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How to Calculate Linear Feet

February 12th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
How to Calculate Linear Feet

A look at linear footage

Wondering what a linear foot is? Whether you’re planning an upcoming home improvement project or want to understand how U-Pack® measures household goods shipments, you’ve come to the right place.

This measurement isn’t one you’ll hear every day, but it’s simple once you get the hang of it.

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How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

February 9th, 2018 - 8:48 AM
How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

Need to do some apartment cleaning?​

Since apartments are smaller than most homes, it’s easy to think that cleaning them doesn’t require as much time or attention. But because multiple occupants have lived in the same space, it often takes a little more work to really get them clean. Whether you’re just moving in, about to move out or simply want to refresh your space after months of living there, using a cleaning checklist will help you get everything done. Discover your cleaning personality, and then learn how to deep clean your apartment. 

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How To Drive A Moving Truck

February 5th, 2018 - 8:52 AM
How To Drive A Moving Truck

What’s it like to drive a moving truck?

Have you ever driven an unfamiliar vehicle? Whether you’ve rented a car or borrowed one from a friend, you know how strange it can be to sit in the driver’s seat of a vehicle you haven’t been in before. With buttons in different places, some controls not working the same, and blind spots not being where you’re used to, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That feeling is magnified in a rental truck — the vehicle is bigger, the seat sits up higher, and all of your belongings are inside. Before choosing how to move, take a look at these tips for driving a moving truck.

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What moving expenses are tax deductible?

January 26th, 2018 - 8:49 AM
What moving expenses are tax deductible?

Does my move qualify for moving expense deductions?

 

Did you move in 2017? You might be able to list moving expenses on your taxes and deduct them. There are certain requirements to meet in order to take advantage of these deductions — take a look at the qualifications, special circumstances (like military moves and those affected by natural disasters) and how the process works.

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How do you move house plants from one state to another?

January 12th, 2018 - 8:06 AM
How do you move house plants from one state to another?

How to move house plants

Unlike other household goods that you can wrap with Bubble Wrap® and place in a box, house plants are living, breathing things and need special care. On top of that, each state has unique regulations and certification requirements, so shipping them from one state to another requires a little prep work. Determine if you should or can take your plants with you when you move, and explore options for transporting them. 

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Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

December 6th, 2017 - 3:23 PM
Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

How to help your baby during a move

U.S. Census Bureau data shows that 5.5% of people who moved in 2017 were under the age of 4. That’s a lot of tiny people going to new places. In addition to figuring out the logistics of moving with a baby — like trying to pack with a crawler at your feet — it’s also common to have concerns about things like traveling long distance with an infant or toddler and how to help them adjusted to living and sleeping in a new home. So we reached out to Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Tracy Spackman for advice. Take a look at some things to think about before, during and after your move make moving with a baby as stress-free as possible, and hopefully, get as much sleep as possible.

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How long does it take to move?

November 17th, 2017 - 3:48 PM
How long does it take to move?

Figure out how long your move will take

Knowing how much time it takes to move is helpful for several reasons. It helps you know when to expect your items — a critical piece of information — and it also helps you know when to schedule moving labor, when to start packing, and when to schedule turn-on dates for utilities. The speed of a move depends on a few factors. Explore them below and see typical timeframes for popular moving options. 

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Moving with Kids

November 13th, 2017 - 1:49 PM
Moving with Kids

Making a move easier for kids​

 

There are lots of things to coordinate and plan for as you prepare to move — the packing, the moving company, transferring utilities and more. But if you’re moving with children, making sure they’re ready for the transition is likely a top priority. If you’re looking for ways to help calm their fears and make the move a positive experience, we have some tips for making the change easier for kids, throughout your move. 

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Ways to Save on Fuel when Moving Cross Country

November 10th, 2017 - 9:01 AM
Ways to Save on Fuel when Moving Cross Country

How to save on gas costs

Before any road trip, you map out the route, scout hotels and food stops, and make sure the car is ready for the road. But do you make a plan for fuel? Most people just know there will be gas stations along the route and hit the road. However, with a little pre-planning, you can save money on gas. Road trip fuel costs can add up, and driving to move across the country is no different. Learn how to save on gas by finding coupons and discounts and figure out how to reduce fuel.  

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Taking Steps Toward a Zero Waste Move

October 25th, 2017 - 1:15 PM
Taking Steps Toward a Zero Waste Move

Eco-friendly moving

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, moving is not a perfect industry. Packing materials can be wasteful, and getting belongings to a new home can take a lot of fuel and create emissions. However, it’s possible to make a few modifications to the process to limit the impact your move has on the environment. To help us provide the best advice, we reached out to Kathryn from Going Zero Waste to get her input on how to make a move more eco-friendly.