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Divorce and moving with children

April 6th, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Kids and Divorce: Moving

Going through a divorce can not only be a stressful time on you, but on your children, too. As you are going through the divorce, you and your spouse will talk about your kids and their living arrangements. Here at U-Pack, we move people long distance who are dealing with all sorts of life situations, including divorce. So today, let’s take a closer look at how to deal with divorce and moving with children. Follow these helpful tips to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your kids.

Divorce and moving with children tips

How To Find An Internship

April 5th, 2013 - 9:43 AM

I need an internship – how do I find one?

An internship is a great way to gain real-life experience before committing to a certain field of study. Take it from someone who has had several internships – the experience you gain can really help in the “real world!” Whether you’re a student, college grad, or just looking for a career change, I’ve got some great info, advice, and tips on how to find an internship. Let’s take a look.

When are income taxes due?

April 4th, 2013 - 9:42 AM

What is the tax deadline for 2013?
Each year from January to April, Americans experience the fifth season of the year – tax season. If you’re asking yourself “When are income taxes due?” We’ve researched and found the answer, just keep reading!

According the IRS, your 2012 Federal Tax Return is due by April 15, 2013. However, each state has a different income tax due date.

What companies compare to Budget® Truck Rental?

April 3rd, 2013 - 12:18 PM

How does Budget compare to similar moving companies?

If you’re planning a long distance move and thinking about using Budget®, this blog post will help you compare Budget services to similar self-moving services and “you pack, they drive” moving services like U-Pack®, where you can pay a rate similar to truck rental but you don’t have to drive. Keep reading to find out what companies compare to Budget truck rental.

Best 2013 April Fools' Jokes Online

April 2nd, 2013 - 11:18 AM

April Fools’ 2013 Roundup

I’m not sure if your kids pranked you on April 1, but if you logged on to Google or any number of sites, you likely fell victim to their online April Fools’ Jokes.  Here are the best April Fools’ jokes online this year.

Google Nose – Touted as a “new scentsation in search,” Google Nose will allow you to smell your searches. While smells like “wet dog” and “horse manure” don’t sound appealing, the thought of “lemon” or “daisies” might be more pleasant. You can check it out at http://www.google.com/landing/nose/index.html.

Shipping Furniture

March 30th, 2013 - 2:53 PM

How to ship furniture

Are you planning a long-distance move soon? Then it’s probably crossed your mind that you need a way to ship your furniture cross country. Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and can be extremely heavy, too. Since you can’t shrink your furniture and mail it to your new home, you’ll have to choose another option for shipping furniture. Let’s take a look at some options you have for getting your furniture from point A to point B.

How much does moving and storage cost?

March 30th, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The Cost of Moving and Storage

There are many moving services out there, and the storage possibilities are endless. Determining how much moving and storage costs can be difficult. However, for the easiest, most affordable combination of moving and storage, you want a company that does them both, like U-Pack! You can easily figure out how much moving and storage costs with U-Pack by getting a free moving quote. What does that moving quote include? I’m glad you asked! Let me show you everything you get with moving and storage at U-Pack.

Moving and Storage Cost: Moving with U-Pack

Easter Crafts for Kids: Eggs, Recipes, and More!

March 28th, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Easy Easter Craft Projects

Easter is a wonderful holiday. There is so much to celebrate! From the fun of the Easter bunny and the eggs, to the celebration of the Risen Lord. And there are fun Easter crafts to go along with all of that! Check out these awesome ideas for Easter craft projects – including eggs, snacks and more!

Easter Bunny Crafts for Kids

Everyone loves the Easter bunny! From his big floppy ears to his cotton tail, you can celebrate the Easter bunny with these fun crafts.

How to Connect Utilities at your New Home

March 28th, 2013 - 8:35 AM

Connecting Utilities In Your New Home

As you transition from one home to a new home, you will have to deal with utility companies. You will have to disconnect utilities at your old home and connect them at your new home. I know that sounds like a lot of work, but we have outlined all the details for you.

Here is a list of the utilities you will want to take care of:

Moving Out Of State Checklist

March 27th, 2013 - 11:41 AM

A state to state checklist for moving

I love the e-card on Pinterest that says “Sometimes I write down tasks after I’ve done them, just to get the satisfaction of crossing them off my list.” I agree – there’s just something great about checking tasks off a list. I feel accomplished, efficient, and just happy to be getting things done. For a move out of state, you’ll need a good checklist to keep you on task to ensure a successful move.

What is the average cost of a moving truck?

March 27th, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Moving Truck Average Costs

Every move is different. There really is no “average” cost of a moving truck. Moving truck rentals can cost anywhere from $20 to $3,000+. The rates depend on what type of moving truck you need and how far you are moving, among other things. Think about it: You can’t compare someone who is moving across the street and using the moving truck for one day to someone moving across the country and driving the truck for a week. Besides your location and truck size, what else goes into your average truck rental costs? Let’s take a look.

Extra Costs of a Moving Truck

How do I get long distance moving quotes?

March 26th, 2013 - 10:26 AM

How to get a quote for moving long distance

The easiest way to get long distance moving quotes is to get them online. Thanks to the Internet, just about every cross-country moving company has a way for you to get their moving quote online. You can also get quotes by calling moving companies. Whichever way you prefer, I have some must-know tips for getting quotes for your long-distance move. Let’s take a look!

Ideas for Hosting a Moving Out Party

March 26th, 2013 - 9:25 AM

Moving Out Party Ideas

When you or a friend or loved one is preparing to move out, you have a choice. You can sulk in sadness, or you can throw a party! It is really easy to throw a memorable, fun moving out party to show the guest of honor how much you care. Here are some ideas for hosting a moving out party.

How to Throw a Moving Out Party