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Bulkhead = Cheap Moving Prices and Reliable Service

November 5th, 2008 - 4:30 PM

If you've been researching moving companies and are familiar with U-Pack, you probably know that one of the reasons we can provide a cheap moving alternative is because the space you don't use in the trailer is used to move boxed or palletized commercial goods. So, when you've got a long distance move, we can drive for you and keep the price similar to (or less than) truck rental prices.

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Things Not to Pack

September 17th, 2008 - 1:17 PM

When in doubt, Leave it out

I'm often asked, "What can I not move?" My normal response is, "What did you have in mind?" To accurately answer your question, I would have to provide you with a laundry list of items, half of which probably wouldn't pertain to you or your move. It will usually save you some time if you tell me the items you have questions or concerns about.

This might help too…U-Pack has a "do not ship" list at upack.com. Check it out. You're probably going to find similar items listed with any company you choose to move with.

Here's an overview:

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Moving Insurance vs. Liability Coverage

September 15th, 2008 - 1:40 PM

Did you know that most Americans move 5 to 7 times during their lifetime?  This means we move more than any other culture. If you do your research and chose a company with a record of safe driving and a low claims ratio, and if you take good care in packing and loading, the likelihood of damage is very low. But, as with most things in life, anything is possible. So, it's important to know how your household goods are covered while they're in transit.

When it comes to moving with U-Pack, your price includes two types of liability coverage. 

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Frequently Asked Question

By Derek
August 26th, 2008 - 4:48 PM

Can I Ride with the Driver?

The quick, simple response is "no".

First, most of our trucks only have one seat. Seriously. The trucks are called 'Day Cabs' which means they are only meant to be driven for the day. Our drivers only drive the maximum amount of time allowed by law and these trucks have no sleeper compartment.

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Moving to College Part III

By Michael
August 15th, 2008 - 7:53 AM

Before moving to college, make a site map for your college life. You know, like website site maps that break down where everything is. College life basically breaks down like this: reading, researching, eating, drinking, washing (yourself and your clothes), entertaining (yourself and your friends), and sleeping.

Think about each topic and the stuff you'll need to make your college life productive and enjoyable.

Reading: You'll be doing that a lot with books that cost a lot of money, but that's a topic for another time. You'll need reading lamps and someplace to read, besides in bed.

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Moving to College Part II

By Michael
August 12th, 2008 - 8:49 AM

Student moving is a lot different than regular moving. After college, you will find yourself on many occasions saying things like, "Hey, man, will you help me move?" Your friends will say, "Sure, bro." Then you'll all share beer and pizza. And if you're unfortunate enough to own a pickup, then you'll be involved in helping virtually all of your friends move at one time or another. But all that happens after college (especially the beer drinking, right? After all, you're not legal age yet.)

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Moving to College Part I

By Michael
August 6th, 2008 - 4:07 PM

Moving to college is a trip. Literally.

First you have to find a place to stay, unless you're staying in the dorm, in which case the college will assign you a place to stay. Here's my advice: find a place as close as possible to where you'll be attending classes.

Walking or biking distance is best. If you're in an urban area with public transportation, check out the routes and make them a part of the decision-making process. For example, is there a bus stop near by and what time of day do the buses run?

Here's why that's important. Parking.

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Don't Drive a Rental Truck - Let U-Pack do the Driving

August 1st, 2008 - 3:37 PM

Wow, talk about a can of worms! When I started researching fuel calculation so that you, our customer, would know how much better you can budget when using U-Pack, I got more than I bargained for. I was looking for information about the size of rental truck gas tanks and ran across a web site that discussed how driving a rental truck is so much different than your own vehicle. It is definitely something to think about when weighing your options.

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New Orleans Parking Permits

By Jeremy
July 9th, 2008 - 7:50 AM

There is no place in the world like New Orleans, LA.  Where else can you find Cajun cooking, Mardi Gras, and several major universities – only in the Big Easy. What a great place to live!

If you've lived in, or even just visited New Orleans, you probably know that parking can sometimes be a challenge.  Part of the New Orleans charm comes from the beautiful historic presence that is seen in its classical architecture, "old timey" feel and narrow, building-lined streets. Although the layout makes for a beautiful city, it may not be very practical when you're trying to move.

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What's all this business about Gypsy Moths?

By Meghan
July 3rd, 2008 - 5:30 PM

For as long as I have been talking to customers moving to California about Gypsy Moths, this is still the image that comes to mind.



I can't help it. But depending on your taste, this is probably a little more appealing illustration than what they actually look like.



No they aren't that bad, and I'm sure everyone's mother loves them, but I still can't help but have a preference for my cartoon version.