April 17th, 2012 - 9:44 AM
What are your reasons for moving to a new city – brand new job, a job transfer, getting closer to family, getting married, restarting your life? Whatever has you moving, the first order of business is to get a plan.
I know; we’re always talking about plans around here. But experience tells us that when it comes to something as big as a move to a new city, knowing the how, when, and where of what’s going to happen is a huge game-changer.
Start researching moving companies.
April 16th, 2012 - 9:48 AM
I wish there was a simple answer to that question. Though it leans toward being as complicated the age-old “What is the meaning of life?” question. But here’s what I can tell you (with confidence): the best place to start is by getting moving quotes. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Before you can figure out which service is most affordable, you’ll need to have prices to compare. Just make sure to start early; I recommend at least 30-60 days in advance. That gives you plenty of time to research, weigh the pros and cons of each mover and make sure you’re getting all of the services you need (while still staying within your budget).
April 13th, 2012 - 1:17 PM
It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at a blog post that has been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback relates to a place almost everyone would love to move to (or at least visit) – beautiful Hawaii. Keep reading to get information about how U-Pack storage works when you’re moving to Hawaii. Happy Friday!
If you’re moving to Hawaii, but you don’t have a place to live yet, no worries! U-Pack can provide affordable storage solutions.
April 11th, 2012 - 3:59 PM
Relax! You’re just moving . . . ha ha... easy for me to say. I moved four years ago and am almost back to normal. Moving can be a very stressful time. They say it is one of the most stressful things you go through during your life. So how do you get through it without losing it and maybe even with a little grace too? Here are a few things to try to help combat the proverbial moving and stress problem.
April 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 AM
Want to know how to find the best places to eat in your new city?
Moving to a new city is so exciting! Though you may miss some of your favorite restaurants back home, now you’ll get to find new ones, and trying them out is the best part. (As long as they’re good, right?)
Thank goodness for technology and iPhone apps! Now there are great resources for finding out what the best places to eat are ahead of time. Here are some great resources:
April 2nd, 2012 - 1:56 PM
“If you fail to plan you plan to fail.” Have you ever heard this little saying? I think it applies perfectly to moving. The good news is that you can have a successful, worry-free move just by doing a little prep work ahead of time.
March 30th, 2012 - 3:33 PM
Where can I find the cheapest moving truck rental?
It’s Flashback Friday! Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that’s been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback is: Where can I find the cheapest moving truck rental? It’s a great post for folks looking for ways to save on a long-distance move. Happy Friday!
March 28th, 2012 - 4:15 PM
While we’re not quite into the busy moving season yet, it’s fast approaching. Now’s the time when many folks start thinking about making big “are we moving?” decisions. Not quite to the research phase, but definitely trying to figure out if, where and when they’re going. This is the hard stuff.
March 27th, 2012 - 2:11 PM
In her last post, Miki explains why she trusts U-Pack when it comes to moving long distance. Capping off the cross-country road trip she and her grandmother took while U-Pack handled their big move, Miki now has a published blog series to document the unforgettable experience. Read on!
When I chose a moving company for my grandmother, I wanted the best. I mean, this would be the company that would move her 86 years of belongings; her treasures. I don’t think I can ever fully articulate how thankful I am for the services of ABF U-Pack Moving—not just for my own move two years ago, but especially for my grandmother’s.
March 26th, 2012 - 4:07 PM
Are you moving to a small town, perhaps to get away from big city life, or maybe a job or career change? Whatever the case, you’ll definitely want to do a little new-town-investigation before you move. Pre-move research will definitely help you get a feel for the city and what it has to offer, and you can do most of it online, from the comfort of your favorite chair!
Here are a few suggestions to help prepare you for your move to a small town: