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Fire Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

October 6th, 2016 - 2:24 PM
Fire Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Fire prevention plans can save lives!

The possibility of your home and belongings catching fire can be terrifying. Imagining your family evacuating a smoldering building can be even worse. The thought alone can make you want to take immediate action to create a plan so everyone will be prepared and know exactly what to do. If you’re moving into a new home (or haven’t discussed the topic recently), there’s no better time than now to focus on fire prevention and preparedness. While it can be uncomfortable to think about, being proactive saves lives. Take time to inform your family of fire safety tips, make sure alarms are in working order, and create a strategy so your family knows what to do in the case of an emergency.

Moving to New York

September 28th, 2016 - 1:55 PM
Moving to New York

How to move to New York

So, you’ve settled on the Big Apple for your next move. Whether you have a job lined up or just want to move to the city for a fresh start, the first step of your new adventure is getting your belongings there. Even if you’ve moved long distance before, it’s important to understand that, just like living in New York, moving to New York is an entirely different experience.

What’s the best driving route from New York to Florida?

September 23rd, 2016 - 3:45 PM
What’s the best driving route from New York to Florida?

Road trip from New York to Florida

If you’re driving from New York to Florida, you’re in for a treat! The east coast of the United States is packed full of history, scenic routes and breath-taking Atlantic Ocean views. Whether you’re planning an east coast road trip or moving from north to south, you’ll want to make the most of your drive. We’ve mapped out the best route for you to take to experience all the sights and activities a drive from New York to Florida has to offer.

U-Box vs U-Pack

September 22nd, 2016 - 2:23 PM
U-Box vs U-Pack

Comparing moving containers​

Both U-Pack® and U-Haul® offer portable moving and storage containers that help make long distance moving more convenient.  Each container type features ground-level loading and a lockable exterior, and each company can move you to and from all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. While similarities are certainly present between the U-Box and ReloCube, differences in size, construction material and price can impact which service you choose. 

How to Be a Good Neighbor

September 21st, 2016 - 1:23 PM
How to Be a Good Neighbor

Tips for being a good neighbor​

Do you want to get to know your new neighbors better?  Maybe you’re looking to make new friends and find ways to be more sociable. Or perhaps you’ve heard stories from friends about dealing with bad neighbors and are trying to avoid a similar situation after a big household move. Either way, there are a few things you can do to keep the peace in your neighborhood!

How to change voter registration when you're moving out of state

September 19th, 2016 - 2:20 PM
How to change voter registration when you're moving out of state

Do I need to update my voter registration in a new state? 

When you're moving to a new state, updating your voter registration is probably the last thing on your mind. But, because your ability to vote is tied to your permanent address, you won't be able to cast your ballot in any general, primary or special election without updating this information. The good news is, as long as you're eligible to vote, registering is easy!

Saying Goodbye Quotes

September 15th, 2016 - 10:37 AM
Saying Goodbye Quotes

Farewell sayings for any occasion​

Just because you say goodbye doesn’t always mean it’s the end, maybe it’s just, “see you later.” Either way, the following sayings may help you through the farewells you’re experiencing.  Keep your favorite ones close by framing them or even painting them on a canvas.

Moving into a tiny house

September 9th, 2016 - 8:26 AM
Moving into a tiny house

The tiny house movement

Though living in small structures is nothing new (think studio apartments, tenements or even frontier housing), the trend of living in a “tiny house” has made a resurgence in recent years.  The desire to control finances, have a lower impact on the environment and spend less time cleaning and more time living, has led many people to trade in their 1,500-2,000 square foot homes for a smaller place.

Miss America Pageant Watch Party Ideas and Printable Score Sheet

September 8th, 2016 - 3:07 PM
Miss America Pageant Watch Party Ideas and Printable Score Sheet

Throwing a Miss America Party​

If you’ve recently moved, a great way to show pride for your new state is by cheering on your local Miss America contestant. In fact, it’s the perfect time to throw a party! Invite over some new friends, gather some themed snacks and have a friendly competition to pick the new Miss America using a printable score sheet. Here are some ideas for your very own Miss America watch party. 

Moving Scams

September 1st, 2016 - 10:25 AM
Moving Scams

Research to stop rip offs

If you’re in the process of moving long distance, chances are you’re aware that scammers could be lurking. While no one goes into a move expecting a bad outcome, unfortunately it can (and does) happen occasionally. As you look for the best service to move your belongings, it’s wise to stay on guard. You’ll find that time spent researching is time well spent. While a reasonable price is always important, what’s even more important is selecting a company that’s trustworthy. 

Complete a Navy Move

August 31st, 2016 - 10:39 AM
Complete a Navy Move

Did you receive Navy PCS orders?

Are you among the many men and women in the Navy with permanent change of station (PCS) orders? If so, you’re not alone. According to the United States Navy, an average of 178,000 sailors are required to relocate each year. U-Pack® takes pride in helping many of these service members make a successful long distance move. And because we understand that moving across the country is difficult, especially when there are specific regulations to follow, we work hard to help make this transition easier. U-Pack has military moving experts available, flexible moving options to choose from and a helpful move plan. The information below can help you decide if a Navy move with U-Pack is right for you.

New Guidelines for your Military Pro-Gear Weight Allowance

August 19th, 2016 - 10:28 AM
New Guidelines for your Military Pro-Gear Weight Allowance

Military pro gear

Making a permanent change of station (PCS) move requires filling out forms, attending meetings and following specific rules. As you make your way through this process, don’t forget the updated guidelines that went into effect on May 1, 2014 for moving professional books, papers and equipment – known as “PBP&E” or “Pro Gear.” Pro gear is defined as “the goods in a military member’s possession needed for the performance of official duties at the next or later destination.”

Housewarming Gifts

August 15th, 2016 - 9:37 AM
Housewarming Gifts

Welcome to the neighborhood!​

Do you have new neighbors or friends or family who recently moved into a new home? If you want to give a gift to help them settle into their new place, don’t fret! We’ve made it easy to find housewarming gifts for every situation. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, something personalized or something creative, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started.