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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.

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How to Pack a Moving Truck

April 14th, 2017 - 2:26 PM
How to Pack a Moving Truck

Tips for loading a moving truck

When completing a DIY move, using all of the space available in the moving equipment is key. Otherwise, you might have to leave some items behind, unload and try to rearrange everything, or pay for an additional rental truck or moving trailer. While proper packing is essential, loading well is also important. You can pack a moving truck like a pro by using our helpful tips and following these step-by-step instructions. 

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Graduation Party Ideas

April 12th, 2017 - 10:41 AM
Graduation Party Ideas

Plan the ultimate graduation celebration

Do you know someone who’s graduating this year? Whether it’s from kindergarten, high school or college, your graduate deserves a celebration that honors their achievement. To help you plan the perfect event, we’ve developed some ideas for themes, food and gifts. Choose your favorites to create a night your graduate won’t forget. 

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Hertz Truck Rental

April 10th, 2017 - 2:11 PM
Hertz Truck Rental

Does Hertz® rent moving trucks? 

If you’re looking to rent a moving truck from Hertz, chances are you’re having a hard time finding what you need. That’s because Hertz no longer offers moving trucks in the United States and Canada. Instead, Hertz refers customers to Penske® Truck Rental. 

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Easy DIY Gifts

April 7th, 2017 - 9:35 AM
Easy DIY Gifts

DIY gift ideas

It can be a bit overwhelming to have Mother’s Day, graduation ceremonies and Father’s Day all in a row, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. However, you don’t have to worry about finding and buying the perfect gifts — you can make them! We’ve gathered some easy DIY gift ideas so you can create the perfect personalized presents for your friends and family.

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Donating to Charities before a Move

April 3rd, 2017 - 1:33 PM
Donating to Charities before a Move

How to donate household items 

You’ve finally done it! You’ve cleaned out the closet, basement, attic and garage and gathered every item you no longer have use for. Whether your inspiration was an upcoming move or the desire to get the clutter out, you’re now tasked with deciding what to do with everything you’ve collected. While having a moving sale is always an option, donating household items is an alternative solution that also lets you help someone in need. To make donating goods as easy as possible, we’ve developed a guide to walk you through the process.

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U-Pack Moving - Canada

March 29th, 2017 - 1:41 PM
U-Pack Moving - Canada

Compare Canadian moving companies

When exploring options for moving in or out of Canada, you may have come across U-Pack. It’s a “you pack, we drive” moving service that’s ideal for long distance moves (and moves that cross the Canadian border). Since you don’t have to drive, you’re free to travel and cross the border without all of your belongings in tow. Take a better look at how U-Pack works in Canada to compare us with other Canadian moving companies.

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Moving after College Graduation

March 27th, 2017 - 1:06 PM
Moving after College Graduation

Preparing for life after college

As the end of your undergraduate career approaches, there are choices to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? While these decisions may seem a little overwhelming, it can be  exciting to have a blank slate. To help you develop a post-graduation plan, we’ve compiled some common choices and found the best cities to move to.   

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Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

March 24th, 2017 - 8:18 AM
Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

Pregnancy tips — what to do during a move

Having a baby is a big life change. Add moving to the mix, and it can get overwhelming. Moving involves physical work and can be emotionally tough, and those stressors can take a toll on your body — pregnant or not. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips. Use them throughout the moving process to keep you and your baby healthy and make the move as smooth as possible.

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How to Move Books

March 22nd, 2017 - 1:53 PM
How to Move Books

Packing books for moving

Whether it’s one shelf full or an entire library, books need to be carefully packed to stay protected. When packing books, consider their weight and distribute them so you can easily carry the boxes. We recommend using small boxes and keeping the weight under 40 lbs. 

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Moving Cars and Shipping Cars

March 15th, 2017 - 9:46 AM
Moving Cars and Shipping Cars

Shipping cars cross country

Driving to your new home isn’t always an option for cross country moves. In some situations, it may be easier and more convenient to ship your vehicle. And while moving a car may seem like a lot of work, it can be easy if you’re prepared. Use the steps below to determine if you need to ship your car, how to find a reliable car transportation service and how to prepare the vehicle for travel.  

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Preparing to move to Boston

March 13th, 2017 - 12:27 PM
Preparing to move to Boston

Living in Boston, MA

Planning a move to the largest city in Massachusetts? Get ready to experience an atmosphere rich in historical, cultural, educational and professional opportunities. If you’re in the early planning stages, you may have questions and concerns about things like, what life is like in the city, how you’ll get there and how much your move will cost. But, don’t worry — we’ve done some research to help you get ready.

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Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

March 10th, 2017 - 8:45 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to Alaska

Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.  

Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs.