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Moving Across Country Advice

October 19th, 2012 - 9:20 AM

Today’s Flashback Friday takes a look at some of our best advice about moving across country. From getting quotes to packing and loading, Brittney covers it all!

Moving Across Country - Advice from the Experts

A wise man once said, “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.”  Well, if you’re moving across country, advice about the process can definitely impact your moving experience. I have compiled some the best advice for moving across country. Let’s look at the things you need – from investigating moving companies to packing and beyond.

The Process of Moving Across the Country

Moving to Chicago FAQs

October 18th, 2012 - 12:55 PM
Moving to Chicago

Do you have a lot of questions about moving to Chicago? I have the answers. This blog post will answer the most frequently asked questions so that you can move successfully to the Windy City. Take a look!

What’s Chicago’s population?

The city itself has a population of 2.7 million residents. Its metro area, however, has a population of 9.8 million.

How to make new friends in a new city

October 17th, 2012 - 10:29 AM

Moving to a new city can be difficult. I know from firsthand experience, as I just recently moved from the city I've lived my entire life to a place I've only visited a few times. Since I'm going through the process now of learning how to make new friends in a new city, I'd thought I thought I'd share some tips I've learned along the way. Here's to hoping one of these 15 tips will help you make new friends and develop your social life in your new city!

Gary and the Honey Badger

By Guest
October 17th, 2012 - 10:27 AM
Gary Ryan is a guest blogger. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

Chapter One
Last March I had had all that I could take from the northwet winters. I have lived in the Seattle area since 1977 and the winter of 2011/2012 was the wettest, coldest, rainiest, darkest and snowiest I had ever experienced. So I vowed that I had enjoyed my last northwet winter.

How does a You Pack, They Drive Moving Service Work?

October 16th, 2012 - 12:23 PM

You Pack. They Drive. How does it work?

It’s the concept that has truly revolutionized the moving industry. As more and more people discover the money-saving opportunities this type of service affords, truck rental and full-service moving are becoming less appealing for cross-country moving. Why?

Because it’s an affordable mix of do-it-yourself and full-service. Here’s how “You Pack, They Drive” works with U-Pack Moving:

Arkansas Best Freight

October 15th, 2012 - 1:21 PM

While you won't hear an ABF Freight System, Inc. employee referring to the nationwide carrier as "Arkansas Best Freight" any longer, there was a time years ago when that's exactly what it was called. Home-grown as a small local carrier back in 1923, ABF has flourished into a leader in the shipping and supply-chain sectors. Let's look at how the company formally known as Arkansas-Best Freight grew into the service it is today.

Open House How To

October 11th, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Even though more and more buyers are going online to shop for their ideal home, a ton of value remains with the “old fashioned” open house. There’s just something about actually walking through a home that gets people excited and brings about offers. So, how do you have a successful open house? This Open House How To, outlines the preparation, promotion and execution of a successful open house – whether you’re using a realtor or selling your home on your own.

State to State Moving Tips

October 10th, 2012 - 2:19 PM

State to State Moving Made Easy

As soon as you find out you’re moving out of state, it seems like the list of things to do is never ending. You’ve got the packing, the loading, the moving, the unloading, the cleaning—feeling tired yet? Here are 10 helpful tips for your upcoming state to state move! Relax and enjoy!

U-Haul Truck With Joe Biden's Gear Stolen From Hotel

October 9th, 2012 - 11:17 AM

I’m not sure how I missed this. I’m usually fairly on top of things happening both politically and in the moving realm (especially in an election year). But, I just ran across a news story on CNN.com from back in September that grabbed my attention. Reportedly, a U-Haul truck, packed with security equipment for a campaign event featuring Vice President Joe Biden, was stolen right out of a Detroit hotel parking lot. But no worries, the U-Haul and most of its contents were recovered the very next day. And, the event carried on as planned. Whew.   

The Pros and Cons of a Joint Bank Account

October 9th, 2012 - 9:09 AM

“Should we have a joint banking account or separate banking accounts?” It’s a major question that most newlyweds and co-habiting couples will eventually have to answer. Here you’ll find the pros and cons of a joint bank account. I hope the information helps you decide the best option for your family.   

The Pros of a Joint Bank Account

How much does a mover cost?

October 5th, 2012 - 10:23 AM

Today’s Flashback Friday looks back at a post by Christina. She lets us know how to find the cost of a mover, and helps us compare which movers will be best for your budget. Happy Friday!

With more than 40 million Americans moving each year, there are a lot of questions about how much a mover costs. Some can cost a lot, while others are dirt cheap. Learning the cost of movers can help you decide on your moving budget, plus help you decide which moving option is best for your upcoming long-distance move. Let me help answer your question “How much does a mover cost?”

How much does a one-way truck rental cost?

October 4th, 2012 - 3:27 PM

As soon as The Hunger Games came out on DVD, I decided to channel my inner Katniss and aim for the best price. After doing some research, I found the lowest price and bought the movie. It’s great knowing I found the best price possible!

If you’re planning a one-way truck rental move, you probably want to find the best price you possibly can. Saving money is always in style! So, if you’re wondering how much a one-way truck rental costs, here’s your answer:

More than you think.