February 12th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
What is a linear foot?
A linear foot is a 12-inch measurement of length, where the item’s width and height don’t matter. For example, a piece of flooring that measures 5 feet long, 6 inches wide and 0.25 inches tall is 5 linear feet. If another piece is 5 feet long, 3 inches wide and 0.5 inches tall, it’s still 5 linear feet.
To convert linear feet to feet, there’s no math! A linear foot is a foot. There’s no trick — it’s that simple.
January 31st, 2018 - 9:45 AM
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.
January 22nd, 2018 - 2:04 PM
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.
January 17th, 2018 - 8:57 AM
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.
January 15th, 2018 - 2:31 PM
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.
January 10th, 2018 - 1:53 PM
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.
January 8th, 2018 - 3:17 PM
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!
January 5th, 2018 - 12:59 PM
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.
January 3rd, 2018 - 9:00 AM
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.
December 27th, 2017 - 7:37 AM
Shipping motorcycles across country
While there’s nothing like hitting the wide open road on the back of a motorcycle, sometimes you don’t have the option of riding it to a destination. Whether you’re making a cross-country move, traveling to a race or taking it with you on a trip, shipping motorcycles is a common solution for getting bikes where they need to be. Take a look at the steps for motorcycle shipping, and see how U-Pack® can help.