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What is the best way to move to Hawaii?

January 3rd, 2013 - 9:10 AM

As you know, when you’re moving to Hawaii, your moving options are limited (there’s no driving a rental truck across the ocean). That leaves you with the “full-service” option and the “you pack, we drive” option. When you begin getting moving quotes, you’ll probably notice that full-service moving is the most expensive way to move to Hawaii. If affordability is your goal, and you would like to find a service that offers flexible moving options, excellent customer service and fast transit times, I think you’ll find that U-Pack® is the ideal solution.

How much does it cost to hire a moving company?

January 2nd, 2013 - 3:54 PM

If you’re looking to hire a moving company, you’re not alone. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010, 37.5 million people 1 year and older changed residences in the U.S. Though no doubt many of these are local moves, a large percentage are people like you—people moving long distance that need to hire a moving company. And, of course, the primary question asked is “How much does it cost to hire a moving company?”

Where to Travel in January

January 2nd, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Whether you’re planning your honeymoon, trying to plan the perfect family vacation, or you just want to get away, I’ve researched and found some of the best places to travel in January. The good news for most of North America is that when the temps start falling in January, so do the prices, making January an affordable month for traveling. Now let’s check out where to go in January!

Interstate Movers

December 31st, 2012 - 3:49 PM

Crossing state lines doesn’t seem like such a big deal, right? I mean, there are spots where you can stand in two states at once, like in Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas; or in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. But taking your household goods across state lines is a big deal—at least when it comes to moving.

Best websites to find home design inspiration

December 27th, 2012 - 9:52 AM

We’ve all been there; a desire to do something different and creative but the ideas just don’t come. For me, this is especially true when it comes to home design. Whether you’re building a new home, moving to a new home, renovating an older home, or just trying to make your current home more “you,” sometimes your mind’s canvas simply goes blank. It happens to professionals and amateurs alike. So, where do you go to get your artistic juices flowing once again? We did a little research and found some great websites where you’ll find home design inspiration. 

Building a Home:  Best Websites to Find Home Design Inspiration

How to Change Your Address When Moving

By Heather
December 27th, 2012 - 9:38 AM

When you’re planning a move to a new city, there are so many things you have to remember; changing your address is at the top of the list.  The United States Postal Service offers a couple of convenient options to make the process easy: a temporary change of address if you plan to move back within 12 months; or a permanent change of address if you have no plans to move back.   

U-Pack Christmas Holiday Hours

December 21st, 2012 - 11:39 AM
In celebration of the Christmas holiday, the U-Pack Call Center will close at 8 p.m. CST Friday, December 21, and re-open at 7 a.m. CST, Wednesday, December 26. In the case of an emergency during this time, you can contact the ABF Safety hotline at 800-755-6486.

Happy Holidays from your friends at U-Pack!

Current World Population | World Population Growth Trends

December 20th, 2012 - 10:24 AM

I think this is the most interesting infographic I’ve seen in a while—it’s titled World Population Growth—and is a great picture of how many people live in the world and what that population is likely to look like in 40 years.

I have to admit that being from a smallish city in the United States, it’s easy to live in a bubble and not think about things in terms of the entire world. Even more difficult to imagine is what it will look like in 40 years when I’m at retirement age (hopefully) and my future children are at the phase of life that I’m in now.

The Very Best New Year's Locations

December 19th, 2012 - 12:13 PM

When the countdown toward the New Year begins, where will you be? At home with friends? Sleeping? Or will you be in one of these New Year's Eve locations below? I’ve searched the web for the best New Year’s locations. If you’ve recently moved, discover some of the very best places to celebrate New Year’s near you!

Apps for Weight Loss: Nutrition, Calorie Counting, Fitness, Yoga, Running

December 18th, 2012 - 2:23 PM

As you can imagine, some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include those surrounding weight loss and fitness. Technology can really help you in reaching your goals in these areas. We have compiled a list of the best apps for weight loss including apps for nutrition, calorie counting, fitness, yoga, and running to help you reach your health and fitness goals. I have linked to these apps in the iTunes store, but many of these apps for weight loss are also available for Android and Blackberry.

Best Apps for Nutrition

Cheapest Options for Moving

December 17th, 2012 - 1:00 PM

Moving and cheap are two words that normally don’t go together. Moving is a big process, and it often comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are some affordable options available if you know where to look. In order to get the cheapest options for moving, you have to consider your move date, the amount of space you use, and your method of moving. Let’s take a closer look.

Getting the Cheapest Moving Option – Choosing the Right Move Date

Shipping Container for Homes

December 17th, 2012 - 9:34 AM

The Best Shipping container for homes
There used to be only two kinds of ways to move…using a rental truck or full-service. Today, a new way of moving is gaining extreme popularity for its ease, convenience, and price. What is it? The shipping container! A home’s contents can fit into these containers to be moved across the country. Let’s take look at some details.

How much does a self-move cost?

December 13th, 2012 - 12:47 PM

A self-move is the affordable way to move. Naturally, because you do some of the work, you get big savings. When planning your move, it can be difficult to budget because it seems that no one will tell you how much a self-move costs. Are you ready for the answer? Drumroll please.

How much does a self-move cost?