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Moving and Stress: How to Combat It

April 11th, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Relax! You’re just moving . . . ha ha... easy for me to say. I moved four years ago and am almost back to normal. Moving can be a very stressful time. They say it is one of the most stressful things you go through during your life. So how do you get through it without losing it and maybe even with a little grace too? Here are a few things to try to help combat the proverbial moving and stress problem.

How to find the best places to eat in your new city

April 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Want to know how to find the best places to eat in your new city?

Moving to a new city is so exciting!  Though you may miss some of your favorite restaurants back home, now you’ll get to find new ones, and trying them out is the best part.  (As long as they’re good, right?)

 Thank goodness for technology and iPhone apps!  Now there are great resources for finding out what the best places to eat are ahead of time. Here are some great resources:

What Moves You? Summing Up the Road Trip of a Lifetime

By Guest
March 27th, 2012 - 2:11 PM

In her last post, Miki explains why she trusts U-Pack when it comes to moving long distance. Capping off the cross-country road trip she and her grandmother took while U-Pack handled their big move, Miki now has a published blog series to document the unforgettable experience. Read on!

When I chose a moving company for my grandmother, I wanted the best. I mean, this would be the company that would move her 86 years of belongings; her treasures. I don’t think I can ever fully articulate how thankful I am for the services of ABF U-Pack Moving—not just for my own move two years ago, but especially for my grandmother’s.

How to Prepare for Moving to a Small Town

By Heather
March 26th, 2012 - 4:07 PM

Are you moving to a small town, perhaps to get away from big city life, or maybe a job or career change? Whatever the case, you’ll definitely want to do a little new-town-investigation before you move. Pre-move research will definitely help you get a feel for the city and what it has to offer, and you can do most of it online, from the comfort of your favorite chair!

Here are a few suggestions to help prepare you for your move to a small town:

Driving Laws that Change by State

March 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 PM

Learn more about driving laws that change by state
If you’re moving across the country, it’s good to know what driving laws might change as you drive state to state – specifically speed limits, minimum driving age, seat belts, radar detectors, carpooling and cell phone usage.  Remember, ignorance of the law isn’t an excuse, so here are some resources for determining what the laws are before moving day gets here: 

What is the Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance?

March 15th, 2012 - 1:20 PM

Excellent question. And here’s the answer: Most people find that U-Pack is the cheapest way to move long distance.

While we’ll be the first to admit that occasionally there are exceptions, in most cases, the cost to move long distance with U-Pack is significantly lower than full-service movers, and comparable to truck rental. But, of course, with U-Pack an experienced professional does the driving. That means you get to enjoy the trip in your own vehicle (sounds great, doesn’t it?).  

Here’s how U-Pack works:

Unique and Historic St. Patrick's Day Parades

March 14th, 2012 - 2:45 PM

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! We hope you’ll have your green on. We sure will!   

How about taking a break from packing to enjoy a parade? This infographic shows some of the nation’s most unique and historic St. Patrick’s Day parades. If there’s one in your area, check it out! And if you’re moving to the Kansas City area, you might want to build a float (in your spare time). The winning float entry wins tickets to Ireland!

Moving to Alaska in the Winter

March 12th, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Alaska is like no other state in the nation, and the fact that it’s surrounded by the beauty of unspoiled wilderness makes moving there an exciting adventure. But a successful move to Alaska in the winter requires serious planning.

What to expect from a winter move to Alaska
Expect it to be cold, dark, and have lots of snow. Winter temperatures in Alaska vary depending on whether you’re moving to an outlying area like Anchorage or an interior city like Fairbanks (where temps often fall below 30° for weeks at a time). With cold temperatures and long nights, it’s important to be adequately prepared.

How to Make Moving Day Easier

By Heather
March 8th, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Heather is the U-Pack Blog’s newest Guest Blogger. We think you’ll enjoy her knowledge and helpful tips. Welcome Heather!

One thing’s for sure… Moving day is going to be busy. Keep reading: I’ll give some tips to help lessen the stress and make moving day easier. 

Organizing. When you’re packing everything up, organization is ultra-important. If you keep things organized, you’ll definitely thank yourself when it comes time to unpack! There are a few things you might want to keep on and to make organization easier: a good, quality tape gun, marker, labels, notepad, and basic tools.