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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
July 27th, 2012 - 3:51 PM
It's Double Flashback Friday again! Today we're revisiting a favorite about cheap rental trucks. We hope you like it just as much the second time around. Happy Friday!
Cheap rental trucks: Getting Started
July 27th, 2012 - 3:49 PM
It's Flashback Friday! Today's the day we revisit a blog post that readers have found helpful in the past. This week's favorite discusses how PODS® containers compare to ReloCubes. Happy Friday!!
They’re sleek, compact and durable. No, I’m not referring to the latest compact car. I’m talking about portable storage containers – specifically the U-Pack ReloCube. Such a great moving option.
It gets dropped off (ground level) in your driveway. You load it, and either store it or have it moved to the driveway of your new home. Talk about convenience.
July 26th, 2012 - 3:11 PM
Whether you’re moving into the dorm or off-campus housing, you need to know how to move to college! You’ve got a lot of stuff, and if you’re going to college in another state, it might be hard to get everything into your car or suitcase. With U-Pack, you’ll spend more time being a college kid and less time stressing about getting your stuff to your new place. Get a free moving quote now!