January 20th, 2017 - 1:58 PM
Staying safe from Craigslist scams
Craigslist has been the go-to for buying, selling and renting practically anything since 1995. You can even find and hire services like movers, travel agents and financial advisers there. Though it definitely makes things more convenient, it can also be a place where scammers take advantage of the innocent and inexperienced. While most fraud attempts are obvious, cybercriminals are becoming craftier — from creating counterfeit checks and fake websites, to rogue companies and suspicious encounters. If you plan on using Craigslist during the moving process, avoid being caught in the middle of a scam by learning how to recognize one upfront and familiarizing yourself with five of the most common fraud attempts.
January 4th, 2017 - 2:28 PM
New house checklist
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of moving to a new house? You’re probably thinking about everything that needs to be done like connecting the utilities, remodeling the areas that need work and cleaning old messes (just to name a few). To make sure you are not forgetting any important details, we’ve compiled a list of things you should do when moving to a new house. Follow these tips to help make your new place feel more like home.
December 28th, 2016 - 9:48 AM
Plastic bins vs. cardboard boxes
Trying to figure out the safest way to pack your belongings for a long-distance move can be intimidating. After all, no one wants to arrive at their new home with a bunch of damaged items. When moving, you have two packing options — plastic containers or cardboard boxes. Both container types have benefits, but factors like durability and availability can influence which option you decide to use.
December 26th, 2016 - 10:58 AM
Winter driving tips
If you're traveling in or out of an area that experiences extreme winter weather, you may have concerns about how to drive in the snow and ice. Depending on where you're headed, you may encounter snow drifts and white outs or ice covered roads. All of these conditions require different styles of driving and condition-specific safety precautions. Learn how to maneuver when driving on ice, snow and other cold weather conditions.
December 23rd, 2016 - 8:53 AM
How to move with no forwarding address
Are you sure of an upcoming move but unsure of where you’re moving to? It’s actually pretty common, especially if the move happens suddenly because of work or family. One major concern is receiving mail and household goods when there’s no forwarding addresses. Take a look at the information below to learn about three mail forwarding options and about a moving service that doesn’t need an address to finalize plans.
October 19th, 2016 - 2:43 PM
Weathering your home for cold, snowy and icy weather
Wintertime means sledding, building snowmen, making snow angels, having the ultimate snowball fight and enjoying picturesque views of snowy hillsides. But, it also means freezing temperatures, frosty nights, icy weather and higher utility bills. And while you may enjoy playing in the snow for hours on end, you’ll eventually want to relax in the comfort of a safe, warm home. In order to do that, use these winterization tips to properly prepare your home for the cold (and save money in the process)!
October 18th, 2016 - 11:33 AM
Be on the lookout for gypsy moths
If you’re moving, you may need to be on the lookout for a little critter called the gypsy moth. While small, it has the potential to cause big damage, and several areas don’t want any part of it. In fact, they have laws in place to help make sure it stays far, far away. If you’re moving to a restricted location, you may be required to complete a Gypsy Moth/Insect Inspection Checklist to verify that you’ve checked all items stored outdoors, and that everything is free of the moth and its eggs.
October 7th, 2016 - 1:16 PM
Fast shipping services
Moving long distance can be a big undertaking. After all, it requires moving your entire life from one state to another. While some people are able to experience laid-back leisurely moves, others are more crunched for time and need faster shipping options. If you can relate to any of these situations:
- You hired movers to unload your items and need to know when to schedule them to come
- You’re starting a new job and need your stuff before your first day
- You’re flying to your new home and don’t want to go days without clean clothes, a mattress or your cookware
(or a similar one), consider a guaranteed move with U-Pack®.
September 19th, 2016 - 2:20 PM
Am I registered to vote after a move?
If you’re moving to a new home in a new state, there’s probably a lot on your plate. And while updating your voter registration information might not be a top priority, it’s important. In order to vote in your new state, you’ll need to make a voter registration change to reflect your new address. Learn about voter eligibility requirements and how to switch registration information to a different location.
September 2nd, 2016 - 1:48 PM
Thinking about getting a P.O. Box?
P.O. Boxes offer security, privacy and flexibility when receiving mail, both for businesses and individuals. Why do you want a P.O. Box? Maybe you’re moving and don’t have a permanent address yet. Or, perhaps you travel a lot for work and aren’t always home to receive your mail. Whatever the reason, getting a P.O. Box is simple. Follow the steps below for applying online or in person, and then get information about mailbox sizes and what forms of ID are required to complete the process.