September 6th, 2011 - 8:12 AM
Discover Easy & Cost Effective Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer
If you're moving to a new home during the summer, the cost of moving isn't the only expense you have to worry about. If you haven't gotten your first electric bill, you may be surprised by its impact on your bank account— especially if you're not sure how well the home is insulated. Besides making sure the doors are closed in between going in and out of the house on move-in day, there are some things you can do to keep from running your air conditioner overtime all throughout the summer.
August 31st, 2011 - 9:29 AM
So you haven't quite transitioned into the "real world" where life is supposed to get harder? Living under university policy is no cake walk either, is it? At any given moment your roommate can change. You can get kicked out by a "maintenance order". Maybe you suddenly realize you absolutely hate living with your best friend from high school, and another campus moving day is going to collide with midterms! At virtually every stopping point in the school year, you risk being re-assigned to a completely different campus high-rise for countless unexplainable reasons.
August 29th, 2011 - 1:30 PM
If you're like me, the idea of packing up one house to move to another sounds like a daunting task. In fact, it makes me a little light-headed just thinking about it. The thought of trying to figure out what to take with you and what to let go of is a little overwhelming, but the truth is, if you can let go of the things you don't need— the stuff that's just taking up precious space— you will help reduce moving costs in the long-run.
August 17th, 2011 - 3:34 PM
Right before the summer of 2008, when gas prices started to get out of control, people began throwing around the word "staycation". Instead of going on big, expensive vacations, families stayed at home to relax and take in day trips to area attractions. What a great idea! Basically, a vacation without traveling expenses.
August 15th, 2011 - 9:58 AM
5 Tips on Moving for Less
August 3rd, 2011 - 2:23 PM
Moving can be a stressful time for anybody. However, there are steps you can take to make a move less stressful and more organized! Consider these 3 tips for a smart move to help ensure your move is as easy as possible.
Tips for a Smart Move:
July 25th, 2011 - 2:26 PM
There are a few posts on the U-Pack blog that offer tips to make family moving a little easier— how to travel with pets, books about moving for the kids, etc. While we hope those topics are helpful, we think it would be even better if our readers could see a real family move in action.
July 20th, 2011 - 12:21 PM
How to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
We all know that moving into a new neighborhood involves having new neighbors, but it's how you introduce yourself to them that will set the tone for your future encounters together. Meeting new people can be difficult and unnerving (especially if you're overly shy), but if you respect their privacy, space, and time you can develop the kind of camaraderie everyone hopes to have with new neighbors!
Here's how to introduce yourself to new neighbors:
July 18th, 2011 - 3:23 PM
Moving Tips and Tricks from the TV Show "FRIENDS"
These days, channels like "DIY" and "HGTV" offer lots of TV programs that teach you how to flip a house, make quick fixes to sell your home in a month, and even decorate your new place like a celebrity on a modest budget. With all of that activity, who has time for a regular old sitcom?
July 15th, 2011 - 9:42 AM
It's Flashback Friday— each week, U-Pack will revisit a blog topic that's been helpful and fun for our readers. Be sure to check the comments section of each post for even more valuable moving advice!