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How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

May 29th, 2015 - 8:08 AM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

What’s the best way to lift a heavy box?

Moving—whether it’s locally or long distance—almost always requires lifting at least a few heavy boxes. To avoid injury to your back, we recommend watching this video to learn how to properly lift boxes before you start moving. It includes tips and best practices from Mayo Clinic and other reputable health experts.

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Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

April 3rd, 2015 - 8:43 AM
Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

How to deduct moving expenses

If you moved for work in 2014, you may be eligible to deduct your moving expenses when you file your 2014 return. To determine if your move qualifies, there are some requirements you’ll need to have met. So, let’s start by covering some basic information about moving and tax deductions, then dive into some more detailed questions you may have about what is and isn’t tax deductible.

What moving expenses are tax deductible?

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How to pack a computer for moving

February 17th, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Need to pack up your computer?

When moving to a new home, it’s important to know how to properly pack one of your most valuable items – your computer. By learning how to pack it with the most care, you can ensure it will arrive safely to your new home, ready for use.

More of a visual learner?  Watch this quick video on how to pack your computer.



Preparing your computer for your upcoming move

Before you begin packing, you’ll need to take care of a few things on the front end:

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Moving in the Winter

December 5th, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

And moving in the winter can be far from delightful. There are a handful of reasons people choose to bundle up and move their belongings in cold, snowy conditions—and lower moving rates is the big one. Winter is considered an “off-peak” moving season, which means when the temps start dropping outside, fewer people move, and so the price to move drops, too. It’s a benefit that makes the thought of a winter move a little more bearable.

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How to Pack Makeup

September 15th, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Packing Makeup for Travel

When it comes to packing your makeup, you might be tempted to just throw everything into a bag and go – don't. Pressed powders can crumble, glass bottles can break, and other disasters can happen. Whether you’re traveling or moving, it’s important to protect your makeup to keep it intact. For the basics of cosmetic packing, check out these easy tips.

How to Pack Makeup

The video above outlined some simple moving hacks for packing makeup. Let’s dig into the details and discover how to keep all types of makeup secure during travel or moving.

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Best kids books about moving

July 15th, 2014 - 3:45 PM

30 Books to Help Children Cope with Moving

Lots of energy goes into coordinating the logistics of an actual move – packing, preparing, and planning. But if you have children, you’re also likely to spend time answering lots of questions and calming fears. Whether you’re just moving to a new home in the same area, or moving long distance, your children will need some help coping with the changes. Books are a great way to help kids get through the stress of moving.

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How to Pack Jewelry

July 11th, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Tips for Packing Jewelry

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but protecting any type of jewelry when moving or traveling is always a good idea. Whether you have a couple pieces of special jewelry, or lots of costume jewelry, you’ll want to pack it properly. Check out these methods for packing jewelry to ensure your pieces arrive at your destination in good shape.

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I Need to Move Tomorrow

June 11th, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Need to Move Tomorrow? Call U-Pack!

If you are moving long distance on short notice, your options may be a bit limited (especially during the peak moving season). But, pending availability, U-Pack can almost always handle last minute moves! If you need to move tomorrow, the first thing you should do is call a U-Pack Moving Specialist at 800-413-4799 to discuss the details of your move. They’ll be able to give you prices and check availability while you’re on the phone.

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Moving a Pack Rat

May 19th, 2014 - 3:39 PM

How to Move a Pack Rat

Picture this: a cluttered garage, a closet stuffed to the brim, and a kitchen too messy to eat in. That’s what a pack rat’s world looks like. What’s a pack rat? Simply put, it’s someone who collects or keeps things that aren’t needed. There’s a little pack rat in all of us, but if you or someone you know is a true pack rat, then you (or they) may be wondering how to handle an upcoming move. Moving is tough no matter what, but when you have too much stuff it just complicates things even more.

Moving a pack rat doesn’t have to be stressful – with our help you can prepare for the move while moving easily and affordably.