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Long Distance Moves FAQs

June 28th, 2013 - 1:25 PM

U-Pack Moving is a service that specializes in out-of-state, long-distance moves. Because it's our speciality, we get the opportunity to talk to a lot of people who have a lot of questions about how it works, the best ways to do it, and how much it costs. Today I'll spend some time responding to some of our customers' most frequently asked questions about long-distance moving.

What is best for long-distance moves—truck rental or movers?

How to Organize Toys

June 28th, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Tips from the toy organization expert

I don’t claim to be an expert at many things, but I know toys. I can tell you just about anything you need to know about the latest Skylander® product to hit the market, which Lego® set has which character, and I can bake a cake in an Easy Bake Oven like a champ. I’m not a toy collector per se, but I do have 7 kids (and 6 are under 10), so I’ll proudly wear the “toy expert” badge.  

July 4th Recipes

June 26th, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Recipes for July 4th

July 4th is a holiday that just lends itself to fun food. From the red, white, and blue theme, to picnics and barbeques, it’s just a fun food holiday. While you celebrate Independence Day, why not whip up some of these July 4th Recipes for your family? I found some great recipes for the whole day – from breakfast, to side dishes, desserts and more!

4th of July Recipes for Breakfast

How to Move a Desk

June 26th, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Need help moving a desk?

Whether you work from home, have endless hours of homework, or just like having a place to sit and pay the bills – your desk is something that’s hard to leave behind when you move. Because desks come in all shapes and sizes, moving them out of the old house and into the new can be pretty tricky. Especially when it comes to fitting them through the door! Let’s look at some steps to make it a little easier.  

Move a Desk in 9 Simple Steps

50 Best Travel Destinations in the United States

June 25th, 2013 - 3:44 PM

Looking to travel in the U.S.?

If you have a cross-country move planned, this may be the perfect time to send your stuff in the moving truck, jump in your car, and call it a vacation! You can see some awesome sites across the nation; the United States is full of great travel destinations to enjoy along the way!  Here are some of the best.  

 

50 Best Travel Destinations in the United States

Planning a You Pack Move

June 24th, 2013 - 4:01 PM

You Pack Moving Services

We talk a lot about the fact that self-move “You Pack” services are really popular right now. People seem to be drawn to the idea of saving money by doing some of the work on their own (especially when it’s a significant savings).

I totally get that.

It makes complete sense that you’d want to avoid spending outrageous amounts of money by hiring someone to do it all if you can get friends and family to help out and move at a fraction of the cost.

That’s exactly the purpose of a “You Pack” move.

Who offers cheap moving services?

June 24th, 2013 - 2:06 PM

I’m looking for a cheap way to move long distance…have any suggestions?

 

Sure do! Lots of people looking to move across the country cheap go for a do-it-yourself moving service. By rolling up your sleeves and doing some of the work yourself, you can generally save BIG on your move. So who offers these cheap moving services?

U-Pack® does!

In case you’re not familiar, U-Pack is an innovative DIY moving service where you do the loading/unloading, but not the driving.

A closer look at how U-Pack offers such cheap moving services

How much does it cost to move to Honolulu?

June 21st, 2013 - 2:07 PM

So, I’m thinking about moving to Hawaii, specifically, to Honolulu.

Ahhh…paradise. While I’m still dreaming of Honolulu’s pristine beaches and balmy weather, your dream is actually coming true! To say that I’m jealous is an understatement. But, I’ll try to be supportive! Okay, so you want to know about cost, right? Well, I bet you’ve probably figured out by now that living in the most gorgeous place on the planet isn’t cheap. And if you’ve done some research, you’ve probably also figured out that moving there can be on the expensive side, too.

How to Dispose of Batteries

June 19th, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Do you need to get rid of batteries before you move?

If you are getting ready to move and cleaning out the junk drawer, you’ll want to properly dispose of your batteries. Not only is this safe for the environment, but also safe for you. For starters, you’ll need to understand what type of battery you have: alkaline, other (lithium, zinc, rechargeable), car batteries, or electronic batteries. Each type of battery has a different disposal procedure.

How to Dispose of Alkaline Batteries

The 25 Best Travel Sites

June 18th, 2013 - 2:21 PM

I’m traveling soon. What are some websites that can help me plan my trip?

If you’re moving across the country and letting someone else drive the moving truck, it might be an awesome time to pack up the travel bags and head out on an exciting adventure. How much fun would it be to visit fun (or exciting, informational, beautiful… whatever makes you happy) vacation spots along the way!?  If planning the perfect adventure sounds like a great idea, here are 25 of the best travel sites around. They’ll get you moving in the right direction.