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Moving to California

July 8th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
Moving to California

Making the move to California

With new adventures to last a lifetime, career opportunities around every corner, and beautiful sights at every turn, it’s no wonder that California is the most populous state in the U.S. – and, with 163,000 sq. miles of land, there’s plenty of room to call it your own. If you’re thinking about living in the Golden State, this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for preparing for your move and learning about life as Californian.

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Moving to Florida

June 26th, 2015 - 3:09 PM
Moving to Florida

Planning a move to Florida

Home to more than 19 million people, Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. – yes, even more populated than New York! With beautiful beaches, great weather, and friendly residents, there’s a lot to love about the Sunshine State. If you’re considering a move to Florida, this guide will answer your most-asked questions – let’s dive right in.

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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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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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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.