August 11th, 2017 - 8:19 AM
Long distance moving costs
Would you be surprised that 11.2% of the U.S. population age 1 and over moved between 2015 and 2016? That’s a lot of new jobs, new homes and new opportunities. That’s also a lot of people trying to find the cheapest way to move. Because rates vary so much depending on which company you choose, comparing options becomes incredibly important. Take a look at the options for long distance moving, and find out how to make your move as cheap as possible.
August 9th, 2017 - 8:07 AM
Beginner’s guide to building a treehouse
You’ve bought a house with a large backyard and finally have space to make your kids’ treehouse dreams come true. But where do you start? And how do you make sure it’s safe for them to play in? No matter your experience, making a treehouse can be done easily and safely. All you need are the right supplies, some knowledge about trees, and a little bit of imagination.
Note: Before starting construction, check city ordinances and homeowner’s association regulations for rules in your area. Some may require building permits or have height restrictions.
August 7th, 2017 - 2:05 PM
Relocating to Atlanta from New York
Moving from New York City to Atlanta? Your life is about to change! People often call Atlanta the “New York of the South” because it’s the cultural and business hub of the region. But while the nickname may make you think the areas are the same, there are many differences. Learn what you’ll find after moving, including a lower cost of living and plenty of exciting things to check out.
July 28th, 2017 - 9:51 AM
Want to move to Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico became a U.S. Territory in 1898, making its residents U.S. citizens. But because it isn’t incorporated, it can sometimes feel like a completely separate country — especially if you’re trying to move there. While you can travel to Puerto Rico from the U.S. without a passport and use U.S. currency, other differences (like not paying U.S. taxes or voting in general elections) may make the process seem confusing. Learn more about moving to Puerto Rico, and get tips for adjusting to life on the island.
July 26th, 2017 - 2:32 PM
Popular foods for each state
From iconic Southern comfort food to seafood on the East Coast, every region has dishes it’s known for. Whether you’re just curious about the cuisine in a particular state, or you’re moving or traveling and wondering what local fare to try, we’ve discovered the best bites in all 50 states, along with some food festivals and local dishes to try.
July 24th, 2017 - 11:05 AM
How to make a moving budget go further
Leading up to a move, you have many decisions to make. From choosing a new home or apartment to picking a moving company, every choice can have an impact on your moving budget. If you’re trying to keep costs low, a DIY moving service may be the best option. Or if you have a little more money, you might splurge on a crew to help load. No matter how much you want to spend, it’s smart to stretch the money as far as possible. Thankfully, there are some easy choices that can help your moving budget go further.
July 20th, 2017 - 2:45 PM
Eliminating odors in the home
We’ve all been there. You walk into a house and a smell hits you. Maybe it’s the overwhelming scent of fresh paint, a musty smell from the house being closed up for too long, or even just the unpleasant odor of your pet. Either way, you think, “I’ll open the windows, and it will air out.” But, after several days of letting the breeze blow through, the smell still lingers. Now what?
July 18th, 2017 - 3:06 PM
How do I get my firearms to another state?
Whether you’re moving or traveling, there are regulations to follow for transporting firearms. Laws tell you what you can and can’t do, but interpreting those laws into practical steps can be tricky. Since many moving companies like U-Pack® aren’t able to transport guns, among other items, you have to figure out what to do with them during a long distance move. And if you’re traveling to hunt, you have to take them with you. But how can you get firearms to another state? You have three options: driving, flying or shipping. All of these methods have their own rules and regulations, but transporting firearms can be easily done.
July 14th, 2017 - 4:36 PM
How to estimate gas costs for a rental truck
Did you know that when moving long distance in a rental truck, it may cost more for fuel than it does to rent the truck? It’s true! While truck rental may seem like the most affordable option, adding in the cost to fill it up may make it more expensive than you planned. To help you check this cost in advance, U-Pack has an easy-to-use gas cost estimator. Find out how to use this online calculator, what factors contribute to fuel costs in a rental truck and how to move without paying extra for gas.
July 10th, 2017 - 1:09 PM
Finding the best bicycle trails
A benchmarking study by People for Bikes reported that over 95.5 million people rode their bikes for fun in 2015. With that many people on the road, it’s no wonder that more and more cities are adding new trails and infrastructure for bicycle riders. If you’re a cyclist looking for a fun vacation spot or a new place to live, check out these options for fun places with amazing bike trails and riding programs.