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Moving to Puerto Rico

May 7th, 2019 - 1:48 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico

What do you have to do to move to Puerto Rico?

There’s a lot to coordinate before you book a one-way ticket to Puerto Rico — from finding a way to move all of your household belongings to securing housing and jobs. And there may be questions that need answering before the move. What paperwork is required? Can you bring your pet with you? What are the transportation options on the island? We’ve got the answers! 

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How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

April 26th, 2019 - 1:14 PM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

The importance of properly lifting boxes 

If you’ve ever felt back pain after lifting something heavy, you may have done it incorrectly. While it’s a simple mistake to make, it’s one you want to try to avoid — especially if you’ll be doing a lot of lifting. If you’re planning a move, learning the right way to lift boxes and heavy items can go a long way toward making the experience more enjoyable. After all, you don’t want to deal with back pain right in the middle of moving! Here are some tips for protecting your back from injury. 

Note: If you have a history of back pain or injuries, consider asking friends or relatives to do the heavy lifting, or hire people to help. 

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Money Saving Moving Option

April 26th, 2019 - 10:58 AM
Money Saving Moving Option

How to save money on long-distance moves 

Being cost-aware and finding ways to lower rates are critical factors when moving on a budget. One way to do that is to handle some of the work on your own, rather than paying a company to do it all.

U-Pack® is a “do-it-yourself” service designed with budgets in mind. The savings start with you doing the packing, loading and unloading (we do the driving), but they don’t end there. U-Pack offers other ways to save even more! Take a look at the six money-saving options below to learn how to save up to hundreds of dollars when moving.

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List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

April 26th, 2019 - 10:24 AM
List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

What you need to buy when moving into a new apartment

On moving day, you’re going to walk into an empty apartment and make it home. Many items come together to take the space from bare bones to livable. Having things like appliances, furniture and furnishings will create a space that is both functional and comfortable. Whether you’re wondering what things you need for your first apartment or just want an apartment moving checklist to ensure nothing is forgotten, the list below will help. 

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What moving expenses are tax deductible?

April 24th, 2019 - 2:31 PM
What moving expenses are tax deductible?

How the new tax reform affects moving expense deductions 

If you’ve recently moved for work (or are planning to), you’re probably hoping to deduct all of those expenses on your income taxes. But with new laws in place, you may not be able to. On Dec. 31, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which prevents the majority of individuals and businesses from claiming moving expenses. However, there are some exceptions. Keep reading to learn more about the new reform, who the exemptions apply to, and what it means for long distance moves. 

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Ultimate Guide to Apartment Moving

April 24th, 2019 - 2:25 PM
Ultimate Guide to Apartment Moving

The possibilities of apartment moving

A new apartment comes with endless potential — new areas to explore, new neighbors to meet, maybe a new job or educational opportunities waiting. However, before beginning life in a new apartment, you have to tackle the moving process: apartment hunting, packing and actually moving in. Learn what to expect depending on your circumstances, and how to manage all of the details of apartment moving.

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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.