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I Need to Move Now

October 18th, 2013 - 2:40 PM

U-Pack Solutions: “I Need to Move Now!”

Regardless of the reason, if you need to move quickly, don’t worry. Most of the time, U-Pack can accommodate your last minute moving requests. Many times we can even arrange for same day moving!

How to Move a Dresser

October 15th, 2013 - 9:39 AM

How Do I Move a Big, Bulky Dresser?

They’re heavy, cumbersome, difficult to maneuver through doors, and have drawers that have a tendency to slide in and out. It’s true that it can be a little challenging to move a dresser out of the house and into the moving truck. So today, we’ll go over some very helpful tips that will help make it much more manageable.  

Steps to Moving a Dresser

All You Need to Know about Moving from The Walking Dead

October 11th, 2013 - 8:50 AM

Moving? The Walking Dead Has You Covered.

We haven’t heard of anyone who hasn’t heard of The Walking Dead. We’re dead serious - it’s just that good of a TV show. If you haven’t seen an episode, then it’s just a matter of time till you’re bitten with the zombie craze like these people below.

[Project Sole  uses the U-Pack ReloCube® to store donated shoes after a Zombie 5k mud run]

6 Reasons U-Pack is Better than PODS®

October 9th, 2013 - 2:06 PM

U-Pack or PODS® – which is better?

That’s a great question. Both moving companies take care of the driving for you, deliver and pick up the equipment, and have storage options available. With so many similarities, it can be difficult to see the differences. Once you start comparing, we think you’ll find that U-Pack is the better choice for moving long-distance over PODS®. Here are 6 reasons why.

How Toy Story Got Moving All Wrong

October 8th, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Moving Experts to the Rescue!

Ah, Toy Story. It’s one of the most-loved Disney movies of all time—you’ve seen it, right? If not, you’re missing out! The story of Andy and his beloved toys gets us every time, but what we’re really intrigued by is the fact that it revolves around moving. That’s right, Andy’s family is preparing for a move, and we couldn’t help but notice there are several details these talking toys got WAY wrong when it comes to moving to their new home. Take a lesson from Andy and the gang and make sure you avoid these moving blunders and packing pitfalls:

See How Easily You Can Load a Moving Truck

October 7th, 2013 - 3:35 PM

How to load a moving truck

Have you ever packed your car for a road trip? Making all those bags and pillows fit in the trunk can be like a real-life game of Tetris. Multiply that 10 times, and you can imagine the challenge of loading a moving truck. But, with a little help from our moving experts, you can load your truck efficiently, saving you time and money.

Safety Tips for Women Moving Alone

September 30th, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Are You Planning a Cross-Country Move By Yourself?

In a perfect world, women would be able to travel around the world without having to be overly aware of our surroundings and vulnerabilities. However, it’s not a perfect world. As women, it’s necessary that we take precautions to protect ourselves when we are most vulnerable, including during a move.

Safety Tips for Women During a Move

If you’re moving alone, start planning early so you aren’t too stressed and preoccupied during the process.

Rental Containers for Moving

September 27th, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Find the Rental Container That’s Right for Your Move

If you’re considering an easy-to-load container for your move, there’s great news! Things aren’t how they used to be – now you have containerized moving solutions available in a variety of different sizes, price points, and service options. Let’s go over some of the basics to help you figure out what rental container is right for your move.

How Rental Containers Work

What To Do When You Get Permanent Change of Station Orders

September 26th, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Do You have PCS Orders?

If you or a family member just got Permanent Change of Station Orders, you may be asking, “What do I do next?” U-Pack® helps many military members and their families complete military moves each year, so we can help.

First, meet with your base transportation office. Depending on your branch, this office will have a different name, but they all do the same thing: help you move.

Fall Road Trip Ideas

September 25th, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Quick Road Trips to Complete Your Fall Bucket List

Green leaves begin to fade into bright yellow, the air gets cool and crisp, and you can drink pumpkin spice lattes again. Can you guess which season it is? That’s right – it’s Fall, y’all. And it’s the perfect time to take a road trip before the winter cold settles in. So load up the car and try out a few of these fall road trip ideas to get the seasonal fun started!

What Everyone Ought to Know About Moving Day

September 24th, 2013 - 2:56 PM

You Can Make Moving Day Stink a Little Less

There’s no denying that moving is stressful. Even if you’re moving under the best circumstances, it still stinks to have to pack up all your stuff and move. But, there are a few truths about moving that can make your moving day a little less hectic.

The bottom line: A little pre-moving day preparation goes a long way.  

You don’t have to do it all in one day.

Warning Signs Your Move May End Up Costing You More Than You Thought

September 19th, 2013 - 4:08 PM

6 Warning Signs Your Moving Cost May Go Up

Warning signs are important. When you’re driving down unfamiliar roads, it’s nice to know what’s coming. The “stop sign ahead” sign warns you of an approaching intersection, and the “curves in road” sign prompts you to slow down. They’re all designed to let you know what to expect up ahead.

Just like driving an unfamiliar road, moving comes with some unknowns that can end up costing you more than you anticipated. While there aren’t literal warning signs along the way, there are definitely some signals you can watch for to help avoid the unforeseen.  Here are a few things to watch for: