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What is the gas mileage of a Budget truck?

August 13th, 2012 - 3:50 PM

Picture this: you are moving from Boston to Dallas. You rent a Budget truck. You have to fill it up before your trip. It is a 35 gallon tank.  You spend $130 on your first tank of gas. 280 miles down the road, you have to stop and fill up again.  Repeat every 280 miles. That is about 7 stops on your 1768 mile route! That is almost $1000 in gasoline!

Before you embark on your rental truck journey, find out what to expect for the gas mileage of your Budget truck.

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Music to Move To

August 9th, 2012 - 3:01 PM

Music to Move To

I don’t know about you, but I’m driven by music. There is something about a good beat that makes for a positive, upbeat environment. Playing music while you do any activity can help increase your mood. So if you are looking for music to move to, we have a great list for you!  These are songs that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping! This list would make a great upbeat soundtrack for your next move, or it could really help motivate you during your next workout. Enjoy these songs!

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The Moving Resources Everyone Should Know About

August 8th, 2012 - 1:35 PM

You’ve heard it over and over... moving is stressful. While there’s truth to that statement, here’s some really great news: there are moving resources available that were designed to take some of the pressure off and make the whole process much, much more manageable. I’ve included some of the best for your reading pleasure.

Helpful Moving Resources:

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How to Move to Another State

August 7th, 2012 - 3:55 PM

How to Move to Another State
If you’re planning to move to another state, you’re probably asking yourself how to go about it. Depending on which state you’re moving from and to, you could be in for a dramatic change of lifestyle or a minor change of scenery. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about how to move to another state:

Plan a budget: This is the big one. Of course, a long distance move will cost more than a local move, so once you’ve set your budget, stick to it by comparing moving companies that offer affordable prices and quality service.

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Leaving Home for College: How to Deal

August 6th, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Leaving Home for College: How to Deal
While leaving home for college is an exciting time in your life, it can also be scary—especially if it’s your freshman year. The experts at U-Pack have some great advice on how to deal when you leave home for college.

You’re not alone
That’s right; there are many new students who are experiencing the same feelings you are. Try turning around and introducing yourself to the person behind you in the cafeteria line. More than likely, they don’t know anyone else either, and want to form friendships just as much as you do.

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Moving Out of an Apartment

August 2nd, 2012 - 3:09 PM

The first “homes” I had after moving out of my parents’ house were apartments. Nothing like sharing walls with strangers! I lived in a very tiny one bedroom in a busy apartment complex as well as a little bit bigger townhouse in a small duplex. Moving out of an apartment creates some unique situations. Let U-Pack® give you some valuable information on moving out of an apartment.

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Locations for the US Olympic Training Centers

August 1st, 2012 - 4:09 PM

We’ve caught it and there is no cure. We will go through terrible withdrawals when it is over. “It” is Olympic fever! Here at U-Pack our water cooler talk is all about the Olympics. We know quite a bit about different places in the US, mostly because we have moved some of our 500,000 customers just about everywhere at some point…so we naturally wanted to know where these talented athletes train. Let’s take a look.

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Hometowns of the 2012 United States Olympic Athletes

July 31st, 2012 - 2:59 PM
Here at U-Pack, we are all about hometowns. We know that after a move, life starts in your new hometown. So we were curious about the hometowns of the 2012 United States Olympic Athletes. Now, there are well over 500 athletes from the US, so we can’t cover them all. But we did cover some of the familiar names you know and love! And in U-Pack fashion, we have thrown in some moving info and fun facts to the mix! Enjoy!

2012 US Gymnastic Team Hometowns

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The Truth About Moving Truck Gas Mileage

July 30th, 2012 - 3:01 PM

It seems like as soon as gas prices lower just a smidge, they’re back up again. Most people consider rental trucks the cheapest way to move because it is completely DIY, but what they sometimes forget to consider is that the fluctuating price of gas has a significant impact on the cost of a long-distance move in a rental truck. Here’s the real truth about moving truck gas mileage:

Who pays for the fuel?
You do. Your truck rental quote doesn’t include fuel. It also doesn’t include sales tax, road tolls, or insurance.