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Help Moving Out Of An Apartment

January 20th, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Moving Out of an Apartment

The first “homes” I had after moving out of my parents’ house were apartments. Nothing like sharing walls with strangers! I lived in a very tiny one bedroom in a busy apartment complex as well as a little bit bigger townhouse in a small duplex. Moving out of an apartment creates some unique situations. So today I’ll give you some valuable information on moving out of an apartment.

Moving in cleaning checklist

January 19th, 2013 - 7:42 PM

A Clean House is a Happy Home

It’s always good to give your new home a good clean before you unload and unpack. Use this simple cleaning checklist from U-Pack to make sure you cover every inch of your home before you move in!

The Kitchen
Freezer/Refrigerator

  • defrost, behind, underneath
  • exterior (top, sides, bottom, handles)
  • interior (shelves, drawers, ice cube maker)

Oven/Stove

  • run through the self-cleaning cycle if available
  • oven racks, burners, oven drawer, knobs, grease filters, range hood

Everything Else

Simple patriotic foods, crafts, and other ideas. to help you celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2013!

January 17th, 2013 - 3:25 PM

On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama will participate in the 57th inauguration. There are a limited number of tickets for the actual event, so most of us will be watching from home. But if you’re so inclined, you can still celebrate the inauguration. Here are some patriotic crafts, food, and other ideas to help you throw an awesome inauguration celebration!

Inauguration Food: Patriotic Snacks

Help Moving to Alaska

January 17th, 2013 - 8:59 AM

Need Help Moving to Alaska?

I totally understand why you want to move there. The unspoiled natural beauty, the adventure, and the awesome opportunities are all huge draws. However, we know that moving to Alaska can seem like a huge undertaking. If you need help, you’re in the right place; U-Pack® has moved countless people there. Let me explain a little about how moving to Alaska with U-Pack works and show you how we can make the move easy and affordable.   

How U-Pack Helps You Move to Alaska

How to Move Clothes

January 16th, 2013 - 1:46 PM

I like clothes. A lot. If shopping was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. When we moved, I had to learn how to properly pack my clothing so that it didn’t get damaged, wrinkled, or destroyed in the move. Let me share with you how to move clothes so that your clothing—whether a little or a lot—gets moved properly.

Movers: Long Distance

January 16th, 2013 - 9:06 AM

If you’re searching for affordable movers, long-distance moving with U-Pack may be just the solution—especially if you’re willing and able to do some of the work on your own. Here’s what I mean... U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” service, specializing in long-distance moving. You pack, load, and unload, and we do the driving. It’s the “in-between” traditional full-service movers and truck rental. Customers love the convenience and the price—especially when they’re moving long distance.

Get Help with Moving Out

January 12th, 2013 - 6:29 PM

How to Get Help with Moving Out
When I move, all my stuff is coming with me. But that doesn’t mean I can move it all by myself! My big, comfy couch is great to lounge on, but impossible to carry on my own. And a queen size mattress? I’m definitely going to need help with that.

What size moving truck do I need?

January 8th, 2013 - 2:35 PM

That’s a tough question to answer without seeing your belongings. And if you're like most people, the thought of a stranger walking through your home to do an in-home estimate isn't very comforting. Here’s some help though... U-Pack provides excellent Space Estimator Tools to help you determine the amount of space you’ll need. Our favorite is the Room-by-Room Space Estimator because you can walk through your home and enter the items you'll be moving, then calculate the total at the end.  

How to Create a Moving Budget

January 8th, 2013 - 8:58 AM

People set budgets every day for things like groceries, rent, entertainment, and shopping. I even have a budget set for how much I spend on going out to eat! When it comes to moving, why not set a budget for that, too? Whether your cross country move is expected or unexpected, I’ll help you create a budget for it so that you don’t overspend. Let’s take a look at some things you should do to create a reasonable moving budget.

What is the best way to move to Hawaii?

January 3rd, 2013 - 9:10 AM

As you know, when you’re moving to Hawaii, your moving options are limited (there’s no driving a rental truck across the ocean). That leaves you with the “full-service” option and the “you pack, we drive” option. When you begin getting moving quotes, you’ll probably notice that full-service moving is the most expensive way to move to Hawaii. If affordability is your goal, and you would like to find a service that offers flexible moving options, excellent customer service and fast transit times, I think you’ll find that U-Pack® is the ideal solution.