U-Pack welcomes our newest guest blogger, Snow Conant of MyNewPlace.com. Snow has completed many moves on her own and could be considered an expert in apartment hunting. Read on for some of Snow's best tips and tricks.
Things NOT to do when you move into your new place
Managing your relocation costs: tips and tricks Let's face it. Relocation can be expensive— especially if you're moving cross country. Here are some tips for managing your relocation costs so they're kept within your moving budget:
Oregon is a state that has it all— the western coastline, beautiful mountains, and thriving cities. If you're moving to Oregon, you have lots to look forward to! Since we know you'll want to fit right in with the locals, U-Pack has gathered a few little-known facts about Oregon to help you out.
Things to do in Arkansas— welcome to your new home!
If you're moving to Arkansas, you'll have a lot of new places to explore! Once you're settled into your new home, you can plan a few outings to discover your new state. But first things first— did you know that ABF U-Pack is actually headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas? (That means you can definitely take my word for it when I suggest a few must-see places in The Natural State!) Here's a short list of things to do in Arkansas:
What are the different types of cross country moving services?
Like we've said before, moving isn't an easy task. However, finding the right moving company that fits your needs can make it a lot less stressful. So how do you sort through the many cross country moving services out there? Refer to this post as a quick breakdown of the options you'll find when planning your move cross country.
Most people think of self storage in two ways— either the image of a musty attic comes to mind, or they have visions of dragging their items to a questionable rental space across town. Mobile self storage, however, is a horse of a different color!
With mobile self storage, the storage solution comes to you. And when you're moving with U-Pack, you'll have lots of options to choose from. You can load or unload a U-Pack portable storage container:
U-Pack announces a new City Reviews Forum featuring comments from local residents who share first-hand experience about great places to live, eat, shop and explore in their city. Consumer surveys report that more people are relying on user generated content to make big money decisions. The U-Pack City Reviews Form was designed in response, to help users learn more about an area before moving cross country.
If there's a celebrity moving to a new home, chances are it's going to make headlines. Just ask Jesse James— thanks to his public split with Sandra Bullock, it was big news when the media found out he was moving to Texas. While moving isn't that high-profile for most of us, it's still stressful. Take a look at the following celebrity moving examples so far in 2010:
A Tornado Picture for the Books!
Severe weather can strike anywhere, anytime. That's why we wanted to share this tornado picture from the September 8th storms, sent in courtesy of employees at the ABF service center in Dallas, TX. It's very frightening when severe weather hits, and we're happy to report that our Dallas employees weren't harmed.
The term 'Texas tornado' has been used for everything from song titles to team names, but we think this tornado picture shows the true meaning of the term— don't you think?