January 7th, 2019 - 10:21 AM
Setting up a simpler move with cats
For many people, cats are the perfect pet. They’re independent, low-maintenance and they don’t bark in the dead of night. When relocating to a new home, you want to make sure your cat is comfortable and cared for — a task that can be challenging since they can’t exactly tell you what they need. With a little planning beforehand, the process can be easy on you and your pet.
January 4th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
The best ways to pack jewelry
What’s in your jewelry box? Whether the pieces are special gifts from loved ones or costume jewelry to top off an outfit, you want to make sure they arrive safely. For both travel and moving, packing jewelry properly ensures things stay intact: no broken bracelets, no tangled necklaces and no missing earrings. These tips will help prepare everything for transport.
December 19th, 2018 - 9:40 AM
Traveling with pets
Moving with children is one thing, but moving with pets is a whole different animal! The majority of Americans have at least one animal and when they move to a new home, their pet is part of the equation. Many people have questions about how to best handle the challenges of moving with their fur babies. The good news is, while the level of involvement varies depending on the type of pet, it’s really not all that hard.
December 11th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
Protecting collectible items during a move
Collections of any size can be a bit overwhelming to move. You not only have to decide what pieces to take, but you also have to properly pack the things you’ve spent so much time and money collecting. The good news is that keeping your belongings in good condition is possible with a few steps.
Keep reading to find out how to prepare your collectibles, and also learn what to do if you decide not to move them.
November 9th, 2018 - 1:59 PM
What’s it like to drive a moving truck?
While it’s not all that different from operating a typical vehicle, driving a moving truck requires a few basic adjustments. It’s bigger, some buttons may be in different places, some controls may not work the same way and the blind spots may not be where you’re used to. Familiarizing yourself with the truck and how to drive it will help you and your belongings arrive safely.
November 2nd, 2018 - 9:10 AM
Getting ready for deployment
The thought of being away from your family, friends, home and normal routine for an extended period of time can lead to multiple questions. Will your family be OK? How will bills be paid? Who will handle property maintenance? While there are quite a few things to take care of, planning ahead can help reduce stress and make the process easier.
October 11th, 2018 - 3:50 PM
Searching for a home or apartment?
Mobile applications (apps) are great tools for activities like checking the weather, tracking workouts, planning parties and shopping. So why not use one when searching for a new place to live? Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, a variety of apps are available to help simplify the process. And with most of them offering features like real-time availability, mortgage and leasing estimates, and neighborhood information, you can personalize the experience to find exactly what you’re looking for.
September 13th, 2018 - 2:23 PM
Understanding a moving quote
When choosing a moving company, be sure you fully understand the quote — what it includes, what might change and any other price options. It’s also very important to check for accuracy. Small details can impact the price, and the actual move will occur based on the estimate’s particulars.
Take a closer look at a U-Pack® moving quote to find out all of the details it includes, and learn how to compare a U-Pack estimate to other moving company quotes.
August 29th, 2018 - 3:09 PM
The best way to find a roommate
Moving to a new city for work or school can be an exciting adventure! But what if you’re moving into a new apartment, don’t know anyone, and need to find a roommate to help out with rent and bills? Finding the right person to share your living space with can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these ideas for finding a great roommate in your new city.
August 1st, 2018 - 4:05 PM
Am I moving to a safe neighborhood?
Your family’s safety is a top priority, and knowing as much as possible about a neighborhood can help determine whether or not the new area is safe. Fortunately, a variety of online tools provide crime statistics by ZIP code and address. Take a look at some crime-tracking websites for data on your area, then learn about other ways you can help improve security and deter crime.