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Getting to Know U-Pack: Matt B.

February 21st, 2014 - 3:23 PM

“Thank you for calling U-Pack. This is Matt.”

When you call U-Pack, you’ll always talk to a real person.  And what you’ll find is that we have a great team of helpful moving experts here. But, what you may not get the chance to discover on a phone call is that though they love helping people move, they’re also interesting people with a lot to offer outside the U-Pack walls. So today, we want to introduce you to one of our remarkable team members. We’d like you to meet Matt B.   

 

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Do gas prices impact moving costs?

February 13th, 2014 - 11:06 AM

What’s the big deal with gas prices, anyway?

We get it; you’re used to stopping at the gas station week after week to fill up your personal vehicle, and the cost isn’t that bad (even at $3-3.50/gallon) In fact, the average fuel economy for new cars is 29.4 MPG – nope, not bad at all. So, when your friend tells you that gas prices could significantly impact the cost of your upcoming long-distance move, you might feel a little skeptical (and that’s completely understandable). But…what if they’re right?

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Team USA Trivia - Hometowns of the 2014 Olympic Athletes

February 4th, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Hometowns of the USA Olympic Team

The Olympic buzz is building with the opening ceremony just days away. Before the Winter Games begin, find out a little bit about some stars to watch, including where they're from. We have some interesting Olympic facts, including some possible record-setters, the youngest members of Team USA, and what some of the athletes do for a living outside of their sport. Find out about the USA Olympic Team, and see if you're moving to the same place as these Olympians! Get ready to cheer them on to gold.

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Self Moving Advice: 10 Things To Remember When Moving

February 3rd, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Advice For Your Move

The US Census Bureau reports that on average, people move 11 times in their lifetime. There are so many variables at play in each move, that even after moving multiple times, it can still feel overwhelming. We’re here to help you make your move stress-free and help you remember all the little details. With most people using self-moving services these days, we have compiled our 10 best pieces of self-moving advice to help you through the process.

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The Best Organization Apps for the New Year

January 22nd, 2014 - 1:58 PM

“It’s time to get organized!”

That’s the spirit! You’ve set getting organized as your New Year’s resolution and nothing’s going to stop you from fulfilling it. Except, you’re not sure how to get started. No worries; your tablet or smartphone can help. Whether you’re team Android or team iOs, this list of organization apps can help simplify your daily routine (and maybe even help you save some $) this New Year.

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Decorating on a Budget

January 21st, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Cheap Decorating Ideas

Moving and decorating a new home can really put a dent in your bank account. We can help you move affordably with U-Pack, but now how do you make your new place feel like home on a budget? If you’ve ever decorating a new home before, you know how easy it is to overspend. But, with a little creativity, imagination, and a Saturday browsing the thrift shops, you can decorate without spending tons of money. Our U-Pack team has been really creative and thrifty in their homes, and we want to share our projects with you for some inspiration for decorating on a budget.

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Shipping Containers

January 20th, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Have you considered a shipping container for your move?

If so, you may have questions related to how they work, how much they cost, and what size you need. While there are several types of containers available, today we’ll focus on the options available with U-Pack®, a solution many call the best value for shipping household goods.        

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10 Important Places to Locate Right When You Move to Your New Town

January 17th, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Where’s that?

When moving to a new town, one of the quickest ways to settle in is to find out where certain places are located in proximity to your new home. We know you’ll be worn out from the move itself, but knowing where things are around town will make the transition much easier. As you begin unpacking and setting up house, take a look at our list of 10 key places to locate right when you move, and why it’s so important that you know where these places are.