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Moving Into First Apartment: Tips and Information

August 21st, 2013 - 8:54 AM

How to Move Into Your First Apartment

You’ve got the keys and you’re ready to move in! Now what? Moving into your first apartment is a sort of rite of passage into adulthood. And let’s face it; moving out on your own can be scary when you think about all of the unknowns. When moving into your first apartment, you’ll probably have no idea how to connect utilities, how to buy furniture, or how to live on your own.

Do I need renters insurance for an apartment?

August 20th, 2013 - 3:27 PM

Renters insurance – do I really need it?

Imagine you just moved into your new apartment. You’ve unpacked all your moving boxes and now you’re just ready to enjoy an evening at home in your new place. But then the fire alarm goes off. You rush down the stairs and out the door, thinking that someone just pulled it by accident. It was no accident. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it began spreading. None of your things were damaged, but you start thinking…”What if my stuff had been damaged by the fire? How would I replace it all?”

 

What size truck do I need to move my apartment?

August 19th, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Moving Your Apartment: What size truck do you need?

When moving, figuring out what size moving equipment you need can feel a little like Goldilocks.  This truck is too big, this one is too small…which one is just right?

Let’s go over the different apartment sizes, different moving equipment options, and how to get the most bang for your buck when moving your apartment.

Apartment Sizes and Moving Truck Sizes

5 Cheapest Cities to Rent an Apartment in the U.S.

August 19th, 2013 - 12:56 PM

What U.S. cities have the cheapest apartment rental rates?

If you want to pay an affordable rate to rent an apartment, you’re in luck! There are cities in the U.S. that will let you do just that, and according to this article by CBS News, most of them are located in the Midwest. Let’s explore 5 of the cheapest cities to rent an apartment in the United States. And if you decide to move to one of these places, we can help you get an affordable moving rate, too!

5 of the Cheapest Cities to rent an apartment in the U.S.

Tips for Elevator Moving, Moving Up Stairs, and Moving Down Stairs

August 16th, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Elevator or Stairs?

When you have the choice, which one do you prefer taking? I like to take the stairs, but when it comes to moving, I’d much rather take the elevator. If you have an elevator in the apartment building you’re moving from or moving to, we have some helpful tips to make the elevator moving process easier. And if you don’t have an elevator in your apartment building, we have some tips for moving up stairs and moving down stairs, too. Let’s begin.

Elevator moving tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Self-Move from an Apartment

August 14th, 2013 - 11:02 AM
Are you planning a self-move from your apartment?


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Self-moving is a great option for apartment dwellers – especially those moving on a budget. You do some (or all) of the work, and if you're moving long distance, you'll save significantly. Because of the potential for savings, self-moving tends to be the most popular way to move to or from an apartment. 

10 Items People Forget To Pack When Moving Out Of State

August 13th, 2013 - 7:54 AM

What am I forgetting to pack for my move?

There’s always that one thing you forget to pack when going on vacation, right? Well, what about when you’re moving out of state? You might not forget the TV, but you may forget one of the items on this list below. Check it out and don’t forget a thing!

10 items people forget to pack when moving out of state

Why Do People Move?

August 8th, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Have you ever wondered why people move?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, more than one in ten U.S. residents moved within the previous year. Seven in 10 of those people moved within the same county, while two in 10 moved to a different county, and one in 10 moved to a different state. It’s safe to say that people are on the move in the U.S., but why are they moving?

Why people move – the moving phases of life

How to Pack a Guitar, Piano, and Other Instruments

August 8th, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Packing Guitars, Pianos, and Other Instruments

Most musicians are comfortable with transporting their instruments to places like lessons, jam sessions and performances, but packing them for a long-distance move is a whole different story.  Today we’ll take a look at how to pack and move things like guitars, pianos and other common instruments.

 

Let’s start with how to pack a guitar…

Moving Tips To Help You Move Like a Pro

August 7th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Our Favorite Moving Tips

If you want to move like a pro, you came to the right place. U-Pack® is all about moving. It’s what we talk about all day long – and we love it. Over the years, we’ve been able to glean a ton of experience have accumulated an abundance of moving tips. We hope you’ll find just the thing you need to help your move go a little more smoothly. Here are some of our favorite tips: