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How much does it cost to move to Hawaii?
Category:  Moving to Hawaii

Posted By:
Christina Google+
4/16/2014
9:26 AM

Ready to live the Hawaii life?

Balmy weather, cool breezes, and of course the breathtaking views is what the Hawaii life is all about. To say we’re jealous of your upcoming move would be an understatement. One question you might have as you plan your move is how much it’s going to cost to move to Hawaii. It’s no secret that the cost of living in the Aloha State is high, but what about just to move there? While it’s true that prices are normally higher than a “typical” move within the contiguous U.S. (because shipping across the ocean is involved), there are ways to move to Hawaii that won’t necessarily break the bank.

How much does it cost to move to Hawaii

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10 Best Places to Live in California
Category:  Travel

Posted By:
Christina Google+
4/15/2014
12:53 PM

California Dreamin’

Have you seen the commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Beckham, Vanessa Williams, Phil Mickelson, and Rob Lowe telling you why you should visit California? They’re right; you should visit California! And after a visit or two, you may even consider making the move to the Golden State. That’s not a bad idea, but California is a BIG state. No worries; we’ll help you figure out where to call home.

Where should you live in California?

Everyone’s idea of the California lifestyle is different. What are you looking for? A great place to raise a family? Nightlife and entertainment? Surf and sun? Cali has it all!

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Category: Travel
Uhaul Truck Sizes
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
4/14/2014
8:40 AM

Welcome to your One-Stop U-Haul® Truck Size Shop

If you’re looking for the specifics about U-Haul truck sizes, you’ve hit the jackpot! You’ll get information designed to help you make the best decision about what size U-Haul truck you may need. We’ll also introduce you to an alternative way to move that might make you think twice about truck rental.

 

A helpful guide to U-Haul truck sizes

U-Haul® Truck Sizes

Our research shows that U-Haul offers six different truck sizes for local and one-way moves: 10 ft., 14 ft. 17 ft., 20 ft., 24 ft., and 26 ft.

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Category: Truck Rental
Should I Tip Movers?
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Christina Google+
4/10/2014
2:45 PM

To tip, or not to tip; that is the question.

Tipping is something you do when you go out to eat, get a haircut, have pizza delivered, or catch a cab ride, but what about when you hire movers? That can be tricky. You’re already paying them for moving your stuff, so should you tip them, too?

Do I need to tip the movers?

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Category: Moving Tips
Cheapest Way to Move a Small Amount of Furniture
Category:  Moving Budget

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
4/9/2014
1:56 PM

How to Ship a Small Amount of Furniture Without Spending Too Much Money

If you ask your friends how to move furniture on the cheap, you’ll get a variety of answers.  Some will tell you not to move it at all, but sell everything and buy new stuff for your new home.  Some will tell you to rent a truck. Some might have the best idea: to use U-Pack. If you’re like me, you’ll actually want to move your furniture to your new home, even if it’s just a few pieces. But how do you do that for the cheapest price?

cheapest way to move a small amount of furniture

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Category: Moving Budget
Moving after College Graduation
Category:  College Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
4/8/2014
3:52 PM

Life After College: Moving Somewhere New

Are you planning on moving after college graduation? I am sure you are feeling anxious, eager, terrified, and excited all rolled into one. There is so much to consider when preparing for this big life transition, so let’s explore some of the things you should be thinking about. It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes, so I am happy to help you through this process.

If you know where you are moving after college graduation and need to start budgeting for your move, click here to get a free moving quote. Or, keep reading to learn how to handle your big move.

Figuring Out Where to Move After College Graduation

You have basically unlimited options when moving after college. Of course, there are some factors at play that will help you decide where to move after graduation.

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Category: College Moving
Getting to Know U-Pack: Brittany D.
Category:  U-Pack

Posted By:
Christina Google+
4/4/2014
9:56 AM

U-Pack Moving Expert – Brittany D.

“Good morning. Thank you for calling U-Pack. This is Brittany. How may I help you?”

When you call U-Pack, you may get to speak with Brittany, a U-Pack service consultant on the Operations Team. While Brittany is all about making your move run smoothly, we thought you might like to know a little bit more about her.

Get to know Brittany, a U-Pack Moving Expert

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Category: U-Pack
Best of April Fools’ Jokes Online 2014
Category:  Cool Stuff

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
4/2/2014
3:49 PM

Companies Prank Their Customers Online

Each year, April 1st pranks roll around, and each year, we fall for them. In the past, you only had to be on guard for jokes pulled by your friends or family members. Now, you also have to be cautious online because companies are out to play the best April Fools’ pranks on their customers! Check out this list of jokes from 2014.

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Category: Cool Stuff
10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population
Category:  Cool Stuff

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/31/2014
10:53 AM

What U.S. city has the largest population?

As a national moving company, we have the opportunity to move people all over the country. What we find from our customers is that some prefer small town living, while others crave big city life.  If you’re craving big city life and want to move to a place where the population exceeds one million residents, you’ll be glad to know that there are 10 U.S. cities that may fit the bill.

The 2010 U.S. Census reports that these are the 10 largest cities by population:  

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Category: Cool Stuff
Moving Trucks - Frequently Asked Questions
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Becky Google+
3/26/2014
3:15 PM

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Moving Trucks

Well, at least almost everything. After 16+ years of moving household goods, we’ve answered a lot of questions about moving trucks—some unique, and some very common. For your reading pleasure, we've compiled a list of those asked most frequently.

Questions frequently asked about moving trucks

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Category: Moving Tips
Moving to Alaska FAQs
Category:  Alaska Moves

Posted By:
Becky Google+
3/24/2014
3:36 PM

People tend to have a lot of questions about moving to Alaska, and I’ve attempted to answer some of the most common. Let’s get started.

Is it true you can get paid to move to Alaska?
If you search message boards about moving to Alaska, you’ll see various versions of the question “can I move to Alaska for free?” over and over. The answer is “no.” This is a misconception. The state does not pay you to move to Alaska. What you’re probably thinking of is the Permanent Fund Dividend that is paid to permanent residents of Alaska each year.  Read my post “Moving to Alaska for Free?” for more detailed information.

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Category: Alaska Moves
How much does portable storage cost?
Category:  Portable Storage

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/20/2014
3:35 PM

Portable storage – affordable or not?

Using a portable storage container for your upcoming long-distance move is a great idea. They’re convenient, easy to load/unload, and of course you can store your belongings directly inside. But how much do they cost? While some are really affordable, others can be a bit pricey. Today, we’ll help you narrow down which portable storage option is best for your move in terms of cost.

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Goodbye Songs
Category:  Moving Fun

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/18/2014
10:55 AM

55 Songs About Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye is never easy, especially if a close friend or family member is moving. A song is the perfect way to express how you’re feeling when the words just aren’t there. Take a look at our list of the best goodbye songs. If you have any songs to add to the list, leave a comment below and share!

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Classic goodbye songs

Never Can Say Goodbye – Jackson 5

Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) – Bananarama

Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Bee Gees

Ramble On – Led Zepplin

Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

So Long, Farewell – Sound of Music

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Category: Moving Fun
How to move without driving a rental truck (and still save money)
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/14/2014
3:49 PM

Do you dread driving a rental truck across the country?

Most people do. If you had it your way, you’d hire someone else to do it all. But that’s pricey, and your number one priority is saving money. So truck rental it is, right? It doesn’t have to be. There’s a way to make the same budget-friendly move without driving a rental.

how to move without driving a rental truck

The rental truck alternative

The budget-friendly, no rental truck driving way I’m talking about is called U-Pack®. Just like truck rental, you’re responsible for packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking all your stuff. But unlike truck rental, U-Pack takes care of all the transportation. It’s a happy medium that’s changing the way people move.

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Category: Truck Rental
How much can a moving truck hold?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/12/2014
1:51 PM

What is the Capacity of a Moving Truck?

Homes come in all shapes and sizes, which can make moving difficult because moving trucks only come in a few standard sizes. When you’re preparing to move, you’re going to have to figure out how much a moving truck can hold so you know what size truck to use. It can be frustrating to try and figure out your needs before moving.

U-Pack actually has a great solution to this problem that allows you to be flexible with your space. But how much space will you need?

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Category: Truck Rental

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