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Moving With No Forwarding Address: What do I do?

December 23rd, 2016 - 8:53 AM
Moving With No Forwarding Address: What do I do?

How to move with no forwarding address 

Are you sure of an upcoming move but unsure of where you’re moving to? It’s actually pretty common, especially if the move happens suddenly because of work or family. One major concern is receiving mail and household goods when there’s no forwarding addresses. Take a look at the information below to learn about three mail forwarding options and about a moving service that doesn’t need an address to finalize plans. 

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Home Safety Tips

December 14th, 2016 - 10:41 AM
Home Safety Tips

Staying safe in a new home

Moving is an exciting and busy time.  You get to start fresh in a new place, put things exactly where you want them, and decide how to decorate.  But while it’s easy to get caught up in details like what color to paint the walls or where to put the couch, it’s important to make sure your home is secure. Use these home safety tips to protect your property and minimize risk.

Home security checklist — tips for a safe home

Here are 10 security steps new homeowners should take after moving:

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Strange City Names: Top 25

December 5th, 2016 - 3:39 PM
Strange City Names: Top 25

The weirdest city names in the United States

Have you ever driven past a sign for a nearby city and thought, “I wonder how they came up with that?” You’re not alone! The United States is full of places with interesting histories, and learning more about them can be fun. If you’re moving long distance or simply taking a family road trip, you’ll want to add these towns with unique names to your list of stopping points.

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17 Ways to Winterize Your Home

October 19th, 2016 - 2:43 PM
17 Ways to Winterize Your Home

Weathering your home for cold, snowy and icy weather

Wintertime means sledding, building snowmen, making snow angels, having the ultimate snowball fight and enjoying picturesque views of snowy hillsides. But, it also means freezing temperatures, frosty nights, icy weather and higher utility bills. And while you may enjoy playing in the snow for hours on end, you’ll eventually want to relax in the comfort of a safe, warm home. In order to do that, use these winterization tips to properly prepare your home for the cold (and save money in the process)! 

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What You Need to Know About Moving and Gypsy Moths

October 18th, 2016 - 11:33 AM
What You Need to Know About Moving and Gypsy Moths

Be on the lookout for gypsy moths

If you’re moving, you may need to be on the lookout for a little critter called the gypsy moth. While small, it has the potential to cause big damage, and several areas don’t want any part of it. In fact, they have laws in place to help make sure it stays far, far away. If you’re moving to a restricted location, you may be required to complete a Gypsy Moth/Insect Inspection Checklist to verify that you’ve checked all items stored outdoors, and that everything is free of the moth and its eggs. 

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Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

October 11th, 2016 - 1:19 PM
Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Do-it-yourself Halloween costumes

Halloween is a time for candy, scary movies and haunted houses.  It’s also a great chance to come up with creative costumes for you and your kids. Buying the same outfit as everyone else can be boring, and it’s way more fun (and cheaper) to make your own. For our list of homemade Halloween costumes, we gathered an assortment of moving boxes, paint and some easy-to-find craft items to create a few clever concepts. Perfect for all ages, these costume ideas are cheap and easy to make — they’re sure to be a big hit!

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Guaranteed Transit

October 7th, 2016 - 1:16 PM
Guaranteed Transit

Fast shipping services

Moving long distance can be a big undertaking. After all, it requires moving your entire life from one state to another. While some people are able to experience laid-back leisurely moves, others are more crunched for time and need faster shipping options. If you can relate to any of these situations:

  • You hired movers to unload your items and need to know when to schedule them to come
  • You’re starting a new job and need your stuff before your first day
  • You’re flying to your new home and don’t want to go days without clean clothes, a mattress or your cookware

 (or a similar one), consider a guaranteed move with U-Pack®.

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Fire Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

October 6th, 2016 - 2:24 PM
Fire Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Fire prevention plans can save lives!

The possibility of your home and belongings catching fire can be terrifying. Imagining your family evacuating a smoldering building can be even worse. The thought alone can make you want to take immediate action to create a plan so everyone will be prepared and know exactly what to do. If you’re moving into a new home (or haven’t discussed the topic recently), there’s no better time than now to focus on fire prevention and preparedness. While it can be uncomfortable to think about, being proactive saves lives. Take time to inform your family of fire safety tips, make sure alarms are in working order, and create a strategy so your family knows what to do in the case of an emergency.

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What’s the best driving route from New York to Florida?

September 23rd, 2016 - 3:45 PM
What’s the best driving route from New York to Florida?

Road trip from New York to Florida

If you’re driving from New York to Florida, you’re in for a treat! The east coast of the United States is packed full of history, scenic routes and breath-taking Atlantic Ocean views. Whether you’re planning an east coast road trip or moving from north to south, you’ll want to make the most of your drive. We’ve mapped out the best route for you to take to experience all the sights and activities a drive from New York to Florida has to offer.