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Finding Child Care in a New City

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:

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Holiday Moving

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 . . .

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Moving Around 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. 

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What's all this business about Gypsy Moths?

By Meghan
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.

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The Price to Move

June 26th, 2008 - 9:04 AM

It's all in the price – Avoid a moving scam

When looking at your moving contract (or Bill of Lading) it is all about the details of the moving price.  The main focus is what's included and how it can change. 

Before signing your contract, you'll want to have a clear understanding of the following:

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Moving Your Pet

June 17th, 2008 - 1:46 PM

Just in case you didn't know, U-Pack cannot move your pet. It's not because we don't love them; our trailers aren't climate controlled so it's not a safe environment for them. During the summer months the trailers can get very warm inside and during the winter months they can be very cold.  Not ideal conditions for your four-legged or winged companion.

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Avoid a moving scam

April 28th, 2008 - 1:08 PM

Verify Dates and Timing

Knowing the exact dates your move will take place (loading, transit, and unloading) is something that may not seem an important detail initially, but it could be!

Is the date the truck will arrive for loading a guaranteed date?
Check for wording on your contract that might indicate that it could be brought to you on a date other than the date you expect it to arrive.

How long will the truck be left at your house for loading?
You want plenty of time to complete your loading, but knowing it will be picked up in a timely manner once loading is complete is important as well.

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Moving Space Estimator Cont.

By Josh J
February 7th, 2008 - 1:18 PM

"What the heck is a linear foot"?

This question (worded one way or another) is probably asked by U-Pack customers more than any other question. However, even when I answer that it is one foot of length by eight feet wide by nine feet tall I still get "Huh?". I think that a mental picture is worth a thousand words of explanation.