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Long Distance Moves

April 7th, 2013 - 1:08 PM

What you need to know about long distance moving

You’ve got a lot to get done before moving day, so the thought of moving long distance can be very overwhelming. Take a deep breath and relax because I have the inside scoop on long distance moves. Below you’ll find everything you want to know, from cost, your moving options, and tips to what to expect, how to plan, and so much more. Ready? Let’s get moving!

Preparing for a long distance move

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Moving to College - Tips for Move In Day

April 6th, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Moving into college for the first time
Will you be a freshman moving to college for the first time this year? If so, I have some valuable tips and info you’ll need for move-in day! Let’s begin.

Find out what’s there. Will your college provide a microwave or mini-fridge, or are those things you will have to supply yourself? You may not want to bring a TV if there are no cable hookups. Finding out what’s available before you move in will help you not waste space when you start packing for the move.

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Divorce and moving with children

April 6th, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Kids and Divorce: Moving

Going through a divorce can not only be a stressful time on you, but on your children, too. As you are going through the divorce, you and your spouse will talk about your kids and their living arrangements. Here at U-Pack, we move people long distance who are dealing with all sorts of life situations, including divorce. So today, let’s take a closer look at how to deal with divorce and moving with children. Follow these helpful tips to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your kids.

Divorce and moving with children tips

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How To Find An Internship

April 5th, 2013 - 9:43 AM

I need an internship – how do I find one?

An internship is a great way to gain real-life experience before committing to a certain field of study. Take it from someone who has had several internships – the experience you gain can really help in the “real world!” Whether you’re a student, college grad, or just looking for a career change, I’ve got some great info, advice, and tips on how to find an internship. Let’s take a look.

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When are income taxes due?

April 4th, 2013 - 9:42 AM

What is the tax deadline for 2013?
Each year from January to April, Americans experience the fifth season of the year – tax season. If you’re asking yourself “When are income taxes due?” We’ve researched and found the answer, just keep reading!

According the IRS, your 2012 Federal Tax Return is due by April 15, 2013. However, each state has a different income tax due date.

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What companies compare to Budget® Truck Rental?

April 3rd, 2013 - 12:18 PM

How does Budget compare to similar moving companies?

If you’re planning a long distance move and thinking about using Budget®, this blog post will help you compare Budget services to similar self-moving services and “you pack, they drive” moving services like U-Pack®, where you can pay a rate similar to truck rental but you don’t have to drive. Keep reading to find out what companies compare to Budget truck rental.

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Best 2013 April Fools' Jokes Online

April 2nd, 2013 - 11:18 AM

April Fools’ 2013 Roundup

I’m not sure if your kids pranked you on April 1, but if you logged on to Google or any number of sites, you likely fell victim to their online April Fools’ Jokes.  Here are the best April Fools’ jokes online this year.

Google Nose – Touted as a “new scentsation in search,” Google Nose will allow you to smell your searches. While smells like “wet dog” and “horse manure” don’t sound appealing, the thought of “lemon” or “daisies” might be more pleasant. You can check it out at http://www.google.com/landing/nose/index.html.

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Moving to Washington State? Here's what you should know

April 1st, 2013 - 9:53 AM

Moving to Washington? Here’s what you should know!

If you are moving to the Evergreen State, there are a few things you should know! U-Pack knows all about moving to Washington State. Here’s what you should know about the weather, the geography, and how to actually move to Washington.

Moving to Washington State: The Weather

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Shipping Furniture

March 30th, 2013 - 2:53 PM

How to ship furniture

Are you planning a long-distance move soon? Then it’s probably crossed your mind that you need a way to ship your furniture cross country. Furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and can be extremely heavy, too. Since you can’t shrink your furniture and mail it to your new home, you’ll have to choose another option for shipping furniture. Let’s take a look at some options you have for getting your furniture from point A to point B.

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How much does moving and storage cost?

March 30th, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The Cost of Moving and Storage

There are many moving services out there, and the storage possibilities are endless. Determining how much moving and storage costs can be difficult. However, for the easiest, most affordable combination of moving and storage, you want a company that does them both, like U-Pack! You can easily figure out how much moving and storage costs with U-Pack by getting a free moving quote. What does that moving quote include? I’m glad you asked! Let me show you everything you get with moving and storage at U-Pack.

Moving and Storage Cost: Moving with U-Pack