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Moving a Pack Rat

May 19th, 2014 - 3:39 PM

How to Move a Pack Rat

Picture this: a cluttered garage, a closet stuffed to the brim, and a kitchen too messy to eat in. That’s what a pack rat’s world looks like. What’s a pack rat? Simply put, it’s someone who collects or keeps things that aren’t needed. There’s a little pack rat in all of us, but if you or someone you know is a true pack rat, then you (or they) may be wondering how to handle an upcoming move. Moving is tough no matter what, but when you have too much stuff it just complicates things even more.

Moving a pack rat doesn’t have to be stressful – with our help you can prepare for the move while moving easily and affordably.

How Much Does A Military Move Cost?

May 8th, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Did you just get PCS orders?

If so, it’s important to understand the benefits you qualify for before you start planning your move. Military relocation benefits change frequently due to regulations, rank, or your family size. One of the first questions you may ask after visiting with your Transportation Office (TO) is “How much does a military move cost?” While it's an important question, it's actually fairly complex, as there are moving costs, additional costs, and benefits that all combine to determine the cost of your military move.

Getting to Know U-Pack: Brittany D.

April 4th, 2014 - 9:56 AM

*Brittany got married since this post was originally written. She's now Brittany G.*

U-Pack Moving Expert – Brittany G.

“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.

Best of April Fools’ Jokes Online 2014

April 2nd, 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.

How much can a moving truck hold?

March 12th, 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?

One Way Truck Rental: Information and Moving Quotes

March 4th, 2014 - 5:14 PM

Are you considering a rental truck for your one-way move?

My experience is that most people assume that if they want to move quickly and affordably, one-way truck rental is the way to go. But, fortunately, that’s just not the case anymore. Now there are low-cost options that allow you to do the packing, loading, and unloading, but have a professional drive the moving truck across the country.

Today let’s take a look at what you can expect from one-way truck rental, and then check out an alternative.  

Getting to Know U-Pack: Matt B.

February 21st, 2014 - 3:23 PM

“Thank you for calling U-Pack. This is Matt.”

When you call U-Pack, you’ll always talk to a real person.  And what you’ll find is that we have a great team of helpful moving experts here. But, what you may not get the chance to discover on a phone call is that though they love helping people move, they’re also interesting people with a lot to offer outside the U-Pack walls. So today, we want to introduce you to one of our remarkable team members. We’d like you to meet Matt B.   

Do gas prices impact moving costs?

February 13th, 2014 - 11:06 AM

What’s the big deal with gas prices, anyway?

We get it; you’re used to stopping at the gas station week after week to fill up your personal vehicle, and the cost isn’t that bad (even at $3-3.50/gallon) In fact, the average fuel economy for new cars is 29.4 MPG – nope, not bad at all. So, when your friend tells you that gas prices could significantly impact the cost of your upcoming long-distance move, you might feel a little skeptical (and that’s completely understandable). But…what if they’re right?

Team USA Trivia - Hometowns of the 2014 Olympic Athletes

February 4th, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Hometowns of the USA Olympic Team

The Olympic buzz is building with the opening ceremony just days away. Before the Winter Games begin, find out a little bit about some stars to watch, including where they're from. We have some interesting Olympic facts, including some possible record-setters, the youngest members of Team USA, and what some of the athletes do for a living outside of their sport. Find out about the USA Olympic Team, and see if you're moving to the same place as these Olympians! Get ready to cheer them on to gold.

Self Moving Advice: 10 Things To Remember When Moving

February 3rd, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Advice For Your Move

The US Census Bureau reports that on average, people move 11 times in their lifetime. There are so many variables at play in each move, that even after moving multiple times, it can still feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you make your move stress-free and help you remember all the little details. With most people using self-moving services these days, we have compiled our 10 best pieces of self-moving advice to help you through the process.