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A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

June 9th, 2020 - 1:11 PM
A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

Caring for pets during a long-distance move

If you’re a pet owner and you’re moving long distance, there’s no doubt you’ll be bringing your furry, feathery or scaly friends with you. Your new home just wouldn’t be the same without them. Before you hit the road, though, it’s important to plan ahead and prep your pet for travel — this way you can both relax and enjoy the trip.  

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How to Read Your Moving Quote

May 26th, 2020 - 1:50 PM
How to Read Your Moving Quote

Look for these details on your U-Pack moving quote

If you’ve checked prices for a U-Pack move, you may be curious about some of the details on your quote. Whether you’re looking for clarity on the per foot adjustment rate or aren’t quite sure when you’ll need the reference number, this overview will help. Get to know the information listed on our quotes and be sure to verify your move details before reserving. Happy moving!  

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What is the best driving route from California to New York?

May 14th, 2020 - 10:35 AM
What is the best driving route from California to New York?

Planning a California to New York Road Trip

How do you choose the best route for a trip from California to New York (or vice versa)? Think about what you’re looking to get out of the drive! Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to see, like the Grand Canyon or the St. Louis arch? Or are you trying to get to your destination as fast and hassle-free as possible? We’ve designed some itineraries based on different travel goals. Take a look and choose the best route for you with the tips and info below.  

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How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

May 7th, 2020 - 9:22 AM
How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

Make your apartment sparkle

Does the idea of deep cleaning make you feel like Cinderella — scrubbing on your hands and knees, wishing some helpful animals would lend a hand? It doesn’t have to be like that. Whether you’re moving into a new apartment and want to start without the dirt and grime left behind by previous tenants, or you’re already in a place that needs of some serious TLC, a deep cleaning is absolutely doable on your own — without spending money on a cleaning crew. With the right supplies and a plan in place, you can efficiently clean your apartment from top to bottom. Take a look at these easy steps to get a truly deep clean, and don’t forget to whistle while you work!  

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Moving On A Rainy Day

August 27th, 2019 - 2:24 PM
Moving On A Rainy Day

Tips to stay dry when moving in the rain

Did you wake up on moving day ready to hit the ground running and then hear a rumble of thunder in the distance? “Rain, rain, go away; come again another day” starts to play in your head, but raindrops are falling. Great, now what?

While moving in the rain can put a cloud over the process, having a plan can help you make the best of a messy situation. First, decide whether postponing is an option. Then, if you choose to go ahead with the move, use the tips below to keep you and your things safe and dry when loading and unloading.

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Moving Over the Holidays

July 23rd, 2019 - 3:38 PM
Moving Over the Holidays

Happy holidays make for happy moving

With work slowing down and kids being out of class, holidays are an ideal time for transition. And while these times come with some unique challenges, planning your move over a break can definitely work in your favor. Let’s explore the pros and cons of moving over the holidays, and discover ways to plan around the issues you may face. It’s possible to have a happy move and a happy holiday!

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How to Transport Exotic Pets During a Move

July 19th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
How to Transport Exotic Pets During a Move

Moving across the country with exotic pets

Moving can be stressful for everyone in your household — even your pets. But unlike moving with a dog or cat, if you’re planning an interstate move and own exotic pets like reptiles, birds, ferrets, rabbits or other unique animals, they need a little extra TLC. Plus, you’ll want to be sure you’re moving them safely and legally to your new home.

Before you head out, review this information to help prepare for moving with your exotic animals.

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How to Meet the Neighbors

July 15th, 2019 - 9:09 AM
How to Meet the Neighbors

Get to Know the New Neighbors

Moving can be emotionally draining. After saying goodbye to your friends and family, packing up and moving to a new neighborhood, you may not feel like being outgoing and social. But, after getting settled, it’s smart to take the time to meet your new neighbors.

Even if you’re not looking to make connections in the area, it’s nice to have someone you know nearby. You may also find that it’s helpful to meet people who can check mail or water the plants while you’re out of town — or at least someone who can recommend local service providers. Most would agree that it’s better to befriend neighbors than endure complicated relationships simply because you don’t know them well. So jump in and get to know those living next door.