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Housewarming Gifts

August 15th, 2016 - 9:37 AM
Housewarming Gifts

Welcome to the neighborhood!​

Do you have new neighbors or friends or family who recently moved into a new home? If you want to give a gift to help them settle into their new place, don’t fret! We’ve made it easy to find housewarming gifts for every situation. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, something personalized or something creative, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started.

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First Time Home Buyer Guide

August 11th, 2016 - 9:01 AM
First Time Home Buyer Guide

Are you a 1st time home buyer?

Buying a home for the first time can be an exhilarating and nerve-wracking experience. For most people, it’s one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make!  Since you’ve never been through the process before, you may not understand everything that needs to happen before you can move in. We’ve consulted a licensed Realtor and a loan officer to create a first time home buyer’s guide that will help you know what to do before, during and after buying a home.

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Moving Quotes Online

August 10th, 2016 - 2:33 PM
Moving Quotes Online

Compare moving company quotes

If you’re planning an upcoming move, one of the first things you’ll need to do is figure out pricing. Most companies allow you to get a moving quote online, but how can you be sure you’re getting the best rate? Since each company offers different services, it can often feel like comparing apples to oranges – leaving you unsure of what choice to make. The good news is there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best price possible.

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Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

August 4th, 2016 - 2:39 PM
Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

Rental trucks and weigh stations

At some point, you've probably noticed heavy duty trucks on major highways stopping at weigh stations and wondered why they have to stop and how they know when to go through them. If you’re planning on driving a rental truck for a household move, you may be concerned about what you’re required to do, too. You know your car can bypass them, but what about heavier vehicles?  

What is a weigh station?​

Weigh stations are highway checkpoints where weight and safety inspections are performed. Basically, they help keep our interstates safe from extremely heavy or unsafe trucks. While weigh stations are usually reserved for commercial vehicles, rental trucks moving household goods may need to stop, too. Whether or not it’s required depends on the weight of the truck and the laws in the state(s) you’re traveling through. Knowing which truck weigh scales to stop at will help you save time and avoid hefty fines.

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PODS® Rates Compared to U-Pack

August 3rd, 2016 - 9:25 AM
PODS® Rates Compared to U-Pack

Are your PODS® rates too high?

If you’ve seen a PODS® container around town, you may have thought they were much better alternative to driving a rental truck across the country. They fit into a driveway or in front of a house and they sit close to the ground so moving things in and out is easy – what could be better? But then you request a quote and see the price … and maybe you start wondering if there are any cheaper container moving options out there.

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Moving Away Songs

July 28th, 2016 - 1:07 PM
Moving Away Songs

The best moving songs playlists​

Moving away, facing a difficult goodbye or dealing with a tough break up can all spark a lot of emotions – excitement, eagerness, stress, anxiety and even sadness. Whatever feelings you have about moving on, music therapy is an effective way to cope. Sometimes hearing the right song at the perfect moment makes the pressure of moving on bearable! We’ve compiled some of the greatest music tracks on the topic to help you through the experience and keep you motivated during the process.  

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Getting Help With Packing and Loading

July 27th, 2016 - 3:04 PM
Getting Help With Packing and Loading

Need a hand with packing and moving?

While do-it-yourself moving is a great way to save money, there are lots of situations where you may need some help—especially when it comes to packing and loading.  Whether you’re a first-time mover that needs help or just don’t want to do the heavy lifting this time around, you can still enjoy low rates and an easy moving service without having to do all the work yourself! U-Pack offers invaluable packing tips and a recommendation for affordable loading help so you can move without the high price of a full service mover and still get the help you need.

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How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft When Moving

July 25th, 2016 - 3:46 PM
How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft When Moving

Identity theft protection during a move

Millions of Americans relocate each year for personal reasons or to pursue new careers. And while it’s an exciting time, it’s also a busy process that can leave many people unaware of identity theft risks. Identity theft is when someone purposefully steals a person’s name, social security number or credit card number to obtain financial gain and other benefits. If fraud is committed and not reported quickly, the victim’s credit score could suffer. It’s important to learn about fraud protection when moving to protect yourself and your belongings.

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What is the cheapest moving truck rental?

July 22nd, 2016 - 12:54 PM
What is the cheapest moving truck rental?

Finding cheap moving trucks​

For local, in-state moves, U-Haul®, Budget® and Penske® have a variety of cheap rental trucks available. But, because rates change constantly (due to location, truck size and the time of year you’re moving), it’s difficult to determine which company offers the cheapest moving truck prices. And, if you’re moving one-way, truck rental may not be the cheapest option.