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The Ultimate College Packing List

April 24th, 2019 - 1:22 PM
The Ultimate College Packing List

What to take to college

A college dorm room or campus living space may be small, but it’s still capable of feeling like home. Things like bedding, bathroom essentials and some favorite tech gear can make the college experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether planning a move to campus for the first time or returning to school and just looking to get organized, read on to learn what to pack for the transition.

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How Much Does PODS® Cost Compared to U-Pack

April 23rd, 2019 - 2:51 PM
How Much Does PODS® Cost Compared to U-Pack

What are PODS® moving costs? How do they compare to U-Pack?

Portable storage companies can look very similar. Many have metal containers with easy loading, transportation and storage options. What sets them apart? How do you choose? When looking at two popular options — PODS® and U-Pack — there are some distinct differences. While you can compare PODS® and U-Pack equipment and service, one of the most significant divergences is the price. By looking at a sample move, you can better see how these individual companies handle pricing.

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How much does portable storage cost?

April 23rd, 2019 - 2:11 PM
How much does portable storage cost?

Understanding portable storage units prices 

When comparing portable storage services, price is typically top of mind. To help you make informed decisions, it’s a good idea to know what factors determine the rates and what services the original estimate covers. Let’s explore what these cost factors are, what the quote includes and learn how this can impact your moving and storage needs.

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Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

April 23rd, 2019 - 10:43 AM
Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

Need help loading and unloading a moving truck? U-Pack® can help! 

Loading and unloading during a move can involve some tough tasks. You may encounter things like heavy furniture, narrow hallways and carrying bulky items up and down stairs. To make the process easier, add labor to your U-Pack move. This way, you get help with the more difficult work without having to pay for a full-service company. Find out how to hire moving labor through U-Pack and what you need to know before booking a crew.  

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Moving to Alaska 101

April 22nd, 2019 - 12:56 PM
Moving to Alaska 101

Getting ready for life in Alaska

Are you dreaming of a new life with breathtaking sights and endless possibilities? If so, you’ve chosen a great destination! Alaska is full of opportunities for new adventures and a fresh start. But because life in the Last Frontier is very different from what you’ll find in the lower 48 (and moving there can pose some challenges), it’s a good idea to learn what to expect. Use this comprehensive guide to explore:

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How to Turn Your Move into a Fun Family Road Trip

April 22nd, 2019 - 12:48 PM
How to Turn Your Move into a Fun Family Road Trip

Moving? Turn the Drive into a Road Trip!

Road trips provide some of the best vacation memories: seeing new sites, exploring open roads, having car ride sing-alongs and experiencing quality family time. So if you’re moving to a new state, why not turn the trip into a fun adventure? Not only will you break up the long drive with interesting stops, but you’ll also be able to relax and unwind before the unpacking begins.  

If you’re looking to plan an unforgettable road trip, use this guide to find:

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Decorating on a Budget

March 29th, 2019 - 3:43 PM
Decorating on a Budget

Use these cheap home decorating ideas to update your space 

A “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) home makeover doesn’t have to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Add a pop of color, reuse what you have and think creatively — you can spruce up your space without going into debt. Whether you’re moving to a new space or you’re ready for a change, we found some cheap decorating ideas that can take your home from bland to grand! Start by reading these tips on how to decorate on a budget. Then, get cheap decorating ideas for each room.  

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DIY Projects for Your New Place

March 29th, 2019 - 2:55 PM
DIY Projects for Your New Place

Simple Ways to Update the Look of Your Home

Whether building a new home, moving to a new house, renovating an older dwelling, or just trying to make a current place more “you,” DIY projects can really make an impact. But sometimes your mind’s canvas goes blank on what to do and where to start. It happens to professionals and amateurs alike. Good news is there are several ways to fix it! Use this guide to walk through the steps for planning DIY home projects.

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Saying Goodbye to Friends and Family

March 29th, 2019 - 2:50 PM
Saying Goodbye to Friends and Family

How to Say Goodbye to Loved Ones Before A Move

Moving comes with a lot of emotions: happiness, excitement, maybe a little anxiousness. And it also comes with some sadness at the idea of leaving friends and family behind. Fortunately, technology and transportation allow us to stay in touch and visit even when we live thousands of miles apart. So while some things will change after a move, it doesn’t have to mean losing your relationships. 

We’ve compiled some ideas to help you say goodbye (even when it’s hard), and some tips for keeping connections strong.  

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The Pros and Cons of Moving

March 29th, 2019 - 2:36 PM
The Pros and Cons of Moving

Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of moving

As much as we may like for it to be, moving long distance isn’t as simple as throwing your things in the back of a car and heading out to a new place. The reality is, moving is a significant life decision that requires a lot of planning and contemplation. And whether you’re thinking of relocating for work or school, to be closer to family, or any number of other reasons, you’ll want to make sure that it’s the right choice for you and your family. To help you determine whether moving is a good decision, check out this list of moving pros and cons.