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Moving into a New House: What to Expect

By Meghan
September 19th, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Congratulations! You’re moving into a new house! And congratulations, you’re now your own landlord! Of course, being a homeowner is awesome (you're building equity and investing in your future – a win-win), but it’s good to be aware that there’s a lot that goes with it. 
 

I’ve compiled a few things that were designed to help you prepare for homeownership and to give you an idea of what to purchase and what to expect when you’re moving into a new home:

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How to find movers

September 19th, 2012 - 2:33 PM

You know what I think people dread most about moving? It’s the process of actually choosing a mover. Don’t you think the horror stories, bad reviews and exposés we’ve all seen and heard about unscrupulous moving companies has us shaking in our boots (and rightly so)? What I’ve noticed is that at the end of virtually every story I’ve read or show I’ve watched is the same advice: research. It sounds so simple, yet there’s so much information online that it’s difficult to know where to start and most importantly, who to trust.

Here’s what we suggest: 

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What is an ABF ReloCube?

September 18th, 2012 - 3:35 PM

An ABF ReloCube is simply a moving container. But it’s not just any moving container—here’s what makes it such a great option:

Note: U-Pack is the “you pack, we drive” moving service that uses ABF as its transportation provider. “U-Pack ReloCube” and “ABF ReloCube” are often used interchangeably.

It’s Roomy. The ReloCube’s exterior dimensions are, 6’3”D x 7’W x 8’4”H. Its interior dimensions are, 70”D x 82”W x 93”H.  It is large enough to hold one room of furnishings (like a studio-sized apartment) and can hold up to 2,500 lbs.

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When to Move | Save Money Moving in the Fall!

September 18th, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Just like with hotels, airlines and popular vacation destinations, there are times of the year that are less expensive to move than others. We’re actually moving into one of those times right now – the fall and winter months are considered part of the “off-peak” moving season. That simply means more availability and lower prices. If you’re planning a move before the holidays, now’s the time to get a moving quote!

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Garage Sale Pricing Strategies

September 17th, 2012 - 3:34 PM

When I was a kid, I used to love going to garage sales with my mom. I experienced thrill after thrill of finding books, clothes, and jewelry for cheap prices. If you’re moving, I think you’ll find that other people will be seeking the same type of thrill with YOUR stuff! Having a garage sale is great way to downsize and get rid of things you don’t want to pay to move. These helpful garage sale pricing strategies were designed to help you have a super successful garage sale!

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Moving Cross Country Cheap

September 14th, 2012 - 3:02 PM

Since we’re all about saving money these days, let’s do another Flashback Friday and take a look at some tips Brittney has for moving cross country cheap.

Searching for ways to move cross country cheap? Well, you are in the right place! I’m the queen of cheap! If there a discount or coupon to be found, I will hunt it down. So let’s get to the cheap cross country moving.

Tip #1: You can save big by doing some of the work yourself. However, you don’t have to do it all! For example, using a “you pack, we drive” service, you can do the work of packing and loading (and unloading), but let the company drive for you.

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How to move

September 14th, 2012 - 1:12 PM

It's Friday! That means it's another chance to look back at some posts that customers have found helpful in the past. For today's Flashback Friday, we're taking another look at Christina's post about how to move. Studies show that moving is one of the most stressful events you'll experience in your life. The information Christina provides was designed to make it a little more manageable. Happy Friday!

Nearly 40 million Americans move each year, and soon you’ll be joining that statistic! Make your move stress-free by learning exactly how to move and begin the moving the process.

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I need storage and delivery. Is that possible with U-Pack?

September 13th, 2012 - 4:21 PM

You ask, U-Pack answers!  “I need storage and delivery.  Is that possible with U-Pack?”

Yes.

I once had an elementary teacher who called her students “unique snowflakes.” A little unusual? Yes. True? Yes. And you could say the exact same thing about moves. They’re all unique... just like a snowflake.

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U-Pack® vs. Penske®

September 12th, 2012 - 3:12 PM

Whether you’re new to moving or you’ve got some moves under your belt, you’ve probably heard that truck rental is the best way to move. If you’re moving locally, yes. If you’re moving long distance, not quite.

In this blog post, you’ll see why more customers prefer U-Pack over Penske® for moving long distance.

Moving Concept. U-Pack’s moving concept is a win-win—you do the loading and unloading, but you don’t have to do the long distance driving (the worst part of moving in my opinion).