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Tips for moving on a budget

July 24th, 2017 - 11:05 AM
Tips for moving on a budget

How to make a moving budget go further

Leading up to a move, you have many decisions to make. From choosing a new home or apartment to picking a moving company, every choice can have an impact on your moving budget. If you’re trying to keep costs low, a DIY moving service may be the best option. Or if you have a little more money, you might splurge on a crew to help load. No matter how much you want to spend, it’s smart to stretch the money as far as possible. Thankfully, there are some easy choices that can help your moving budget go further.

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Guidelines for Shipping Firearms

July 18th, 2017 - 3:06 PM
Guidelines for Shipping Firearms

How do I get my firearms to another state?

Whether you’re moving or traveling, there are regulations to follow for transporting firearms. Laws tell you what you can and can’t do, but interpreting those laws into practical steps can be tricky. Since many moving companies (like U-Pack®) are not able to transport guns, you have to figure out what to do with them during a long distance move. And if you’re traveling to hunt, you have to take them with you. But how can you get firearms to another state? You have three options: driving, flying or shipping. All of these methods have their own rules and regulations, but transporting firearms can be easily done.

Note: Federal and state laws regarding firearms frequently change. These suggestions are not legal advice or summary of laws. Consult a local attorney or the written local laws to determine which laws apply to your specific situations.  After arriving at your destination, state and local laws for ownership and possession will apply.

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Ways to Determine Neighborhood Crime Rates Before You Move

July 7th, 2017 - 2:19 PM
Ways to Determine Neighborhood Crime Rates Before You Move

Checking your neighborhood crime statistics

Moving and trying to narrow down a list of potential new neighborhoods? While making a pro and con list of school district rankings, nearby employment opportunities and entertainment options in the area, don’t forget to include neighborhood crime rates. Knowing this information could make or break a potential housing option. Learn how to find this info, and see ways to make a home safer no matter which neighborhood you choose to live in. 

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Moving Out For The First Time

July 3rd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
Moving Out For The First Time

Is it time to move out of your parents’ house?​

It’s becoming more and more common for young adults to stay at home longer. According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of 25 to 35-year-olds were living at home in 2016, and that age group is living at home longer. However, with monumental events like graduation, new careers or marriage, many young adults find themselves ready to leave the nest. If you’re planning on moving out for the first time, there are a few things to do first: save money, make a plan for living alone, and figure out how to move.

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12 Moving Tips: The Best Moving Hacks

June 26th, 2017 - 8:53 AM
12 Moving Tips: The Best Moving Hacks

Moving tips and tricks to simplify your experience

You may have seen articles circulating online for “life hacks” designed make every area of your life easier. This basically means taking simple, clever shortcuts on everyday tasks that you might not have otherwise thought about. And while many of these tips are centered on traveling, cooking, or taking care of your skin, there are some that will be helpful during a move. Here are several ways to increase efficiency before, during and after a move without too much effort.

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Moving Checklist

May 9th, 2017 - 7:56 AM
Moving Checklist

Planning a move? Use a relocation checklist

If you just got the news that you’ll soon be moving, there are probably a lot of thoughts going on in your head. How much time do I need? Who do I need to call? Where do I start? While planning a long distance move may seem overwhelming at first, using a moving checklist is an easy way to stay on track.

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Moving a Washer

May 2nd, 2017 - 12:47 PM
Moving a Washer

Tips for moving a washing machine​

Whether you have a front-loading or a top-loading washing machine, there’s a little work involved in preparing it for a move. Since washing machines are important investments, you'll want to take care of yours so it works properly when it’s in your new house. Luckily, prepping and loading a washer is easy if you know what to expect. Learn how in just a few simple steps.

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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.