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Storage May be Your Solution

May 20th, 2008 - 9:23 AM

I know I'm going; I'm just not sure where yet. 

I mean really, the "where" of moving is just details… right?  But actually, whether you know which city you're moving to and just haven't closed on a house or literally don't know which city you are moving to, you're going to need storage. It's a good idea to check with all of the moving companies you're considering to see how they handle moving and storage – it could end up getting pretty expensive.

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Save Money on Your U-Pack Move!

May 15th, 2008 - 9:27 AM

Save $200 off your U-Pack Move!

What's the catch?

You just have to prove that you are a master packer and get the highest score on our U-Pack-A-Cube game!

Oh, you've never played it? Well go give it a shot.

I know it sounds silly, but it really is rather addicting. And since it only takes 60 seconds, there is absolutely no commitment involved. My highest score so far is 210, and I was pretty proud of that until one of my coworkers posted a score of 225!  I obviously can't win the prize, but it's still entertaining.

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New Spanish Website

May 1st, 2008 - 1:15 PM

Did you know that Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the United States?

U-Pack has a new Spanish Website and Spanish speaking representatives to assist customers moving within the United States and into and out of Puerto Rico and Canada.

If you would like to receive a moving quote in Spanish, call 800-413-5182 or visit our Spanish website at moviendose.com. 

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Avoid a moving scam

April 28th, 2008 - 1:08 PM

Verify Dates and Timing

Knowing the exact dates your move will take place (loading, transit, and unloading) is something that may not seem an important detail initially, but it could be!

Is the date the truck will arrive for loading a guaranteed date?
Check for wording on your contract that might indicate that it could be brought to you on a date other than the date you expect it to arrive.

How long will the truck be left at your house for loading?
You want plenty of time to complete your loading, but knowing it will be picked up in a timely manner once loading is complete is important as well.

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Trucker Talk

By Josh J
April 22nd, 2008 - 8:17 AM

You've probably noticed that the trucking industry has its own lingo…which can be like a foreign language to the Average Joe. Take a look at a few commonly used terms…you might be able to impress your friends on your next road trip:

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Free Tools for Realtors

March 31st, 2008 - 3:18 PM

U-Pack and realtors share a common interest. We are both in the business of moving people out of one home and into another one.

Recently U-Pack was mentioned in Realtor Rightings, the Magazine of the Arkansas Realtors® Association. An article titled "Free Tools for Realtors" gave several tools that realtors can utilize on their web sites to improve the services provided to people that are buying and selling homes.

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More than Moving

March 5th, 2008 - 11:01 AM

When I talk to customers on the phone, one of the challenges is "listening between the lines". We help figure out what you need to do and how U-Pack can make that happen.

Some customers just need a moving quote from City A to City B in different states. Those calls are the most straight forward, although I do hear some funny stories at times- like a caller with an exotic bird that "doesn't fly and it doesn't fly" (don't feel bad, it took me about 15 seconds to catch up with what she meant, too). She wanted to use U-Pack so she could drive herself and her pet in the comfort of her own car.

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Packing for Storage

February 21st, 2008 - 9:57 AM

If I'm storing my items, what should I take with me?

This question may seem like it's fairly easy to answer, but moving can be stressful so it's easy see how you might do something like accidentaly pack up your passport two weeks before leaving the country!  I recommend that before you pack for storage, you make a list to avoid forgetting something important – if you're doing container storage, once it's in storage it may not be possible to gain access to it.  Although everyone's list will vary, this list may prove helpful:

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Change of address

February 18th, 2008 - 10:37 AM

It's a Packing Party!

The decisions that cause people to move usually involve family matters or career changes. While this can be an exciting time, it can also be hard to leave your friends behind. But you're too busy to have a going away party, right?  Between sorting, packing, and cleaning your schedule is booked solid.

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Moving Space Estimator Cont.

By Josh J
February 7th, 2008 - 1:18 PM

"What the heck is a linear foot"?

This question (worded one way or another) is probably asked by U-Pack customers more than any other question. However, even when I answer that it is one foot of length by eight feet wide by nine feet tall I still get "Huh?". I think that a mental picture is worth a thousand words of explanation.