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PCS Checklist for Military Moving

May 19th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
PCS Checklist for Military Moving

Planning a move for PCS orders

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders are given to thousands of military families each year. If you’ve recently received them, you may be wondering how to get all of the moving tasks completed in time, while still fulfilling daily duties. We’ve created a comprehensive PCS moving checklist to help you get prepared and stay organized — download it to keep track of everything from hiring a moving company to renewing your military ID. 

Moving with an American Flag

May 10th, 2017 - 4:11 PM
Moving with an American Flag

Flag etiquette for moving and storage

For more than 200 years, the American flag has served as the emblem of the United States. To show respect for the nation and values the flag represents, many people choose to display one at their homes. Flying a flag and learning about proper etiquette is an important concept for many families, but what do you do with it during a move? Can you pack it with your other belongings or does it need a special box? Learn the best way to get a flag to your new home and get tips for putting one in storage.

Moving Checklist

May 9th, 2017 - 7:56 AM
Moving Checklist

Planning a move? Use a relocation checklist

If you just got the news that you’ll soon be moving, there are probably a lot of thoughts going on in your head. How much time do I need? Who do I need to call? Where do I start? While planning a long distance move may seem overwhelming at first, using a moving checklist is an easy way to stay on track.

Creative Ways to Stay in Touch after Moving Long Distance

May 5th, 2017 - 2:53 PM
Creative Ways to Stay in Touch after Moving Long Distance

How to stay in touch after a move

Moving is an exciting opportunity to start fresh in a new place, but it also means leaving people you love behind. While this can make moving more difficult, the good news is that the digital age we live in makes it easy to remain close no matter how far away you are. All you have to do is make the commitment to stay in touch and then choose the best method. There are many ways to maintain a long distance relationship — you just need to discover what form of communication best fits your personality and needs. 

Moving a Washer

May 2nd, 2017 - 12:47 PM
Moving a Washer

Tips for moving a washing machine​

Whether you have a front-loading or a top-loading washing machine, there’s a little work involved in preparing it for a move. Since washing machines are important investments, you'll want to take care of yours so it works properly when it’s in your new house. Luckily, prepping and loading a washer is easy if you know what to expect. Learn how in just a few simple steps.

How Far in Advance Should I Book a Moving Company?

April 28th, 2017 - 9:33 AM
How Far in Advance Should I Book a Moving Company?

Scheduling a move

You’ve got a move on the horizon and a lot of things to do. You know you need to start packing, find a new place to live and, at some point, book a moving company. But how much notice do they need — is two months too early? What if you’re short on time and only have a week or two — is it too late? Get the answers to these questions and learn the best way to schedule a move with U-Pack®.

Lawn Care Tips by Season

April 26th, 2017 - 12:50 PM
Lawn Care Tips by Season

DIY lawn maintenance

While there are many companies that specialize in improving lawns, it’s fairly easy to do your own lawn care if you know what to expect. Both weekend warriors who plan to handle tasks when necessary and enthusiasts who want to win yard of the month contests can have luscious turf with a little work. Get started by figuring out what type of grass you have, performing year-round maintenance and tackling common issues to keep your yard healthy.

U-Pack Trailer Ramp

April 24th, 2017 - 3:49 PM
U-Pack Trailer Ramp

What you need to know about U-Pack® ramps

If you’re using a U-Pack trailer for an upcoming move, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not ground level. Instead, it sits about 3.5 feet off the ground — which may leave you wondering how you’ll get boxes and heavy furniture in the equipment. To make loading convenient, safe and efficient, each trailer comes with a ramp specifically designed for our equipment. Learn how to use it and get answers to some frequently asked questions.  

Tips for Preventing Indoor Allergies

April 21st, 2017 - 9:38 AM
Tips for Preventing Indoor Allergies

What are allergies?

Does this sound familiar: tired, watery eyes, frequent headaches, congestion and trouble sleeping? If so, you might be suffering from indoor allergies. Allergies happen when your immune system overreacts to something you’ve been exposed to, and whatever causes the reaction is an allergen. Many people are exposed to environmental allergens in their homes on a daily basis, and the main ones are:

  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander

Despite the best cleaning efforts, many of these substances can be found in your home. The first step to getting rid of allergy symptoms is learning which type of allergen is causing the issue.  

How to Move Exercise Equipment

April 19th, 2017 - 8:29 AM
How to Move Exercise Equipment

Moving your home gym equipment

A home gym makes exercising convenient, but if you’re moving you may be wondering how to bring it with you. Because most exercise machines are heavy and oddly shaped, there are specific steps to take to ensure they remain in good condition. Use the information below to learn how to safely transport treadmills, elliptical machines and weights to a new home.

Getting to Know U-Pack: Brittany G.

April 17th, 2017 - 4:03 PM

U-Pack Moving Expert – Brittany G.

“Good morning. Thank you for calling U-Pack. This is Brittany. How may I help you?”

When you call U-Pack, you may get to speak with Brittany, a U-Pack service consultant on the Operations Team. While Brittany is all about making your move run smoothly, we thought you might like to know a little bit more about her.

What is a moving consultant?

April 17th, 2017 - 3:41 PM
What is a moving consultant?

Getting help during your move

When you’re moving, there are a lot of details to coordinate. You may have questions or need help figuring out options — but where can you turn? U-Pack moving consultants are the go-to during any move. They can help at any point throughout the process and are eager to solve problems, answer questions or offer advice.

How to Pack a Moving Truck

April 14th, 2017 - 2:26 PM
How to Pack a Moving Truck

Tips for loading a moving truck

When completing a DIY move, using all of the space available in the moving equipment is key. Otherwise, you might have to leave some items behind, unload and try to rearrange everything, or pay for an additional rental truck or moving trailer. While proper packing is essential, loading well is also important. You can pack a moving truck like a pro by using our helpful tips and following these step-by-step instructions. 

Graduation Party Ideas

April 12th, 2017 - 10:41 AM
Graduation Party Ideas

Plan the ultimate graduation celebration

Do you know someone who’s graduating this year? Whether it’s from kindergarten, high school or college, your graduate deserves a celebration that honors their achievement. To help you plan the perfect event, we’ve developed some ideas for themes, food and gifts. Choose your favorites to create a night your graduate won’t forget. 

Hertz Truck Rental

April 10th, 2017 - 2:11 PM
Hertz Truck Rental

Details about Hertz® moving truck rental

If you’re looking for a truck to rent for your move, you may be considering Hertz. But chances are, you've had trouble finding information about Hertz moving truck rentals — that's because the company doesn't offer this option. They primarily offer passenger and commercial cars, trucks and vans for rental, and refer moving truck rental customers to another company. Let's look at the options available when looking to rent a truck from Hertz and at alternatives to driving a truck yourself.