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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.

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Moving Checklist

May 9th, 2017 - 7:56 AM
Moving Checklist

Planning a move? Use a relocation checklist

If you just got the news that you’ll soon be moving, there are probably a lot of thoughts going on in your head. How much time do I need? Who do I need to call? Where do I start? While planning a long distance move may seem overwhelming at first, using a moving checklist is an easy way to stay on track.

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Creative Ways to Stay in Touch after Moving Long Distance

May 5th, 2017 - 2:53 PM
Creative Ways to Stay in Touch after Moving Long Distance

How to stay in touch after a move

Moving is an exciting opportunity to start fresh in a new place, but it also means leaving people you love behind. While this can make moving more difficult, the good news is that the digital age we live in makes it easy to remain close no matter how far away you are. All you have to do is make the commitment to stay in touch and then choose the best method. There are many ways to maintain a long distance relationship — you just need to discover what form of communication best fits your personality and needs. 

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How Far in Advance Should I Book a Moving Company?

April 28th, 2017 - 9:33 AM
How Far in Advance Should I Book a Moving Company?

When should I schedule movers? 

When planning a move, one of the first things you may think about is booking the moving company. But how much notice do they need? Is six months up to one year too early? What if you’re short on time and only have one week or less — is it too late? Take a look at company suggestions, discover the benefits of booking early, and learn what to do when moving last minute.

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Lawn Care Tips by Season

April 26th, 2017 - 12:50 PM
Lawn Care Tips by Season

DIY lawn maintenance

While there are many companies that specialize in improving lawns, it’s fairly easy to do your own lawn care if you know what to expect. Both weekend warriors who plan to handle tasks when necessary and enthusiasts who want to win yard of the month contests can have luscious turf with a little work. Get started by figuring out what type of grass you have, performing year-round maintenance and tackling common issues to keep your yard healthy.

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U-Pack Trailer Ramp

April 24th, 2017 - 3:49 PM
U-Pack Trailer Ramp

What you need to know about U-Pack® ramps

If you’re using a U-Pack trailer for an upcoming move, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not ground level. Instead, it sits about 3.5 feet off the ground — which may leave you wondering how you’ll get boxes and heavy furniture in the equipment. To make loading convenient, safe and efficient, each trailer comes with a ramp specifically designed for our equipment. Learn how to use it and get answers to some frequently asked questions.  

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Tips for Preventing Indoor Allergies

April 21st, 2017 - 9:38 AM
Tips for Preventing Indoor Allergies

What are allergies?

Does this sound familiar: tired, watery eyes, frequent headaches, congestion and trouble sleeping? If so, you might be suffering from indoor allergies. Allergies happen when your immune system overreacts to something you’ve been exposed to, and whatever causes the reaction is an allergen. Many people are exposed to environmental allergens in their homes on a daily basis, and the main ones are:

  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander

Despite the best cleaning efforts, many of these substances can be found in your home. The first step to getting rid of allergy symptoms is learning which type of allergen is causing the issue.  

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Getting to Know U-Pack: Brittany G.

April 17th, 2017 - 4:03 PM

U-Pack Moving Expert – Brittany G.

“Good morning. Thank you for calling U-Pack. This is Brittany. How may I help you?”

When you call U-Pack, you may get to speak with Brittany, a U-Pack service consultant on the Operations Team. While Brittany is all about making your move run smoothly, we thought you might like to know a little bit more about her.

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What is a moving consultant?

April 17th, 2017 - 3:41 PM
What is a moving consultant?

Getting help during your move

When you’re moving, there are a lot of details to coordinate. You may have questions or need help figuring out options — but where can you turn? U-Pack moving consultants are the go-to during any move. They can help at any point throughout the process and are eager to solve problems, answer questions or offer advice.