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15 Military Tweeters You Should Be Following

January 10th, 2012 - 9:37 AM
If you’re on Twitter and you’re U.S. military family, there are some fantastic resources at your fingertips.  Because U-Pack is involved in so many PCS moves, we try to stay on top of the leading military resources.  Check out our list of the 15 Military Tweeters You Should Be Following—I think you’ll find some of the best. @ABFUPackMoving follows all of them, and we think you should too!


How Rental Truck Insurance Works

By Derek
January 5th, 2012 - 9:28 AM

You’re moving, right? Does it sometimes feel like there’'s no end to your “to-do” list?  I hate to add to your already hectic day, but if you’'re considering a rental truck for your move, there’'s one more thing you’'ll need to think about (if you haven'’t already) —INSURANCE.  Ugh. Not really what you want to deal with on top of everything else, but it’'s definitely necessary.  If you haven'’t talked to your agent in a while, now’'s the time. 

Top 5 cities to open a restaurant

January 4th, 2012 - 2:35 PM
If you’re a Culinary Entrepreneur, hoping to open a restaurant, here are some cities you may want to look into:  Top 5 Cities to Open a Restaurant

This infographic looks at the country’s top spots to open a restaurant calculated by business-friendliness and the strength of the local restaurant scene—and there are a few surprises! 

If you’re from one of these areas (or a frequent visitor), our readers would love to know your recommendations!

10 Best Coupon Websites

January 3rd, 2012 - 3:23 PM

There’s no better time to save a dime!  Since the economy has every savvy shopper in an ultra-frugal mindset, discounts and coupons are truly considered a godsend.  And you can find them everywhere—the Sunday paper, your mailbox, your email inbox and quite possibly the most prevalent place—online on coupon websites.  Much to the penny-pincher’s delight, coupon websites have popped up everywhere.  It’s the new craze, and folks all over the country are stocking up on all kinds of products and saving tons of money while they’re at it.  In fact, some stores have even come up with new couponing policies thanks to a “backlash” from “Extreme Couponing”.  Here’s one such story on

Wrapping Up My Cross Country Move with U-Pack

December 29th, 2011 - 4:58 PM

What's the hardest thing about moving across the country? Besides figuring out how to keep your plants alive and remembering where you packed the bottle opener (keep it in your purse – you'll thank me later).

Some might say that packing sends them into a frenzy, or maybe it's figuring out the logistics – apartment hunting from 2,000 miles away is kind of a pain. But for me, the hardest part is always the first step: getting quotes from movers.

My U-Pack Moving Road Trip - Part 2

December 27th, 2011 - 5:04 PM

I have officially been living in Chicago for two weeks. A few U-Pack boxes still decorate my apartment, but for the most part I'm settled and adjusting to the winter weather. I've reconnected with a lot of family and friends and had a chance to fill them in on my road trip out here. The drive out to California was a bit of a whirlwind - we drove straight through without stopping - but this time we made sure to stop. The convenience of not traveling with a truck-load of stuff provided me and my mom with the freedom to take the scenic route and stop whenever (and wherever) our hearts desired.

State to State Movers

December 16th, 2011 - 2:26 PM

State to State Movers
It’s Flashback Friday!  Each week U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers.  Today’s flashback—“State to State Movers”.  This post introduces U-Pack as a great, cost-effective way to move across state lines.  Make sure to check out the comments too.  U-Pack customers often ask great questions and have insightful input. Happy Friday!

My Holiday Rant

By Meghan
December 15th, 2011 - 4:13 PM

Meghan 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.

Cities with Impressive Holiday Displays

December 14th, 2011 - 11:07 AM
I love the holiday season. There's just something that feels magical about this time of year— the parades, festivals, parties and twinkling holiday lights all around town. Who doesn't love that! I may be the only one who didn't realize this, but did you know there are only 11 days until Christmas?! That means, if you haven't been out to enjoy the holiday festivities and lights in your area, now's the time!

A stress-free move cross country

By Guest
December 9th, 2011 - 3:17 PM

A Stress-Free Move Cross Country

It's Flashback Friday!  Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to readers in the past.  What could be more helpful than a post on reducing the stress of a move?  This post about making a stress-free move cross country was written by Brooke, a transportation expert at ABF. Happy Friday! 
Is a stress-free cross country move really possible?

My experience moving across the country with U-Pack

December 5th, 2011 - 3:50 PM

Follow Jennifer's 3-part blog series as she describes her cross country moving experience with U-Pack!

Four months ago I did something kind of crazy: I quit my full-time job to pursue a lucrative career as a freelance writer. Why did I quit my full-time job with benefits in a beach-front office at a promising tech startup? Because I fell out of love with Los Angeles.