February 20th, 2012 - 10:25 AM
According to last years moving trends report, the average U-Pack shipment is around 13 linear feet, which translates into a 1,200 sq. ft., two-bedroom home. Despite that fact, we also encounter many, many customers who just need to move a few items a small move.
Is that you?
February 17th, 2012 - 2:24 PM
Tax Deductible Moving Expenses
Its Flashback Friday! Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Todays flashback? Tax Deductible Moving Expenses. Since were only two months away from tax day, this is a post we think youll find very helpful! Happy Friday!
If you moved last year, you may have tax deductible moving expenses! Take a look at the following articles and forms to see if your moving expenses qualify for a tax break.
Moving Expenses to and from the United States
February 17th, 2012 - 2:23 PM
How to Burn the Most Calories Moving
One of the downsides to moving is that it disrupts your routine. Youre planning your moving schedule, making a moving checklist, packing, and focusing on the move. Its hard to make time for normal mealtimes, exercise and other daily activities. If youre someone who benefits from a regular workout, you may find it gets dropped from your plans. But guess what? You can get some terrific exercise from the activities involved in moving.
February 16th, 2012 - 4:19 PM
U-Pack's small moving container – The ReloCube – is the perfect solution when you're not moving much, or there's no room for a big moving truck at your location. It's 6' x 7' x 8' (lwh) and sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading. Just pack it up, lock it, and keep your key. We'll deliver it right to your door, and come get it when you're ready (you get up to three business days to load and unload, or you can store it as long as you need).
And the price is right too.
February 15th, 2012 - 1:37 PM
What better way to celebrate the ending of one phase of life and the beginning of a new one than a fun vacation?! Moving across the country with U-Pack gives you the freedom to do just that. While professional drivers drive the moving truck, you can just hop in your car with a few suitcases and the essentials, and experience some cool places along the way. Hows that for making moving fun?
February 14th, 2012 - 4:09 PM
Fun at the Big Texan in Amarillo, TX!
February 13th, 2012 - 4:20 PM
If you’re anything like me, only half of the things on your to-do list get done during the day. Sometimes I’m up late trying to get things done that should’ve been completed hours earlier. When you’re planning a move, I can guarantee that your to-do list is going to grow like a middle school rumor.
You’re getting quotes for everything from renting a moving truck to full-service options and self-service options like U-Pack. You’re thinking about moving supplies, travel dates and times, setting up and turning off utilities, enrolling in a new school, buying and selling a home. There’s just so much to do!
February 10th, 2012 - 8:29 AM
Cheap Moving Tips
It's Flashback Friday! Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Today's flashback: Cheap Moving Tips. Who doesn't want to save money on their move? For most customers, an affordable price is the priority. Check ways to make this move your cheapest yet. Happy Friday!
February 9th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car
If youve seen our "do not ship" list, you know that when youre moving there are some things youll want to move in your own vehicle instead of in the moving truck. Some things you cant load into the truck, and some you simply may not want to load into truck. So the big question is: How do you decide how much to move in your carespecially if stuff isnt the only thing youre moving (i.e. other people). Lets see if I can give you some insight and a few tips.
February 8th, 2012 - 3:03 PM
If your cross-country move is taking you out West, there are some absolutely amazing sites you dont want to miss... even if its during the cold winter months!
Check out this U-Pack infographic depicting five U.S. National Parks that are big on winter activities. In some of these locations youll need snow chains, wind-proof coats and insulated undergarments; in others youll be basking in the sunshine without a snowflake in sight. The beauty of travelling in the US!