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The Top 15 Real Estate Blogs You Should Be Reading

September 10th, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Resources for Everyone Buying or Selling a Home

What typically goes hand-in-hand with moving?

If you guessed real estate, you guessed correctly (the title and picture may have helped out just a bit).   

While U-Pack moves a lot of people to and from apartments, a large percentage of our customers are homeowners. And for them, a move usually means purchasing and/or selling a house.

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The Renter's Guide to How to Get out of a Lease

September 5th, 2013 - 10:17 AM

How to Break Up With Your Landlord

When an unforeseen circumstance (like moving long-distance for a job transfer) comes your way and you need to end your lease early, it’s important to handle it the right way to avoid undesirable repercussions. A lease is a legal, binding contract, and that means you’re required to pay rent until the agreement is up. But, don’t start worrying just yet. In some cases you can get out of your lease with no – or very little – penalty. You’ll just need to follow the right course of action before packing up and moving out.
 

 

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Moving Into First Apartment: Tips and Information

August 21st, 2013 - 8:54 AM

How to Move Into Your First Apartment

You’ve got the keys and you’re ready to move in! Now what? Moving into your first apartment is a sort of rite of passage into adulthood. And let’s face it; moving out on your own can be scary when you think about all of the unknowns. When moving into your first apartment, you’ll probably have no idea how to connect utilities, how to buy furniture, or how to live on your own.

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Do I need renters insurance for an apartment?

August 20th, 2013 - 3:27 PM

Renters insurance – do I really need it?

Imagine you just moved into your new apartment. You’ve unpacked all your moving boxes and now you’re just ready to enjoy an evening at home in your new place. But then the fire alarm goes off. You rush down the stairs and out the door, thinking that someone just pulled it by accident. It was no accident. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it began spreading. None of your things were damaged, but you start thinking…”What if my stuff had been damaged by the fire? How would I replace it all?”

 

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Guide to Apartment Hunting

August 20th, 2013 - 9:44 AM
Guide to Apartment Hunting

Looking for an apartment? Use these tips! 

Finding an apartment (especially your first) can seem like an intimidating task. There are many things to consider, including your budget, location and the upkeep. But knowing how to prepare and what to be aware of can make the process easier. Learn how to find an apartment, and then use our checklist to help determine what’s most important when searching for a place to live. 

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Tips for Elevator Moving, Moving Up Stairs, and Moving Down Stairs

August 16th, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Elevator or Stairs?

When you have the choice, which one do you prefer taking? I like to take the stairs, but when it comes to moving, I’d much rather take the elevator. If you have an elevator in the apartment building you’re moving from or moving to, we have some helpful tips to make the elevator moving process easier. And if you don’t have an elevator in your apartment building, we have some tips for moving up stairs and moving down stairs, too. Let’s begin.

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10 Items People Forget To Pack When Moving Out Of State

August 13th, 2013 - 7:54 AM

What am I forgetting to pack for my move?

There’s always that one thing you forget to pack when going on vacation, right? Well, what about when you’re moving out of state? You might not forget the TV, but you may forget one of the items on this list below. Check it out and don’t forget a thing!

10 items people forget to pack when moving out of state

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How to Pack a Guitar, Piano, and Other Instruments

August 8th, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Packing Guitars, Pianos, and Other Instruments

Most musicians are comfortable with transporting their instruments to places like lessons, jam sessions and performances, but packing them for a long-distance move is a whole different story.  Today we’ll take a look at how to pack and move things like guitars, pianos and other common instruments.

 

Let’s start with how to pack a guitar…

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Moving Tips To Help You Move Like a Pro

August 7th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Our Favorite Moving Tips

If you want to move like a pro, you came to the right place. U-Pack® is all about moving. It’s what we talk about all day long – and we love it. Over the years, we’ve been able to glean a ton of experience have accumulated an abundance of moving tips. We hope you’ll find just the thing you need to help your move go a little more smoothly. Here are some of our favorite tips: