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How to Vote Absentee

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.

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How to choose a doctor in your new town

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:

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Helpful Moving Out Tips

By Heather
October 22nd, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Time to move out? If you’ve ever moved before (and even if you haven’t) I’m sure you know that there are many, many things on your moving to-do list. In fact, it can border on overwhelming. U-Pack has designed some great checklists to make it much more manageable. Check out the moving checklist and the moving-to-do list, print them, and keep them with you throughout your entire move. I think you’ll find that when you’re prepared, the process is significantly easier. Now, here are some extra tips to make moving out a little easier.

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How to make new friends in a new city

October 17th, 2012 - 10:29 AM

Moving to a new city can be difficult. I know from firsthand experience, as I just recently moved from the city I've lived my entire life to a place I've only visited a few times. Since I'm going through the process now of learning how to make new friends in a new city, I'd thought I thought I'd share some tips I've learned along the way. Here's to hoping one of these 15 tips will help you make new friends and develop your social life in your new city!

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Open House How To

October 11th, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Even though more and more buyers are going online to shop for their ideal home, a ton of value remains with the “old fashioned” open house. There’s just something about actually walking through a home that gets people excited and brings about offers. So, how do you have a successful open house? This Open House How To, outlines the preparation, promotion and execution of a successful open house – whether you’re using a realtor or selling your home on your own.

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The Pros and Cons of a Joint Bank Account

October 9th, 2012 - 9:09 AM

“Should we have a joint banking account or separate banking accounts?” It’s a major question that most newlyweds and co-habiting couples will eventually have to answer. Here you’ll find the pros and cons of a joint bank account. I hope the information helps you decide the best option for your family.   

The Pros of a Joint Bank Account

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Mail that doesn't forward with a USPS change of address

September 27th, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Since you’re moving, one of the tasks you’ll have to complete is a change of address through the US Postal Service.  While doing this means your mail will be forwarded for a period of time, it’s good to know that there are some things that the postal service will not forward, even with a change of address.  In general, Express Mail, Priority mail, first-class mail, magazines and newspapers will be forwarded.  The things that won’t be forwarded are the following: