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Summer Craft Ideas
Category:  Cool Stuff

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/17/2014
11:10 AM

Looking for fun summer craft ideas for your kids?

You may be wondering how to keep your kids entertained over the long stretch of summer. Summer crafts are a great way to let your kids be creative, explore, and have fun! While the sun is shining and the weather is nice, you can take advantage and do some fun crafts outdoors. But when the temps climb to unbearable heights, or you have to stay inside on a rainy day, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep your kids entertained for hours, too. Whether your kids are toddlers or tweens, they’ll love these fun summer craft ideas!

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Category: Cool Stuff
Best kids books about moving
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Becky Google+
7/15/2014
3:45 PM

30 Books to Help Children Cope with Moving

Lots of energy goes into coordinating the logistics of an actual move – packing, preparing, and planning. But if you have children, you’re also likely to spend time answering lots of questions and calming fears. Whether you’re just moving to a new home in the same area, or moving long distance, your children will need some help coping with the changes. Books are a great way to help kids get through the stress of moving.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of popular kids’ books about moving, listed by age. Check with your library or local book store to find these books, or click through to our Amazon list to purchase any of these recommended books in one convenient spot.

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Category: Moving Tips
Best Budget Apps for iPhone 5
Category:  Moving Budget

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/14/2014
2:22 PM

Looking for the best budget app out there?

John Maxwell once said, “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” If you’re ready to get your finances on the right track, downloading a budgeting app to your iPhone 5 is something to consider. But there are plenty of budget apps to choose from —how do you know which ones are the best? That’s what we’ll help you figure out.

The best budget apps for the iPhone

Helpful Tip: Before you download any of the apps below, try out the “lite” or free version (if available) first. This way, you can test out each app and see which one fits your lifestyle best.

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Category: Moving Budget
How to Pack Jewelry
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/11/2014
3:37 PM

Tips for Packing Jewelry

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but protecting any type of jewelry when moving or traveling is always a good idea. Whether you have a couple pieces of special jewelry, or lots of costume jewelry, you’ll want to pack it properly. Check out these methods for packing jewelry to ensure your pieces arrive at your destination in good shape.

 

 

How to Pack Jewelry: Moving Tips and Hacks

We recommend keeping precious jewelry with you for safekeeping as you travel to your new home, though trendy or costume pieces can be packed and moved with your other household belongings. We’ve compiled a list of ways you can safely pack jewelry—take a look!

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Category: Moving Tips
How to Move Books
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/10/2014
10:06 AM

The Guide to Moving Books

If you’re moving, and you have a lot of books, you may not have given them much thought. They can’t break like your precious china, and they aren’t big like your couch—so what’s the big deal about moving them?

They’re heavy.

Well, actually, boxes full of books are heavy. One book may not weight much, but stack 10 together and the story changes. Whether you have a bookcase full or an entire library, it’s important to consider the weight, and be prepared to spread it out so you (or your movers) can easily carry the boxes on moving day.


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Category: Moving Tips
Military Moving Discounts
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/9/2014
3:51 PM

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Military Discounts for Moving

As a member of the military (or a family member), you're probably very familiar with discounts offered by companies as a token of appreciation for your service. You may have encountered these with things like buying a car, eating at a restaurant or visiting an amusement park. Go ahead and add moving to the list, too. With a little research, you’ll find that several moving companies (including U-Pack) offer military moving discounts. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can save on your military move.

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Category: Military Moving
Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State
Category:  Long Distance Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/7/2014
4:01 PM

Are you getting ready to move to another state? I’m sure you have lots of furniture to move. Why pay more than you have to for shipping? There are several things to think about when searching for the cheapest way to ship furniture to another state. Let’s look at the things that will get you the cheapest furniture shipping possible!

If you to start comparing costs now, click to get a free moving quote from U-Pack.

Choosing the Best Date for Your Furniture Shipment

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What is the cheapest way to move a one-bedroom apartment cross-country?
Category:  Cross Country Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/3/2014
2:49 PM

Moving a Small Apartment Shouldn’t Mean Paying Big

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to move your one-bedroom apartment cross-country, try U-Pack. Our cheapest moving option is the “Terminal-to-Terminal” move, where you do your loading/unloading at the nearest service center. We also offer affordable “Door-to-Door” moving prices. What’s even better is that we take care of the driving for you.

Cheapest way to move a small apartment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
7/2/2014
3:51 PM

Unlimited = Peace of Mind?

I wonder how many people opt to pay more for things like unlimited texting to avoid surprise charges at the end of the month. I do, though I’ve never needed it.

It may be similar to why people looking for cheap ways to move tend to gravitate toward truck rental companies offering “unlimited mileage.” The last thing you want at the end of an expensive long-distance move is a higher bill because a detour caused the price to increase. For many, there’s security in “unlimited.”  

Truck rental unlimited gas mileage

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Category: Truck Rental
Cheapest way to move cross country
Category:  Cross Country Moving

Posted By:
Becky Google+
6/27/2014
2:43 PM

You can move cross-country affordably!

You know the saying "you can't have your cake and eat it, too"? That's what many think when it comes to moving—if it's easy, it must cost a fortune; or if it's a good deal, then there must be a catch. But U-Pack isn't your typical moving company. It’s easy, but it’s affordable, and there’s definitely not a catch. In fact, in many cases it’s the cheapest way to move across the country.

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Cheapest Way to Move Furniture to Another State
Category:  Moving Budget

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
6/27/2014
2:39 PM

Moving Furniture from State to State

So, you’re moving to a different state and have lots of furniture to move. Of course, you want to move it all affordably, but how do you know the cheapest way to move your king-size bed and Grandma’s china cabinet? There are many moving services out there ranging from expensive to cheap – how do you know which one is best? There are several things to consider when you’re searching for the cheapest option for moving your stuff.

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Category: Moving Budget
How Much Does PODS® Cost Compared to U-Pack
Category:  PODS® Comparisons

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
6/26/2014
4:08 PM

Compare the Cost of PODS® to U-Pack

If you’re looking for a containerized moving option, and you’ve done some research, you’ve probably discovered that the two companies most often compared are PODS® and U-Pack. The services are fairly similar (drop a container off at your home, you load it, it gets picked up and moved to your new home), but there are few important differences. And in a lot of locations, one of the leading differences is cost—which means the big question is “How much does PODS® cost compared to U-Pack?

It’s a great, legitimate question.

But, because prices differ so much throughout the country, giving a “ballpark” cost isn’t possible (bummer, I know). You can easily get quotes from both companies and compare, though.  

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How many days does it take to move cross country?
Category:  Cross Country Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
6/24/2014
1:53 PM

Timing your cross country move

Moving is no easy task, and if you’re like most people planning a cross country move, the sooner it’s done, the better. That’s why it’s important to find a moving company that strives to get your belongings from point A to point B as quickly and safely as possible. If you’re want to move across the country in a reasonable amount of time, U-Pack® just might be the moving company for you.

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How many days does it take to move cross country with U-Pack?

U-Pack averages cross country transit times of 2-5 business days. That’s super-fast for the moving industry, especially when compared to traditional moving companies.

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Can I use U-Haul Coupons with U-Pack?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
6/23/2014
2:50 PM

Looking for U-Haul coupons? Find out to save money on your move!

If you’re trying to track down a U-Haul coupon, you’re probably looking to save on your move. I don’t blame you – moving can be expensive! While U-Haul coupons can take a small portion off your rental cost, it’s important to remember the total cost of using a U-Haul. There are extra costs you may not consider when deciding on a moving company. These extra costs like fuel, meals, hotel stays, and road tolls are all expenses that can take a chunk out of your moving budget, especially the cost of fuel. What if there was a way to move on budget without using a U-Haul coupon?

Don’t assume a U-Haul coupon will make your move affordable. Check out U-Pack too!

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Category: Truck Rental
10 Questions to Ask Every Moving Company
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
6/20/2014
3:28 PM

What to ask a moving company

Preparing for a move is definitely a two-way street. The companies you’re considering will have questions for you—where you’re moving from and to, how much you’re planning to move and when you’re moving. And you’ll have questions for them. Very important questions. And the answers they give matter. After all, everyone wants a smooth (and low-stress) move. To help get you started, we compiled a list of 10 questions to ask each of the moving companies on your “maybe” list. We’ve also included how U-Pack® answers the questions.

10 questions to ask a moving company

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Category: Moving Tips

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