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Why Do People Move?

August 8th, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Have you ever wondered why people move?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, more than one in ten U.S. residents moved within the previous year. Seven in 10 of those people moved within the same county, while two in 10 moved to a different county, and one in 10 moved to a different state. It’s safe to say that people are on the move in the U.S., but why are they moving?

Why people move – the moving phases of life

How to Pack a Guitar, Piano, and Other Instruments

August 8th, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Packing Guitars, Pianos, and Other Instruments

Most musicians are comfortable with transporting their instruments to places like lessons, jam sessions and performances, but packing them for a long-distance move is a whole different story.  Today we’ll take a look at how to pack and move things like guitars, pianos and other common instruments.

 

Let’s start with how to pack a guitar…

Moving Tips To Help You Move Like a Pro

August 7th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Our Favorite Moving Tips

If you want to move like a pro, you came to the right place. U-Pack® is all about moving. It’s what we talk about all day long – and we love it. Over the years, we’ve been able to glean a ton of experience have accumulated an abundance of moving tips. We hope you’ll find just the thing you need to help your move go a little more smoothly. Here are some of our favorite tips: 

How Do I Move To Hawaii From the Mainland?

August 7th, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Tips from the Hawaii Moving specialists

Well, you can’t drive a rental truck to Hawaii (a little something called the Pacific Ocean is in the way). That leaves two other options: “you pack, we drive” companies like U-Pack®, and full-service movers. Both take care of the transportation, but they definitely vary in other ways –specifically price. Let’s take a look at how you can move to Hawaii, stay within your budget, and get your belongings there fast – with U-Pack Moving.

How U-Pack Moves You to Hawaii

When is the Best Time to Move?

August 2nd, 2013 - 1:06 PM

Determine the Best Time to Move

Is your life scheduled down to the minute, or are you more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants? Regardless of your personality type, one thing you will want to plan and get scheduled is your move date. But when is the best time to move? It all depends on the things that are important to you, like your budget, kids schedules, housing and employment.

The Ideal Time to Move – What Matters to You?

Budget

How much do moving trucks cost?

August 2nd, 2013 - 10:18 AM

I’m thinking about renting a moving truck, but I’m not sure how much they cost.

You have lots of options for your upcoming long-distance move, including renting a moving truck. For local moves, moving trucks are usually easy on the wallet. But you can’t always say the same for long-distance moves. When you start adding on additional costs like fuel, damage coverage and sales tax, the price starts going up; sometimes even doubling your quoted price.

Let’s look at an example of how much moving trucks cost

How do you move out state?

July 31st, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Moving Out of State?

Moving down the street is much different from moving out of state. Not just in terms of distance, but also all the prep work! When moving to a new state, you’re changing school districts, doctors, banks, churches, gyms, usually changing your job, and sometimes even changing cultures. It has the potential to be a difficult transition.

Your to-do list can become overwhelming, so let me break it down. Here are the six areas not to overlook when moving out of state: kids, pets, car, paperwork, and household goods.

The Only Relocation Checklist You'll Ever Need

July 30th, 2013 - 1:53 PM

The Ultimate Relocation Checklist

Since you’re here, I’m guessing you’re a checklist person like me. I totally get it. Without checklists, I’m utterly disorganized and overwhelmed. You may laugh, but if you were to look at my iPhone right now, you’d find six apps that are “to-do” list related. (It’s seriously time to narrow it down). 

U-Haul It vs. We Drive It

July 29th, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Compare U-Haul It vs. We Drive It Moving Services

When you think of cheap moving, do you think of a rental truck? No matter what company you picture, you probably think a do-it-yourself move is the cheapest way to move. One option that might not come to mind is U-Pack, a “you pack it, we drive it” moving option that is comparable in price to truck rental.