September 23rd, 2013 - 3:55 PM
Plan How You’ll Load Your Belongings Before Move Out Day Gets Here
If moving day is around the corner, and you’re planning to save money by doing a self-move, something to start thinking about is how you’ll secure your load and keep your belongings safe while they're traveling across the country.
Moving Out Tips
September 19th, 2013 - 4:08 PM
6 Warning Signs Your Moving Cost May Go Up
Warning signs are important. When you’re driving down unfamiliar roads, it’s nice to know what’s coming. The “stop sign ahead” sign warns you of an approaching intersection, and the “curves in road” sign prompts you to slow down. They’re all designed to let you know what to expect up ahead.
Just like driving an unfamiliar road, moving comes with some unknowns that can end up costing you more than you anticipated. While there aren’t literal warning signs along the way, there are definitely some signals you can watch for to help avoid the unforeseen. Here are a few things to watch for:
September 12th, 2013 - 1:42 PM
King of the Road: What would Clark Griswold listen to on a road trip?
If there’s anyone who knows how to road trip, it’s Clark Griswold. He drove his station wagon all the way from Chicago to Los Angeles just so his family could experience Walley World amusement park—now that’s dedication! And if you’re gearing up for a long road trip, you probably know the feeling. So what can you do to pass the time while driving? Check out these definitive road trip songs—we think this playlist would have even Clark Griswold singing along!
September 11th, 2013 - 3:45 PM
Downsize and put money back in your pocket
Benjamin Franklin once said “A penny saved is a penny earned.” But these days, saving pennies isn’t always as easy as it sounds – especially if you’re in a situation where the money coming in is in line with the money going out. Sure, you could manage your budget with a fine-tooth comb and cut out all of your unnecessary expenditures – like the premium cable channels, your morning latte, or the Coach® bag you just need to have.
September 11th, 2013 - 8:56 AM
We would like to take a moment this morning to honor our nation on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 events. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected: heroes, family, friends, and the loved ones we lost who are not forgotten. We salute each of you.
(photo courtesy of Michael Elliot/FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
September 10th, 2013 - 3:28 PM
Resources for Everyone Buying or Selling a Home
What typically goes hand-in-hand with moving?
If you guessed real estate, you guessed correctly (the title and picture may have helped out just a bit).
While U-Pack moves a lot of people to and from apartments, a large percentage of our customers are homeowners. And for them, a move usually means purchasing and/or selling a house.
September 9th, 2013 - 4:05 PM
Ditch the Drama—Things We Can Learn About Moving From the Housewives
Confession time: I love watching The Real Housewives. It doesn’t matter if its Miami, Orange County, or New Jersey, I can’t get enough of their sass, parties, and beautiful homes. And since I work for a moving company, seeing their big homes (and big personalities) makes me wonder what the Housewives are like on moving day. I think we can all learn a little something from these, shall we say, spirited ladies. Here’s what we’ve gathered from a few popular Housewives—try applying these tips to your own move!
September 5th, 2013 - 10:17 AM
How to Break Up With Your Landlord
When an unforeseen circumstance (like moving long-distance for a job transfer) comes your way and you need to end your lease early, it’s important to handle it the right way to avoid undesirable repercussions. A lease is a legal, binding contract, and that means you’re required to pay rent until the agreement is up. But, don’t start worrying just yet. In some cases you can get out of your lease with no – or very little – penalty. You’ll just need to follow the right course of action before packing up and moving out.
September 3rd, 2013 - 12:03 PM
From my perspective, the best thing about moving is getting a clean slate to decorate. Don’t you absolutely love walking into an empty room, imagining all of the decorating possiblities? I'll admit that I’m not all that creative on my own, but give me a great, step-by-step DIY blog or some awesome instructional Pinterest pins, and this girl's ready to get decorating! What did we ever do without them?
If you’re moving into a new home (or apartment), the potential is endless! Take a look at some of my very favorite DIY blogs/bloggers and check out our decorating ideas board on Pinterest – I hope you’re inspired!
August 28th, 2013 - 1:40 PM
Labor Day Sales—be a smart shopper