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How to move quickly

June 28th, 2012 - 3:42 PM

I remember as a little kid getting on my older brother’s back and pretending that he was a horse. I would “spur” him with my bare feet to make him go faster and faster. I would even yell “faster, faster!” as his knees took a beating to the floor. Then when he was done being my pretend horse, he would buck me off gently and I’d go bug the other big brother for a ride.

When you move traditionally and say “faster, faster!” it’s your belongings that may take a beating. But it doesn't have to be that way. When you move with U-Pack and say “faster, faster!” that’s just what you get!

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What is the best time to move?

June 27th, 2012 - 3:38 PM

There’s a lot to consider when figuring out the best time to move. Whether you’re planning around the kids, a job, or something else, you’ll need to know the best time to move your belongings to your new home.

If you already have a specific time in mind to move, get a free moving quote from U-Pack to see how much your move will cost. Remember, WE do the driving!

If you’ve got some flexibility to your move, consider the following options:

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Moving to another city without a job: Where should I start?

By Jeremy
April 19th, 2012 - 9:32 AM

Have you found yourself moving to another city without a job, and now you’re wondering “Where should I start?” In today’s tough economy, personal initiative is more important than ever. It’s not unusual to have hundreds of applications per any available job; so your job is to convince the hiring company that you’re the perfect candidate for the position.

Helpful tips for moving to another city without a job:

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What To Do When Moving To A New City

April 17th, 2012 - 9:44 AM

What are your reasons for moving to a new city – brand new job, a job transfer, getting closer to family, getting married, restarting your life? Whatever has you moving, the first order of business is to get a plan.

I know; we’re always talking about plans around here. But experience tells us that when it comes to something as big as a move to a new city, knowing the how, when, and where of what’s going to happen is a huge game-changer.

Step 1
Start researching moving companies.

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Moving and Stress: How to Combat It

April 11th, 2012 - 3:59 PM

Relax! You’re just moving . . . ha ha... easy for me to say. I moved four years ago and am almost back to normal. Moving can be a very stressful time. They say it is one of the most stressful things you go through during your life. So how do you get through it without losing it and maybe even with a little grace too? Here are a few things to try to help combat the proverbial moving and stress problem.

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How to Prepare for Moving to a Small Town

By Heather
March 26th, 2012 - 4:07 PM

Are you moving to a small town, perhaps to get away from big city life, or maybe a job or career change? Whatever the case, you’ll definitely want to do a little new-town-investigation before you move. Pre-move research will definitely help you get a feel for the city and what it has to offer, and you can do most of it online, from the comfort of your favorite chair!

Here are a few suggestions to help prepare you for your move to a small town:

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Driving Laws that Change by State

March 22nd, 2012 - 3:54 PM

Learn more about driving laws that change by state
If you’re moving across the country, it’s good to know what driving laws might change as you drive state to state – specifically speed limits, minimum driving age, seat belts, radar detectors, carpooling and cell phone usage.  Remember, ignorance of the law isn’t an excuse, so here are some resources for determining what the laws are before moving day gets here: 

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How to Make Moving Day Easier

By Heather
March 8th, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Heather is the U-Pack Blog’s newest Guest Blogger. We think you’ll enjoy her knowledge and helpful tips. Welcome Heather!

One thing’s for sure… Moving day is going to be busy. Keep reading: I’ll give some tips to help lessen the stress and make moving day easier. 

Organizing. When you’re packing everything up, organization is ultra-important. If you keep things organized, you’ll definitely thank yourself when it comes time to unpack! There are a few things you might want to keep on and to make organization easier: a good, quality tape gun, marker, labels, notepad, and basic tools.

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Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

February 17th, 2012 - 2:24 PM

Tax Deductible Moving Expenses

It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Today’s flashback?  Tax Deductible Moving Expenses.  Since we’re only two months away from tax day, this is a post we think you’ll find very helpful!  Happy Friday!
 
If you moved last year, you may have tax deductible moving expenses! Take a look at the following articles and forms to see if your moving expenses qualify for a tax break.

Moving Expenses to and from the United States