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Military Move

By Josh J
July 21st, 2009 - 8:28 AM

Military Move with U-Pack
When you're doing a military move, it can sometimes be a "hurry up and wait" affair. You may know that you're moving from Camp Pendleton in two weeks, but not know where.  You might also know that you'll be moving to Fort Campbell, but have no idea when. This can create quite a problem with most moving companies. It's easy to get movers in Fort Hood, Texas but if you find your destination is Fort Greely, Alaska they may not be so readily available – then you're out of luck. 

Portable Storage

July 15th, 2009 - 1:09 PM

OK, so you just bought a new house involving a cross-country move and you got a great deal on a rental truck. Sure…you have to drive it. But it's cheap. Here's the bummer though – the sellers won't agree to let you move in early and you don't have anything to do with your things during the "in between" time of moving out of your old place and into the new.

Military Appreciation Month - Support the troops

July 10th, 2009 - 11:25 AM

Military Appreciation Month

In honor of Military Appreciation Month in May, we wanted to find ways to show our appreciation to soldiers serving overseas and those who are back home. We came across an organization called A Million Thanks and were so incredibly impressed by this young lady who took it upon herself to make sure the troops are given a proper thank you, that we wanted to take part in her effort.

Staging for an Open House - House staging tips from U-Pack

July 8th, 2009 - 10:49 AM

Staging for an Open House

Are you thinking about selling your house? Then you'll need to learn, memorize, and frequently repeat the Staging Motto (embarrassing yes…helpful yes…sometimes you do what you gotta do).

The Staging Motto:

"In order to please the masses, I will create a house that is clean, simplistic, and updated. This is no longer all about me, but rather selling this house and maybe making some money on the deal."

Military Moving Card Drive

June 23rd, 2009 - 10:06 AM

DITY Moving Service Conducts 'Card Drive' to Honor Military

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, ABF U-Pack Moving has mailed over 2,000 cards, letters and drawings to U.S. troops serving overseas. The 'card drive' took place throughout the month of May and was part of the "A Million Thanks" mission to show the troops support and appreciation. ABF U-Pack Moving is an approved nationwide DITY moving service based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  

Shipping Regulations To and From Alaska

June 19th, 2009 - 4:28 PM

So, you're moving to Alaska and you've found that U-Pack is the easiest, most affordable way to get there.  If you've done your research, you probably already know that it's ok to move smaller items with gas engines in an ABF trailer or ReloCube (like ATV's, chainsaws, weed eaters, mowers and motorcycles).  What you may or may not know is that shipments moving into and out of Alaska are randomly inspected at the port, and if the shipment is not in compliance with Coast Guard shipping regulations, you run the risk of being fined in excess of $700 f

The Storage Solution

By Michael
June 12th, 2009 - 3:34 PM

In the beginning there was just you. And all was well. Then you got stuff. And then more stuff. Suddenly you realized what storage meant. Storage would free you from your stuff. Not forever; just until you needed it again.

Storage is a wonderful thing for people like you. People with stuff. Stuff you sometimes need to put into storage.

Perhaps you haven't thought about storage. That's probably because you haven't needed to move.

Moving Containers

May 29th, 2009 - 10:33 AM

What's all the hype about Moving Containers?

Really, they're just a pretty cool way to move. And I'm particularly partial to the U-Pack moving container – the ReloCube®.  They're the "in" way to move these days. And who doesn't want to move the "in" way?  I know…you're wondering why they're so "in". Here's my guess – These days people are looking for convenience, ease and most of all, ways to save money. Since that's what you get with a ReloCube, it makes sense that people love them.

Moving to A New City

May 18th, 2009 - 4:35 PM

Get to know your new city
So you're moving to a new home or apartment. What's next?  Once you get there, you can't just stay in the house all day.  And come on, you aren't going to be at work all day either.  What do you do after work and on the weekends?  How are you supposed to meet people?  You need a strategy to learn the area and have some fun.   

Get out of the house. 
Start by checking out the local newspapers and area entertainment magazines to find events that interest you. Then start taking advantage of the local attractions like parks, libraries, museums and coffee shops.

Moving to Fort Hood

By Josh J
May 4th, 2009 - 8:48 AM

Are you moving to Fort Hood and don't know where to start? Let me make a suggestion – start with getting a moving quote from U-Pack and compare the savings to other Fort Hood moving companies.

More than likely you're already familiar with DITY moving (do-it-yourself). But, just in case, I'll give you a quick run-down:

Win a Free Move!

April 28th, 2009 - 1:58 PM

The Noisy Neighbor
She was just about to drift off to sleep when it started…thump, thump, thump – the sound of bass from the stereo upstairs. Seriously?  Then, as usual, the voices and laughter started. At least she thought it was laughter. Either that or a stray hyena wandered in from the Serengeti to give birth. Do these people ever sleep? That's it. She can't take another night of this. It's time to move.