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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

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How to burn the most calories moving

By MyMove
February 17th, 2012 - 2:23 PM

How to Burn the Most Calories Moving

One of the downsides to moving is that it disrupts your routine. You’re planning your moving schedule, making a moving checklist, packing, and focusing on the move. It’s hard to make time for normal mealtimes, exercise and other daily activities. If you’re someone who benefits from a regular workout, you may find it gets dropped from your plans. But guess what? You can get some terrific exercise from the activities involved in moving.

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Renting a Moving Truck: Reserving your U-Pack Move Online

February 13th, 2012 - 4:20 PM

If you’re anything like me, only half of the things on your to-do list get done during the day. Sometimes I’m up late trying to get things done that should’ve been completed hours earlier. When you’re planning a move, I can guarantee that your to-do list is going to grow like a middle school rumor.

You’re getting quotes for everything from renting a moving truck to full-service options and self-service options like U-Pack. You’re thinking about moving supplies, travel dates and times, setting up and turning off utilities, enrolling in a new school, buying and selling a home. There’s just so much to do!

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How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car

By Meghan
February 9th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car

If you’ve seen our "do not ship" list, you know that when you’re moving there are some things you’ll want to move in your own vehicle instead of in the moving truck.  Some things you can’t load into the truck, and some you simply may not want to load into truck.  So the big question is: How do you decide how much to move in your car—especially if “stuff” isn’t the only thing you’re moving (i.e. other people).  Let’s see if I can give you some insight and a few tips.