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Instant Moving Quotes - 3 Simple Rules

July 13th, 2012 - 9:02 AM

It’s Flashback Friday! Today’s the day we revisit a blog post that readers have found helpful in the past. This week’s favorite focuses on instant moving quotes. 85% of the people who request a moving quote from U-Pack will receive their quote within seconds. If you’re among the 15% that need to be reviewed by a moving specialist, you’ll still get it quickly – within 24 hours. Happy Friday!

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New Home Party

July 12th, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Who doesn’t love a great party? I know I do! And what better time to throw one than when you’re moving into a new home? It’s a great time to let all your friends and family see your place – and it’s also an excellent excuse to speed up the process of getting boxes unpacked and everything put away. Here are some great tips and fun ideas for throwing a super-cool “we’ve moved to a new home” party! 

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Moving Songs

July 11th, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Who doesn’t love a great moving song – especially when you’re actually moving (or moving on, in some cases)? We’ve compiled an awesome list of songs that are guaranteed to move you, and some that will simply help you move on.

Moving Songs

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” –Judy Garland

“Chariots of Fire” –Vangelis

“Beautiful Day” – U2

“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

“That’s What Friends Are For” – Dionne Warwick

“Music of My Heart” – *NSYNC ft. Gloria Estefan

“Circle of Life” – Elton John

“You raise me up” – Josh Groban

“True Colors” Cyndi Lauper

“Dare You to Move” – Switchfoot  

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Moving Day Tips

July 10th, 2012 - 10:36 AM

I’ll go ahead and admit that things were a little crazy the last time we moved. Granted, it was before I worked at U-Pack, so I wasn’t as up-to-speed about the proper techniques. But I still thought we had it together. There were plenty of people there to help us load, which was great. But that also meant a lot of extra vehicles in the apartment complex parking lot (a no-no) and the front door being left open a lot (resulting in our dog escaping and evading capture for a long, long time). Talk about a hectic and stressful day. If I had only known then what I know now – things would have turned out completely different.

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U-Pack Moving Options

July 10th, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Let’s face it—figuring out how to move your belongings from one place to another is tough. There are so many options out there; you’re bound to get overwhelmed quickly. U-Pack can help!

Before you lift a finger in the moving process, gather moving quotes. Moving quotes help you compare movers by price. Compare U-Pack’s instant, free moving quote to other moving companies. Once you have all the numbers in front of you, dive into the quality research. Below you’ll find all of the quality U-Pack Moving options available to make your move successful and stress-free!

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What are my options for moving companies and storage when I move?

July 9th, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Does your move require storage? If so, as you're getting moving quotes, the first question you should ask is, "do you have storage options?" If they do, the next question should be, "how does it work?" While this hasn't always been the case, you'll likely find several moving companies offering moving and storage options these days. And with so many options available, it's easy to feel like you're in over your head. My goal is to help you wade through each option and make the best choice for your specifc needs.  

Moving companies that offer storage

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Moving to a Big City Alone

By Josh K
July 5th, 2012 - 2:19 PM

Is it possible to be totally alone when you are surrounded by four million people? How long can you live in a concrete jungle without any concrete jungle friends? If you’re looking for a few tips on moving to a big city alone, you are in the right place. I think you’ll find that the singles scene in nearly all major metropolises in the U.S. is pretty vibrant.

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10 reasons why moving is good for you

July 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 PM
After living in a small town all of my life (even through graduate school), my husband and I moved to a city a little over an hour away to begin careers. I lived in different places during the summer, but always returned back to my hometown for fall college classes; so as you can imagine, I was a little nervous about moving to a new place for longer than two months. Now that I’ve lived in this new place for a while, I’ve realized that the move has been good for me in many ways.

Check out these 10 reasons why moving is good for you, then get a free moving quote from U-Pack!
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Are there websites with reviews on moving companies?

July 2nd, 2012 - 2:19 PM

I love using online reviews, and I have a feeling I’m not alone. What people have to say about products and services I’m planning on purchasing has a huge impact on my decision to take the plunge. If we’re traveling, I always look up reviews for hotels and restaurants in the area. If I decide to get a haircut at a new salon, I never walk in the door without searching for reviews – who wants to walk out with a horrendous style.

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How much does moving cost?

June 29th, 2012 - 2:57 PM

If you’ve been trying to answer the question, “How much does moving cost?” with a straight-forward answer, you’ll end up frustrated every time, simply because the real answer is, it all depends. It would be difficult, impossible even, to find someone who is moving the same belongings, on the same day, from and to the same place you’re moving. Your move is truly one-of-a-kind, so the price of your move is going to be one-of-a-kind as well. Here’s what your moving cost depends on: