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The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

January 5th, 2013 - 2:15 PM

You’ve probably seen on the news that you can no longer buy large sugary drinks in New York City. Mayor Bloomberg was on mission to make the city healthier. Beginning in March 2013, you will not be able buy sugar-sweetened drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces at New York restaurants, fast-food places, delis, movie theaters, sports stadiums, and food carts.

We’ll have to wait to see if residents of the Big Apple get healthier as a result of these changes. Until then, check out which cities have the healthy and fit factor perfected. The following are the 10 healthiest cities in the United States according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2012 American Fitness Index.  

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Moving Companies in CT

November 28th, 2012 - 8:42 AM

If you’re looking to move to or from the beautiful state of Connecticut, I’ve got the lowdown on what you need to do to find moving companies in CT. Check out these frequently asked questions about finding the perfect Connecticut moving option.

How do I find moving companies in CT?
The best way to find a reputable moving company in Connecticut is to do your research. But before you do that, decide on a moving budget! Once your moving budget is set, you can easily eliminate the moving companies that don’t fit your budget!

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Moving to Chicago FAQs

October 18th, 2012 - 12:55 PM
Moving to Chicago

Do you have a lot of questions about moving to Chicago? I have the answers. This blog post will answer the most frequently asked questions so that you can move successfully to the Windy City. Take a look!

What’s Chicago’s population?

The city itself has a population of 2.7 million residents. Its metro area, however, has a population of 9.8 million.

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Moving from Chicago: FAQ

September 20th, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Ready to hit the road and get moving from Chicago? While it’s an amazing city, the tight quarters, narrow streets and abundance of buildings makes it slightly more difficult to move out of than other metropolitan locations. The result? Lots of questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked. We hope they’re helpful!

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Moving to Texas? Here's what you should know

September 11th, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Moving to Texas
With 10 climatic regions, it’s safe to say that Texas is a diverse state. Whether you’re moving to the Texas Panhandle, the Gulf Coast, Hill Country, the Prairies and Lakes, The Piney Woods, the South Texas Plain, or to Big Bend Country, U-Pack can deliver to all regions.

While it may take other moving companies at least 10-14 days to move your belongings, U-Pack can move you virtually anywhere in the U.S. within 2-5 business days. Not to mention that you can track your shipment 24/7 online or by phone. In fact, U-Pack’s quick and reliable service is backed by ABF’s excellent reputation. Get a free moving quote now to see your estimated transit time.

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U-Pack - Brooklyn

August 21st, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Are you moving long distance to or from Brooklyn, New York? If so, U-Pack Moving is the solution that makes it easy and affordable. If you’re familiar with Brooklyn at all, you know that there are some special conditions to consider here that you don’t have to think about in other parts of the country. Today we’ll discuss parking your moving truck/moving container and loading/unloading assistance – all things you’ll want to be familiar with when you’re moving to or from Brooklyn.  

But first things first: If you haven’t already, we recommend getting a free moving quote for your upcoming move – when you do this we’ll check serviceability to/from your zip codes and provide your price and estimated transit time.

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How to move to California

July 12th, 2012 - 3:30 PM

So you want to move to the Golden State, eh? Before you pack your bags, consider how you’re going to move to California. The first step is to gather moving quotes from different types of movers. You’ve got a lot of options—and you’ll want to be a smart spender because California is not the cheapest state to live in. Here are your options:

True DIY—Do it yourself, every little bit. This means packing up your car with all your belongings, or hopping on a plane and arriving with the bags in your hands. If you’re moving from the south or Midwest, it may cost less to move furniture and household goods than to replace them when you arrive in California.

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Moving to Phoenix with U-Pack® - A Personal Experience

By Josh K
October 17th, 2011 - 3:14 PM

We'd like to introduce Josh Knoll, a recent U-Pack customer turned guest blogger. Josh's move was from Ft. Smith, AR to Phoenix, AZ using a ReloCube.  He was formally a student at the University of Arkansas Ft. Smith, and made the move to Phoenix to begin grad school at Arizona State University. We like the idea of actual customers documenting their moving experience then sharing it with other folks who may be in the same boat.  So we asked Josh to write his story, and he eagerly agreed.  If you're moving to college, you've got a child moving to college or if you're moving a small apartment, Josh has some great advice to share.  It's a five-part series, complete with pictures , so make sure to check back!   

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Moving from Florida - Goodbye Sunshine State!

By Josh J
February 10th, 2011 - 12:45 PM

What to Know When Moving from Florida
If you are about to make a move, and you happen to be moving from Florida, there are a few things that you should know.

Florida is Kind of a Hotbed for Scam Companies
In fact, a quick look at Moving Scam cautions, "Be extremely cautious before hiring any FL company, especially south FL, because many scam and dubious companies are run out of FL".  This basically means if you happen to be moving from Florida, you are in the middle of it.  Researching the companies that you are considering is extremely important in this region, because your local choices may include companies that you would NOT want to use.