With gift-giving season quickly approaching, you’re probably already dreading what holiday shopping entails — big crowds, long lines, traffic jams and an empty bank account. But, instead of getting stressed and spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars, why not spend some time crafting DIY Christmas gifts? You can stay home, drink a cup of hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music and enjoy the lights on the tree while making your loved ones a unique gift they’re sure to love. And even if you’re not usually a crafty person, these simple handmade ideas are easy enough for anyone to make!
While November 15 is National Clean Your Refrigerator Day, you can “celebrate” this holiday any time. Whether you’re cleaning one in your new apartment, prepping yours for a move, or just trying to get rid of fridge odor, it’s good to know the best way to get the job done.
Moving long distance with just a few belongings may not be as time-consuming as packing up an entire house, but it still requires some careful thought and preparation. Some possible small move scenarios could be:
If you’re trying to reduce the cost of your move, there are many options available. You can choose a lower-priced moving service, try to do it all yourself, or ask for special deals to be applied. While discounts are typically great ways to save, you may find taking $25 or $50 off of an already overpriced move doesn’t make much of an impact. Starting with a discount moving service, and then making adjustments to fit your needs, is often a better way to go.
It’s not unusual for people to need storage in conjunction with a long-distance move. After all, not all moves go directly from point A to point B. Many times people move out of their current house before their new one is ready. And others may take the time to go on vacation before settling in to a new location. No matter the reason, U-Pack® has portable storage solutions to fit your needs.
Shipping small items cross country is a fairly straight-forward process. You load items in a box, take it to a carrier, and pay a flat rate or one based on weight. But if you’re shipping large items, or everything from your house, finding a cheap shipping solution becomes even more important. How do you get your belongings cross country safely while still staying in budget?
There are plenty of ways to ship your household goods across the country, but there’s only one option that pairs affordable rates with exceptional service — and that’s U-Pack®.
Weathering your home for cold, snowy and icy weather
Wintertime means sledding, building snowmen, making snow angels, having the ultimate snowball fight and enjoying picturesque views of snowy hillsides. But, it also means freezing temperatures, frosty nights, icy weather and higher utility bills. And while you may enjoy playing in the snow for hours on end, you’ll eventually want to relax in the comfort of a safe, warm home. In order to do that, use these winterization tips to properly prepare your home for the cold (and save money in the process)!
If you’re moving, you may need to be on the lookout for a little critter called the gypsy moth. While small, it has the potential to cause big damage, and several areas don’t want any part of it. In fact, they have laws in place to help make sure it stays far, far away. If you’re moving to a restricted location, you may be required to complete a Gypsy Moth/Insect Inspection Checklist to verify that you’ve checked all items stored outdoors, and that everything is free of the moth and its eggs.
Halloween is a time for candy, scary movies and haunted houses. It’s also a great chance to come up with creative costumes for you and your kids. Buying the same outfit as everyone else can be boring, and it’s way more fun (and cheaper) to make your own. For our list of homemade Halloween costumes, we gathered an assortment of moving boxes, paint and some easy-to-find craft items to create a few clever concepts. Perfect for all ages, these costume ideas are cheap and easy to make — they’re sure to be a big hit!
Moving long distance can be a big undertaking. After all, it requires moving your entire life from one state to another. While some people are able to experience laid-back leisurely moves, others are more crunched for time and need faster shipping options. If you can relate to any of these situations:
You hired movers to unload your items and need to know when to schedule them to come
You’re starting a new job and need your stuff before your first day
You’re flying to your new home and don’t want to go days without clean clothes, a mattress or your cookware
(or a similar one), consider a guaranteed move with U-Pack®.