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22 Unexpected Uses for Moving Boxes

June 9th, 2017 - 11:24 AM
22 Unexpected Uses for Moving Boxes

What to do with used moving boxes

After a move, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of cardboard. If you’ve moved a two-bedroom home, you can easily have over 50 used boxes laying around.  Or maybe you’ve ordered several things online and are looking for a way to reuse those boxes. You can go the environmentally-friendly route and recycle them, but you may want to get creative with some of them. With a few supplies, moving boxes can be repurposed into unique things that can entertain your kids, organize your home, and more!

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How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

June 7th, 2017 - 1:20 PM
How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

Protect your items with paper pads

As you pack, you’ll need to protect furniture from damage, keep fragile picture frames and lamps safe, and shield appliances from scratches and dings. Paper padding is a versatile moving supply that’s perfect for all of these applications. Take a closer look at what it is, learn how to use it, and find out how much you’ll need.

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How to move from one state to another

June 5th, 2017 - 1:00 PM
How to move from one state to another

Relocating to another state

House hunting, packing, and keeping track of paperwork — just a few of the tasks associated with a long-distance move. And while relocating can be an exciting time, it does involve some work and preparation. If you’ve never moved to another state before, you may be wondering what all needs to be done before the big day and how to find a moving company that can meet your needs. Get answers to those questions, and get tips for staying on track, in this post.

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Does renters insurance cover moving?

May 31st, 2017 - 2:20 PM
Does renters insurance cover moving?

Check renter’s insurance coverage before moving

Renter’s insurance covers your personal property while it’s inside your house or apartment — but does it cover it during a move? In most cases, the answer is yes. But, all policies are unique, and there are several variables to consider. The best way to verify coverage is to review your current renter’s insurance policy and ask your insurance agent/company questions. With that information, you can determine whether you have the coverage you need or if additional coverage is necessary.

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Goodbye Songs

May 26th, 2017 - 3:21 PM
Goodbye Songs

Songs about Goodbye​

Saying farewell? You’ll need a song to help you through it! We’ve compiled 50 different goodbye songs on five Spotify playlists so you can listen to the songs that fit your taste or mood. These lists are broken down into classics, graduation songs, songs about leaving, fun songs and sad songs. 

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How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)

May 24th, 2017 - 8:46 AM
How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)

DIY moving without a rental truck

While most people immediately think “truck rental” when they think of self-service moving, there are other options available. Small, local moves can be done with cargo trailers or multiple trips in a personal vehicle, but those options aren’t ideal for every situation. If you want to save money on a long-distance move, but would like to avoid long hours behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, a method that doesn’t involve driving may be best. Compare truck rental to a DIY moving service like U-Pack® to see how you can save.

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Moving Cost Calculator

May 22nd, 2017 - 3:07 PM
Moving Cost Calculator

Figure out moving costs

Calculating a moving budget can be tricky if you don’t know what costs to account for. And because many factors can contribute to the price ­— such as the home size and the distance between origin and destination — it can be difficult to know which moving company to choose. A moving cost calculator can make the process easier because it helps you determine rates in advance. Whether you’ve just started checking prices or are ready to make a reservation, U-Pack® makes it easy to calculate costs.

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PCS Checklist for Military Moving

May 19th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
PCS Checklist for Military Moving

Planning a move for PCS orders

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders are given to thousands of military families each year. If you’ve recently received them, you may be wondering how to get all of the moving tasks completed in time, while still fulfilling daily duties. We’ve created a comprehensive PCS moving checklist to help you get prepared and stay organized — download it to keep track of everything from hiring a moving company to renewing your military ID. 

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The Ultimate College Packing List

May 15th, 2017 - 3:35 PM
The Ultimate College Packing List

Gathering dorm room supplies

When you consider the limited amount of space in a dorm room or college apartment, it can be tough to imagine how to pack. Not only do you need to find room for daily necessities like clothes and toiletries, but you also need to bring basic kitchen supplies and other household items. While there are essential things to bring, the good news is there are some things you can (and should) leave behind. Dive into this packing list to find out how to pack for college.

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Moving with an American Flag

May 10th, 2017 - 4:11 PM
Moving with an American Flag

Flag etiquette for moving and storage

For more than 200 years, the American flag has served as the emblem of the United States. To show respect for the nation and values the flag represents, many people choose to display one at their homes. Flying a flag and learning about proper etiquette is an important concept for many families, but what do you do with it during a move? Can you pack it with your other belongings or does it need a special box? Learn the best way to get a flag to your new home and get tips for putting one in storage.