U-Pack is the quick, convenient
way to move long distance.

U-Pack Long Distance Moving

Get an instant price quote!

It's fast & easy - no obligations

U-Pack Blog newsletter category
Home / Categories / Press Room

What Do You Look For When Buying A House?

November 28th, 2012 - 9:27 AM

Are you home shopping? With thousands of homes for sale, looking through endless real estate listings can be a tiring process. You'll normally find that the process is much more manageable if you narrow your focus to houses that fit your criteria (and pretend you don't even know the others exist). What does that house look like for you? What features and amenities are must-haves and what are like-to-haves? Do you need a big backyard for your dogs? How many bedrooms do you need? Is your new neighborhood safe? What about the commute? Once you've narrowed it down, the search becomes much less overwhelming.

Home / Categories / City Info

Moving Companies in CT

November 28th, 2012 - 8:42 AM

If you’re looking to move to or from the beautiful state of Connecticut, I’ve got the lowdown on what you need to do to find moving companies in CT. Check out these frequently asked questions about finding the perfect Connecticut moving option.

How do I find moving companies in CT?
The best way to find a reputable moving company in Connecticut is to do your research. But before you do that, decide on a moving budget! Once your moving budget is set, you can easily eliminate the moving companies that don’t fit your budget!

Home / Categories / Truck Rental

Budget Rental Trucks vs. U-Pack Moving

November 27th, 2012 - 10:35 AM

If you’re moving long distance and searching for an economical yet easy way to move across the country, Budget Rental Trucks vs. U-Pack is a great comparison. It’s good to note at the get-go that while Budget and U-Pack prices are comparable (for long-distance moves), the services do differ. Budget is a “do-it-yourself” service—you pick it up, load it, drive it, unload it, and return it. U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” service—U-Pack delivers it, you load it, U-Pack drives it, you unload it, U-Pack picks it up.

Home / Categories / Moving Fun

Where To Move To Stay Skinny

November 27th, 2012 - 10:19 AM

More and more people are committing to weight loss for their New Year’s resolution in 2013. Instead of joining a gym next year as your motivation to lose weight, it may be time for you to make a call to U-Pack to move to one of these top 5 cities that are made up of healthy individuals. You can find this article about where to move to stay skinny here. Here is a summary from the article:

The top 5 cities to stay skinny include:

Home / Categories / Moving Fun

Best Graduation Songs

November 26th, 2012 - 2:17 PM
Best Graduation Songs

Graduation is a special time in your life, and many music artists agree—that’s why we’re writing about the best graduation songs out there. Take a look at these graduation songs and let us know which ones you are using for your graduation ceremony or party! Congratulations, grad!

A Place in this World—Taylor Swift
“Oh I’m just a girl trying to find a place in this world”

Unwritten—Natasha Bedingfield
“Today is where your book begins/ The rest is still unwritten”

Firework—Katy Perry
“If you only knew what the future holds/ After a hurricane comes a rainbow”

Home / Categories / U-Pack

U-Pack Moving Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2012

November 21st, 2012 - 10:18 AM
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the U-Pack call center will close at 8 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 21st and will re-open Monday, November 26th at 7 a.m. CST.

During this time of year, when we're all a little more aware of the things we're thankful for, we would like to express gratitude for our customers. Throughout the year we have the opportunity to serve thousands of people who are in the midst of huge life changes. You have many choices; that you choose to trust us is an honor and a privilege.

We are thankful. 

We wish you safe travels, yummy food, fun times with family and friends, lasting memories, and a very happy Thanksgiving!
Home / Categories / Travel

Where to look for Cyber Monday travel deals 2012

November 21st, 2012 - 9:48 AM

Once you’re done with the Black Friday madness, you can channel the rest of your budget toward finding some great Cyber Monday travel deals for next year’s vacation. I’ll help you narrow down your search for the best Cyber Monday sales for all things travel by looking at what the top travel companies offered in 2011. You can expect the deals to be even better in 2012. Let’s begin.

A few housekeeping tips…Make sure that you know exactly where you want to go and narrow your focus there. If you know you want to go on a cruise to the Caribbean, discard all the other types of Cyber Monday travel deals and cruises to places other than the Caribbean. Stay focused on the deal!

Home / Categories / Organization and Decorating

How to Remove Carpet Stains

November 20th, 2012 - 7:57 AM

When moving in or out, you may come across some carpet stains. If you are moving out, you may need to leave your apartment clean to get your deposit back. If you are moving into a home, there may be stains from the previous owner. No worries! We can help you figure out how to remove the stain in a breeze!

You will need to first identify the stain (if possible). There are a few types of stains:

Home / Categories / Moving Costs

How to Keep Your Moving Costs Low

November 20th, 2012 - 7:37 AM

If your number one goal in your upcoming cross country move is to keep moving costs low, you’ve found the hidden gem of information you need to do just that. Below, you’ll find some awesome ways to lower your moving costs, helping you stay on budget during your cross country move.

Timing is Everything. The moving industry revolves around peak and off-peak moving days and seasons. Fridays, weekends, holidays, the end of the month, and summer are the busier times of the week, month, and year to move. You’ll find cost savings by moving on a weekday, before or after a major holiday, the beginning of the month, and fall/winter seasons.