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Self-Moving Companies: How Does it Work?

July 27th, 2015 - 2:41 PM
Self-Moving Companies: How Does it Work?

What is a self-move?

Because it’s such a descriptive word, you may have already deduced that a self-move is a move that you do by yourself. Because you do some (or all) of the work, it’s a solution that’s known to cost significantly less than full-service moving. What’s important to note, though, is that there are a couple of different “levels” – if you will – of self-moving.

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Moving to California

July 8th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
Moving to California

Making the move to California

With new adventures to last a lifetime, career opportunities around every corner, and beautiful sights at every turn, it’s no wonder that California is the most populous state in the U.S. – and, with 163,000 sq. miles of land, there’s plenty of room to call it your own. If you’re thinking about living in the Golden State, this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for preparing for your move and learning about life as Californian.

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Moving to Florida

June 26th, 2015 - 3:09 PM
Moving to Florida

Planning a move to Florida

Home to more than 19 million people, Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. – yes, even more populated than New York! With beautiful beaches, great weather, and friendly residents, there’s a lot to love about the Sunshine State. If you’re considering a move to Florida, this guide will answer your most-asked questions – let’s dive right in.

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How to pack silverware

June 11th, 2015 - 1:20 PM
How to pack silverware

Packing the kitchen: what to know about boxing silverware

The most important thing to remember when packing up silverware is to not let your items get damaged or misplaced while in transit. Your silverware gets used every day and is an essential part of your kitchen. Make sure it’s properly packed so it arrives ready to use at your new home. 

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How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

May 27th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

Packing picture frames and knickknacks for moving

When moving long distance, it’s important to learn how to properly pack the picture frames and knickknacks that are proudly displayed around your house. While these types of items might not be the first thing on your mind to pack, they definitely shouldn’t be forgotten.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

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How to Pack Toys for Moving

May 6th, 2015 - 3:14 PM
How to Pack Toys for Moving

Packing toys for a move

Toys come in all shapes and sizes, which can make them difficult to pack for a long-distance move. If you have kids, we’ll show you how to properly pack their treasured toys so they travel safe and sound, and are ready for play at your new home.

Gather these supplies to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker
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How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

April 29th, 2015 - 10:53 AM
How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

What to know about packing DVDs, CDs and video games for moving

While most forms of entertainment have shifted toward digital formats, there are still plenty of people who own physical copies of their favorite movies, TV shows, music and video games. If you’re moving, this post will help you properly pack your entertainment collection. 

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Do you need help with moving?

April 6th, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Do you need help with moving?

Full service isn’t the only option for moving help

If you’re moving long distance and don’t want to do all the work, what options do you have? You could hire a full service mover, but that can get expensive. Or you could hire movers from online message boards, but how can you make sure they can be trusted? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to blow your budget. U-Pack offers a solution that involves combining U-Pack with moving help to give you the services you need at a price you can afford.

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Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

April 3rd, 2015 - 8:43 AM
Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

How to deduct moving expenses

If you moved for work in 2014, you may be eligible to deduct your moving expenses when you file your 2014 return. To determine if your move qualifies, there are some requirements you’ll need to have met. So, let’s start by covering some basic information about moving and tax deductions, then dive into some more detailed questions you may have about what is and isn’t tax deductible.

What moving expenses are tax deductible?