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What size moving truck do I need?

January 8th, 2013 - 2:35 PM

That’s a tough question to answer without seeing your belongings. And if you're like most people, the thought of a stranger walking through your home to do an in-home estimate isn't very comforting. Here’s some help though... U-Pack provides excellent Space Estimator Tools to help you determine the amount of space you’ll need. Our favorite is the Room-by-Room Space Estimator because you can walk through your home and enter the items you'll be moving, then calculate the total at the end.  

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How to Create a Moving Budget

January 8th, 2013 - 8:58 AM

People set budgets every day for things like groceries, rent, entertainment, and shopping. I even have a budget set for how much I spend on going out to eat! When it comes to moving, why not set a budget for that, too? Whether your cross country move is expected or unexpected, I’ll help you create a budget for it so that you don’t overspend. Let’s take a look at some things you should do to create a reasonable moving budget.

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What is the best way to move to Hawaii?

January 3rd, 2013 - 9:10 AM

As you know, when you’re moving to Hawaii, your moving options are limited (there’s no driving a rental truck across the ocean). That leaves you with the “full-service” option and the “you pack, we drive” option. When you begin getting moving quotes, you’ll probably notice that full-service moving is the most expensive way to move to Hawaii. If affordability is your goal, and you would like to find a service that offers flexible moving options, excellent customer service and fast transit times, I think you’ll find that U-Pack® is the ideal solution.

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How much does it cost to hire a moving company?

January 2nd, 2013 - 3:54 PM

If you’re looking to hire a moving company, you’re not alone. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010, 37.5 million people 1 year and older changed residences in the U.S. Though no doubt many of these are local moves, a large percentage are people like you—people moving long distance that need to hire a moving company. And, of course, the primary question asked is “How much does it cost to hire a moving company?”

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Where to Travel in January

January 2nd, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Whether you’re planning your honeymoon, trying to plan the perfect family vacation, or you just want to get away, I’ve researched and found some of the best places to travel in January. The good news for most of North America is that when the temps start falling in January, so do the prices, making January an affordable month for traveling. Now let’s check out where to go in January!

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Interstate Movers

December 31st, 2012 - 3:49 PM

Crossing state lines doesn’t seem like such a big deal, right? I mean, there are spots where you can stand in two states at once, like in Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas; or in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. But taking your household goods across state lines is a big deal—at least when it comes to moving.

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Best websites to find home design inspiration

December 27th, 2012 - 9:52 AM

We’ve all been there; a desire to do something different and creative but the ideas just don’t come. For me, this is especially true when it comes to home design. Whether you’re building a new home, moving to a new home, renovating an older home, or just trying to make your current home more “you,” sometimes your mind’s canvas simply goes blank. It happens to professionals and amateurs alike. So, where do you go to get your artistic juices flowing once again? We did a little research and found some great websites where you’ll find home design inspiration. 

Building a Home:  Best Websites to Find Home Design Inspiration

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How to Change Your Address When Moving

By Heather
December 27th, 2012 - 9:38 AM

When you’re planning a move to a new city, there are so many things you have to remember; changing your address is at the top of the list.  The United States Postal Service offers a couple of convenient options to make the process easy: a temporary change of address if you plan to move back within 12 months; or a permanent change of address if you have no plans to move back.   

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U-Pack Christmas Holiday Hours

December 21st, 2012 - 11:39 AM
In celebration of the Christmas holiday, the U-Pack Call Center will close at 8 p.m. CST Friday, December 21, and re-open at 7 a.m. CST, Wednesday, December 26. In the case of an emergency during this time, you can contact the ABF Safety hotline at 800-755-6486.

Happy Holidays from your friends at U-Pack!
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Current World Population | World Population Growth Trends

December 20th, 2012 - 10:24 AM

I think this is the most interesting infographic I’ve seen in a while—it’s titled World Population Growth—and is a great picture of how many people live in the world and what that population is likely to look like in 40 years.

I have to admit that being from a smallish city in the United States, it’s easy to live in a bubble and not think about things in terms of the entire world. Even more difficult to imagine is what it will look like in 40 years when I’m at retirement age (hopefully) and my future children are at the phase of life that I’m in now.