August 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 PM
There are moving boxes everywhere! Where to begin? Though at first sight it may seem overwhelming, there are things you can do to make the unpacking process go a little smoother. First, if you're reading this BEFORE you start packing, the one thing you can do to have the most impact on unpacking day is label your boxes. Trust me. You'll be glad you did. So, when you're packing silverware and kitchen utensils, write "Kitchen/Silverware/Utensils" on the box. Easy enough. Now when you're unloading boxes, you'll know what room to place them in. And when you start unpacking, you'll know where to start first.
August 17th, 2011 - 3:34 PM
Right before the summer of 2008, when gas prices started to get out of control, people began throwing around the word "staycation". Instead of going on big, expensive vacations, families stayed at home to relax and take in day trips to area attractions. What a great idea! Basically, a vacation without traveling expenses.
August 15th, 2011 - 9:58 AM
5 Tips on Moving for Less
August 3rd, 2011 - 2:23 PM
Moving can be a stressful time for anybody. However, there are steps you can take to make a move less stressful and more organized! Consider these 3 tips for a smart move to help ensure your move is as easy as possible.
Tips for a Smart Move:
July 25th, 2011 - 2:26 PM
There are a few posts on the U-Pack blog that offer tips to make family moving a little easier— how to travel with pets, books about moving for the kids, etc. While we hope those topics are helpful, we think it would be even better if our readers could see a real family move in action.
July 20th, 2011 - 12:21 PM
How to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
We all know that moving into a new neighborhood involves having new neighbors, but it's how you introduce yourself to them that will set the tone for your future encounters together. Meeting new people can be difficult and unnerving (especially if you're overly shy), but if you respect their privacy, space, and time you can develop the kind of camaraderie everyone hopes to have with new neighbors!
Here's how to introduce yourself to new neighbors:
July 18th, 2011 - 3:23 PM
Moving Tips and Tricks from the TV Show "FRIENDS"
These days, channels like "DIY" and "HGTV" offer lots of TV programs that teach you how to flip a house, make quick fixes to sell your home in a month, and even decorate your new place like a celebrity on a modest budget. With all of that activity, who has time for a regular old sitcom?
July 15th, 2011 - 9:42 AM
It's Flashback Friday— each week, U-Pack will revisit a blog topic that's been helpful and fun for our readers. Be sure to check the comments section of each post for even more valuable moving advice!
July 13th, 2011 - 3:08 PM
Great Tips for Cleaning Your New Home – Getting Rid of the Old Germs
July 7th, 2011 - 10:16 AM
Finding a good realtor is more important than you think!
As the housing and real estate market continues to get more competitive, one the most important steps you'll need to take when selling or buying a home is finding a good realtor. A 'good' realtor will be able to help guide you through the difficult and sometimes tedious real estate world while keeping your best interest in mind.