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Uhaul Truck Rental Gas Mileage

November 15th, 2012 - 9:31 AM

Rental trucks in general are known for costing a pretty penny at the pump, especially if you’re moving long distance. In this post, I’ll specifically look at Uhaul Truck Rental gas mileage for moving long distance. Here’s what you need to know.

Uhaul truck rental offers six rental truck sizes:

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Location for Your Family

By Guest
November 14th, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Whether you're going just a few blocks away or starting fresh in an entirely new town, moving is exciting. You and your family will get to explore new surroundings, discovering the details that make your new neighborhood feel like home. If you're staying in your home town, you may already be familiar with other neighborhoods, but seeing them from the outside isn't the same as experiencing them as a resident. Take the time to get to know an area, and you'll find the ideal neighborhood for your family. 

Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2012

November 13th, 2012 - 2:04 PM

Whether it’s over the hill and through the woods or up in the air through the clouds, these Thanksgiving travel tips are sure to get you to grandma’s house (or wherever your family’s Thanksgiving is held this year) easier! Take a look, and Happy Thanksgiving!

According to AAA, 42.2 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles from their home in 2011 over Thanksgiving. That number was an 11.4% jump from 2010, so expect 2012 to jump even more!

Here are some great tips and info about traveling by air during Thanksgiving:

Nationwide Moving Companies

November 13th, 2012 - 1:33 PM

It’s a huge benefit to have a moving company with service nationwide. Not only will your moving company be aware of the laws and regulations in both your origin and destination states, but if you have a problem, you have local people there to help you. With this in mind, you are smart to be searching for nationwide moving companies to make your move easier.

Nationwide Moving Companies – How U-Pack Compares

Inspiring Military Heroes | Veteran's Day

November 12th, 2012 - 10:26 AM

With Veteran’s Day upon us, I’ve read several stories about the amazing military heroes around our nation. To the Veterans and their families who have served this great country so bravely and selflessly—Thank You! Your sacrifice is inspiring and we are forever grateful.

Though there are thousands upon thousands of amazing military heroes, I would like to share with you just a few stories in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Inspiring Military Heroes

Self-Service Moving

November 12th, 2012 - 9:51 AM

I love self-service. The self-checkout line at the grocery store? I’m there. The line is shorter and I can bag my groceries the way I want. I love the self-service car wash too. It is fun to soap up my SUV, and I can pay special attention to the extra-grimy spots. Self-service moving is pretty awesome, too. I mean, you can take extra care with your stuff, and you can save big by doing the work yourself! Let me explain the types of self-service moving, along with some of the perks of self-service moving.

Types of Self-Service Moving

Companies That Support Veterans

November 9th, 2012 - 2:58 PM

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we would like to take a moment to applaud the companies below for their efforts in supporting the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have bravely and honorably served our country. The list is just a snapshot of the companies that support veteran’s organizations monetarily, commit to providing employment opportunities to veterans, and have found other unique ways to support and honor these deserving men and women.   

How much does U-Pack cost?

November 8th, 2012 - 3:32 PM

U-Pack Moving

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably heard about U-Pack®Moving—the ‘you pack, we drive’ moving service—but you may not be familiar with the price. You asked, “How much does U-Pack cost?” so, here’s everything you need to know about U-Pack rates.

Looking to get an immediate moving quote from U-Pack? Just click for an online quote, or call 800-413-4799 to speak with a U-Pack representative (an in-home estimated is not required).

U-Pack rates are affordable
These statistics are worth a read:

Puerto Rico Seeks U.S. Statehood

By Derek
November 8th, 2012 - 12:51 PM

In a non-binding referendum on Tuesday, Puerto Ricans showed interest in changing the island’s status from a U.S. territory to a U.S. state. In the vote, Puerto Ricans were asked two questions.

The first question asked if Puerto Rico should keep its current status as a self-governing commonwealth. The commonwealth allows Puerto Ricans living on the islands to be U.S. citizens, but they cannot vote for president. They are, however, represented by a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives.

54% (922,374 people) said they would like the change to occur, while 46% (786,749 people) said they wanted to keep the status quo.

Free Meals, Discounts, and Perks for Veterans Day 2012

November 8th, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Veterans Day 2012 is Sunday, November 11. In honor of their service, many businesses offer free or discounted meals to veterans and active duty members. Here are some of the deals we have found. If you aren’t in the military, check out the bottom of the post for some offers for civilians, as well as ways you can give back this Veterans Day.

Free Meals and More- Veterans Day 2012

Veterans Day Promotions for Sunday, November 11- Free Meals, Discounts, and More!

2012 Election Results Map from U-Pack

November 7th, 2012 - 11:17 AM

2012 Election Results Map from U-Pack

A friend recently moved from The South to Connecticut. After seeing the results of last night’s election, she was surprised that she had moved to a strong Democratic state—it’s something she hadn’t thought about before she moved. If you are planning a move, and you feel strongly about moving to a state with residents who vote predominately for the political party you’re affiliated with, take a look at the Election Results Map below. It’s color-coded based on 2012 Election Results.

National Stress Awareness Day

November 7th, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Are you constantly stressed out? You are not alone! According to a 2011 survey by the American Psychological Association, 22% of Americans reported “extreme” stress. And if you’re moving soon, I’m sorry to say that moving is listed at the top of the list of life’s most stressful events (along with marriage, divorce, and the death of a loved one). On a daily scale, the leading factors of stress are money, work, and the economy (job stability)—things I’m sure we’re all very familiar with.

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkins, Printables, and More!

November 6th, 2012 - 2:59 PM

 Thanksgiving Decor Ideas: Pumpkins, Printables and More!

Whether it is your first Thanksgiving in your new home or you just want to be festive this holiday season – don’t forget that there is more to Thanksgiving than the food! Some simple Thanksgiving decor can really add to the holiday charm. Here are some ideas using common items such as pumpkins, acorns, and candles that are sure to make your home look cheerful for Turkey Day.

Pumpkin Decor for Thanksgiving. Let’s be honest, nothing says Fall like a pumpkin. There are so many things to do with these gourds than just carve them!