October 20th, 2017 - 10:59 AM
Do I need to transfer my medical records?
Aside from packing up boxes and scheduling the moving company, there are several other details to handle when you’re moving state to state. You also have to do things like cancel and set up (or transfer) utilities, transfer your license and registration, select schools and/or child care, and do USPS change of address. Another important task that you don’t want to forget is transferring medical and dental records to any new providers.
When you begin seeing a new medical provider they’ll normally want to know your medical history, present and past illnesses or conditions and treatments and medications. Even if you’re in good health, it’s helpful for a new provider to review the history of your vitals, vaccines and any test results.
And, because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have the right to take your records with you when you move or change providers. Learn more about HIPPA regulations for transferring your medical information.
October 16th, 2017 - 11:37 AM
Before deployment checklist
Planning to leave your friends, family and home for any period of time can be stressful, but the time before deployment can be even more difficult for service members. Getting things in order before you leave can mean dealing with things like last-minute home and auto repairs,doing a military move, handling bills and making plans for your absence (family, pets, etc.). To get everything finished before it’s time to head out, it’s helpful to have a detailed list. Here are some tips for preparing your family, home and personal matters for deployment.
September 22nd, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Everything you need to know about moving with cats
How does your cat respond to new things and new people? If it’s like most, he or she probably doesn’t like interruptions in environment or routine, and may get anxious in unfamiliar situations. During a move, cats will face new people, a long car ride, loud noises, and a new home — all of which might cause some stress. It’s normal to be concerned about how your feline friend will fare during a long move, but a little preparation can make it easier on everyone involved.
July 24th, 2017 - 11:05 AM
How to make a moving budget go further
Leading up to a move, you have many decisions to make. From choosing a new home or apartment to picking a moving company, every choice can have an impact on your moving budget. If you’re trying to keep costs low, a DIY moving service may be the best option. Or if you have a little more money, you might splurge on a crew to help load. No matter how much you want to spend, it’s smart to stretch the money as far as possible. Thankfully, there are some easy choices that can help your moving budget go further.
July 18th, 2017 - 3:06 PM
How do I get my firearms to another state?
Whether you’re moving or traveling, there are regulations to follow for transporting firearms. Laws tell you what you can and can’t do, but interpreting those laws into practical steps can be tricky. Since many moving companies (like U-Pack®) are not able to transport guns, you have to figure out what to do with them during a long distance move. And if you’re traveling to hunt, you have to take them with you. But how can you get firearms to another state? You have three options: driving, flying or shipping. All of these methods have their own rules and regulations, but transporting firearms can be easily done.
Note: Federal and state laws regarding firearms frequently change. These suggestions are not legal advice or summary of laws. Consult a local attorney or the written local laws to determine which laws apply to your specific situations. After arriving at your destination, state and local laws for ownership and possession will apply.
July 7th, 2017 - 2:19 PM
Checking your neighborhood crime statistics
Moving and trying to narrow down a list of potential new neighborhoods? While making a pro and con list of school district rankings, nearby employment opportunities and entertainment options in the area, don’t forget to include neighborhood crime rates. Knowing this information could make or break a potential housing option. Learn how to find this info, and see ways to make a home safer no matter which neighborhood you choose to live in.
July 3rd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
Is it time to move out of your parents’ house?
It’s becoming more and more common for young adults to stay at home longer. According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of 25 to 35-year-olds were living at home in 2016, and that age group is living at home longer. However, with monumental events like graduation, new careers or marriage, many young adults find themselves ready to leave the nest. If you’re planning on moving out for the first time, there are a few things to do first: save money, make a plan for living alone, and figure out how to move.
June 26th, 2017 - 8:53 AM
Moving tips and tricks to simplify your experience
You may have seen articles circulating online for “life hacks” designed make every area of your life easier. This basically means taking simple, clever shortcuts on everyday tasks that you might not have otherwise thought about. And while many of these tips are centered on traveling, cooking, or taking care of your skin, there are some that will be helpful during a move. Here are several ways to increase efficiency before, during and after a move without too much effort.
May 9th, 2017 - 7:56 AM
Planning a move? Use a relocation checklist
If you just got the news that you’ll soon be moving, there are probably a lot of thoughts going on in your head. How much time do I need? Who do I need to call? Where do I start? While planning a long distance move may seem overwhelming at first, using a moving checklist is an easy way to stay on track.
May 2nd, 2017 - 12:47 PM
Tips for moving a washing machine
Whether you have a front-loading or a top-loading washing machine, there’s a little work involved in preparing it for a move. Since washing machines are important investments, you'll want to take care of yours so it works properly when it’s in your new house. Luckily, prepping and loading a washer is easy if you know what to expect. Learn how in just a few simple steps.