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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.

Spring Training Kicked off in AZ and FL

March 7th, 2012 - 3:03 PM

Spring isn’t just when people get started planning their cross-country moves, it’s time for BASEBALL! Major league baseball teams across the country are traveling to warm, sunny locations to start spring training – and you’re invited to watch! If you’re moving to Arizona or Florida, you’ve got a chance to see some your favorite teams in action. Check out our newest infographic about Baseball’s Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues.  

Wild and Crazy Fun Runs

February 29th, 2012 - 8:03 AM

As I sit at my desk, eating a piece of yummy chocolate cake to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday, I notice U-Pack’s most recent infographic: Fun Runs – all about “shaking off some winter weight.”   Ahh... back to reality. 

I started a “Couch to 5K” training program fall of 2010, and ran my first 5K last spring.  Loved it!  While I haven’t gotten to the point where I love running, I do love race day.  It’s a great activity with friends and family, you get to post fun group pics on Facebook, and, of course, there’s the goody bag and t-shirt.

What Moves You? Miki and Grandma Regina's Trip to Pismo Beach

By Guest
February 28th, 2012 - 3:54 PM

So, we’d been traveling ‘cross-country on our moving vacation for close to a week. Grandma-ma and I knew her belongings were in safe hands with ABF U-Pack Moving, so we just kept on enjoying our moments worry free. We discovered all sorts of interesting places while intersecting Route 66! We stopped at pretty much every major destination and many of the cheesy tourist traps. However, after all of that excitement, we were ready to stretch out; to just relax. Next stop: Pismo Beach, California!

 

How to pack so you'll know where everything goes

By Jeremy
February 27th, 2012 - 10:59 AM

The key to an easy move is organization.  If you start out organized, it’s more likely that you’ll end organized.  And if you’ve ever moved before, you know ending feeling organized is a task in itself!  

The best thing you can do before you start the packing process is start early and de-clutter.  Don’t move what you don’t need.  Trust me; you’ll save energy and money in the long run.

DIY Canvas Art - Home is Where the Heart Is

February 23rd, 2012 - 8:01 AM

We post an awful lot about ways to avoid moving stress, but thankfully moving offers a few enjoyable things as well. One of the most exciting: getting to start over with a fresh palette – you get to decorate your new home exactly the way you like it!

Today we would like to introduce you to Kuhl Kreations: DIY Home Décor Designs, created by one of U-Pack’s very own.  Devin Kuhl, one of the super-talented folks on our marketing team (“Kuhl Kreations,” get it?), is all about creating great DIY home décor.  In fact, he just created this moving-inspired DIY canvas art that I think you’re going to LOVE!

 

Eating Organically - Cities with the most organic food consumers

February 22nd, 2012 - 9:29 AM
Since some studies show that organic foods are more beneficial than their conventionally grown counterparts, more and more people are moving to this seemingly healthier style of consumption.  And while most communities in the US offer some type of organic or farmer’s markets, there are some locations that are definitely known as “organic cities,” thanks to the abundance of organic markets available in the area.
  

"What Moves You?" Hitting the Road from the Grand Canyon to Hollywood

By Guest
February 21st, 2012 - 1:29 PM

Would we have had the luxury of visiting the Grand Canyon if we had been driving one of the big trucks ourselves? Um, absolutely not as I could never drive a truck large enough to hold my grandmother’s 86 years of belongings on that skinny of highway! But, since we were free to roam about, we headed up to one of the country’s most beautiful parks.

 

 

 

Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

February 17th, 2012 - 2:24 PM

Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Today’s flashback?  Tax Deductible Moving Expenses.  Since we’re only two months away from tax day, this is a post we think you’ll find very helpful!  Happy Friday!
 
If you moved last year, you may have tax deductible moving expenses! Take a look at the following articles and forms to see if your moving expenses qualify for a tax break.

Moving Expenses to and from the United States

How to burn the most calories moving

By MyMove
February 17th, 2012 - 2:23 PM

How to Burn the Most Calories Moving

One of the downsides to moving is that it disrupts your routine. You’re planning your moving schedule, making a moving checklist, packing, and focusing on the move. It’s hard to make time for normal mealtimes, exercise and other daily activities. If you’re someone who benefits from a regular workout, you may find it gets dropped from your plans. But guess what? You can get some terrific exercise from the activities involved in moving.

Small Moving Containers

February 16th, 2012 - 4:19 PM

The ReloCube®
U-Pack's small moving container – The ReloCube – is the perfect solution when you're not moving much, or there's no room for a big moving truck at your location. It's 6' x 7' x 8' (lwh) and sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading. Just pack it up, lock it, and keep your key. We'll deliver it right to your door, and come get it when you're ready (you get up to three business days to load and unload, or you can store it as long as you need).

And the price is right too.

Cheap Vacation Destinations

February 15th, 2012 - 1:37 PM
What better way to celebrate the ending of one phase of life and the beginning of a new one than a fun vacation?!  Moving across the country with U-Pack gives you the freedom to do just that.  While professional drivers drive the moving truck, you can just hop in your car with a few suitcases and the essentials, and experience some cool places along the way.  How’s that for making moving fun?