July 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 AM
Make it sparkle
A clean home is a happy home! Before you start deciding where each piece of furniture goes, read these tips to make your home as clean as possible:
Put on your cleaning clothes! You know, those clothes that you don’t mind getting bleach on or getting ruined. Wear old (but clean) shoes, too. Have all your cleaning supplies ready to go so that you’re not searching for them during the cleaning process.
July 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 AM
Now you can wrap your furniture like the professionals do – with stretch wrap. The U-Pack Box Store just added it in two different sizes – the small stretch wrap, measuring 5 in. x 1000 ft., and the large stretch wrap, measuring 15.5 in. x 1,476 ft. It’s perfect for wrapping fabric furniture (like couches and chairs), wrapping hard-to-pack items like rugs, furniture, bed rails and electronic cables, and protecting your items from snags, scratches and soil.
July 18th, 2012 - 3:21 PM
Just the thought of having to complete a move in just one week is a little overwhelming. But, I bet you would be surprised by the number of people that find themselves in this exact situation. If you need to move in a week, and feel like you’re anxiously drowning in to-do lists, let me help guide you through the process.
First, let me calm some of your anxiety by telling you that U-Pack is almost always able to do a last-minute move. Now, let’s get down to business. First things first, print off U-Pack’s free moving checklist. This will help ensure you don’t forget anything.
July 16th, 2012 - 3:40 PM
Before doing business with a moving company, be sure to ask the right questions – ask about the business, their processes and procedures and about the type of service they provide. Here’s a list of important questions we think you should ask first. Then, I’ll tell you how U-Pack Moving answers those questions.
July 13th, 2012 - 9:02 AM
It’s Flashback Friday! Today’s the day we revisit a blog post that readers have found helpful in the past. This week’s favorite focuses on instant moving quotes. 85% of the people who request a moving quote from U-Pack will receive their quote within seconds. If you’re among the 15% that need to be reviewed by a moving specialist, you’ll still get it quickly – within 24 hours. Happy Friday!
July 12th, 2012 - 3:30 PM
So you want to move to the Golden State, eh? Before you pack your bags, consider how you’re going to move to California. The first step is to gather moving quotes from different types of movers. You’ve got a lot of options—and you’ll want to be a smart spender because California is not the cheapest state to live in. Here are your options:
July 12th, 2012 - 3:21 PM
Who doesn’t love a great party? I know I do! And what better time to throw one than when you’re moving into a new home? It’s a great time to let all your friends and family see your place – and it’s also an excellent excuse to speed up the process of getting boxes unpacked and everything put away. Here are some great tips and fun ideas for throwing a super-cool “we’ve moved to a new home” party!
July 11th, 2012 - 2:50 PM
Who doesn’t love a great moving song – especially when you’re actually moving (or moving on, in some cases)? We’ve compiled an awesome list of songs that are guaranteed to move you, and some that will simply help you move on.
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” –Judy Garland
“Chariots of Fire” –Vangelis
“Beautiful Day” – U2
“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
“That’s What Friends Are For” – Dionne Warwick
“Music of My Heart” – *NSYNC ft. Gloria Estefan
“Circle of Life” – Elton John
“You raise me up” – Josh Groban
“True Colors” Cyndi Lauper
“Dare You to Move” – Switchfoot
July 10th, 2012 - 10:36 AM
I’ll go ahead and admit that things were a little crazy the last time we moved. Granted, it was before I worked at U-Pack, so I wasn’t as up-to-speed about the proper techniques. But I still thought we had it together. There were plenty of people there to help us load, which was great. But that also meant a lot of extra vehicles in the apartment complex parking lot (a no-no) and the front door being left open a lot (resulting in our dog escaping and evading capture for a long, long time). Talk about a hectic and stressful day. If I had only known then what I know now – things would have turned out completely different.
July 10th, 2012 - 10:30 AM
Let’s face it—figuring out how to move your belongings from one place to another is tough. There are so many options out there; you’re bound to get overwhelmed quickly. U-Pack can help!