January 5th, 2012 - 9:28 AM
Youre moving, right? Does it sometimes feel like there's no end to your to-do list? I hate to add to your already hectic day, but if you're considering a rental truck for your move, there's one more thing you'll need to think about (if you haven't already) INSURANCE. Ugh. Not really what you want to deal with on top of everything else, but it's definitely necessary. If you haven't talked to your agent in a while, now's the time.
January 4th, 2012 - 2:35 PM
If youre a Culinary Entrepreneur, hoping to open a restaurant, here are some cities you may want to look into: Top 5 Cities to Open a Restaurant.
This infographic looks at the countrys top spots to open a restaurant calculated by business-friendliness and the strength of the local restaurant sceneand there are a few surprises!
If youre from one of these areas (or a frequent visitor), our readers would love to know your recommendations!
January 3rd, 2012 - 3:23 PM
Theres no better time to save a dime! Since the economy has every savvy shopper in an ultra-frugal mindset, discounts and coupons are truly considered a godsend. And you can find them everywherethe Sunday paper, your mailbox, your email inbox and quite possibly the most prevalent placeonline on coupon websites. Much to the penny-pinchers delight, coupon websites have popped up everywhere. Its the new craze, and folks all over the country are stocking up on all kinds of products and saving tons of money while theyre at it. In fact, some stores have even come up with new couponing policies thanks to a backlash from Extreme Couponing. Heres one such story on
December 29th, 2011 - 4:58 PM
What's the hardest thing about moving across the country? Besides figuring out how to keep your plants alive and remembering where you packed the bottle opener (keep it in your purse you'll thank me later).
Some might say that packing sends them into a frenzy, or maybe it's figuring out the logistics apartment hunting from 2,000 miles away is kind of a pain. But for me, the hardest part is always the first step: getting quotes from movers.
December 28th, 2011 - 2:59 PM
Happy New Year from your friends at U-Pack Moving!
Whether you moved near or far in 2011, our hope is that youre able to look back on your experiences and call it a great year. And now, as you move into 2012, may you have even more reasons to celebrate!
December 27th, 2011 - 5:04 PM
I have officially been living in Chicago for two weeks. A few U-Pack boxes still decorate my apartment, but for the most part I'm settled and adjusting to the winter weather. I've reconnected with a lot of family and friends and had a chance to fill them in on my road trip out here. The drive out to California was a bit of a whirlwind - we drove straight through without stopping - but this time we made sure to stop. The convenience of not traveling with a truck-load of stuff provided me and my mom with the freedom to take the scenic route and stop whenever (and wherever) our hearts desired.
December 21st, 2011 - 1:57 PM
What screams "it's Christmastime!" louder than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree? Okay, maybe Santa. But Christmas trees surely are at the top of the list. And there are some amazing ones around the country. This Must-See Holiday Trees infographic, just released in the U-Pack press room, depicts the country's most festive firs, pines and spruces. Check it out!
December 16th, 2011 - 2:26 PM
State to State Movers
Its Flashback Friday! Each week U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers. Todays flashbackState to State Movers. This post introduces U-Pack as a great, cost-effective way to move across state lines. Make sure to check out the comments too. U-Pack customers often ask great questions and have insightful input. Happy Friday!
December 15th, 2011 - 4:13 PM
Meghan is a guest blogger. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.
December 14th, 2011 - 11:07 AM
I love the holiday season. There's just something that feels magical about this time of year— the parades, festivals, parties and twinkling holiday lights all around town. Who doesn't love that! I may be the only one who didn't realize this, but did you know there are only 11 days until Christmas?! That means, if you haven't been out to enjoy the holiday festivities and lights in your area, now's the time!