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Moving to Mexico with Pets

June 3rd, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Important Note: Effective April 28, 2015, U-Pack has discontinued service into and out of Mexico.

How do I move to Mexico with my pet?

 

If you’re an animal lover like me, the first thing on your mind when planning a move to Mexico is how to get Fido or Fluffy there, too. Here is some helpful information, including requirements and tips, for traveling to Mexico with your furry or fluffy friend.

What are the requirements for moving my pet to Mexico?

Moving to Canada with Kids

May 31st, 2013 - 1:37 PM

How to move to Canada with children

(Updated 2/18/2015)

Moving from state to state takes work. Moving across an international border takes even more work. Moving across an international border with kids? You’re going to need some help. The experts at U-Pack® have done the research and can help you learn everything you need to know about moving from the U.S. to Canada with kids, including documentation requirements, tips, and more.

Advice for Moving after Divorce

May 30th, 2013 - 8:18 AM

I’m getting divorced and moving out of state…where do I start?

That’s a good question, and one that a lot of people are faced with. This can be a tough time, and there’s a lot to think about when you’re moving after a divorce, so I’ve put together some tips and advice to help you navigate through the transition and into your new phase of life.

Getting to know your state’s divorce law

The Top 10 Best Zoos in the U.S.

May 24th, 2013 - 10:33 AM
Do you love the zoo, too?

When I was a kid, I used to love going to the zoo—to the point that I actually tried to talk my parents into moving close by. To this day, I still love going (my husband I just visited the Tulsa Zoo this month!) I have a feeling I’m not alone. If you’re moving this summer and plan to take a road trip along the way, maybe one of these awesome places will be en route to your new destination!  

America’s Best Zoos

Portable Moving Containers

May 24th, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Want to use Portable Containers for Moving?

When you’re moving long distance, one of the most convenient ways to get your belongings across the country is by using portable moving containers. They’re super easy to load, and you don’t have to worry about driving a moving truck across the country (some people consider that a HUGE perk!). But one issue you may run into if you’re looking into using one of these handy containers is that there are several options to choose from; it can get a bit difficult to decide which one to use. Let’s wade through your options.

The Big 4 portable moving container options

How to find places to volunteer in your community

May 23rd, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Volunteer! Make a difference in your community

Gandhi once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If you’re hoping to get connected and make a difference in the community you’re moving to, why not start the search for volunteer opportunities. I think you’ll find that every community in the nation is looking for people willing to help out in some capacity.  

If you’ve volunteered before, you may be familiar with organizations to contact. But if you haven’t, these tips may help you find places to volunteer in your community.  

Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

May 23rd, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Have a safe, fun summer with these safety tips!

Here at U-Pack®, summer is our busiest time of the year. And it’s likely that after being cooped up inside all winter long, you’re ready to get busy having fun this summer. But before you let loose, get to know more than 100 summer safety tips to ensure a safe summer worth remembering!

100+ Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

May is National Moving Month

May 22nd, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Celebrate with a moving coupon!

What better time to move than when the sun is shining and the kids are out of school? It’s National Moving Month, and that means it’s time to kick off the busiest season of the year for moving!

Did you know that somewhere around 37 million people will move this year? 37 million people… that’s a lot of moving trucks! Of that 37 million, most of the moves actually take place in May, June, July, and August—which is why you’ll often hear this time of year referred to as “peak moving season.” That's certainly what we’ve experienced at U-Pack!  Last year 43.5% of our customers moved during those months.  

What Everybody Needs to Know About Container Moving

May 21st, 2013 - 2:40 PM
Container Moving 101

If you have an upcoming move and want to use a container, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many different container moving options out there—how do you know which is right for you? Figuring it out becomes a little easier when you know how each service works, what types of equipment and services they offer, and of course, how much they cost.

How does moving in a container work?

How to Make an Emergency Plan

May 17th, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Are you prepared for an emergency?
In the wake of the terrible storms that devastated Granbury, Texas this week, I began thinking about the fact that my family doesn’t really have a set-in-stone emergency plan. What would we do in the case of an emergency like fire, tornado, earthquake, etc.? Unfortunately, I have to say that with the exception of severe weather, I don’t know what we would do. We don’t have a plan. Thinking through this also caused me to consider the people we talk to every single day who are moving into areas where they may experience extreme weather that they’re not accustomed to. Do they have a plan?