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  • 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

  • Moving Tips!

    Posted on March 26, 2014 by Todd

    Successful Tips in Moving To Your New House

    Having your own place gives you total privacy and complete freedom. Either you are planning to move to a new place or move with family, it is still great to own an apartment or house to live your life independently and freely.
    Apart from it, it further allows you of painting the walls with bright and surprising colors that complement the furniture in the living room and fit your comfort and style. It also gives you complete freedom in anything that you pursue like an activity or hobby. Nevertheless, moving from one place to another is as complicated and difficult as it could be. It may be exhausting from the place to move, to a house that meets your needs and to settling down in the new place.

    Are you interested in moving to the next city? Are you longing to live near to your own office? Do you also feel that it is the right time to live your life independently? If yes, then it is the right time for you to move.

    Below are some of the successful tips in moving to your new house:

    1. Being Positive About Moving
    Either you want to move and live your life away from your parents, it is important to make up your mind. There is no turning back in moving along with packing things. Make certain that all things are secured and made up.

    2. Requesting for Referrals from Family and Friends
    On newspapers or even in the internet, it may be possible to look for new homes to move to. However, it is still best to request for referrals from family and friends. They often make this thing a lot easier. Allow your friends to do this and get to know more about the area. Their opinions matter in moving or in renting or buying a house to live in.

    3. Getting to know the Neighborhood
    As you are serious in moving into the new city or state, it is best to know more about the neighborhood and other places. Be more aware of the regulations and laws in the city and then learn how they affect your own lifestyle.

    4. Hiring Helpers or Movers from a Reliable and Trustworthy Moving Company
    Hiring helpers or movers is necessary in the fast process of moving to your new house. The good news is that there is a reliable and trustworthy moving company that provides the services such as moving, moving boxes, moving supplies, unloading, packing, planning, loading, tracking, contingency planning, relocation planning, installation, re-assembly and a whole lot more. A moving company is ready to inform you about the many processes that are involved in moving.
    A moving company understands and takes initiative in meeting the moving needs of its clients. As for you, it caters the necessary requirements and communicates to effectively handle the process of moving.
    There may be one moving company to find that is credible for its safety records, liability insurance, licensing, customer satisfaction and service packages. By means of reading some reviews about a certain company, it helps and is worth of your time.

    5. Rent Moving Boxes and Supplies
    PiggyBoxes make your move easier by renting moving boxes and supplies. Instead of wasting time and money buying cardboard boxes, plastic rental boxes will make your move easier and eco-friendly. Before your next move make sure to check out our moving box rental packages!

    Overall, look for a moving company that is willing and determined to provide the best service in moving. There are plenty out there, don't settle for mediocre reviews!


    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Moving Boxes, moving supplies, orange county, green moving, moving tips, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap

  • Get Ready for Anaheim

    Posted on February 23, 2014 by Todd

    Get Ready for Anaheim
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    It’s undeniable that we all have the “kid in us”. Yes, there are some people who deny and try to hide it deep down to themselves and this is where Anaheim comes in!

    Anaheim, you know—the original home of Mickey Mouse, the Angels Baseball Team, and of course the famous Anaheim ducks! There is practically no reason to hide that kid in you once you set in the City of Anaheim California.

    Anaheim takes pride of becoming the center of sports and entertainment in the country. And who would not know the popular theme park called Disneyland? True enough, when Walt Disney built the first Disneyland in Anaheim, it gained a lot of recognition from different walks of life, not just from the little ones and their parents. No wonder it became the most populated city in Orange Country, because this is where all the fun happens!

    Of course, a trip to Disneyland is not only what Anaheim can give you, especially if you are a guest or a returning local resident. So sit back and relax as we collate different places and activities you and your family can enjoy during your stay at Anaheim.

    Nature Tripping

    You should never leave Oak Canyon Nature Center on your itinerary list. This is your chance to reunite with nature and look back on the fun and excitement natural parks can give you and your family, especially the little ones. It gives more than entertainment but educational feeds as well. On a 58-acre natural park, visitors can do a four-mile of hiking experience which is what you probably cannot do in busy cities. Situated on the site is a small museum that caters live animals and other historical exhibits.

    Another must-go-to place for nature tripping is at the Featherly Regional Park. It offers summer evening campfire program that every family on a trip should try. You can also roam around the park with their guide to explore the wilderness. For little ones who would probably not enjoy tricky and long walks, they can still enjoy the park since it has a fully equipped playgrounds made just for them.

    Local Entertainment

    If you are done reuniting with nature, then you must also try some local entertainment facilities that Anaheim has. Visit the House of Blues for complete music entertainment. Thirsty for more? Then make sure you would pay a visit at The City National Grove of Anaheim. It is a versatile indoor venue that hosts several acts from concerts, comedy to corporate events. Sesame Street Live once performed here and other famous Broadway productions as well.

    There is actually more to look forward to at Anaheim but for now we will leave you with these. We bet that based on what have been mentioned above, we already gave you an idea of what to expect once you visit Anaheim.


    This post was posted in Orange County and was tagged with Moving Boxes, moving supplies, anaheim, disneyland, anaheim angels

  • Digging Deep Into the Center of Orange County CA- Irvine

    Posted on February 17, 2014 by Todd

    Digging Deep Into the Center of Orange County CA- Irvine
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    Hello y’all! Did you miss our posts here?

    Well, it’s quite a shame that we haven’t got enough time to share interesting articles on our blog but it does not mean we are shying out from the “limelight”. Piggy Boxes just become too busy with the business and guess what? Just recently, we got featured in OC Business Journal on a full page spread! Whoop! Whoop! And with that we got our blogging mojo back hence the very first post for 2014!

    Piggy Boxes has been roaming around the entire Orange County doing business and in a snap, we decided that it will be great if we could let our readers in and get to know our country. So, with no further ado, we will take you with us as we dig deep into the center of Orange County California—the City of Irvine.

    Unlike the Irvine region, the City of Irvine has only less than fifty years of rich history. But as promised, let us dig deep some more.

    History

    12,000 years ago, they gathered evidence that people started living in the Irvine area. Land claims passed through Spain, Mexico and finally to the United States. The land that would be the City of Irvine was divided among the three large ranches which is the country’s main source of livelihood. It then became the property of Bixby, Flint, and the Irvine families. But in 1878, James Irvine bought out his partners’ shares becoming the Irvine family as the sole owner. As time passed, the Irvine family named several areas/places in the city right after their surnames. The city’s economy grew and the rest as they say is history.

    Fast forward to the 20th century

    The City of Irvine has a lot to offer to their residents as well as to their guests. Boredom is very far from anyone’s imagination when you stepped in to the City of Irvine. There are many ways you could enjoy your stay here. From local shopping, to nature tripping like hiking, whale and bird watching, sports like golf to diverse dining experience. We’ve listed few of the most sought after places and activities here:

    Bommer Canyon- a place where you can go biking or walking and enjoy the sunset. This is somewhat popular among couples who are in for a romantic bonding.

    The Flame Broiler- it offers healthy dinner options and you can stop by anytime your stomach craves for delish meals.

    Irvine Barclay Theatre- if you are in for theatrical shows, then this is the place to enjoy arts and culture.

    Irvine Specials

    The City of Irvine takes pride of their Newport Beach in Southern California as this is the place where over 1,100 giant blue whales are seen every year. Local residents and guests can enjoy whale watching cruises many times every day simply contact the Newport Landing Whale Watching.

    Visit our blog often as we aim to bring you more informative posts about the rest of the Orange County—the place where we live in and do business with.


    This post was posted in City of Irvine, Orange County and was tagged with Moving Boxes, moving supplies, moving companies, Irvine, moving, irvine moving, irvine moving boxes

  • Dana Point - Whale Watching & Boat Parade

    Posted on December 18, 2013 by Todd

    This past weekend Jamie and I went out on our friends sail boat to go whale watching then watch the boat parade. We sailed a couple miles off the coast of Dana Point and saw tons of Fin Whales. It was a really cool sight. They are the second largest animal on earth behind the blue whale. The ones we saw were about 50-60ft in length. We also went and watched the Dana Point boat parade which was really cool. Many of the boats in Dana Point Harbor add tons of lights to their boats then cruise around a couple nights a year. Sounds like a great time right? It was! I took a few pictures with my phone but they didn't come out well unfortunately.


    This post was posted in Orange County and was tagged with Moving Boxes, Eco-Friendly Moving Boxes, orange county, dana point, boat parade, dana point harbor, whale watching dana point

  • 5 Great Neighborhoods in Newport Beach, CA

    Posted on December 16, 2013 by Todd

    Beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, discover the sophisticated charm of Newport Beach California. A place so intoxicating, one taste of the perfect life will keep you coming back for more. With 8 miles of beach, amazing schools, shopping and restaurant no wonder Newport Beach is one of the most coveted cities to live. Newport Beach is the "Beverly Hills" of Orange County, Ca with a large majority of multi-million dollar homes found within 9 distinct neighborhoods. Each with it's own unique personality and natural beauty. From those 9 here are our top 5 neighborhoods to live Newport Beach.

    1. Dover Shores- This unique community consists of 310 single family homes in upscale Newport Beach. Each home sits above Upper Newport Bay and enjoys panoramic views. Dover Shores residents have North Star beach and exclusive access to Larry's beach. Many residents enjoy private docks with boat slips as well as volleyball and basketball courts. The streets in Dover Shores in Newport Beach include Morning Star, Evening Star, North Star, Whitecliffs, and Polaris. Dover Shores in Newport Beach is also located in highly sought after elementary school – Mariner’s Elementary School. Also, located in Dover Shores in Newport Beach is the Newport Aquatic Center, where you can rent kayaks to enjoy exploring the back bay and Newport Harbor.

    2. Eastbluff- This unique community consists of 460 single family home planned community in the heart of Newport Beach, California with sweeping views of the Back Bay, Newport Bay, and city lights from many of the homes. Built in the early 60's as a tract home community, Eastbluff has evolved over the years as both remodels and new construction has changed the appearance, but the heart of the community remains its family orientation. The East Bluff area in Newport Beach has some beautiful and varied communities. From homes on the back bay with incredible views, to golf course homes, the Eastbluff area is one to peruse when you are considering a home purchase in Newport Beach. Residents of Eastbluff are also part of the Newport Mesa School district and are walking distance to Corona Del Mar Middle School and High School.

    3. Spyglass hill-Located near the San Joaquin reservoir in the Corona del Mar area. Spyglass Hill has 325 home sites in the area, and the streets in the Spyglass Hill area in Corona del Mar include Bodega Bay, Carmel Bay, Cambria, Dana Point Way, Jade, Malibu and Mission to name some of the streets. Many of these Corona del Mar homes offer sweeping views of Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, and the Newport Beach coastline. One thing that differentiates home in Spyglass are the lots sizes. The lots sizes are significantly larger offering these home owners more privacy, which can be hard to come by in Newport Beach.

    4. Newport Coast is the most affluent community in Newport Beach, California. It is home to celebrities, professional athletes and the wealthiest residents in Orange County. The master-planned community was developed by the Irvine Company. There are a variety of home types in the community, from small studio apartments to ocean view mansions. Framed by the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club, the legendary location of this Newport Beach resort provides convenient access to many luxurious destinations. This amongst many other things makes 92657 a highly desired zip code.

    5. Balboa Peninsula-is a beautiful area of Newport Beach with bay front as well as ocean front homes. The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach is a great place to live, and it is very easy to either walk to your destination, or to ride your bike. There is shopping and dining on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. There is one grocery store for the local residents on Newport Peninsula and several fantastic restaurants. Balboa Peninsula is also home to Newport Elementary, one of the only schools located on the beach. Lucky kids!


    This post was posted in Orange County and was tagged with Moving Boxes, moving supplies, orange county, Newport Beach, corona del mar, balboa island, newport coast

  • Christmas 2013: ‘Tis the Season to Be Greening!

    Posted on December 11, 2013 by Todd

    Christmas 2013: ‘Tis the Season to Be Greening!
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    “Tis the season to be jolly and green too”!
    Don’t you just love Christmas? This is the season where everyone entertains only the positive vibes. It is also during this time when the intention of giving back something to Mother Earth is at its peak, intense as most people feel. It just feels so right to do anything that is favourable to our environment and not just for our self.
    Get into the trend of becoming green this Holidays with the following tips and suggestions!
    1. Give more by spending less- “It’s the thought that counts”! It’s a cliché, but this famous line is 101% true! The spirit of gift giving does not depend on the price and it does not need to be always brand new. This season, ignite your creativity and save your pockets from being robbed out.

    2. Remember the keyword “green” when gift shopping- If shopping for gifts is really cannot be avoided, remember the word “green. Look for eco-friendly labels. Stuff that are made from eco-friendly resources are a must on your cart. As much as possible, avoid items that are battery-operated.

    3. Start a “green” family tradition- Families normally unite during Christmas season. This is the perfect time to bond with your kin not only through festive dinner or exchanging gifts also in starting out a family tradition of getting connected with nature. This Christmas, plan an activity that involves caring with nature. Your future generation will surely be grateful on having this eco-friendly act during Christmas.

    4. Cut cost on your Holiday lightings- The generation we are living in today may have been advanced but people have also been more practical. Traditionally, a house with brightest lights is very much adored. Today, people are more concerned on the amount of their electric bills. Try to minimize your lighting decorations and turn it off when it’s already bed time. If you can’t, use LED lights instead as these are more energy saver.

    5. Opt for DIY greeting cards- Not only will you be saving your money from buying greeting cards, it will also the perfect way to showcase and share your creativeness. With your personal touch, the receiver of your cards will surely feel your love and importance to them which in fact is the true meaning of Christmas.


    This post was posted in Green Things and was tagged with Green, Moving Boxes, orange county, Christmas

  • 3 Ways on To Have an Eco-friendly Christmas tree

    Posted on December 10, 2013 by Todd

    3 Ways on To Have an Eco-friendly Christmas tree
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    The spirit of Christmas is just around the corner! With the popularity of different social media, you probably have seen many homes with Christmas decorations already. But wait, while it is so inviting to put up your own Christmas tree like your friends, you might want to consider having an eco-friendly Holiday tree this year.

    Opposed to the traditional idea of having a fake Christmas tree is eco-friendly and not those we see and cut in the woods—getting a real one is in fact the most favourable to Mother Earth.

    Fake Christmas trees are commonly made of plastics and/or other harmful materials which could be harmful to your family’s health. Yes, these Christmas trees can be used again for next year and on another year to follow but once you disposed this tree it will remain on the landfill for years before it could hopefully vanish.

    This year, cross out the idea of putting up a plastic Christmas tree because there are 3 ways on how you could have an eco-friendly Christmas tree!

    1. Rent a living tree-You read it right! Nothing is impossible these days and if we could rent almost anything, then renting a tree for Christmas is also doable. There are nurseries who offer that kind of services. The process is simple—they will deliver your own tree for the Holidays in a pot. It is your responsibility to take care of it so it will live until the end of the Holiday season. After that, the tree will be collected and returned again to the nursery for next year’s use. The tree can be used for about six to seven years and then it will retire. It will be planted permanently on the ground and would serve its main purpose for the rest of its life.

    2. Opt for organic tree- If you could buy organic fruits and vegetables to local farms near you, then you could also purchase organic tree from them. These trees are grown by local farmers and are safe from pesticides and other chemicals. You have the option to either keep it planted on a pot or have it permanently planted on your own ground.

    3. Plant your own- As stated on number two, you can also plant and grow your own tree for the Holidays. You can have it planted on a pot for the purpose of having it inside your homes and then you can plant it on a larger pot for next Christmas.

    Be on Mother Nature’s nice list and look forward on your reward in the years to come!


    This post was posted in Green Things and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Moving Boxes, orange county, green things, Christmas

  • Making the Big Switch: From Harmful to Eco-friendly Products for Your Home

    Posted on December 6, 2013 by Todd

    Making the Big Switch: From Harmful to Eco-friendly Products for Your Home
    By: Mylene Dela Cena

    Did you join any kind of spring cleaning campaign this year? This might be a bit late but then nothing can be too late or too early when it comes to cleaning your home, right? Aside from the traditional thorough cleaning of your home, spring is also the perfect time to start your “live a green lifestyle” goals. It may sound overwhelming but the truth is, this is just plain and simple.

    In keeping your goal of living a green lifestyle, the best place to start is at your home. If you would only try to look around and check out what you have been using all these times that could be a threat to our health and the environment, then you are in the right starting point.

    Listed below are products inside your home that could be switched to eco-friendly ones:

    Fabric refreshers- aerosol products are popularly made of chemicals that are both harmful to our health and the environment. Why risk you and your family with this kind of damaging items when you can use eco-friendly ones? Here’s what you could do on your carpets, rugs or upholstery when you do another spring cleaning: Get a baking soda and sprinkle it on them. Leave for about ten minutes. After that time frame, vacuum the powder and you could have fresh smelling upholstery. Wondering why use a baking soda? It is because this product is a natural odor neutralizer. With this you can rest assured that no allergic reactions could happen to any members of the family and won’t even hurt our environment.

    Dryer Sheets- most people use these all for the love of good scents and huggable cotton fabrics after washing. But what good could it bring when we you know that every time you use these sheets and throw them after each consumption, it only adds up to our landfill? Solution: Use dryers balls instead. These product are re-usable and have the same purpose like dryer sheets but in a most eco-friendly way.

    Incandescent Light Bulbs- this should be a no-no inside your home if you want to at least lessen your carbon footprint. There are more eco-friendly light bulbs in the market today that would not just save the Earth but would also cut an amount on your electric bill. Switch to CFL or LED lights now.

    Disposable Food Services- not because you wanted to do things fast and easy, you would think that it is best to go for disposable food services. Yes, it would save you time from doing the dishes but think about how will occupy the landfills. And worst, think about how long will it exist. Living a green lifestyle means going back to the basics as well. Use your ceramic plates and stainless cutlery. For all you know, doing the dishes could give you some time to relax and refresh your memory.

    There are a lot of ways that you could do if you really aim for a greener lifestyle. If you do not know where and how to start, be resourceful. Looking around you would see that you are in the perfect spot to start your goal and that is—inside your home.


    This post was posted in Green Things and was tagged with Eco Friendly, Green, orange county, green living, green products, green job orange county, green business, moving

  • 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

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