November 14th, 2012 - 10:40 AM
Whether you're going just a few blocks away or starting fresh in an entirely new town, moving is exciting. You and your family will get to explore new surroundings, discovering the details that make your new neighborhood feel like home. If you're staying in your home town, you may already be familiar with other neighborhoods, but seeing them from the outside isn't the same as experiencing them as a resident. Take the time to get to know an area, and you'll find the ideal neighborhood for your family.
November 13th, 2012 - 2:04 PM
Whether it’s over the hill and through the woods or up in the air through the clouds, these Thanksgiving travel tips are sure to get you to grandma’s house (or wherever your family’s Thanksgiving is held this year) easier! Take a look, and Happy Thanksgiving!
According to AAA, 42.2 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles from their home in 2011 over Thanksgiving. That number was an 11.4% jump from 2010, so expect 2012 to jump even more!
Here are some great tips and info about traveling by air during Thanksgiving:
November 7th, 2012 - 10:55 AM
Are you constantly stressed out? You are not alone! According to a 2011 survey by the American Psychological Association, 22% of Americans reported “extreme” stress. And if you’re moving soon, I’m sorry to say that moving is listed at the top of the list of life’s most stressful events (along with marriage, divorce, and the death of a loved one). On a daily scale, the leading factors of stress are money, work, and the economy (job stability)—things I’m sure we’re all very familiar with.
November 2nd, 2012 - 1:56 PM
Today's Flashback Friday Moving Tip first posted in 2010, and it's one of our most viewed posts. If you're planning a move soon, take a look at some great advice on how to calculate your moving expenses. Happy Friday!
Calculating moving expenses
November 1st, 2012 - 3:27 PM
To continue the 100th Moving Tip celebration, check out this post from last year by Leanna. She's a police wife and a personal firearm owner, so she knows her stuff when it comes to safely handling weapons and ammunition (and moving)!
What NOT to Move - Firearms and Ammo
November 1st, 2012 - 3:19 PM
We're continuing the 100th moving tip celebration! Today let's look back at a helpful post from 2009. Jeremy offers some super advice designed to help you move your television like a pro. Enjoy!
We often get questions about the best way to move a television. Understandably – they're our prized possessions and the focal point of our living rooms, bedrooms and game rooms, right?
To answer that question, I've compiled some television moving tips:
October 31st, 2012 - 9:48 AM
It’s time to get out and VOTE! If you’re new to an area and need help locating your polling place, check out www.vote411.org. It’s a wonderful nonpartisan resource designed to help with all things voting related.
October 30th, 2012 - 7:27 AM
Absentee voting is voting by someone who is unable to vote at their official polling station. For instance, if you are an active military member (like so many of our U-Pack military moving customers are), or if your move is taking place during “voting season,” or even just if you will be out of town for work on election day – you can absentee vote.
October 29th, 2012 - 2:33 PM
U-Pack’s specialty is long-distance moving, so that’s what we’ll talk about today—how to move to another place when it’s far away.
October 22nd, 2012 - 4:24 PM
Tips for finding a doctor in your new city
If you’ve ever had to find a new doctor for any reason, you know first-hand what a pain it can be. If you’re planning a move soon (or you’ve already moved) it can be more of a challenge, especially if you’re not familiar with your new city and have yet to meet people who might be able to refer you. If that’s the boat you’re in, here are some things you can do to help choose the best doctor for you and your family in your new town: