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The U-Pack® College Packing List

September 12th, 2011 - 2:37 PM

You're sitting in the lavish, spacious bedroom of your parents' home— complete with private bath and walk-in closet.  You have a garage full of sports equipment, bikes, and plenty of storage space throughout.  Suddenly you realize your new dorm is about the same size as said closet (and you have to share it with a roommate)! 

There will be no storage space.  There will barely be enough room to sleep and study.  What are you going to do without your 52" flat screen, the linen closet full of stuffed animals, and the Bowflex?  Welcome to college, baby!  It's called "roughing it."  Below is a list of essentials.  (You probably won't have room for much else.)

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Compare Budget Rental Trucks to U-Pack

September 9th, 2011 - 10:11 AM

It's Flashback Friday— each week, U-Pack will revisit a blog topic that's been helpful and fun for our readers. Be sure to check the comments section of each post for even more valuable moving advice!

How Budget rental trucks compare to U-Pack
There are a few obvious distinctions between rental truck services like Budget® and "you pack, we drive" services like U-Pack – like the size of the equipment and the fact that you do the driving with a rental truck service and you don't with U-Pack. Here are some other differences that may not be quite so obvious:

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer

By Josh J
September 6th, 2011 - 8:12 AM

Discover Easy & Cost Effective Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer
If you're moving to a new home during the summer, the cost of moving isn't the only expense you have to worry about. If you haven't gotten your first electric bill, you may be surprised by its impact on your bank account— especially if you're not sure how well the home is insulated. Besides making sure the doors are closed in between going in and out of the house on move-in day, there are some things you can do to keep from running your air conditioner overtime all throughout the summer.

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Campus Moving - The Hassle-Free Guide to Changing Dorms

August 31st, 2011 - 9:29 AM

So you haven't quite transitioned into the "real world" where life is supposed to get harder?  Living under university policy is no cake walk either, is it?  At any given moment your roommate can change.  You can get kicked out by a "maintenance order".  Maybe you suddenly realize you absolutely hate living with your best friend from high school, and another campus moving day is going to collide with midterms!  At virtually every stopping point in the school year, you risk being re-assigned to a completely different campus high-rise for countless unexplainable reasons. 

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Things to Donate When You're Moving

August 29th, 2011 - 1:30 PM

If you're like me, the idea of packing up one house to move to another sounds like a daunting task.  In fact, it makes me a little light-headed just thinking about it.  The thought of trying to figure out what to take with you and what to let go of is a little overwhelming, but the truth is, if you can let go of the things you don't need— the stuff that's just taking up precious space— you will help reduce moving costs in the long-run.

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The unpacking order. Where to start first.

August 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 PM

There are moving boxes everywhere!  Where to begin?  Though at first sight it may seem overwhelming, there are things you can do to make the unpacking process go a little smoother.  First, if you're reading this BEFORE you start packing, the one thing you can do to have the most impact on unpacking day is label your boxes. Trust me. You'll be glad you did.  So, when you're packing silverware and kitchen utensils, write "Kitchen/Silverware/Utensils" on the box.  Easy enough.  Now when you're unloading boxes, you'll know what room to place them in.  And when you start unpacking, you'll know where to start first.

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Great Staycation Ideas

August 17th, 2011 - 3:34 PM

Right before the summer of 2008, when gas prices started to get out of control, people began throwing around the word "staycation".  Instead of going on big, expensive vacations, families stayed at home to relax and take in day trips to area attractions.  What a great idea!  Basically, a vacation without traveling expenses.