move as you can. Making it something to look forward to not something that they are going to dread.

    For pets, make sure the backyard is properly fenced in before you let them go. Bring along all of their favorite toys and beds to they have something that isn't new. Often times, pets go into hiding. It will just take a few days for them to adapt. Time heals all wounds!

    Be organized:
    Make your move as organized as possible. If you know you have a lot of things you don’t need, donate them to a local non-profit organization. This will save you the time of having to move and unpack things you will never use. Make sure you label your moving boxes clearly so they can be unloaded in the correct room. Prepare in advance. Don’t wait last minute to hire a moving or start packing. Start doing this weeks in advance. Half of the stress people bring upon themselves is leaving things last minute.

    Moving is never going to be easy but with these little tips hopefully you can reduce the stress of your move!


    This post was posted in Cardboard moving boxes, City of Irvine, Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Giving Back, Moving Boxes, Orange County and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Irvine, orange county, Newport Beach, moving, cardboard boxes, boxes, mover

  • Changing the way you clean your house!

    Posted on June 22, 2015 by Todd

    By: Jamie Lohr

    There was a time when people didn't think twice about what types of cleaners they sprayed around their homes. Full of toxins and chemicals, as long as it cleaned people didn't care. Times are changing and people are second guessing the harsh, hazardous chemicals they are spraying on their kitchen counter tops, floors, and putting in their dishwashers and washing machines. 

    Due to alarming research and case studies, many people are seeking alternative, all-natural cleaning methods that are not only better for the environment but clean just as well if not better! With ingredients you can pronounce, like vinegar, baking soda and coconut oil. Many of these products are not only better for your health and safe to use around kids and pets, but they’re also environmentally friendly.

    If you are a DIY-er try making your own cleaning solution! Here are five basic ingredients that serve as the building blocks for many safe home cleaning needs:

    1 Baking Soda - Cleans and deodorizes. Softens water to increase sudsing and cleaning power of soap. Good scouring powder.

    2 Borax - Cleans and deodorizes. Excellent disinfectant. Softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store.

    3 Soap - Biodegrades safely and completely and is non-toxic. Available in grocery stores and health food stores. Sold as liquid, flakes, powder or in bars. Bars can be grated to dissolve more easily in hot water. Insist on soap without synthetic scents, colors or other additives.

    4 Washing Soda - Cuts grease and removes stains. Disinfects. Softens water. Available in laundry section of grocery store or in pure form from chemical supply houses as "sodium carbonate."

    5 White Vinegar or Lemon Juice - Cuts grease and freshens.

    Don’t have time to DIY? Try one of our favorite house hold cleaners from J. R. Watkins in Lavender. It’s all-natural and smells amazing! Find it at your local Sprouts.

    It’s time to rethink what your spraying around your house, your children and your pets!


    This post was posted in Cardboard moving boxes, City of Irvine, Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Green Things, Moving Boxes, Orange County, Plastic moving boxes and was tagged with Green, Irvine, orange county, ecofriendly living, Newport Beach, moving, boxes, cleaning, grocery store

  • So what makes PiggyBoxes so much better than cardboard?

    Posted on June 17, 2015 by Todd

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    Before the move:  To find cardboard are you really going to go dumpster diving? Ew! Chances are you will have to drive to your local home improvement store and stock up on boxes and packing tape. Not to mention you have to build them!

    With PiggyBoxes, we deliver our crates directly to your door, NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED! Just go on our website or give us a call, pick a package that works for you and your boxes are on their way!

    During the move: If you think about it, cardboard is really just a heavy form of paper. While cardboard can be great to light weight items, there is one huge downside. Durability. Once you throw a few books or pair of shoes in a cardboard box, chances are it’s going to break. There goes all that time you put into building and packing that box. Plus, the cost of the box and packing tape.

    With PiggyBoxes, our totes are made of extremely durable plastic that can hold up to 100lbs! Just stack the PiggyBoxes 4 crates high on one of our awesome dollies and off you go!

    After the move: Once your done un-wrangling yourself from the packing tape and emptying out your cardboard boxes, you'll need find a new home for them, the trash. Lugging these boxes to the local dump is time consuming especially after you've just moved.
    With PiggyBoxes, we conveniently pick them up from your new house! Just pick a date and time that works for your schedule and just like that, the boxes are gone!

    Because PiggyBoxes are so durable and convenient, we promise to save you time and money on your next move!


    This post was posted in Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Moving Boxes, Orange County, Plastic moving boxes and was tagged with Irvine, Eco-Friendly Moving Boxes, orange county, Newport Beach, moving, boxes, cardboard, reusable boxes

  • Summer's Over! Who's Ready for Cooler Weather?

    Posted on October 9, 2014 by Todd

    We are!!! Hope everyone had a great summer! If you know of anyone moving this fall/winter have them check out our reusable moving boxes. They make moving so much easier! We deliver for free anywhere in Orange County!

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    This post was posted in Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Moving Boxes, Orange County, Plastic moving boxes and was tagged with orange county, reusable moving boxes, plastic moving boxes, rent moving boxes, pink moving boxes

  • Green Reusable Moving Boxes- Orange County

    Posted on August 6, 2014 by Todd

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    PiggyBoxes: The Green Reusable Moving Boxes Authority in Orange County, CA

    PiggyBoxes is the premier choice for green reusable moving boxes in Orange County, CA. As part of its aim to help people move easier, the company offers innovative moving box packages at the best possible prices to meet everyone’s needs and budget.
    Moving can be a costly affair especially when not planned well. Studies have shown that many people suffer trauma for some time after changing homes. It is usually associated with all the stress involved, the new environment they’re in and the amount of money they spend. That is why it’s important to plan well and one way to do this is through getting reusable moving boxes. Usually, people will use cartons that need to be disposed after they’re done with. Cardboard boxes are not only difficult to use, but also wasteful. The more eco-friendly way is to go green and practice green moving. This is what PiggyBoxes practices.
    PiggyBoxes green reusable moving boxes are made of durable plastic so items remain safe and protected during the move. These boxes can also be used over and over again for many years to come. The company offers other various moving supplies for different types of moves, so everyone is free to choose the size that suits their needs. These boxes are made of durable plastic guaranteeing that they’ll last for a long time. Since these are made of plastic, they don’t packing tape or any type of adhesive. This will lessen the amount of waste produced by traditional packing supplies such as cartons and cardboard boxes.
    PiggyBoxes delivers the boxes and picks it up for free. The company also gives back 1 percent of their profit to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Orange County, a group dedicated to finding a cure to breast cancer.
    Established in late 2011 by husband and wife Todd and Jamie, PiggyBoxes aims to make moves easier and more eco-friendly for everyone. As someone who moved often before, they discovered that there was a better way to move. PiggyBoxes started about the same time when they were making their fifth move. The company’s green reusable moving boxes solve the most common concern of everyone when it comes to moving – the boxes. These boxes offer an eco-friendly and easier way to move, helping them not just have a stress free experience, but also protect the environment at the same time.

    For more information, please feel free to visit www.piggyboxes.com or call 877-927-4449.


    This post was posted in Eco Friendly Moving Supplies and was tagged with green moving, reusable moving boxes, eco friendly moving boxes orange county

  • Starting Fresh - Moving Ideas

    Posted on March 27, 2014 by Todd

    Starting fresh – Moving ideas

    Moving is never easy, especially because it involves change at so many different levels. Usually when you know that you need to move, you start making a plan of the things that you want to keep, and the ones you want to leave behind. After all, it allows you to start fresh in a new place, where you can change the page and live a different life. Therefore, you will need to make a list with all your stuff, and then organizing the ones that you have to take with you.
    In order to be able to move without difficulties, you should follow certain unwritten rules, such as:

    Moving boxes. Among all the moving supplies that are available, moving boxes are a must have, and you need to get as many as possible, in order to pack all the things you have. We rent plastic moving boxes that make moving way easier then with the standard cardboard moving box. Check out our packages and pricing here!

    Other moving supplies. Except moving boxes, there are many more supplies that you need to take in consideration, such as bubble rolls, moving blankets, packing tape, glass and dish packs, and many other supplies.

    Packing glassware. The biggest challenge is know how to pack glassware without breaking them. You can use bubble wrap, or even cotton clothing. Another tip is to pack them vertically. In this way there are lower chances to break.

    Organize. As mentioned before, it is essential to know how to organize all your things. Therefore, it is recommended to make a list. In this way you will make sure that you didn’t forget anything.

    Pack ahead. If you want to make sure that you will not forget anything, and especially if you want to save more time, then you should seriously think about packing ahead. Therefore you will save more time, and you will be able to think about everything else that needs to be done.

    Labeling. After you have packed the moving boxes, it is essential to label them. In this way you will know for sure where your things are, and you will also know which are the boxes containing the glassware, or the ones containing the essential stuff.

    Improvise. Besides boxes, you may also use baskets, laundry bins, and suitcases. Make sure that you use anything that you can, trying to be eco-friendly.

    Moving can be exciting, especially if you don’t have to worry about the procedure, and therefore you can make some plans and enjoy the new life. Even if it may seem scary at the beginning, you certainly are curious about anything that will await you in the new place, wondering about the neighbors, and the city, if you want to move away from your old town. Once you have a moving strategy, all you need to acquire are a few moving supplies, and of course, the famous eco-friendly plastic moving box, PiggyBoxes!


    This post was posted in Cardboard moving boxes, Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Green Things, Moving Boxes, Moving Checklist and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Moving Boxes, Irvine, orange county, moving box rentals, cardboard boxes, packing supplies

  • Eco-friendly Crafts for Thanksgiving

    Posted on December 3, 2013 by Todd

    Eco-friendly Crafts for Thanksgiving
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    Thanksgiving is fast approaching and most home makers these days are rushing in and out of their homes to complete their list of what to do on Thanksgiving. That includes food to prepare, activities for the whole family and even their Thanksgiving decorations.

    Since we are living in an advanced technology today, perhaps some of you would simply choose to dine out with your family or set up a video game marathon for the kids in order to celebrate Thanksgiving. And we could say that it is understandable.

    However, would it be better if we celebrate Thanksgiving with gratitude to our Mother Earth and not just for the material blessings we received?

    It is never too late to start a green living and on Thanksgiving, get your hands busy not on video games or driving through the town but on making eco-friendly crafts. We listed a couple of DIY green crafts for the kids and even the adults which they could do together as you prepare the dinner table.

    1. Create a Thanksgiving/Gratitude Box- You do not have to look further for the materials in creating this craft. You only need to browse through your cup boards and find a cereal box! Empty the box and use colourful art paper or even used glossy magazines. Wrap it on the box as if you are wrapping a gift. Cut a slit either on the sides or at the middle. Give each guest a small sheet of paper and ask them to write what they are thankful for this year. After dinner, gather around and read each notes.

    2. Create a tin can turkey- Turkey, as we all know is the star of the night during Thanksgiving. Clean empty tin cans and hand them out to the bigger kids. Using images from old magazines, let their creativity flourish. They could transform these pieces into cute pencil holder using the theme “Thankful Turkey”.

    3. Organize an outdoor adventure- Lead the kids into the backyard and allow them to look for anything they could find interesting. Perhaps a twig, colourful leaves, or stones. Gather them around. Each child has to describe or tell something about the object he/she picked. Through this activity they will start appreciating the things they normally see around their environment yet failed to appreciate.


    This post was posted in Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Green Things, Moving Boxes, Orange County and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Green, Moving Boxes, orange county

  • Perks of Running An Eco-friendly Busines

    Posted on October 21, 2013 by Todd

    Perks of Running An Eco-friendly Business
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    Venturing into any kind of business is not a piece of cake. There are many things you need to consider before finally diving into the swarm of small and big enterprises. Naturally, you need to be competent and persistent in achieving your goals to be successful. Intimidating as it may sound but if you really have the passion and knowledge to run a business, why not?

    Alright, here is a major tip on how you can get to the edge of competition even when you are just starting up. Make your business an eco-friendly one!

    We are living in the 20th century and people are now fully aware about how we should all care for Mother Earth. Gone are the days when green advocates get discriminated and bullied. Green living is the latest trend and people also incorporate these new lifestyles by patronizing and supporting green businesses. This is the major reason why you should join in the caravan!

    There are other perks in store for you once you run an eco-friendly business and they are the following:
    1. You and your business becomes "Green Icons"- Being labeled as such gives you a higher impact when it comes to your target market. Remember, consumers trust and support businesses with green advocacy these days. If you are a friend of Mother Earth and your business aims to lessen your environmental impact, rest assured that you are already at the edge of competition.

    2. Reduced Overhead Cost- eco-friendly businesses practice the three R's: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. These are three economical and effective ways of saving Mother Earth and at the same time saves you from incurring expensive operational cost. Once you and your staff practice the acts of saving paper, energy, and time during business operations, you will see that being an eco-friendly business saves your finances as well.

    3. Increased life span of your business- as you reduced the environmental impact of your business it also becomes more sustainable unlike your competitors. Economic crisis such as climate change, oil shortage, and other mishaps could be their major problem but not yours since you already inclined your business to natural resources and methods.

    So, what are you waiting for? Take the plunge and venture into your own business but remember, make it eco-friendly as possible.


    This post was posted in Eco Friendly Moving Supplies, Green Things, Moving Boxes, Orange County, Plastic moving boxes and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Green, moving supplies, reusable, green moving, reduce, reuse, recycle, green business, Orange County Green Business

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