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What size truck do I need to move my apartment?

August 19th, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Moving Your Apartment: What size truck do you need?

When moving, figuring out what size moving equipment you need can feel a little like Goldilocks.  This truck is too big, this one is too small…which one is just right?

Let’s go over the different apartment sizes, different moving equipment options, and how to get the most bang for your buck when moving your apartment.

Apartment Sizes and Moving Truck Sizes

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5 Cheapest Cities to Rent an Apartment in the U.S.

August 19th, 2013 - 12:56 PM

What U.S. cities have the cheapest apartment rental rates?

If you want to pay an affordable rate to rent an apartment, you’re in luck! There are cities in the U.S. that will let you do just that, and according to this article by CBS News, most of them are located in the Midwest. Let’s explore 5 of the cheapest cities to rent an apartment in the United States. And if you decide to move to one of these places, we can help you get an affordable moving rate, too!

5 of the Cheapest Cities to rent an apartment in the U.S.

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Tips for Elevator Moving, Moving Up Stairs, and Moving Down Stairs

August 16th, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Elevator or Stairs?

When you have the choice, which one do you prefer taking? I like to take the stairs, but when it comes to moving, I’d much rather take the elevator. If you have an elevator in the apartment building you’re moving from or moving to, we have some helpful tips to make the elevator moving process easier. And if you don’t have an elevator in your apartment building, we have some tips for moving up stairs and moving down stairs, too. Let’s begin.

Elevator moving tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Self-Move from an Apartment

August 14th, 2013 - 11:02 AM
Are you planning a self-move from your apartment?


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Self-moving is a great option for apartment dwellers – especially those moving on a budget. You do some (or all) of the work, and if you're moving long distance, you'll save significantly. Because of the potential for savings, self-moving tends to be the most popular way to move to or from an apartment. 

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10 Items People Forget To Pack When Moving Out Of State

August 13th, 2013 - 7:54 AM

What am I forgetting to pack for my move?

There’s always that one thing you forget to pack when going on vacation, right? Well, what about when you’re moving out of state? You might not forget the TV, but you may forget one of the items on this list below. Check it out and don’t forget a thing!

10 items people forget to pack when moving out of state

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Why Do People Move?

August 8th, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Have you ever wondered why people move?
 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, more than one in ten U.S. residents moved within the previous year. Seven in 10 of those people moved within the same county, while two in 10 moved to a different county, and one in 10 moved to a different state. It’s safe to say that people are on the move in the U.S., but why are they moving?

Why people move – the moving phases of life

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How to Pack a Guitar, Piano, and Other Instruments

August 8th, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Packing Guitars, Pianos, and Other Instruments

Most musicians are comfortable with transporting their instruments to places like lessons, jam sessions and performances, but packing them for a long-distance move is a whole different story.  Today we’ll take a look at how to pack and move things like guitars, pianos and other common instruments.

 

Let’s start with how to pack a guitar…

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Moving Tips To Help You Move Like a Pro

August 7th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Our Favorite Moving Tips

If you want to move like a pro, you came to the right place. U-Pack® is all about moving. It’s what we talk about all day long – and we love it. Over the years, we’ve been able to glean a ton of experience have accumulated an abundance of moving tips. We hope you’ll find just the thing you need to help your move go a little more smoothly. Here are some of our favorite tips: 

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How Do I Move To Hawaii From the Mainland?

August 7th, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Tips from the Hawaii Moving specialists

Well, you can’t drive a rental truck to Hawaii (a little something called the Pacific Ocean is in the way). That leaves two other options: “you pack, we drive” companies like U-Pack®, and full-service movers. Both take care of the transportation, but they definitely vary in other ways –specifically price. Let’s take a look at how you can move to Hawaii, stay within your budget, and get your belongings there fast – with U-Pack Moving.

How U-Pack Moves You to Hawaii

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When is the Best Time to Move?

August 2nd, 2013 - 1:06 PM

Determine the Best Time to Move

Is your life scheduled down to the minute, or are you more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants? Regardless of your personality type, one thing you will want to plan and get scheduled is your move date. But when is the best time to move? It all depends on the things that are important to you, like your budget, kids schedules, housing and employment.

The Ideal Time to Move – What Matters to You?

Budget

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How much do moving trucks cost?

August 2nd, 2013 - 10:18 AM

I’m thinking about renting a moving truck, but I’m not sure how much they cost.

You have lots of options for your upcoming long-distance move, including renting a moving truck. For local moves, moving trucks are usually easy on the wallet. But you can’t always say the same for long-distance moves. When you start adding on additional costs like fuel, damage coverage and sales tax, the price starts going up; sometimes even doubling your quoted price.

Let’s look at an example of how much moving trucks cost

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How do you move out state?

July 31st, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Moving Out of State?

Moving down the street is much different from moving out of state. Not just in terms of distance, but also all the prep work! When moving to a new state, you’re changing school districts, doctors, banks, churches, gyms, usually changing your job, and sometimes even changing cultures. It has the potential to be a difficult transition.

Your to-do list can become overwhelming, so let me break it down. Here are the six areas not to overlook when moving out of state: kids, pets, car, paperwork, and household goods.