July 15th, 2014 - 3:45 PM
30 Books to Help Children Cope with Moving
Lots of energy goes into coordinating the logistics of an actual move – packing, preparing, and planning. But if you have children, you’re also likely to spend time answering lots of questions and calming fears. Whether you’re just moving to a new home in the same area, or moving long distance, your children will need some help coping with the changes. Books are a great way to help kids get through the stress of moving.
June 11th, 2014 - 3:22 PM
Need to Move Tomorrow? Call U-Pack!
If you are moving long distance on short notice, your options may be a bit limited (especially during the peak moving season). But, pending availability, U-Pack can almost always handle last minute moves! If you need to move tomorrow, the first thing you should do is call a U-Pack Moving Specialist at 800-413-4799 to discuss the details of your move. They’ll be able to give you prices and check availability while you’re on the phone.
May 19th, 2014 - 3:39 PM
How to Move a Pack Rat
Picture this: a cluttered garage, a closet stuffed to the brim, and a kitchen too messy to eat in. That’s what a pack rat’s world looks like. What’s a pack rat? Simply put, it’s someone who collects or keeps things that aren’t needed. There’s a little pack rat in all of us, but if you or someone you know is a true pack rat, then you (or they) may be wondering how to handle an upcoming move. Moving is tough no matter what, but when you have too much stuff it just complicates things even more.
Moving a pack rat doesn’t have to be stressful – with our help you can prepare for the move while moving easily and affordably.
February 3rd, 2014 - 11:18 AM
Advice For Your Move
The US Census Bureau reports that on average, people move 11 times in their lifetime. There are so many variables at play in each move, that even after moving multiple times, it can still feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you make your move stress-free and help you remember all the little details. With most people using self-moving services these days, we have compiled our 10 best pieces of self-moving advice to help you through the process.
January 17th, 2014 - 5:59 PM
When moving to a new town, one of the quickest ways to settle in is to find out where certain places are located in proximity to your new home. We know you’ll be worn out from the move itself, but knowing where things are around town will make the transition much easier. As you begin unpacking and setting up house, take a look at our list of 10 key places to locate right when you move, and why it’s so important that you know where these places are.
January 15th, 2014 - 10:04 AM
25 Things You Can Do To Help Your Kids Adjust to a New School
When you consider that children who attend public or private school spend the majority of their day there, it’s easy to understand why some would say it's their “world.” School is where their friends are, it’s where their interests lie, and it’s where they have a routine they’re accustomed to. The thought of leaving the comfort of this familiar place to start something brand new can be extremely scary. But, there are some things you can do to help your child manage the transition when it comes to moving to a new school.
January 9th, 2014 - 11:05 AM
Choosing Flooring for Your Home
December 27th, 2013 - 9:03 AM
Where are all the rental truck deals?
We hear ya! Everyone’s looking for a good deal on a rental truck, but actually finding one? Well, that’s the hard part. Nothing’s sweeter than paying less than full-price for something, but in order to score a great deal, you have to find it first. That’s where we come in. We’ll help you learn some of the little known ways you can get moving truck deals for your long-distance move. And we’ll introduce you to U-Pack®, the best kept secret truck rental hopes you never find out.
December 20th, 2013 - 1:06 PM
How to Prevent Chimney Fires and Other Helpful Winter Fire Prevention Tips
When it’s cold outside, there's nothing better than lounging in front of a nice, cozy, crackling, fire. In fact, research shows that in many markets, fireplaces are a top feature homebuyers look for. They’re beautiful, fun to decorate, and perfect for hanging stockings. I think we can all agree that they tend to make a house feel like “home.” And while they do add beauty and character, they also add risk. If fireplaces aren’t properly operated and maintained, they can become very, very dangerous.
November 15th, 2013 - 3:53 PM
Wait. I’m a Moving Expert?
Had you told me 20 years ago that someday I would work for a moving company, I may have called you crazy. Up to the point of graduating from high school, I moved exactly ONE time—at the wise age of one, so memories of that day are a bit hazy. :)