Change of Address Checklist: Who to Notify First

There are so many things to take care of when you move—packing, reserving a truck, and coordinating moving help. Changing your address may be the last thing on your mind. But this list will help you prioritize which companies to notify prior to your move and which ones can wait until after. The first and […]

Planning Ahead: Mapping your Move

Spring has sprung and summer is here so it’s time to plan ahead and make the most of your summer move. Almost every city or town has a story to it, whether it’s something in history books, the population size or being home to some of the best eats around. Take a few minutes to search the […]

Keep It or Toss It? Packing up Your Home for the Move

Packing up the items in your home for the big move can be a great opportunity to organize things and get rid of old items. But, how do you know which items to keep and which items to toss? Our guide below will help you determine the best items to take with you and the best […]

Planning Your Summer Move

It’s moving season! Did you know that 45 percent of all moves occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day? That means almost half of all moves take place during three short months. If you are planning on moving during the summer, here are some helpful tips you might want to keep in mind. Reserve your […]

Destinations for Your Move: Top 10 Most Popular Cities

People are flocking to Houston, at least according to the U-Haul National Migration Trend Report. For the third year in a row, Houston was one of the most popular moving destinations in 2011. The report, titled “The 2011 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities”, is based on the number of movers traveling more than 50 miles […]

How to Organize Your Move Using Pinterest

Have you heard about Pinterest? It’s a “virtual pinboard” that combines social media, photo sharing and bookmarking.  Pinterest allows you to organize your interests and share them with the world.  Anything that you find on the web, or any pictures you upload, can be placed on a “board” with a descriptive caption. There are a million different ways […]

Hilarious Moving Accident. Don’t Let This Happen To You!

When it comes to movers, not all movers are created equal. Some moving companies are prone to accidents and look like they hired the offspring of the Three Stooges…Moe, Larry and Curly. So, how do you find safe, affordable help when it comes to moving? One approach is to use the traditional moving vanlines, which […]

How to Deduct Your Moving Expenses on Your Taxes

Did you know that many moving expenses may be tax-deductible? Check with the IRS in order to determine what is deductible and what is not deductible from your move in 2011. Hopefully, you kept all your 2011 moving-related receipts in a “Moving” folder. If not, then you will need to do some back-tracking through your files. The link […]

Time to Pack

I came across a story recently about a clock shop in Hannibal, Missouri that’s refurbishing an old grandfather clock that belonged to the family of Laura Hawkins. She was Mark Twain’s childhood sweetheart and served as the inspiration for Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The clock guys had to take apart the grandfather […]

New Year’s Resolutions #5 – Learn Something New

The fifth and final post in our popular New Year’s resolutions series is about learning something new. Tons of people make the resolution at the start of the year to learn something new. Your goal may be to learn to play an instrument, learn a new skill, finish high school or college, or just broaden […]

Cardboard Snowman From Your Moving Supplies:

I know that many places didn’t get very much snow this winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t build a snowman! If you have some extra boxes and packing peanuts after your last move, you can have some moving fun! With a little bit of glue, a marker and creativity you can reuse your old […]

New Year’s Resolutions #4 – Get a Life!

The fourth popular New Year’s resolution in our series is about doing something fun or productive with your spare time. “Get a life” is one of the top ten popular New Year’s resolutions—whether it involves learning a new hobby, picking up an old one, or just spending more time with friends and family. Whatever your […]