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Finding Child Care in a New City

January 6th, 2009 - 8:39 AM

I've got two amazing kids – a 3 year-old and an 8-month-old. Thankfully, I had the good fortune of working and going to church with other moms and dads who could make child care recommendations when my maternity leave ended. Even so, it was a really difficult choice. I can only imagine what a daunting task it is when you're moving to a new city and don't know anyone who can make a recommendation.

So, here are some tips for finding child care in your new city:

Moving with Kids

December 19th, 2008 - 3:38 PM

If you're moving with kids and moving with U-Pack, you'll be able to drive your own car and have some fun along the way! I know a lot of vehicles are equipped with entertainment systems and DVD players these days…but take your kids on a trip down memory lane – sing some good road trip songs and play the old school road trip games.  Here are a few suggestions – feel free to comment and add to the list!

Holiday Moving

December 5th, 2008 - 9:53 AM

Moving through the holidays
There's a break from school and all of the family is together.  Or maybe you just have a few days off from work when you can finally relax and get things done.  Either way, the last thing you should have to worry about is moving.  But wait!  There's only a limited amount of time before the kids have to be back at school, and the new job starts right after the holidays . . .

Long distance moving

November 21st, 2008 - 3:51 PM

Long Distance Moving
If you're moving to or from a location that most long distance moving companies won't service, ABF U-Pack may be able to help. How? ABF has nearly 300 service centers located throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The wide coverage area means it's likely your city is a serviceable point - even though most long distance moving companies aren't able to deliver to your home.

Moving with Children

November 18th, 2008 - 4:25 PM

If you think about it, moving is as hard for kids as it is for adults. They're leaving behind familiar places and important friends just like we do. And, they're faced with a lot of "new" things, like finding new friends and starting a new school – that can be scary!

Here are some things to keep in mind while you're packing your kids' stuff. They're going to need lots of love, lots of time, and lots of attention to their feelings.

You might also consider the following tips to make the transition easier for the entire family:

Ramp for your Moving Trailer

By Jeremy
November 13th, 2008 - 11:14 AM

When you're preparing to move it seems like there are always lots of questions and last minute concerns. And we get a lot of questions about our moving ramps – how to order one, how big they are, how much weight they hold, how to set them up, etc., etc. So, here are a few things you should know to be worry free and easily breeze thru your move. 

Moving Around the Holidays

November 12th, 2008 - 9:44 AM


Getting Stuff ED(ucation)

Thinking turkey? You're not alone…Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Lots of people move during the holidays (especially back home); the kids are out of school, people have a few days off, and getting settled before going back to work can be as comforting as a mother's hug. 

Bulkhead = Cheap Moving Prices and Reliable Service

November 5th, 2008 - 4:30 PM

If you've been researching moving companies and are familiar with U-Pack, you probably know that one of the reasons we can provide a cheap moving alternative is because the space you don't use in the trailer is used to move boxed or palletized commercial goods. So, when you've got a long distance move, we can drive for you and keep the price similar to (or less than) truck rental prices.

Things Not to Pack

September 17th, 2008 - 1:17 PM

When in doubt, Leave it out

I'm often asked, "What can I not move?" My normal response is, "What did you have in mind?" To accurately answer your question, I would have to provide you with a laundry list of items, half of which probably wouldn't pertain to you or your move. It will usually save you some time if you tell me the items you have questions or concerns about.

This might help too…U-Pack has a "do not ship" list at upack.com. Check it out. You're probably going to find similar items listed with any company you choose to move with.

Here's an overview:

Moving Insurance vs. Liability Coverage

September 15th, 2008 - 1:40 PM

Did you know that most Americans move 5 to 7 times during their lifetime?  This means we move more than any other culture. If you do your research and chose a company with a record of safe driving and a low claims ratio, and if you take good care in packing and loading, the likelihood of damage is very low. But, as with most things in life, anything is possible. So, it's important to know how your household goods are covered while they're in transit.

When it comes to moving with U-Pack, your price includes two types of liability coverage.