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10 Best Places to Live in Florida

June 21st, 2017 - 8:39 AM
10 Best Places to Live in Florida

Thinking about moving to Florida?

The sunshine state is a great place to call home — amazing weather year round, no state income tax, great job opportunities, and you’re never far from a beach. In a state with so much to offer, how do you decide where to live? Do you like the idea of big city life, or is a place with more of a small town feel more appealing? Are you searching for somewhere to kick back and relax, or is a growing city with employment opportunities important? Florida offers a little something for everyone.

Meals to make during your first week in a new home

June 20th, 2017 - 7:37 AM
Meals to make during your first week in a new home

A simple meal plan for your move

Nothing brings people together like good food. During a stressful move, coming together for a family dinner gives everyone time to relax, laugh and connect. And since you can only eat so much pizza and fast food before you want a home cooked meal, having some easy ideas on hand can make your life much easier. Meal planning in a new home can be a challenge, but with a little forethought, you can cook delicious dinners with minimal effort.

Car Maintenance Checklist

June 16th, 2017 - 3:58 PM
Car Maintenance Checklist

Perform a car checkup before a road trip

The bags are packed, the road trip playlist is ready, and the GPS coordinates are set. You’re ready to hit the road — but is your car?  Whether you’re taking a fun trip across the country or moving to a new state, it’s wise to take time to prepare your car for the drive. Complete these vehicle maintenance steps so you’ll be ready to set out on your trip with a safe, dependable vehicle.

What is a Portable Storage Container

June 14th, 2017 - 3:36 PM
What is a Portable Storage Container

Portable containers for moving and storage

Maybe you’ve noticed portable storage containers in driveways across town. While these large boxes aren’t a new concept, they’re quickly gaining popularity due to their unique benefits. Moving and storage containers come from many companies in a variety of sizes, but what makes them different from other methods of moving? How do they work? Should you use one for your next move?

22 Unexpected Uses for Moving Boxes

June 9th, 2017 - 11:24 AM
22 Unexpected Uses for Moving Boxes

What to do with used moving boxes

After a move, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of cardboard. If you’ve moved a two-bedroom home, you can easily have over 50 used boxes laying around.  Or maybe you’ve ordered several things online and are looking for a way to reuse those boxes. You can go the environmentally-friendly route and recycle them, but you may want to get creative with some of them. With a few supplies, moving boxes can be repurposed into unique things that can entertain your kids, organize your home, and more!

How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

June 7th, 2017 - 1:20 PM
How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

Protect your items with paper pads

As you pack, you’ll need to protect furniture from damage, keep fragile picture frames and lamps safe, and shield appliances from scratches and dings. Paper padding is a versatile moving supply that’s perfect for all of these applications. Take a closer look at what it is, learn how to use it, and find out how much you’ll need.

Does renters insurance cover moving?

May 31st, 2017 - 2:20 PM
Does renters insurance cover moving?

Check renter’s insurance coverage before moving

Renter’s insurance covers your personal property while it’s inside your house or apartment — but does it cover it during a move? In most cases, the answer is yes. But, all policies are unique, and there are several variables to consider. The best way to verify coverage is to review your current renter’s insurance policy and ask your insurance agent/company questions. With that information, you can determine whether you have the coverage you need or if additional coverage is necessary.

Goodbye Songs

May 26th, 2017 - 3:21 PM
Goodbye Songs

Songs about Goodbye​

Saying farewell? You’ll need a song to help you through it! We’ve compiled 50 different goodbye songs on five Spotify playlists so you can listen to the songs that fit your taste or mood. These lists are broken down into classics, graduation songs, songs about leaving, fun songs and sad songs. 

How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)

May 24th, 2017 - 8:46 AM
How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)

DIY moving without a rental truck

While most people immediately think “truck rental” when they think of self-service moving, there are other options available. Small, local moves can be done with cargo trailers or multiple trips in a personal vehicle, but those options aren’t ideal for every situation. If you want to save money on a long-distance move, but would like to avoid long hours behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, a method that doesn’t involve driving may be best. Compare truck rental to a DIY moving service like U-Pack® to see how you can save.

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®.