November 2nd, 2017 - 1:39 PM
What’s the best school in your area?
When families with children move to a new city, often one of the primary drivers for where they choose to buy or rent a home is its proximity to the best schools. If that’s where you are, and selecting a school that’s a good fit for the entire family is an important “to-do” on your list, you’ll find that time spent researching and comparing schools is time well spent. Fortunately, there are several reliable websites available that offer ratings, comparison tools and additional helpful information — like the curriculum offered, extracurricular activities available, student-teacher ratios and test scores — to help make your decision easier. Read on to learn more about some of the best resources for finding the top schools in your area.
October 25th, 2017 - 1:15 PM
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, moving is not a perfect industry. Packing materials can be wasteful, and getting belongings to a new home can take a lot of fuel and create emissions. However, it’s possible to make a few modifications to the process to limit the impact your move has on the environment. To help us provide the best advice, we reached out to Kathryn from Going Zero Waste to get her input on how to make a move more eco-friendly.
October 23rd, 2017 - 1:35 PM
Can you fit four people in a moving truck?
If you’re trying to move a family and are looking for moving trucks that seat four people, you may be having trouble. Wonder why they’re impossible to find? Because leading truck rental companies like U-Haul®, Penske® or Budget® don’t offer them! The equipment from these companies have, at most, three seats — and no back seats. So if you have three or more passengers, you won’t all fit.
The good news is you can move long distance without having to concern yourself with fitting four people inside one rental truck. Here’s how to move without having to drive a rental truck at all.
October 20th, 2017 - 10:59 AM
You’re moving: How do you get your medical records?
Have you ever been to a new doctor and heard them say, “We’ll have to have your medical records transferred to this office?” Did you know that you’re entitled to those records, too? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) allows individuals the right to take their medical records with them and change providers when moving. In fact, getting your files before a move helps ensure that medical and dental care continues seamlessly. Learn more about your rights and how to transfer medical records when relocating.
October 18th, 2017 - 10:17 AM
The convenience of door-to-door moving
As often as we can, we seek out things that make day-to-day life easier: grocery delivery, online ordering, site-to-store pickups. It makes sense that we’d want that same convenience when it comes to moving. Door-to-door moving containers are a great solution for those searching for an affordable and easy option for shipping household goods across the country. Loading is simple, and containers are brought right to your location. Take a look at how this type of moving works, compare options and see how much it costs.
October 13th, 2017 - 11:06 AM
Are moving truck rates always cheaper?
One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding long-distance moving is that truck rental is the cheapest option. While that may be true for some moves, so many factors contribute to pricing that rates can widely vary. Before you choose a moving company, take a closer look at the components that determine moving truck pricing, see how U-Pack® is different, and then compare rates.
October 11th, 2017 - 12:28 PM
What were you doing 20 years ago?
What did life look like in 1997? Maybe you went to the movie theater to see Titanic or Men in Black. Perhaps you watched popular TV shows The X-Files or Friends. You probably watched Bill Clinton swearing in for his second term as President and cried during the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Maybe you cheered for the Green Bay Packers during their Super Bowl win. Your kids (or maybe you) played with a Tamagotchi© or Beanie Babies®. What else happened in 1997? The very first U-Pack® move!
October 9th, 2017 - 11:25 AM
Planning a move to Alaska from California?
In 2015, just over 34,000 people relocated to Alaska from another state. Of those, close to 10% moved there from California. Why so many moves from the Sunshine State to the Last Frontier? In addition to military and employee relocation, Alaska has no state sales or income tax, and it offers a beautiful backdrop for all kinds of outdoor recreation, not to mention 24/7 sunshine in the summer. If you’re considering a move from California to Alaska, take a look at the logistics involved with getting your belongings and yourself there, and some things to expect once you arrive.
October 6th, 2017 - 8:37 AM
Hate winter weather? These cities are for you!
Does the thought of shoveling your sidewalk, commuting to work behind a snow plow and dressing for freezing temperatures have you dreaming of a tropical climate? Would you prefer to turn on the air conditioner instead of lighting a fire or cranking up the heat? If so, you’ll want to check out these 10 places — they have some of the best weather in the country (and little to no snow)!
October 4th, 2017 - 10:06 AM
Adding a dog to your apartment life
According to BarkPost, evidence shows that dog ownership provides health benefits like an improved mood, lower blood pressure and a fitness routine. With these advantages, adding a pet to your family may seem like a great idea, but if you live in or are moving to an apartment, before taking that leap it’s important to make sure it’s a good fit. Small spaces can pose a challenge for breeds that require more activity and space, and some rentals have restrictions on the types of pets that are allowed. But with the right breed and a good plan, it’s possible to add a furry friend, even in an apartment.