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Self-Moving Companies: How Does it Work?

July 27th, 2015 - 2:41 PM
Self-Moving Companies: How Does it Work?

What is a self-move?

Because it’s such a descriptive word, you may have already deduced that a self-move is a move that you do by yourself. Because you do some (or all) of the work, it’s a solution that’s known to cost significantly less than full-service moving. What’s important to note, though, is that there are a couple of different “levels” – if you will – of self-moving.

Moving to California

July 8th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
Moving to California

Making the move to California

With new adventures to last a lifetime, career opportunities around every corner, and beautiful sights at every turn, it’s no wonder that California is the most populous state in the U.S. – and, with 163,000 sq. miles of land, there’s plenty of room to call it your own. If you’re thinking about living in the Golden State, this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for preparing for your move and learning about life as Californian.

Moving to Florida

June 26th, 2015 - 3:09 PM
Moving to Florida

Planning a move to Florida

Home to more than 19 million people, Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. – yes, even more populated than New York! With beautiful beaches, great weather, and friendly residents, there’s a lot to love about the Sunshine State. If you’re considering a move to Florida, this guide will answer your most-asked questions – let’s dive right in.

How to pack silverware

June 11th, 2015 - 1:20 PM
How to pack silverware

Packing the kitchen: what to know about boxing silverware

The most important thing to remember when packing up silverware is to not let your items get damaged or misplaced while in transit. Your silverware gets used every day and is an essential part of your kitchen. Make sure it’s properly packed so it arrives ready to use at your new home. 

How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

May 29th, 2015 - 8:08 AM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

What’s the best way to lift a heavy box?

Moving—whether it’s locally or long distance—almost always requires lifting at least a few heavy boxes. To avoid injury to your back, we recommend watching this video to learn how to properly lift boxes before you start moving. It includes tips and best practices from Mayo Clinic and other reputable health experts.

How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

May 27th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

Packing picture frames and knickknacks for moving

When moving long distance, it’s important to learn how to properly pack the picture frames and knickknacks that are proudly displayed around your house. While these types of items might not be the first thing on your mind to pack, they definitely shouldn’t be forgotten.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

Arkansas BBB Announces 2015 Torch Award for Ethics Winners

May 1st, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Arkansas BBB Announces 2015 Torch Award for Ethics Winners

U-Pack Wins Notable Award

The U-Pack team is excited to share that we’ve been chosen as a winner of the 2015 Arkansas Better Business Bureau® Torch Award for Ethics! Four winners were selected from a group of nine finalists and over 100 entries and nominees. According to the BBB, those chosen to receive the prestigious accolade must embody high ethical standards and apply them in their daily interactions—not only with their customers, but with their employees, partners, and local communities as well. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, which is why we’re honored to represent the BBB TRUST! principles through this award.

How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

April 29th, 2015 - 10:53 AM
How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

What to know about packing DVDs, CDs and video games for moving

While most forms of entertainment have shifted toward digital formats, there are still plenty of people who own physical copies of their favorite movies, TV shows, music and video games. If you’re moving, this post will help you properly pack your entertainment collection. 

Do you need help with moving?

April 6th, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Do you need help with moving?

Full service isn’t the only option for moving help

If you’re moving long distance and don’t want to do all the work, what options do you have? You could hire a full service mover, but that can get expensive. Or you could hire movers from online message boards, but how can you make sure they can be trusted? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to blow your budget. U-Pack offers a solution that involves combining U-Pack with moving help to give you the services you need at a price you can afford.

Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

April 3rd, 2015 - 8:43 AM
Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

How to deduct moving expenses

If you moved for work in 2014, you may be eligible to deduct your moving expenses when you file your 2014 return. To determine if your move qualifies, there are some requirements you’ll need to have met. So, let’s start by covering some basic information about moving and tax deductions, then dive into some more detailed questions you may have about what is and isn’t tax deductible.

What moving expenses are tax deductible?