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!
December 5th, 2008 - 9:53 AM
Moving through the holidays
There's a break from school and all of the family is together. Or maybe you just have a few days off from work when you can finally relax and get things done. Either way, the last thing you should have to worry about is moving. But wait! There's only a limited amount of time before the kids have to be back at school, and the new job starts right after the holidays . . .
December 4th, 2008 - 11:24 AM
New Service Options
We have recently expanded options for Hawaii Moving! We're always looking for ways to improve the U-Pack service and we feel like this is another great step. Here are all of the service options now available if you're using U-Pack to move to Hawaii:
November 26th, 2008 - 7:40 AM
What a Year
It was a great year for Team ABF Racing. Although we didn't make it into victory lane, Brian Vickers was able to amass 2 Poles, 6 Top Fives and 8 Top Tens, all in only 12 starts!
Meanwhile, Jason Leffler was able to finish the year in the #38 Braun Racing entry in the 9th points position, with 3 Top Fives and 13 Top Ten finishes to his credit.
November 21st, 2008 - 3:51 PM
Long Distance Moving
If you're moving to or from a location that most long distance moving companies won't service, ABF U-Pack may be able to help. How? ABF has nearly 300 service centers located throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The wide coverage area means it's likely your city is a serviceable point - even though most long distance moving companies aren't able to deliver to your home.
November 18th, 2008 - 4:25 PM
If you think about it, moving is as hard for kids as it is for adults. They're leaving behind familiar places and important friends just like we do. And, they're faced with a lot of "new" things, like finding new friends and starting a new school – that can be scary!
Here are some things to keep in mind while you're packing your kids' stuff. They're going to need lots of love, lots of time, and lots of attention to their feelings.
You might also consider the following tips to make the transition easier for the entire family: