Moving to Chicago? Once you get there, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, but getting there can raise some concerns. Historical districts, well-maintained train tracks and cobblestone streets can make access a bit tough for large trucks. But not to worry — we’ve done our research and have the answers to your Chicago moving questions.
Moving is an exciting and busy time. You get to start fresh in a new place, put things exactly where you want them, and decide how to decorate. But while it’s easy to get caught up in details like what color to paint the walls or where to put the couch, it’s important to make sure your home is secure. Use these home safety tips to protect your property and minimize risk.
Home security checklist — tips for a safe home
Here are 10 security steps new homeowners should take after moving:
I’m moving — will a U-Pack ReloCube hold my stuff?
If you’re moving in a ReloCube, you might be wondering how much you can realistically expect to fit inside the container. While it’s easy to picture the CubeTM filled with boxes stacked in columns, adding furniture and other large items into the mix can make a difference. With its compact design, some people might think their belongings would never fit in a ReloCube. But don’t let the size be deceiving — you may be surprised by how much it can hold!
Have you ever driven past a sign for a nearby city and thought, “I wonder how they came up with that?” You’re not alone! The United States is full of places with interesting histories, and learning more about them can be fun. If you’re moving long distance or simply taking a family road trip, you’ll want to add these towns with unique names to your list of stopping points.
With gift-giving season quickly approaching, you’re probably already dreading what holiday shopping entails — big crowds, long lines, traffic jams and an empty bank account. But, instead of getting stressed and spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars, why not spend some time crafting DIY Christmas gifts? You can stay home, drink a cup of hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music and enjoy the lights on the tree while making your loved ones a unique gift they’re sure to love. And even if you’re not usually a crafty person, these simple handmade ideas are easy enough for anyone to make!
While November 15 is National Clean Your Refrigerator Day, you can “celebrate” this holiday any time. Whether you’re cleaning one in your new apartment, prepping yours for a move, or just trying to get rid of fridge odor, it’s good to know the best way to get the job done.
Moving long distance with just a few belongings may not be as time-consuming as packing up an entire house, but it still requires some careful thought and preparation. Some possible small move scenarios could be:
If you’re trying to reduce the cost of your move, there are many options available. You can choose a lower-priced moving service, try to do it all yourself, or ask for special deals to be applied. While discounts are typically great ways to save, you may find taking $25 or $50 off of an already overpriced move doesn’t make much of an impact. Starting with a discount moving service, and then making adjustments to fit your needs, is often a better way to go.
It’s not unusual for people to need storage in conjunction with a long-distance move. After all, not all moves go directly from point A to point B. Many times people move out of their current house before their new one is ready. And others may take the time to go on vacation before settling in to a new location. No matter the reason, U-Pack® has portable storage solutions to fit your needs.