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Easy DIY Gifts

April 7th, 2017 - 9:35 AM
Easy DIY Gifts

DIY gift ideas

It can be a bit overwhelming to have Mother’s Day, graduation ceremonies and Father’s Day all in a row, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. However, you don’t have to worry about finding and buying the perfect gifts — you can make them! We’ve gathered some easy DIY gift ideas so you can create the perfect personalized presents for your friends and family.

Donating to Charities before a Move

April 3rd, 2017 - 1:33 PM
Donating to Charities before a Move

How to donate household items 

You’ve finally done it! You’ve cleaned out the closet, basement, attic and garage and gathered every item you no longer have use for. Whether your inspiration was an upcoming move or the desire to get the clutter out, you’re now tasked with deciding what to do with everything you’ve collected. While having a moving sale is always an option, donating household items is an alternative solution that also lets you help someone in need. To make donating goods as easy as possible, we’ve developed a guide to walk you through the process.

A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

March 31st, 2017 - 10:35 AM
A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

Traveling with pets  

If you’re a pet owner moving long distance, there’s no doubt you want to bring them with you. After all, things wouldn’t be the same in your new home without them! Before you hit the road, it’s important to plan ahead and prepare your animal for travel — this way you can both relax and enjoy the trip.  

U-Pack Moving - Canada

March 29th, 2017 - 1:41 PM
U-Pack Moving - Canada

Compare Canadian moving companies

When exploring options for moving in or out of Canada, you may have come across U-Pack. It’s a “you pack, we drive” moving service that’s ideal for long distance moves (and moves that cross the Canadian border). Since you don’t have to drive, you’re free to travel and cross the border without all of your belongings in tow. Take a better look at how U-Pack works in Canada to compare us with other Canadian moving companies.

Moving after College Graduation

March 27th, 2017 - 1:06 PM
Moving after College Graduation

Preparing for life after college

As the end of your undergraduate career approaches, there are choices to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? While these decisions may seem a little overwhelming, it can be  exciting to have a blank slate. To help you develop a post-graduation plan, we’ve compiled some common choices and found the best cities to move to.   

Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

March 24th, 2017 - 8:18 AM
Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

Pregnancy tips — what to do during a move

Having a baby is a big life change. Add moving to the mix, and it can get overwhelming. Moving involves physical work and can be emotionally tough, and those stressors can take a toll on your body — pregnant or not. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips. Use them throughout the moving process to keep you and your baby healthy and make the move as smooth as possible.

How to Move Books

March 22nd, 2017 - 1:53 PM
How to Move Books

Tips for moving books

When it comes to moving, books are in a category of their own. Since they can’t break like dishes, and they aren’t big like a couch, you may not know how to pack them. Whether it’s one shelf full or an entire library, books need to be carefully packed to stay protected. But besides stacking them in boxes, how do you move books?

Moving Cars and Shipping Cars

March 15th, 2017 - 9:46 AM
Moving Cars and Shipping Cars

Shipping cars cross country

Driving to your new home isn’t always an option for cross country moves. In some situations, it may be easier and more convenient to ship your vehicle. And while moving a car may seem like a lot of work, it can be easy if you’re prepared. Use the steps below to determine if you need to ship your car, how to find a reliable car transportation service and how to prepare the vehicle for travel.  

Preparing to move to Boston

March 13th, 2017 - 12:27 PM
Preparing to move to Boston

Living in Boston, MA

Planning a move to the largest city in Massachusetts? Get ready to experience an atmosphere rich in historical, cultural, educational and professional opportunities. If you’re in the early planning stages, you may have questions and concerns about things like, what life is like in the city, how you’ll get there and how much your move will cost. But, don’t worry — we’ve done some research to help you get ready.

Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

March 10th, 2017 - 8:45 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to Alaska

Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.  

Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs. 

Understanding Your Move — Moving Terms

March 8th, 2017 - 1:57 PM
Understanding Your Move — Moving Terms

Terms found in moving contracts

Every industry has its own jargon — words they use that may not be part of everyday vocabulary — and the moving industry is no different. If you’re trying to understand your moving contract or quote, you may need to know the definitions for some common moving terms. Understanding these frequently used words will make it easier to understand the moving service, and help you know what to expect.

First Time Air Travel Guide

March 6th, 2017 - 3:14 PM
First Time Air Travel Guide

Airline travel tips for first time flyers

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, more than 2.5 million passengers fly in and out of U.S. airports every day. But even with a number that high, there are still millions of people who have never experienced air travel. If you’re flying for the first time, you might be wondering:

  • Where to buy a ticket
  • How to pack according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines
  • When to get to the airport
  • How to find your gate
  • What to expect during the flight 

These concerns may leave you feeling uneasy, but once you understand the process you’ll see that flying is one of the safest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to travel. This guide will help educate people flying for the first time — and those who haven’t flown in a while — so they’re able to sit back, relax and enjoy their time in the sky. 

Moving for a job

March 3rd, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Moving for a job

Are you moving for work?

According to the US Census, 20 percent of people who moved in 2016 said it was for an employment-related reason — whether it was for a new job, a transfer, to find a job, or to reduce their commute. If you’re planning to relocate for one of those reasons, there are several factors to consider. Make moving for a job easier by understanding what details you’ll need to address.

How to Get Rid of Pests in the House

March 1st, 2017 - 3:21 PM
How to Get Rid of Pests in the House

Preventative pest control

Whether you’ve lived in your home long term or you’re moving into a place that’s been vacant a while, there’s a chance you’ll have to deal with pests. Some you’ll see, like flies and ants, and others, like bed bugs and fleas, you may not. While many pests are simply a nuisance that you want to get rid of, some are more serious — causing damage and posing potential health hazards. Considering this, it’s wise to rid your home of those that are currently there, and take preventive measures to make sure they stay away.

Things to Know about Moving to Eielson AFB

February 27th, 2017 - 3:50 PM
Things to Know about Moving to Eielson AFB

Eielson Air Force Base Relocation

As an active Air Force Base, Eielson is home to more than 2,500 military members. They belong to the 354th Fighter Wing, which provides support to Pacific Air Forces training operations. While the base has been in operation since it was established in 1943, it will soon see growth as it becomes home to the first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Two squadrons will be joining the base in 2020, with construction beginning in 2017. Whether you have orders to join Eielson now or suspect you’ll be moving there with the addition of the F-35As, take a closer look at what to expect on base.