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See How Easily You Can Load a Moving Truck

October 7th, 2013 - 3:35 PM

How to load a moving truck

Have you ever packed your car for a road trip? Making all those bags and pillows fit in the trunk can be like a real-life game of Tetris. Multiply that 10 times, and you can imagine the challenge of loading a moving truck. But, with a little help from our moving experts, you can load your truck efficiently, saving you time and money.

How do I get a parking permit for a moving truck?

October 4th, 2013 - 9:59 AM

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck?

If we had a nickel for every time this great question was asked… well, we’d have a lot of nickels. Whether you’re driving the truck yourself, or having a company like U-Pack do the driving, you may need a parking permit.

Parking rules and regulations vary from city to city, so it’s very important to check the requirements as far in advance as you can (and definitely before moving day). Ignoring the need for a permit may result in being charged fees. Or worse, the equipment could be towed, leaving you responsible for the charges. 

Safety Tips for Women Moving Alone

September 30th, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Are You Planning a Cross-Country Move By Yourself?

In a perfect world, women would be able to travel around the world without having to be overly aware of our surroundings and vulnerabilities. However, it’s not a perfect world. As women, it’s necessary that we take precautions to protect ourselves when we are most vulnerable, including during a move.

 

Safety Tips for Women During a Move

If you’re moving alone, start planning early so you aren’t too stressed and preoccupied during the process.

Rental Containers for Moving

September 27th, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Find the Rental Container That’s Right for Your Move

If you’re considering an easy-to-load container for your move, there’s great news! Things aren’t how they used to be – now you have containerized moving solutions available in a variety of different sizes, price points, and service options. Let’s go over some of the basics to help you figure out what rental container is right for your move.

How Rental Containers Work

What To Do When You Get Permanent Change of Station Orders

September 26th, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Do You have PCS Orders?

If you or a family member just got Permanent Change of Station Orders, you may be asking, “What do I do next?” U-Pack® helps many military members and their families complete military moves each year, so we can help.

First, meet with your base transportation office. Depending on your branch, this office will have a different name, but they all do the same thing: help you move.

Fall Road Trip Ideas

September 25th, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Quick Road Trips to Complete Your Fall Bucket List

Green leaves begin to fade into bright yellow, the air gets cool and crisp, and you can drink pumpkin spice lattes again. Can you guess which season it is? That’s right – it’s Fall, y’all. And it’s the perfect time to take a road trip before the winter cold settles in. So load up the car and try out a few of these fall road trip ideas to get the seasonal fun started!

 

 

What Everyone Ought to Know About Moving Day

September 24th, 2013 - 2:56 PM

You Can Make Moving Day Stink a Little Less

There’s no denying that moving is stressful. Even if you’re moving under the best circumstances, it still stinks to have to pack up all your stuff and move. But, there are a few truths about moving that can make your moving day a little less hectic.

The bottom line: A little pre-moving day preparation goes a long way.  

You don’t have to do it all in one day.

Warning Signs Your Move May End Up Costing You More Than You Thought

September 19th, 2013 - 4:08 PM

6 Warning Signs Your Moving Cost May Go Up

Warning signs are important. When you’re driving down unfamiliar roads, it’s nice to know what’s coming. The “stop sign ahead” sign warns you of an approaching intersection, and the “curves in road” sign prompts you to slow down. They’re all designed to let you know what to expect up ahead.

 

Road Trip Songs Clark Griswold Would Approve Of

September 12th, 2013 - 1:42 PM

King of the Road: What would Clark Griswold listen to on a road trip?

If there’s anyone who knows how to road trip, it’s Clark Griswold. He drove his station wagon all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles just so his family could experience Walley World amusement park—now that’s dedication! And if you’re gearing up for a long road trip, you probably know the feeling. So what can you do to pass the time while driving? Check out these definitive road trip songs—we think this playlist would have even Clark Griswold singing along!

8 Ways Downsizing a Home Will Make You Rich

September 11th, 2013 - 3:45 PM
Downsize and put money back in your pocket

Benjamin Franklin once said “A penny saved is a penny earned.” But these days, saving pennies isn’t always as easy as it sounds – especially if you’re in a situation where the money coming in is in line with the money going out. Sure, you could manage your budget with a fine-tooth comb and cut out all of your unnecessary expenditures – like the premium cable channels, your morning latte, or the Coach® bag you just need to have.

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2013 - 8:56 AM

We would like to take a moment this morning to honor our nation on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 events. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected: heroes, family, friends, and the loved ones we lost who are not forgotten. We salute each of you.

The Top 15 Real Estate Blogs You Should Be Reading

September 10th, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Resources for Everyone Buying or Selling a Home

What typically goes hand-in-hand with moving?

If you guessed real estate, you guessed correctly (the title and picture may have helped out just a bit).   

While U-Pack moves a lot of people to and from apartments, a large percentage of our customers are homeowners. And for them, a move usually means purchasing and/or selling a house.

What The Real Housewives Can Teach You About Moving

September 9th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Ditch the Drama—Things We Can Learn About Moving From the Housewives

Confession time: I love watching The Real Housewives. It doesn’t matter if its Miami, Orange County, or New Jersey, I can’t get enough of their sass, parties, and beautiful homes. And since I work for a moving company, seeing their big homes (and big personalities) makes me wonder what the Housewives are like on moving day. I think we can all learn a little something from these, shall we say, spirited ladies. Here’s what we’ve gathered from a few popular Housewives—try applying these tips to your own move!

Kelly Bensimon – Recruit Your Friends

The Renter's Guide to How to Get out of a Lease

September 5th, 2013 - 10:17 AM

How to Break Up With Your Landlord

When an unforeseen circumstance (like moving long-distance for a job transfer) comes your way and you need to end your lease early, it’s important to handle it the right way to avoid undesirable repercussions. A lease is a legal, binding contract, and that means you’re required to pay rent until the agreement is up. But, don’t start worrying just yet. In some cases you can get out of your lease with no – or very little – penalty. You’ll just need to follow the right course of action before packing up and moving out.