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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 Throw a Housewarming Party

July 17th, 2019 - 3:51 PM
How to Throw a Housewarming Party

Planning a housewarming party

Congratulations on being in your new home! You’ve survived the stressful journey of selecting a place to live, packing and moving. Now you’re ready to kick back, relax and enjoy it. So why not throw a housewarming party and celebrate?

Housewarming parties are a great way to meet new neighbors and co-workers, hang out with family and friends, and get acclimated to the community. They’re traditionally low-key affairs, but be as fancy or as casual as you wish — it’s your party, after all! If you’ve never hosted a housewarming party, or if you’re looking for a refresher course to get some ideas, you’re in the right place. Read on for tips on how to host a memorable, stress-free get-together that won’t break the bank! 

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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. 

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A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

July 3rd, 2019 - 9:06 AM
A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

Taking Pets with You When You Move

With nearly 85 million families owning a pet in the U.S., it’s no surprise that many moves include at least one animal. But if you've never moved with a pet before, you likely have a few questions. How will you keep them contained in the vehicle? How often will you need to stop? Is it better to use a pet transporting company? We've got the information you need to help everything go smoothly!

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Moving with a Dog

July 3rd, 2019 - 8:50 AM
Moving with a Dog

Important Things to Think About When Moving Dogs

Where do you take your dog? On trips to the vet? To the local park on the weekends? On family vacations? Even if you regularly make short trips with your pup, a big move is much different. There are several things to handle before you leave, like planning travel and preparing your dog for the long drive.

First, check out this guide to moving with pets for general tips, and then read below for these dog-specific things to consider for your move.

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U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

June 27th, 2019 - 9:21 AM
U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

Compare U-Pack to SMARTBOX® moving and storage 

When comparing portable storage services for a long-distance move, you may be wondering how U-Pack and SMARTBOX differ. While the overall process is similar — both deliver containers to you, you pack and load, and then the company transports or stores it for you — some differences may sway your decision. Let’s take a look at a quick comparison chart, and then dive into some more detailed information. 

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Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

June 19th, 2019 - 3:28 PM
Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

Comparing cheap moving trucks

Choosing the right truck rental company can make or break your moving budget. And if you don’t have much money to spare, you’ll not only be looking for the cheapest option, but also comparing moving truck deals to find the best value. It’s important to note that the low advertised prices may not be what you actually pay. Those rates are for local moves — long-distance ones have a much higher price tag. How can you get the cheapest rental truck when you’re moving long distance? Keep reading to find out.

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Compare PODS® to U-Pack

June 18th, 2019 - 1:39 PM
Compare PODS® to U-Pack

How PODS® and U-Pack Compare

Similar to PODS®, U-Pack offers weatherproof containers, ground-level loading and unloading. Designed with ease and affordability in mind, U-Pack provides low prices and highly acclaimed customer service. It’s everything you want from a portable storage company, and it’s why so many customers call U-Pack the “affordable alternative to PODS®.”

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How much do moving containers cost?

May 28th, 2019 - 11:02 AM
How much do moving containers cost?

Determining moving container costs

Moving containers are known for being convenient and easy to use. But what about affordable? How much do they actually cost? Companies all consider things like availability and locations when setting their rates, but other factors play a roll, too. Explore what goes into prices, and get a better idea of what moving containers might cost for your move. 

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What You Need to Know About Parking Moving Equipment

May 28th, 2019 - 9:46 AM
What You Need to Know About Parking Moving Equipment

Preparing to Park Moving Equipment 

One of the most important tasks to take care of before moving day is securing safe, legal parking for the equipment. You’ll need to arrange for parking on both ends of the move, so make plans before the equipment is delivered for loading or unloading. Whether you’re using a moving trailer or a ReloCube® container, be sure to check on parking, secure the space and make plans for delivery. 

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Compare U-Box® to U-Pack®

May 9th, 2019 - 3:13 PM
Compare U-Box® to U-Pack®

Comparing U-Box® and the U-Pack ReloCube® 

If you compare portable storage options like the U-Haul® U-Box and the U-Pack ReloCube®, you’ll see some similarities. But before you choose a service, learn about how they differ and how that can impact your move. Take a look at this chart for a brief side-by-side comparison, and then keep reading for more details. 

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Moving to Puerto Rico

May 7th, 2019 - 1:48 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico

What do you have to do to move to Puerto Rico?

There’s a lot to coordinate before you book a one-way ticket to Puerto Rico — from finding a way to move all of your household belongings to securing housing and jobs. And there may be questions that need answering before the move. What paperwork is required? Can you bring your pet with you? What are the transportation options on the island? We’ve got the answers!