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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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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

Packing books for moving

Whether it’s one shelf full or an entire library, books need to be carefully packed to stay protected. When packing books, consider their weight and distribute them so you can easily carry the boxes. We recommend using small boxes and keeping the weight under 40 lbs. 

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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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Moving Into a New House

January 4th, 2017 - 2:28 PM
Moving Into a New House

New house checklist

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of moving to a new house? You’re probably thinking about everything that needs to be done like connecting the utilities, remodeling the areas that need work and cleaning old messes (just to name a few). To make sure you are not forgetting any important details, we’ve compiled a list of things you should do when moving to a new house. Follow these tips to help make your new place feel more like home.

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Should I use plastic totes or moving boxes for my move?

December 28th, 2016 - 9:48 AM
Should I use plastic totes or moving boxes for my move?

Plastic bins vs. cardboard boxes

Trying to figure out the safest way to pack your belongings for a long-distance move can be intimidating. After all, no one wants to arrive at their new home with a bunch of damaged items. When moving, you have two packing options — plastic containers or cardboard boxes. Both container types have benefits, but factors like durability and availability can influence which option you decide to use.

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Driving in Snow and Ice

December 26th, 2016 - 10:58 AM
Driving in Snow and Ice

Winter driving tips

If you're traveling in or out of an area that experiences extreme winter weather, you may have concerns about how to drive in the snow and ice. Depending on where you're headed, you may encounter snow drifts and white outs or ice covered roads. All of these conditions require different styles of driving and condition-specific safety precautions. Learn how to maneuver when driving on ice, snow and other cold weather conditions.