March 3rd, 2013 - 12:35 PM
Now that you have your Permanent Change of Station orders to begin moving to Fort Wainwright, you have a choice to make: let the government plan the move for you or do a Personally Procured Move (PPM), where you are in charge of your move. I suggest getting the best of both worlds (and possibly pocketing some of your moving allowance) with a “you pack, we drive” moving service like U-Pack. With U-Pack, you can get rates similar to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive.
March 1st, 2013 - 11:15 AM
Military moving is a little more involved than “normal” household moving – especially when there’s reimbursement and things like weight tickets involved. And when you add moving to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska to the mix, it can get even more complex. But don’t worry; I’ve got some great advice and tips to make your PCS to Elmendorf AFB easy and stress-free.
Tips and advice for moving to Elmendorf Air Force Base
February 27th, 2013 - 8:34 AM
It was once said by Robert Heinlein that, “Those who forget their past are destined to repeat it.” Understanding our past is incredibly important for our future. And fortunately, the nation is full of museums that help us do just that. One of our favorite types of museums are military museums, so we did a little research and found 10 of the most interesting military museums in the nation.
February 24th, 2013 - 12:46 PM
PCSing to Fort Carson?
If you’ve just been given Permanent Change of Station Orders for moving to Fort Carson, the next step is figuring out how to get your belongings there. I suggest doing a PPM (Personally Procured Move) with U-Pack.
Eligible service members with PCS orders will be offered a monetary allowance from the government if they decide to do a PPM move. Basically, if your move to Fort Carson ends up costing less than your allowance from the government, you get to keep what’s left over. This makes doing a PPM totally worth it. Sound good? Keep reading…
February 23rd, 2013 - 12:34 PM
When you combine children and moving, you can end up feeling very drained. Not only are you trying to get your kids in the mood for moving long distance, but you yourself have to prepare for the move, too. Ease the transition of moving with children with helpful tips from U-Pack:
Helpful Tips for moving with children
February 23rd, 2013 - 12:24 PM
Are you worried about parking a moving truck?
When you picture a moving truck, what comes to mind? Is it a large, bulky moving van? I think that’s the image that comes to mind for a lot of people. And in many cases parking something that large in a neighborhood or apartment complex is simply out of the question. There’s good news though; when you move with U-Pack, the truck that’s delivered to you is much smaller, much more maneuverable, and much more affordable. Here’s what I mean:
February 22nd, 2013 - 1:54 PM
Are you planning to move to Canada with pets?
Sometimes pets are forgotten when moving long distance, and before you know it, you’re spending lots of hours on the computer a few days before your move learning the requirements for moving your pet to Canada. Whether that’s you or not, here’s everything you need to know about moving to Canada with pets!
February 22nd, 2013 - 9:59 AM
Finding the best moving companies
The biggest concern I hear from people planning to move long distance is that they’re not sure how to find reputable moving companies. I can understand their concern. If you’re not sure who to trust, you can be in for a bumpy ride in the moving process. Let's take some time today to look at techniques and resources you can use to help find the most reputable moving companies and moving services.
How to find reputable moving companies
February 22nd, 2013 - 9:24 AM
Get moving assistance that’s affordable
Moving labor often comes in two categories: 1) expensive full-service movers, or 2) cheap inexperienced laborers. However, U-Pack gives you a third option to consider: experienced, affordable moving assistance.
February 21st, 2013 - 10:24 AM
Whether they’re moving cross country, going on a vacation, or just getting out of the house, more and more animal owners are traveling with their four-legged friend. According to Petrelocation.com, 60% of owners said they traveled with their pet in 2010. Since today is “Love Your Pet” day, I thought it would be helpful to explore 10 must-know pet travel tips for the next time you and your furry friend are out and about.
Pet Travel Tip #1 – Talk to your Vet