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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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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.

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Self Moving Advice: 10 Things To Remember When Moving

February 3rd, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Advice For Your Move

The US Census Bureau reports that on average, people move 11 times in their lifetime. There are so many variables at play in each move, that even after moving multiple times, it can still feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you make your move stress-free and help you remember all the little details. With most people using self-moving services these days, we have compiled our 10 best pieces of self-moving advice to help you through the process.

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10 Important Places to Locate Right When You Move to Your New Town

January 17th, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Where’s that?

When moving to a new town, one of the quickest ways to settle in is to find out where certain places are located in proximity to your new home. We know you’ll be worn out from the move itself, but knowing where things are around town will make the transition much easier. As you begin unpacking and setting up house, take a look at our list of 10 key places to locate right when you move, and why it’s so important that you know where these places are.

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Help Kids Deal with Moving to a New School

January 15th, 2014 - 10:04 AM

25 Things You Can Do To Help Your Kids Adjust to a New School

When you consider that children who attend public or private school spend the majority of their day there, it’s easy to understand why some would say it's their “world.” School is where their friends are, it’s where their interests lie, and it’s where they have a routine they’re accustomed to. The thought of leaving the comfort of this familiar place to start something brand new can be extremely scary. But, there are some things you can do to help your child manage the transition when it comes to moving to a new school.