February 19th, 2009 - 9:15 AM
Ask permission first, not forgiveness later...
Although the forgiveness route may work with some things, when a parking violation is on the line I wouldn't suggest it! City governments like to know what is being parked on their streets and if they don't approve, you could end up with a ticket. This is clearly not something you want to deal with when you're trying to move.
Save yourself a headache (and money) by calling your city hall or local police department before you move.
February 17th, 2009 - 12:03 PM
Many of you ask whether our prices are based on weight, like many other movers . . . and luckily that isn't the case. U-Pack charges by the linear footage or the number of Cubes you use. This way of determining cost gives you more control over your price.
February 4th, 2009 - 4:35 PM
By now if you haven't heard that home sales are down considerably, well, you're probably living under a rock. Selling a house in this market has turned into a daunting task. But the fact remains, some homes are still being sold. So how do you make sure your home is one of the chosen ones?
Great tips for how to sell your house:
January 30th, 2009 - 8:54 AM
If you're moving to Puerto Rico, there are some taxes and customs procedures that you will have to keep in mind.
January 23rd, 2009 - 2:53 PM
I'm moving to Alaska – Does U-Pack service the city I'm moving to?
January 16th, 2009 - 11:47 AM
I've hosted many garage sales in my life. Some have been a money-making success and some such a total flop that afterwards I promised never to have another one again! I've got to admit though, when they flop, it's always because I didn't advertise or put much effort into it. So now I am a BIG advocate of advertising.
Here are some good tips for advertising your garage sale when you're moving:
January 12th, 2009 - 8:58 AM
Take Back your Kitchen!
A lot of people consider the kitchen the most popular room in the home. In fact, houses with larger kitchens sell faster, but that shouldn't surprise us given the natural tendency for people to gravitate towards food! Today's kitchen is designed as much for entertaining and socializing as it is for food prep. This is why cleaning and organizing your kitchen is so important. So, whether you're moving into a new house, or you just need to organize the one you have, here are some tips and suggestions to help you maintain a kitchen you'll want to show off!
January 8th, 2009 - 2:03 PM
Where's everyone going?
ABF U-Pack Moving just released the 2008 Moving Trends Report. If you haven't read it yet, you should take a look. It gives some great information about where people moved to and from in 2008. Considering the state of the economy and the housing market, it has some very interesting statistics.
January 6th, 2009 - 8:39 AM
I've got two amazing kids – a 3 year-old and an 8-month-old. Thankfully, I had the good fortune of working and going to church with other moms and dads who could make child care recommendations when my maternity leave ended. Even so, it was a really difficult choice. I can only imagine what a daunting task it is when you're moving to a new city and don't know anyone who can make a recommendation.
So, here are some tips for finding child care in your new city:
December 19th, 2008 - 3:38 PM
If you're moving with kids and moving with U-Pack, you'll be able to drive your own car and have some fun along the way! I know a lot of vehicles are equipped with entertainment systems and DVD players these days
but take your kids on a trip down memory lane – sing some good road trip songs and play the old school road trip games. Here are a few suggestions – feel free to comment and add to the list!