April 24th, 2019 - 2:31 PM
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.
April 24th, 2019 - 2:25 PM
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.
April 24th, 2019 - 1:22 PM
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.
April 23rd, 2019 - 2:51 PM
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.
April 23rd, 2019 - 2:11 PM
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.
April 23rd, 2019 - 10:43 AM
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.
April 22nd, 2019 - 12:48 PM
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:
March 29th, 2019 - 3:43 PM
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.
March 29th, 2019 - 2:55 PM
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.
March 29th, 2019 - 2:50 PM
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.