February 2nd, 2012 - 3:31 PM
Military life has its ups and downs, but sometimes the adventure can outweigh the adversity. Take moving, for example. Frequently pulling up roots is part of the job, but sometimes service members can hit the jackpot with an exotic locale. For many, the ideal duty station can be found in the tropical isles of Hawaii.
PCSing to Hawaii sounds like a dream assignment for many, but when the orders arrive, some families can feel overwhelmed with questions about moving to the islands and island living.
February 1st, 2012 - 3:28 PM
Not to brag, because this doesnt happen very often, and I definitely dont want to jinx it, but Arkansas is experiencing some amazing (granted unseasonal) spring-like weather. Its January and todays high is 68° and its supposed to be in the 70s by the end of the week! This time last year we were about to experience record-breaking snow falls in the area. Well take it!
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.
January 27th, 2012 - 10:47 AM
The 2011 U-Pack Moving Trends Infographic was just released!
If youve ever wondered where people are moving, the most popular times they move, and how far in advance they start getting moving quotes, nows your chance to check it out.
Ill go ahead and give a little spoiler what state would you guess topped the list of the most inbound moves in 2011 (thats the moving to location)? Heres a hint: Its as far west as you can get in the U.S., and its not Oregon or Washington...
January 25th, 2012 - 2:22 PM
Its 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 its 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!
January 24th, 2012 - 10:32 AM
If youre like me, the idea of packing up a house feels overwhelming (especially one youve lived in for a long time). It undoubtedly means sifting through some drawers, cabinets and closets that you havent 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 youget it all packed up and worry about what you need and dont need once you get moved into your new home. Thats definitely the easy way, but probably not a great approach if youre also trying to save a little money.
January 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 PM
In an ideal world, if we were moving to another state we would know exactly when and where were 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, doesnt it?
January 18th, 2012 - 10:33 AM
If youre moving to the West Coastspecifically Oregon, Washington or California, you may be pleased to know that youre 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.
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. Im 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.
January 10th, 2012 - 9:37 AM
If youre on Twitter and youre 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 FollowingI think youll find some of the best. @ABFUPackMoving follows all of them, and we think you should too!