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Some Fine Looking Boxes

By Michael
April 23rd, 2009 - 10:12 AM

You need to think outside the box. Whoever said that was not getting ready to move. Moving is all about the box. Make that, "boxes," because you'll need a lot of them to move. In fact, you can't move without boxes. At least not if you plan to take anything with you.

When it's time to move, you better be thinking inside the box.

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Budget Moving

April 20th, 2009 - 9:29 AM

Let's face it, we've all been concerned about money since the economy went south in September.  (We're all looking forward to Spring in hopes our 401k and investment accounts migrate back up with the birds!)  At U-Pack, we get calls daily from folks who are moving because of a company change such as downsizing, consolidation or sadly, a closure. 

We're proud to offer a service that's free from worries about hidden fees or extra costs. If you're on a moving budget – ABF U-Pack Moving is the solution.

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Get a Copy of Your U-Pack Delivery Receipt

April 2nd, 2009 - 8:32 AM

Are your moving expenses tax deductible? It's tax time! 

If you've determined that your moving expenses are tax deductible, you'll need a copy of your U-Pack delivery receipt. We understand that often in the shuffle of moving, the original gets misplaced. So, if you need a copy of your delivery receipt – with the total moving cost for your U-Pack move - we can help…and it's easy.

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Alaska Moving Companies

By Derek
March 20th, 2009 - 4:27 PM

Alaska Moving
If you're considering Alaska moving companies, I'm sure you've already thought about how to move your household goods, your vehicle(s) and your family. ABF U-Pack moves hundreds of people to Alaska each year.  It's an easy and affordable option for moving to Alaska.

Like a full-service mover – ABF does all of the driving – but you'll pay MUCH less for a U-Pack move since you do the loading and unloading and you pay only for the space you use.  

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Decorating your new home

March 10th, 2009 - 4:26 PM

New Place, Same Old Stuff
 Just think…a new place, a new job, a new set of friends…you get a brand new start!  A new home to live in and to decorate is going to be so much fun! 

But, wait.  The same old furniture is following you. Before you get too sad, I've got a few good ideas to try to jazz up your new place.

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The Right Moving Boxes and Supplies For Your Move

March 4th, 2009 - 3:04 PM

Packing for a Long Distance Move
There's a big difference between moving across town and moving across the country. Besides the extra time and expense, you also have to pack differently.

The nice thing about moving locally is that you can pack almost any way you want and not worry about it too much. You're only looking at a few minutes of travel time, so drive slowly and you're home free! When you are moving across the country, the rules change a little bit. Every item needs a secure place in your trailer or ReloCube.

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Moving Truck Parking

By Jeremy
February 19th, 2009 - 9:15 AM

Ask permission first, not forgiveness later...

Although the forgiveness route may work with some things, when a parking violation is on the line I wouldn't suggest it! City governments like to know what is being parked on their streets and if they don't approve, you could end up with a ticket. This is clearly not something you want to deal with when you're trying to move.

Save yourself a headache (and money) by calling your city hall or local police department before you move

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How to Sell Your House

By Josh J
February 4th, 2009 - 4:35 PM

By now if you haven't heard that home sales are down considerably, well, you're probably living under a rock. Selling a house in this market has turned into a daunting task.  But the fact remains, some homes are still being sold. So how do you make sure your home is one of the chosen ones?

Great tips for how to sell your house:

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How to have a successful moving sale - Part 1

January 16th, 2009 - 11:47 AM

I've hosted many garage sales in my life. Some have been a money-making success and some such a total flop that afterwards I promised never to have another one again! I've got to admit though, when they flop, it's always because I didn't advertise or put much effort into it. So now I am a BIG advocate of advertising.

Here are some good tips for advertising your garage sale when you're moving:

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Kitchen organization Tips

January 12th, 2009 - 8:58 AM

Take Back your Kitchen!

A lot of people consider the kitchen the most popular room in the home. In fact, houses with larger kitchens sell faster, but that shouldn't surprise us given the natural tendency for people to gravitate towards food! Today's kitchen is designed as much for entertaining and socializing as it is for food prep. This is why cleaning and organizing your kitchen is so important. So, whether you're moving into a new house, or you just need to organize the one you have, here are some tips and suggestions to help you maintain a kitchen you'll want to show off!

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Finding Child Care in a New City

January 6th, 2009 - 8:39 AM

I've got two amazing kids – a 3 year-old and an 8-month-old. Thankfully, I had the good fortune of working and going to church with other moms and dads who could make child care recommendations when my maternity leave ended. Even so, it was a really difficult choice. I can only imagine what a daunting task it is when you're moving to a new city and don't know anyone who can make a recommendation.

So, here are some tips for finding child care in your new city:

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Moving with Kids

December 19th, 2008 - 3:38 PM

If you're moving with kids and moving with U-Pack, you'll be able to drive your own car and have some fun along the way! I know a lot of vehicles are equipped with entertainment systems and DVD players these days…but take your kids on a trip down memory lane – sing some good road trip songs and play the old school road trip games.  Here are a few suggestions – feel free to comment and add to the list!