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10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

March 5th, 2018 - 1:12 PM
10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

Which U.S. cities are the largest? 

Of the 308.7 million Americans accounted for in the 2010 Census, more than 24.5 million (or 7.9%) of them make up the United States’ 10 largest cities. That’s a lot of people in just 10 cities! As you can probably guess, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are the top three. But you may be surprised by some of the others that rank. Whether you live in or are moving to one of the largest U.S. cities, or you’ just curious to learn more, this resource will provide some fun and informative facts about our country’s most populated areas.  

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Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

February 26th, 2018 - 10:48 AM
Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

Simple ways to add curb appeal to your home 

When you think about updating your home’s exterior, do you see dollar signs and hear the sound of a clock ticking? Without a doubt, many do-it-yourself home projects are pricey and time-consuming. But increasing curb appeal to create an inviting look doesn’t have to be. Check out these 10 quick and simple curb appeal projects and complete them in an evening or on the weekend. 

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Do you need a live load?

February 23rd, 2018 - 10:52 AM
Do you need a live load?

No parking? No problem.

In big cities with limited parking, finding space for a moving truck can be a challenge — especially if it has to be parked for multiple days. To help make moving in these circumstances possible, U-Pack offers a “live load,” where the driver stays with the equipment so there’s no need for long-term parking. Take a look at how it works, the areas where live loads are most common, and the details of this type of delivery.

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How to Calculate Linear Feet

February 12th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
How to Calculate Linear Feet

A look at linear feet 

Linear feet: It’s an uncommon measurement to the average person, but it’s one to know about if you’re planning a home renovation project, or want to understand how U-Pack® measures space for household goods moving. Calculating linear feet is simple because there’s no math involved. Read on to learn more about what a linear foot is and why it matters.

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Everything You Need to Know About ReloCubes

February 7th, 2018 - 10:25 AM
Everything You Need to Know About ReloCubes

Moving with a U-Pack ReloCube​

“The U-Pack service was provided in a professional, timely and cost-effective manner. The ReloCube™ was easy to load and unload, and the furniture was delivered without damage.” – Robert G., who moved from Delaware to Arizona.

Does that sounds like the kind of move you want? A ReloCube might be the best option. See what Cubes are, how they work, and all the specifics.

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The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

January 31st, 2018 - 9:45 AM
The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

Where are the healthiest places to live?

Do you have a goal to live a healthier life this year? You’re not alone! There are several great health initiatives going on across the country — like franchise restaurants getting rid of artificial ingredients and hospitals adding telemedicine technology — and many individual cities stand out in terms of health. But what does “health” mean? Little sickness? Opportunities to be active? Access to affordable medical care? Because there are multiple ways to measure it, we looked at ten different criteria to determine the healthiest cities.

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Comparing PODS® Competitors

January 29th, 2018 - 10:26 AM
Comparing PODS® Competitors

Consider all the different PODS® competitors​

If you’re getting ready to move, you may be noticing PODS® moving containers around town and wondering if other companies offer a similar service. Pack Rat®, U-Haul® and U-Pack®also offer portable storage containers for long-distance moves, but they each work slightly differently. Since the companies have varying equipment and service options, we’ve gathered some information to make it easier to compare. Take a look at PODS® services and compare PODS® alternatives to find the right container for your move. 

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What is the moving cost from east to west coast?

January 22nd, 2018 - 2:04 PM
What is the moving cost from east to west coast?

Moving coast to coast 

For a move as big as one from the east to west coast, costs can vary drastically depending on the service you use. The options range from do-it-yourself (DIY) to full-service companies, with “you pack, we drive” options falling between. Let’s take a look at an example to see how much a coast-to-coast move would cost when renting a truck, selecting a self-move option, or hiring a full-service company to do it all.  

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Bekins® Van Lines Comparison

January 17th, 2018 - 8:57 AM
Bekins® Van Lines Comparison

How does Bekins® Van Lines® compare to U-Pack®?

When comparing long-distance moving companies, you might wonder how companies like Bekins® Van Lines and U-Pack® differ. While both specialize in household moving, there are some big differences in the service and price. Bekins is a full service mover, and U-Pack is an affordable full-service alternative. Depending on your needs and budget, one option may be more appealing than the other. Let’s take a look at how Bekins works, and then check out U-Pack as an alternative.

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DIY Valentine’s Gifts for Him

January 15th, 2018 - 2:31 PM
DIY Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Men’s homemade Valentine’s Day gifts

Giving a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t have to be difficult. While the old standby gifts of chocolates or a tie will work, a homemade Valentine’s Day gift will show how much you care and really impress the recipient. DIY gifts don’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. In fact, they can actually be cheap to make. Whether you’re making something for your husband, boyfriend, father or just a friend, these men’s Valentine’s gifts will show your love.

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U-Pack Store vs. U-Haul Store

January 10th, 2018 - 1:53 PM
U-Pack Store vs. U-Haul Store

Compare moving boxes from U-Pack® and U-Haul®

There’s one thing every move has in common: you have to pack items into boxes. Where you get those boxes can impact the total cost of your move — each box store sells a variety of boxes and supplies at different price points. If you’ve seen signs for a local U-Haul store location and wondered what they have, take a look at their moving box store and compare to the options available at the U-Pack Box Store.

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North American Cities That Have Hosted the Olympics

January 8th, 2018 - 3:17 PM
North American Cities That Have Hosted the Olympics

Which cities have hosted the Olympics?

The Olympics are almost here! Who doesn’t love watching athletes from around the world gather for 17 days of exciting competitions, amazing displays of athleticism, stories of overcoming adversity and magical moments where lifelong dreams come true? From the games “down under” in Sydney, Australia to the northernmost games in Lillehammer, Norway, the Olympics have crossed the globe and have drawn us in. The 2018 games (scheduled to start February 9 and end February 25) are happening in PyeongChang, South Korea, and they’re sure to be exciting. While we wait for the competition to begin, take a look at the other North American cities that have hosted the Olympics — in many of these places, you can still visit the Olympic Village and some of the competition arenas!

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What Are the Dimensions of a Trailer?

January 5th, 2018 - 12:59 PM
What Are the Dimensions of a Trailer?

Determine space and parking needs with U-Pack trailer dimensions

If you’ve never moved in a U-Pack® trailer before, it can be tough to picture  what’s going to show up at your home on moving day. You might be wondering if there’s enough room to park it in the driveway, or you may be trying to imagine how to load all of your furniture and belongings inside. Understanding the dimensions of the trailer can help clear up confusion. Take a look at how big the trailer is and get information about parking and loading.

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Saving Money on TV

January 3rd, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Saving Money on TV

Compare TV options: streaming, internet, cable and more

Whether you're looking to adjust your budget or just expand your entertainment options, streaming and internet TV are becoming very popular. There’s an option for almost any means of watching TV programming these days. Just looking for shows to binge watch? Streaming services can provide on-demand entertainment. Want cheaper broadcast channels? Free digital cable may be the answer. Take a look at the various options and see if one is right for your family.