November 10th, 2009 - 2:40 PM
I may have mentioned before that I've been with U-Pack for almost 10 years. In that time, I've gotten to speak with thousands of customers moving long-distance. Through the next several months I'll let you in on some of the random moving tips I've learned throughout the years.
Moving Tip #1
Be Prepared. Carry what you need with you.
July 8th, 2009 - 10:49 AM
Staging for an Open House
Are you thinking about selling your house? Then you'll need to learn, memorize, and frequently repeat the Staging Motto (embarrassing yes
sometimes you do what you gotta do).
The Staging Motto:
"In order to please the masses, I will create a house that is clean, simplistic, and updated. This is no longer all about me, but rather selling this house and maybe making some money on the deal."
May 18th, 2009 - 4:35 PM
Get to know your new city
So you're moving to a new home or apartment. What's next? Once you get there, you can't just stay in the house all day. And come on, you aren't going to be at work all day either. What do you do after work and on the weekends? How are you supposed to meet people? You need a strategy to learn the area and have some fun.
Get out of the house.
Start by checking out the local newspapers and area entertainment magazines to find events that interest you. Then start taking advantage of the local attractions like parks, libraries, museums and coffee shops.
April 2nd, 2009 - 8:32 AM
Are your moving expenses tax deductible? It's tax time!
If you've determined that your moving expenses are tax deductible, you'll need a copy of your U-Pack delivery receipt. We understand that often in the shuffle of moving, the original gets misplaced. So, if you need a copy of your delivery receipt – with the total moving cost for your U-Pack move - we can help
and it's easy.
January 16th, 2009 - 11:47 AM
I've hosted many garage sales in my life. Some have been a money-making success and some such a total flop that afterwards I promised never to have another one again! I've got to admit though, when they flop, it's always because I didn't advertise or put much effort into it. So now I am a BIG advocate of advertising.
Here are some good tips for advertising your garage sale when you're moving:
January 6th, 2009 - 8:39 AM
I've got two amazing kids – a 3 year-old and an 8-month-old. Thankfully, I had the good fortune of working and going to church with other moms and dads who could make child care recommendations when my maternity leave ended. Even so, it was a really difficult choice. I can only imagine what a daunting task it is when you're moving to a new city and don't know anyone who can make a recommendation.
So, here are some tips for finding child care in your new city:
December 5th, 2008 - 9:53 AM
Moving through the holidays
There's a break from school and all of the family is together. Or maybe you just have a few days off from work when you can finally relax and get things done. Either way, the last thing you should have to worry about is moving. But wait! There's only a limited amount of time before the kids have to be back at school, and the new job starts right after the holidays . . .
November 12th, 2008 - 9:44 AM
Getting Stuff ED(ucation)
Thinking turkey? You're not alone
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Lots of people move during the holidays (especially back home); the kids are out of school, people have a few days off, and getting settled before going back to work can be as comforting as a mother's hug.
July 17th, 2008 - 2:53 PM
Is my quote in a bind?
The consumer awareness website Protect Your Move defines a binding quote as, "An agreement made in advance with your mover, which guarantees the total cost of the move based upon the quantities and services shown on the estimate."
July 3rd, 2008 - 5:30 PM
For as long as I have been talking to customers moving to California about Gypsy Moths, this is still the image that comes to mind.
I can't help it. But depending on your taste, this is probably a little more appealing illustration than what they actually look like.
No they aren't that bad, and I'm sure everyone's mother loves them, but I still can't help but have a preference for my cartoon version.