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"What Moves You?" From the Mid-South to the Midwest

By Guest
January 31st, 2012 - 1:22 PM

Miki Markovich of Ground, Path, and Fruition used U-Pack for her personal move a few years back and had a great experience. So when it came time for Miki to help move her 86-year-old grandmother more than 2,200 miles across the United States, Miki knew U-Pack was the moving company she would trust once more. Here's the awesome part: because U-Pack does the driving, Miki and her grandmother Regina were able to take the road trip of a lifetime without worrying about their household goods.

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Exactly Where are People Moving?

January 27th, 2012 - 10:47 AM
The 2011 U-Pack Moving Trends Infographic was just released!

If you’ve ever wondered where people are moving, the most popular times they move, and how far in advance they start getting moving quotes, now’s your chance to check it out. 

I’ll go ahead and give a little spoiler – what state would you guess topped the list of the most inbound moves in 2011 (that’s the “moving to” location)?  Here’s a hint: It’s as far west as you can get in the U.S., and it’s not Oregon or Washington...
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Best States for Skiing and Snowboarding | Infographic

January 25th, 2012 - 2:22 PM

It’s that time of year again folks, people are starting to plan Spring Break vacays!  While tropical locations are probably most popular, many spring breakers plan to head to cold-weather, powder-laden destinations for a little fun in the snow.
This infographic naming the five states with the most ski and snowboard mountains comes at a perfect time for vacationers, but it’s also good info for folks planning to move.  How exciting to move to a location where a weekend skiing trip is a short drive away.  Check it out!

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Things to Donate When Moving

January 24th, 2012 - 10:32 AM

If you’re like me, the idea of packing up a house feels overwhelming (especially one you’ve lived in for a long time).  It undoubtedly means sifting through some drawers, cabinets and closets that you haven’t dealt with in a while. 

Not so appealing.

Of course, you could just choose a moving service with packing and loading help and let an experienced crew come in and do everything for you—get it all packed up and worry about what you need and don’t need once you get moved into your new home.  That’s definitely the easy way, but probably not a great approach if you’re also trying to save a little money. 

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Moving to Another State on Quick Notice

January 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 PM

In an ideal world, if we were moving to another state we would know exactly when and where we’re moving at least 6-8 weeks before the big day.  Early on we would start researching moving companies, getting quotes, scheduling the move, gathering packing supplies and packing up rooms one-by-one.  Ahhh…sounds simple, doesn’t it? 

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Top 5 West Coast Wineries | Infographic

January 18th, 2012 - 10:33 AM
If you’re moving to the West Coast—specifically Oregon, Washington or California, you may be pleased to know that you’re moving to areas where you have first-hand access to some of the tastiest wine in the country. According to Food & Wine Magazine the West Coast is the home to the top vineyards in the U.S.   And when you consider that wine grapes need at least 1,400 hours of annual sunlight during the growing season to ripen properly, it makes sense that this portion of the country would be optimal.
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How Moving Companies Have Changed the U.S. Landscape

January 11th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
Since 1790 the U.S. census has been tracking the mean center of the U.S. population. According to this infographic, titled How Moving Companies are Changing the U.S. Landscape, at first count it was 23 miles east of Baltimore, but over the years it has moved steadily west, and more recently south.  I’m certain I would have never guessed the current population center (as of the 2010 census).  Plato, Missouri — an incorporated village in Texas County, Missouri with a population of only around 2,000. 
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15 Military Tweeters You Should Be Following

January 10th, 2012 - 9:37 AM
If you’re on Twitter and you’re U.S. military family, there are some fantastic resources at your fingertips.  Because U-Pack is involved in so many PCS moves, we try to stay on top of the leading military resources.  Check out our list of the 15 Military Tweeters You Should Be Following—I think you’ll find some of the best. @ABFUPackMoving follows all of them, and we think you should too!

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How Rental Truck Insurance Works

By Derek
January 5th, 2012 - 9:28 AM

You’re 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.