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How Far in Advance Should I Book a Moving Company?

April 28th, 2017 - 9:33 AM
How Far in Advance Should I Book a Moving Company?

Scheduling a move

You’ve got a move on the horizon and a lot of things to do. You know you need to start packing, find a new place to live and, at some point, book a moving company. But how much notice do they need — is two months too early? What if you’re short on time and only have a week or two — is it too late? Get the answers to these questions and learn the best way to schedule a move with U-Pack®.

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How to Move Exercise Equipment

April 19th, 2017 - 8:29 AM
How to Move Exercise Equipment

Moving your home gym equipment

A home gym makes exercising convenient, but if you’re moving you may be wondering how to bring it with you. Because most exercise machines are heavy and oddly shaped, there are specific steps to take to ensure they remain in good condition. Use the information below to learn how to safely transport treadmills, elliptical machines and weights to a new home.

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Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

March 24th, 2017 - 8:18 AM
Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

Pregnancy tips — what to do during a move

Having a baby is a big life change. Add moving to the mix, and it can get overwhelming. Moving involves physical work and can be emotionally tough, and those stressors can take a toll on your body — pregnant or not. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips. Use them throughout the moving process to keep you and your baby healthy and make the move as smooth as possible.

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How to Move Books

March 22nd, 2017 - 1:53 PM
How to Move Books

Tips for moving books

 

When it comes to moving, books are in a category of their own. Since they can’t break like dishes, and they aren’t big like a couch, you may not know how to pack them. Whether it’s one shelf full or an entire library, books need to be carefully packed to stay protected. But besides stacking them in boxes, how do you move books?

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Moving for a job

March 3rd, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Moving for a job

Are you moving for work?

According to the US Census, 20 percent of people who moved in 2016 said it was for an employment-related reason — whether it was for a new job, a transfer, to find a job, or to reduce their commute. If you’re planning to relocate for one of those reasons, there are several factors to consider. Make moving for a job easier by understanding what details you’ll need to address.

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How to protect your floors during a move

February 15th, 2017 - 1:42 PM
How to protect your floors during a move

Best floor protection tips

From shoes and pets tracking in the elements to everyday spills and scratches, you may not realize how many things cause wear and tear on your floors. And moving couches, appliances and a lot of boxes into a new home means even more foot traffic and a higher risk for damage. While you may be in a rush to get everything unloaded, there are steps to take before, during and after a move to make sure your floors remain in perfect condition.

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10 Questions to Ask Every Moving Company

February 6th, 2017 - 3:27 PM
10 Questions to Ask Every Moving Company

Important moving company questions

Moving your belongings can be a big ordeal, especially when moving long distance. Because you want your items to stay safe, it's important to make sure the moving service fits your needs  — but knowing what to ask in order to choose the right company can be tough. Before making a reservation, start by asking these ten questions.

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5 Craigslist Scams and How to Avoid Them

January 20th, 2017 - 1:58 PM
5 Craigslist Scams and How to Avoid Them

Don’t be fooled by Craigslist scammers

According to Craigslist, more than 60 million Americans use their website to buy, sell and trade each month. Most of the time, transactions go smoothly, leaving both the buyer and seller satisfied. But, other times the experience goes wrong. Even though technology has made finding and purchasing products simple, it’s also made it easier for scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting and inexperienced users. So whether you’re new to Craigslist or have successfully used it many times, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some common scams and learn how to avoid them.

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How to Move an Aquarium

January 9th, 2017 - 1:51 PM
How to Move an Aquarium

Moving large fish tanks

Moving fish and their aquarium probably seems like an intimidating task, especially if your new home is several hours away. Travel can be stressful on fish, so special handling is necessary when transferring them long distance — and you have to be extra careful when disassembling and moving the tank to avoid damaging the glass. But even though it’s a big project, it’s possible to do it successfully with a little thought and preparation. By planning ahead, you can ensure the tank arrives intact and that your aquatic friends remain happy and healthy.