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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? 

Renting a Moving Truck: Reserving your U-Pack Move Online

February 13th, 2012 - 4:20 PM

If you’re anything like me, only half of the things on your to-do list get done during the day. Sometimes I’m up late trying to get things done that should’ve been completed hours earlier. When you’re planning a move, I can guarantee that your to-do list is going to grow like a middle school rumor.

You’re getting quotes for everything from renting a moving truck to full-service options and self-service options like U-Pack. You’re thinking about moving supplies, travel dates and times, setting up and turning off utilities, enrolling in a new school, buying and selling a home. There’s just so much to do!

Cheap Moving Tips

February 10th, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Cheap Moving Tips

It's Flashback Friday!  Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Today's flashback: Cheap Moving Tips.  Who doesn't want to save money on their move? For most customers, an affordable price is the priority. Check ways to make this move your cheapest yet. Happy Friday!

How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car

By Meghan
February 9th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car

If you’ve seen our "do not ship" list, you know that when you’re moving there are some things you’ll want to move in your own vehicle instead of in the moving truck.  Some things you can’t load into the truck, and some you simply may not want to load into truck.  So the big question is: How do you decide how much to move in your car—especially if “stuff” isn’t the only thing you’re moving (i.e. other people).  Let’s see if I can give you some insight and a few tips. 

US National Parks Big On Winter Activities

February 8th, 2012 - 3:03 PM
If your cross-country move is taking you out West, there are some absolutely amazing sites you don’t want to miss... even if it’s during the cold winter months! 

Check out this U-Pack infographic depicting five U.S. National Parks that are big on winter activities.  In some of these locations you’ll need snow chains, wind-proof coats and insulated undergarments; in others you’ll be basking in the sunshine without a snowflake in sight.  The beauty of travelling in the US! 

"What Moves You?" Heading to Texas (via windy Oklahoma)

By Guest
February 7th, 2012 - 4:23 PM

Miki Markovich of Ground, Path, and Fruition used U-Pack for her personal move a few years back and had a great experience. So when it came time for Miki to help move her 86-year-old grandmother more than 2,200 miles across the United States, Miki knew U-Pack was the moving company she would trust once more. Here's the awesome part: because U-Pack does the driving, Miki and her grandmother Regina were able to take the road trip of a lifetime without worrying about their household goods.