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How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car

By Meghan
February 9th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car

If you’ve seen our "do not ship" list, you know that when you’re moving there are some things you’ll want to move in your own vehicle instead of in the moving truck.  Some things you can’t load into the truck, and some you simply may not want to load into truck.  So the big question is: How do you decide how much to move in your car—especially if “stuff” isn’t the only thing you’re moving (i.e. other people).  Let’s see if I can give you some insight and a few tips. 
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"What Moves You?" Heading to Texas (via windy Oklahoma)

By Guest
February 7th, 2012 - 4:23 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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Moving in a ReloCube - What to expect

February 6th, 2012 - 2:52 PM

If you choose a ReloCube move, this is what is what you can expect to have delivered right to your door:

 

An empty, shiny 6' x 7' x 8' (DWH) container that sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading.

The ReloCube's interior dimensions are 70" x 82" x 93". You can reserve as many as you need and pay only for what you use. That means if you reserve three, but you can fit everything into two, you only pay for two—a benefit U-Pack customers LOVE!

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PCSing to Hawaii - Preparing for an Assignment in Paradise

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.
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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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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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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!

@Militarymommy01
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10 Best Coupon Websites

January 3rd, 2012 - 3:23 PM

There’s 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 everywhere—the Sunday paper, your mailbox, your email inbox and quite possibly the most prevalent place—online on coupon websites.  Much to the penny-pincher’s delight, coupon websites have popped up everywhere.  It’s the new craze, and folks all over the country are stocking up on all kinds of products and saving tons of money while they’re at it.  In fact, some stores have even come up with new couponing policies thanks to a “backlash” from “Extreme Couponing”.  Here’s one such story on

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Wrapping Up My Cross Country Move with U-Pack

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.

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My U-Pack Moving Road Trip - Part 2

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.

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State to State Movers

December 16th, 2011 - 2:26 PM

State to State Movers
It’s Flashback Friday!  Each week U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers.  Today’s flashback—“State 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!

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My Holiday Rant

By Meghan
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.