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Calculating your moving costs

August 20th, 2012 - 1:26 PM

I’m certain I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again because it’s so important: One of the most important things you can do when you’re planning your move is create a moving budget. Moving costs can easily escalate out of control without keeping track of how much you have to spend, and how much you’ve actually spent.

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Where should I move? 2012 Best places to move for singles

August 16th, 2012 - 2:52 PM

Where should I move?
If you find yourself asking this question, you’ve come to the right place for the answer! The experts at U-Pack have researched the 2012 best places to move for singles. Check them out below, and don’t forget to get a free moving quote from U-Pack if you are seriously considering moving to one of these places!

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Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage: What does it mean?

August 14th, 2012 - 3:15 PM

If you could have an unlimited amount of anything, what would it be—money, time, chocolate, vacation days? I would love all of those in unlimited amounts! Many truck rental companies offer something called “unlimited mileage,” but what does that mean exactly?

Unlimited mileage means you can drive the rental truck as many miles as you want without any extra charges. Here’s each leading truck rental companies’ view on unlimited mileage:

U-Haul®: They do not provide unlimited mileage. If you need extra miles or go over your allocated miles, it is $.40 per mile.

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What is the gas mileage of a Budget truck?

August 13th, 2012 - 3:50 PM

Picture this: you are moving from Boston to Dallas. You rent a Budget truck. You have to fill it up before your trip. It is a 35 gallon tank.  You spend $130 on your first tank of gas. 280 miles down the road, you have to stop and fill up again.  Repeat every 280 miles. That is about 7 stops on your 1768 mile route! That is almost $1000 in gasoline!

Before you embark on your rental truck journey, find out what to expect for the gas mileage of your Budget truck.

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Music to Move To

August 9th, 2012 - 3:01 PM

Music to Move To

I don’t know about you, but I’m driven by music. There is something about a good beat that makes for a positive, upbeat environment. Playing music while you do any activity can help increase your mood. So if you are looking for music to move to, we have a great list for you!  These are songs that are guaranteed to get your toes tapping! This list would make a great upbeat soundtrack for your next move, or it could really help motivate you during your next workout. Enjoy these songs!

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The Moving Resources Everyone Should Know About

August 8th, 2012 - 1:35 PM

You’ve heard it over and over... moving is stressful. While there’s truth to that statement, here’s some really great news: there are moving resources available that were designed to take some of the pressure off and make the whole process much, much more manageable. I’ve included some of the best for your reading pleasure.

Helpful Moving Resources:

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How to Move to Another State

August 7th, 2012 - 3:55 PM

How to Move to Another State
If you’re planning to move to another state, you’re probably asking yourself how to go about it. Depending on which state you’re moving from and to, you could be in for a dramatic change of lifestyle or a minor change of scenery. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about how to move to another state:

Plan a budget: This is the big one. Of course, a long distance move will cost more than a local move, so once you’ve set your budget, stick to it by comparing moving companies that offer affordable prices and quality service.

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Leaving Home for College: How to Deal

August 6th, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Leaving Home for College: How to Deal
While leaving home for college is an exciting time in your life, it can also be scary—especially if it’s your freshman year. The experts at U-Pack have some great advice on how to deal when you leave home for college.

You’re not alone
That’s right; there are many new students who are experiencing the same feelings you are. Try turning around and introducing yourself to the person behind you in the cafeteria line. More than likely, they don’t know anyone else either, and want to form friendships just as much as you do.

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Cost to move an apartment cross country

August 6th, 2012 - 1:33 PM

First, to determine the cost to move an apartment cross country with U-Pack, you’ll want to get a moving quote. Just enter where, when, and how much you’re moving, and you’ll get an instant price. Don’t worry if you don’t know all of the specifics right now; you can always tweak your quote later. This will just give you a very good idea of how much it costs to move with U-Pack (85% of our customers get a price instantly, 15% require review by a U-Pack representative and will be emailed within 24 hours).