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The Best Cities for Cyclists

July 10th, 2017 - 1:09 PM
The Best Cities for Cyclists

Finding the best bicycle trails​

A benchmarking study by People for Bikes reported that over 95.5 million people rode their bikes for fun in 2015. With that many people on the road, it’s no wonder that more and more cities are adding new trails and infrastructure for bicycle riders. If you’re a cyclist looking for a fun vacation spot or a new place to live, check out these options for fun places with amazing bike trails and riding programs.

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Top 10 Scenic Highways

July 5th, 2017 - 9:29 AM
Top 10 Scenic Highways

Finding the scenic route for your trip

Picture this: You’re zooming past the most gorgeous vistas you’ve ever seen.  The weather is perfect. Your family stops at an overlook to take in the beautiful coastline, and you get the perfect picture. Post that to Instagram® before getting back in the car for a leisurely drive. Then stop at a great little restaurant to try the local cuisine. For a trip like this, the journey truly is the destination.

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Moving Out For The First Time

July 3rd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
Moving Out For The First Time

Is it time to move out of your parents’ house?​

It’s becoming more and more common for young adults to stay at home longer. According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of 25 to 35-year-olds were living at home in 2016, and that age group is living at home longer. However, with monumental events like graduation, new careers or marriage, many young adults find themselves ready to leave the nest. If you’re planning on moving out for the first time, there are a few things to do first: save money, make a plan for living alone, and figure out how to move.

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12 Moving Tips: The Best Moving Hacks

June 26th, 2017 - 8:53 AM
12 Moving Tips: The Best Moving Hacks

Moving tips and tricks to simplify your experience

You may have seen articles circulating online for “life hacks” designed make every area of your life easier. This basically means taking simple, clever shortcuts on everyday tasks that you might not have otherwise thought about. And while many of these tips are centered on traveling, cooking, or taking care of your skin, there are some that will be helpful during a move. Here are several ways to increase efficiency before, during and after a move without too much effort.

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Compare U-Haul Rates and U-Pack Rates

June 23rd, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Compare U-Haul Rates and U-Pack Rates

Which self-moving service offers the best value: U-Haul® or U-Pack®?

You know that keeping costs low likely means choosing a DIY moving service, but with all the options available, how do you decide which company to go with? Truck rental has a reputation for low rates, so companies like U-Haul® are often a consideration when looking for cheap ways to move. But truck rental isn’t the only money-saving option. U-Pack® was designed as an affordable alternative for long-distance moves. You pack, load and unload, but you don’t have to drive. Compare what you get with U-Pack to what you get with a U-Haul, then check prices to determine which is the best value for your move.

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10 Best Places to Live in Florida

June 21st, 2017 - 8:39 AM
10 Best Places to Live in Florida

Thinking about moving to Florida?

The sunshine state is a great place to call home — amazing weather year round, no state income tax, great job opportunities, and you’re never far from a beach. In a state with so much to offer, how do you decide where to live? Do you like the idea of big city life, or is a place with more of a small town feel more appealing? Are you searching for somewhere to kick back and relax, or is a growing city with employment opportunities important? Florida offers a little something for everyone.

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Meals to make during your first week in a new home

June 20th, 2017 - 7:37 AM
Meals to make during your first week in a new home

A simple meal plan for your move

Nothing brings people together like good food. During a stressful move, coming together for a family dinner gives everyone time to relax, laugh and connect. And since you can only eat so much pizza and fast food before you want a home cooked meal, having some easy ideas on hand can make your life much easier. Meal planning in a new home can be a challenge, but with a little forethought, you can cook delicious dinners with minimal effort.

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Car Maintenance Checklist

June 16th, 2017 - 3:58 PM
Car Maintenance Checklist

Perform a car checkup before a road trip

The bags are packed, the road trip playlist is ready, and the GPS coordinates are set. You’re ready to hit the road — but is your car?  Whether you’re taking a fun trip across the country or moving to a new state, it’s wise to take time to prepare your car for the drive. Complete these vehicle maintenance steps so you’ll be ready to set out on your trip with a safe, dependable vehicle.

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What is a Portable Storage Container

June 14th, 2017 - 3:36 PM
What is a Portable Storage Container

Portable containers for moving and storage

Maybe you’ve noticed portable storage containers in driveways across town. While these large boxes aren’t a new concept, they’re quickly gaining popularity due to their unique benefits. Moving and storage containers come from many companies in a variety of sizes, but what makes them different from other methods of moving? How do they work? Should you use one for your next move?

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22 Unexpected Uses for Moving Boxes

June 9th, 2017 - 11:24 AM
22 Unexpected Uses for Moving Boxes

What to do with used moving boxes

After a move, you may find yourself swimming in a sea of cardboard. If you’ve moved a two-bedroom home, you can easily have over 50 used boxes laying around.  Or maybe you’ve ordered several things online and are looking for a way to reuse those boxes. You can go the environmentally-friendly route and recycle them, but you may want to get creative with some of them. With a few supplies, moving boxes can be repurposed into unique things that can entertain your kids, organize your home, and more!

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Does renters insurance cover moving?

May 31st, 2017 - 2:20 PM
Does renters insurance cover moving?

Check renter’s insurance coverage before moving

Renter’s insurance covers your personal property while it’s inside your house or apartment — but does it cover it during a move? In most cases, the answer is yes. But, all policies are unique, and there are several variables to consider. The best way to verify coverage is to review your current renter’s insurance policy and ask your insurance agent/company questions. With that information, you can determine whether you have the coverage you need or if additional coverage is necessary.

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Goodbye Songs

May 26th, 2017 - 3:21 PM
Goodbye Songs

In tune with feelings: Songs to say goodbye

Goodbyes can be complicated. Sometimes they’re temporary, or they can be more permanent. Your farewell might be bittersweet or perhaps it’s much welcomed. Either way, saying goodbye to someone you care about can be full of emotions. If you’re in that process and looking to music to get you through it, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of great goodbye songs that provide comfort and inspiration no matter how you’re feeling. 

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How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)

May 24th, 2017 - 8:46 AM
How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)

DIY moving without a rental truck

While most people immediately think “truck rental” when they think of self-service moving, there are other options available. Small, local moves can be done with cargo trailers or multiple trips in a personal vehicle, but those options aren’t ideal for every situation. If you want to save money on a long-distance move, but would like to avoid long hours behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, a method that doesn’t involve driving may be best. Compare truck rental to a DIY moving service like U-Pack® to see how you can save.

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PCS Checklist for Military Moving

May 19th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
PCS Checklist for Military Moving

Planning a move for PCS orders

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders are given to thousands of military families each year. If you’ve recently received them, you may be wondering how to get all of the moving tasks completed in time, while still fulfilling daily duties. We’ve created a comprehensive PCS moving checklist to help you get prepared and stay organized — download it to keep track of everything from hiring a moving company to renewing your military ID. 

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Moving with an American Flag

May 10th, 2017 - 4:11 PM
Moving with an American Flag

Flag etiquette for moving and storage

For more than 200 years, the American flag has served as the emblem of the United States. To show respect for the nation and values the flag represents, many people choose to display one at their homes. Flying a flag and learning about proper etiquette is an important concept for many families, but what do you do with it during a move? Can you pack it with your other belongings or does it need a special box? Learn the best way to get a flag to your new home and get tips for putting one in storage.