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Farewell Party Ideas

July 18th, 2018 - 1:28 PM
Farewell Party Ideas

How to make your farewell party memorable

Farewell parties are a great way to recall happy memories and create new ones to cherish. Whether sending someone off for a college graduation, a military deployment, or an exciting new career opportunity, these gatherings pack plenty of potential for fun. Sure, the actual goodbye process can be emotional, but the party is a perfect opportunity to let loose, hang out with friends and family, and have a great time. If you’re planning a special goodbye, use this resource to gather ideas that will help leave a lasting impression!

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Moving Trailer Parking

July 12th, 2018 - 4:01 PM
Moving Trailer Parking

How much space do I need to park the U-Pack moving trailer?

Arranging parking is one of the most important tasks to take care of before moving day. Because of this, some of the biggest questions customers have about the moving trailer is “Can it fit at my house?” and “Where will I park it?” In most cases, the trailer will fit in your driveway or on the street, but it’s essential to go over the details to make sure. 

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Shipping Rates for Household Goods

July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Shipping Rates for Household Goods

Options for shipping household goods

Shipping household goods is an excellent alternative to handling a move yourself. Instead of doing all the work, it frees you up to travel as a family or catch a quick flight. But what are your shipping options, and how much does it cost?

If you’re moving only a few boxes (and no furniture), it may be cheapest to ship via parcel service, or by plane, train or bus. But, if you’re moving a household with furniture and boxes to a new location, using a moving service is better.

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What is the cheapest way to move to college?

July 9th, 2018 - 9:52 AM
What is the cheapest way to move to college?

Moving to college on a budget

A college dorm or apartment may be small, but you can still fill it with all the amenities that make it feel like home. From clothing and bedding to a mini fridge and your favorite chair, having familiar items will make your space more comfortable. But how will you get everything there? If you’re driving to campus, it’s possible to pack everything in the car and hit the road. But what if there’s more stuff than will fit in the car? Or what if you’re not taking one? Explore alternative options for shipping stuff to college and compare prices so you can find the cheapest solution. 

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Parking a ReloCube

July 2nd, 2018 - 9:28 AM
Parking a ReloCube

Secure ReloCube parking before moving day

Along with packing and setting up utilities, one important moving-related task is finding space to park the equipment. With a U-Pack move, you’re responsible for finding secure, legal parking at both origin and destination. To help you prepare, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about ReloCube parking before, during and after the move.

If you need information about moving trailer parking, check out this post

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What You Need to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly

June 29th, 2018 - 9:20 AM
What You Need to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly: a new invasive pest to know about

Lycorma delicatula, commonly referred to as the spotted lanternfly, is an invasive insect that’s native to China. It was first seen in Pennsylvania in September 2014, but has since spread to other regions of the country. Much like the gypsy moth, which is present in several states, the spotted lanternfly is capable of destroying several important crops. Take a closer look at the threat this insect presents, and learn how to prevent spreading them to new areas when you move.  

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Using Buy and Sell Apps Before a Move

June 27th, 2018 - 9:53 AM
Using Buy and Sell Apps Before a Move

Selling items through an app

Moving is a great time to get rid of unwanted items. Not only does it mean packing up fewer things, but it can also mean some extra cash. While having a garage sale is one way to do this, there are several options for selling stuff with smartphone apps. Take a look at some of the most popular, well-rated apps for selling stuff and find the right one for you. We’ve included links to the apps in the iTunes and Google Play stores to make it easier!

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What is the best driving route from California to New York?

June 25th, 2018 - 1:46 PM
What is the best driving route from California to New York?

Road tripping from California to New York

Which option sounds more appealing: entering Point A and Point B into your GPS and driving wherever it says, or mapping out a specific route to see sights, visit friends or make unique stops? For a long drive from California to New York, the options for routes are almost endless, so why not make the most of the trip? If you’re ready to start planning, take a look at the overall route and then find the best option for your journey.

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PODS® Container Sizes Comparison

June 21st, 2018 - 8:53 AM
PODS® Container Sizes Comparison

How do PODS®sizes compare to U-Pack?

If you’re thinking about moving with PODS® or a similar service (like U-Pack®), you’ll need to understand the different container options. The size of the container you choose will determine how much parking space you need, how many containers you reserve, and ultimately the cost. Take a look at PODS® container sizes, and see how U-Pack equipment differs.

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U.S. Housing Statistics that May Surprise You

June 18th, 2018 - 12:14 PM
U.S. Housing Statistics that May Surprise You

June is National Homeownership Month

If you own your home or are looking to become a homeowner, this month is for you! President George W. Bush designated June as National Homeownership Month in 2002 in an effort to help more families “achieve the American Dream.” The month focuses on providing the resources and information Americans need to purchase homes, including down payment assistance, tax incentives and more. As these initiatives continue, it’s interesting to see how housing statistics change from year to year.