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State to State Move: How it works

September 28th, 2012 - 2:30 PM

Let’s celebrate the beginning of Fall with another Flashback Friday. Today, we’re looking back on a post by Christina about how you exactly go about moving from one state to another. Happy Friday!

How a state to state move works
It’s not every day that you move to another state. Did you know that most Americans move about 11 times in their lifetime? If this is your first time moving to a new state, you’re not alone; I’m here to help you learn the ins and outs of how a state to state move works!

Mail that doesn't forward with a USPS change of address

September 27th, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Since you’re moving, one of the tasks you’ll have to complete is a change of address through the US Postal Service.  While doing this means your mail will be forwarded for a period of time, it’s good to know that there are some things that the postal service will not forward, even with a change of address.  In general, Express Mail, Priority mail, first-class mail, magazines and newspapers will be forwarded.  The things that won’t be forwarded are the following:

How much does it cost to move to Alaska?

September 26th, 2012 - 3:28 PM

I recently read a post by a man who wanted to know the cost to move to Alaska, but didn’t want to spend the time comparing moving companies for the best price. Thanks to the convenience of the internet today, you can quickly get moving quotes online from different Alaska moving companies. Get started with a free moving quote from U-Pack. Within 24 hours, it will tell you the cost of your move to Alaska.

The best part about U-Pack is that you don’t have to drive, or pay out of pocket for fuel because it’s included in your quote! Compare your U-Pack quote to other moving options.

How much do moving containers cost?

September 24th, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Moving containers are the best new thing in the long-distance moving industry. With moving containers, you can choose to move, store, or do both! It’s got the convenience factor down, but what about affordability? In this blog post, I’ll help you learn how to determine the cost of a moving container, and we’ll compare the cost of different moving container options. Let’s go!

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Move for Less

September 21st, 2012 - 2:36 PM

How about another Flashback Friday to celebrate the last day of Summer? This time, let's look back at a post by Christina that offers tips on ways you can move for less. Enjoy your weekend!

We’ve all heard of the saying “less is more,” and the statement couldn’t be truer when it comes to moving with U-Pack! Here are some great ways to move for less with U-Pack:

Moving Movies

September 20th, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Is there a certain movie that moves you emotionally every time you watch it? We’ve come up with a list of 30 moving movies that are sure to capture your heart and even bring a tear to your eye. Click on the movie listed to see the trailer.

Moving Movies

Moving from Chicago: FAQ

September 20th, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Ready to hit the road and get moving from Chicago? While it’s an amazing city, the tight quarters, narrow streets and abundance of buildings makes it slightly more difficult to move out of than other metropolitan locations. The result? Lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked. We hope they’re helpful!

Moving into a New House: What to Expect

By Meghan
September 19th, 2012 - 3:19 PM
Congratulations! You’re moving into a new house! And congratulations, you’re now your own landlord! Of course, being a homeowner is awesome (you're building equity and investing in your future – a win-win), but it’s good to be aware that there’s a lot that goes with it. 

I’ve compiled a few things that were designed to help you prepare for homeownership and to give you an idea of what to purchase and what to expect when you’re moving into a new home:

How to find movers

September 19th, 2012 - 2:33 PM

You know what I think people dread most about moving? It’s the process of actually choosing a mover. Don’t you think the horror stories, bad reviews and exposés we’ve all seen and heard about unscrupulous moving companies has us shaking in our boots (and rightly so)? What I’ve noticed is that at the end of virtually every story I’ve read or show I’ve watched is the same advice: research. It sounds so simple, yet there’s so much information online that it’s difficult to know where to start and most importantly, who to trust.

Here’s what we suggest: 

What is an ABF ReloCube?

September 18th, 2012 - 3:35 PM

An ABF ReloCube is simply a moving container. But it’s not just any moving container—here’s what makes it such a great option:

Note: U-Pack is the “you pack, we drive” moving service that uses ABF as its transportation provider. “U-Pack ReloCube” and “ABF ReloCube” are often used interchangeably.

It’s Roomy. The ReloCube’s exterior dimensions are, 6’3”D x 7’W x 8’4”H. Its interior dimensions are, 70”D x 82”W x 93”H.  It is large enough to hold one room of furnishings (like a studio-sized apartment) and can hold up to 2,500 lbs.

When to Move | Save Money Moving in the Fall!

September 18th, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Just like with hotels, airlines and popular vacation destinations, there are times of the year that are less expensive to move than others. We’re actually moving into one of those times right now – the fall and winter months are considered part of the “off-peak” moving season. That simply means more availability and lower prices. If you’re planning a move before the holidays, now’s the time to get a moving quote!

Garage Sale Pricing Strategies

September 17th, 2012 - 3:34 PM

When I was a kid, I used to love going to garage sales with my mom. I experienced thrill after thrill of finding books, clothes, and jewelry for cheap prices. If you’re moving, I think you’ll find that other people will be seeking the same type of thrill with YOUR stuff! Having a garage sale is great way to downsize and get rid of things you don’t want to pay to move. These helpful garage sale pricing strategies were designed to help you have a super successful garage sale!