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What is the gas mileage of a Budget truck?

August 13th, 2012 - 3:50 PM

Picture this: you are moving from Boston to Dallas. You rent a Budget truck. You have to fill it up before your trip. It is a 35 gallon tank.  You spend $130 on your first tank of gas. 280 miles down the road, you have to stop and fill up again.  Repeat every 280 miles. That is about 7 stops on your 1768 mile route! That is almost $1000 in gasoline!

Before you embark on your rental truck journey, find out what to expect for the gas mileage of your Budget truck.

Music to Move To

August 9th, 2012 - 3:01 PM

Music to Move To

I don’t know about you, but I’m driven by music. There is something about a good beat that makes for a positive, upbeat environment. Playing music while you do any activity can help increase your mood. So if you are looking for music to move to, we have a great list for you!  These are songs that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping! This list would make a great upbeat soundtrack for your next move, or it could really help motivate you during your next workout. Enjoy these songs!

How to Move to Another State

August 7th, 2012 - 3:55 PM

How to Move to Another State
If you’re planning to move to another state, you’re probably asking yourself how to go about it. Depending on which state you’re moving from and to, you could be in for a dramatic change of lifestyle or a minor change of scenery. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about how to move to another state:

Leaving Home for College: How to Deal

August 6th, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Leaving Home for College: How to Deal
While leaving home for college is an exciting time in your life, it can also be scary—especially if it’s your freshman year. The experts at U-Pack have some great advice on how to deal when you leave home for college.

You’re not alone
That’s right; there are many new students who are experiencing the same feelings you are. Try turning around and introducing yourself to the person behind you in the cafeteria line. More than likely, they don’t know anyone else either, and want to form friendships just as much as you do.

Moving Out of an Apartment

August 2nd, 2012 - 3:09 PM

The first “homes” I had after moving out of my parents’ house were apartments. Nothing like sharing walls with strangers! I lived in a very tiny one bedroom in a busy apartment complex as well as a little bit bigger townhouse in a small duplex. Moving out of an apartment creates some unique situations. Let U-Pack® give you some valuable information on moving out of an apartment.

Locations for the US Olympic Training Centers

August 1st, 2012 - 4:09 PM

We’ve caught it and there is no cure. We will go through terrible withdrawals when it is over. “It” is Olympic fever! Here at U-Pack our water cooler talk is all about the Olympics. We know quite a bit about different places in the US, mostly because we have moved some of our 500,000 customers just about everywhere at some point…so we naturally wanted to know where these talented athletes train. Let’s take a look.

Hometowns of the 2012 United States Olympic Athletes

July 31st, 2012 - 2:59 PM
Here at U-Pack, we are all about hometowns. We know that after a move, life starts in your new hometown. So we were curious about the hometowns of the 2012 United States Olympic Athletes. Now, there are well over 500 athletes from the US, so we can’t cover them all. But we did cover some of the familiar names you know and love! And in U-Pack fashion, we have thrown in some moving info and fun facts to the mix! Enjoy!

2012 US Gymnastic Team Hometowns

The Truth About Moving Truck Gas Mileage

July 30th, 2012 - 3:01 PM

It seems like as soon as gas prices lower just a smidge, they’re back up again. Most people consider rental trucks the cheapest way to move because it is completely DIY, but what they sometimes forget to consider is that the fluctuating price of gas has a significant impact on the cost of a long-distance move in a rental truck. Here’s the real truth about moving truck gas mileage:

Who pays for the fuel?
You do. Your truck rental quote doesn’t include fuel. It also doesn’t include sales tax, road tolls, or insurance.

Moving in a PODS® Container vs. a U-Pack ReloCube

July 27th, 2012 - 3:49 PM

It's Flashback Friday! Today's the day we revisit a blog post that readers have found helpful in the past. This week's favorite discusses how PODS® containers compare to ReloCubes. Happy Friday!!

They’re sleek, compact and durable. No, I’m not referring to the latest compact car. I’m talking about portable storage containers – specifically the U-Pack ReloCube. Such a great moving option.

It gets dropped off (ground level) in your driveway. You load it, and either store it or have it moved to the driveway of your new home. Talk about convenience.

How to Move to College

July 26th, 2012 - 3:11 PM

Whether you’re moving into the dorm or off-campus housing, you need to know how to move to college! You’ve got a lot of stuff, and if you’re going to college in another state, it might be hard to get everything into your car or suitcase. With U-Pack, you’ll spend more time being a college kid and less time stressing about getting your stuff to your new place. Get a free moving quote now!