January 27th, 2012 - 10:47 AM
The 2011 U-Pack Moving Trends Infographic was just released!
If youve ever wondered where people are moving, the most popular times they move, and how far in advance they start getting moving quotes, nows your chance to check it out.
Ill go ahead and give a little spoiler what state would you guess topped the list of the most inbound moves in 2011 (thats the moving to location)? Heres a hint: Its as far west as you can get in the U.S., and its not Oregon or Washington...
January 25th, 2012 - 2:22 PM
Its that time of year again folks, people are starting to plan Spring Break vacays! While tropical locations are probably most popular, many spring breakers plan to head to cold-weather, powder-laden destinations for a little fun in the snow.
This infographic naming the five states with the most ski and snowboard mountains comes at a perfect time for vacationers, but its also good info for folks planning to move. How exciting to move to a location where a weekend skiing trip is a short drive away. Check it out!
January 18th, 2012 - 10:33 AM
If youre moving to the West Coastspecifically Oregon, Washington or California, you may be pleased to know that youre moving to areas where you have first-hand access to some of the tastiest wine in the country. According to Food & Wine Magazine the West Coast is the home to the top vineyards in the U.S. And when you consider that wine grapes need at least 1,400 hours of annual sunlight during the growing season to ripen properly, it makes sense that this portion of the country would be optimal.
January 11th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
Since 1790 the U.S. census has been tracking the mean center of the U.S. population. According to this infographic, titled How Moving Companies are Changing the U.S. Landscape, at first count it was 23 miles east of Baltimore, but over the years it has moved steadily west, and more recently south. Im certain I would have never guessed the current population center (as of the 2010 census). Plato, Missouri an incorporated village in Texas County, Missouri with a population of only around 2,000.
January 4th, 2012 - 2:35 PM
If youre 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 countrys top spots to open a restaurant calculated by business-friendliness and the strength of the local restaurant sceneand there are a few surprises!
If youre from one of these areas (or a frequent visitor), our readers would love to know your recommendations!
December 28th, 2011 - 2:59 PM
Happy New Year from your friends at U-Pack Moving!
Whether you moved near or far in 2011, our hope is that youre able to look back on your experiences and call it a great year. And now, as you move into 2012, may you have even more reasons to celebrate!
December 21st, 2011 - 1:57 PM
What screams "it's Christmastime!" louder than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree? Okay, maybe Santa. But Christmas trees surely are at the top of the list. And there are some amazing ones around the country. This Must-See Holiday Trees infographic, just released in the U-Pack press room, depicts the country's most festive firs, pines and spruces. Check it out!
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!
November 30th, 2011 - 1:57 PM
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November 16th, 2011 - 2:01 PM
Most high school students beginning their college search will probably tell you that there's a little more to choosing a college than just educational opportunities (much to their parents chagrin). They might even tell you that while the campus is a hugely important decision-maker, the surrounding city is just as important. The college experience reaches far beyond the classroom walls— students care about what there is to do off-campus too.