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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!

Moving Advice

July 25th, 2012 - 3:18 PM

I’m the kind of person that always likes to be prepared. If learning one piece of information will help me to be better prepared, you can bet that I’m searching for it! Moving is one of those things that you just need to be prepared for. And what better way to prepare than to get moving advice from the people who know best—the experts at U-Pack Moving. Get a free moving quote instantly from U-Pack, then enjoy reading these great tips to apply to your upcoming move!

How Much to Save Before a Move

July 24th, 2012 - 2:37 PM

A wise man once said “Never spend your money before you have it.” That advice is very valuable, especially when you’re planning for a move. It’s also wise to figure out how much to save before a move. But how do you know how much money you need to save? Let’s outline some costs.

Tips for cleaning your new home

July 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 AM

Make it sparkle
A clean home is a happy home! Before you start deciding where each piece of furniture goes, read these tips to make your home as clean as possible:

Get prepared
Put on your cleaning clothes! You know, those clothes that you don’t mind getting bleach on or getting ruined. Wear old (but clean) shoes, too. Have all your cleaning supplies ready to go so that you’re not searching for them during the cleaning process.

Wrapping Furniture with Stretch Wrap

July 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 AM

Now you can wrap your furniture like the professionals do – with stretch wrap. The U-Pack Box Store just added it in two different sizes – the small stretch wrap, measuring 5 in. x 1000 ft., and the large stretch wrap, measuring 15.5 in. x 1,476 ft. It’s perfect for wrapping fabric furniture (like couches and chairs), wrapping hard-to-pack items like rugs, furniture, bed rails and electronic cables, and protecting your items from snags, scratches and soil.

How to Move in a Week

July 18th, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Just the thought of having to complete a move in just one week is a little overwhelming. But, I bet you would be surprised by the number of people that find themselves in this exact situation. If you need to move in a week, and feel like you’re anxiously drowning in to-do lists, let me help guide you through the process.

First, let me calm some of your anxiety by telling you that U-Pack is almost always able to do a last-minute move. Now, let’s get down to business. First things first, print off U-Pack’s free moving checklist. This will help ensure you don’t forget anything.

Instant Moving Quotes - 3 Simple Rules

July 13th, 2012 - 9:02 AM

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 focuses on instant moving quotes. 85% of the people who request a moving quote from U-Pack will receive their quote within seconds. If you’re among the 15% that need to be reviewed by a moving specialist, you’ll still get it quickly – within 24 hours. Happy Friday!

New Home Party

July 12th, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Who doesn’t love a great party? I know I do! And what better time to throw one than when you’re moving into a new home? It’s a great time to let all your friends and family see your place – and it’s also an excellent excuse to speed up the process of getting boxes unpacked and everything put away. Here are some great tips and fun ideas for throwing a super-cool “we’ve moved to a new home” party!