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TV Shipping Boxes for Shipping Flat Panel LED or Plasma TV | Free shipping

May 15th, 2013 - 11:33 AM

U-Pack Now Offers TV Shipping Boxes

When you spend $1,000+ purchasing your dream TV, the last thing you want is to leave it unprotected or even partially protected during a move. And if you’ve looked around, you may have discovered that most moving companies don’t offer sufficient TV shipping boxes, or if they do, they’re fairly expensive. We’re pleased to announce that the U-Pack Box Store now offers boxes for shipping flat-panel LED and Plasma TVs at significantly lower prices than the competitors. And here’s an added perk:  You get free shipping, right to your door!

How to find summer travel deals

May 13th, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Are you planning summer travel?

One of the things people love most about moving with U-Pack is that they get to drive their own vehicle across the country—and many times that means taking a quick summer vacation along the way. I’m sure you’ve figured out that summer is quickly approaching. But if you haven’t thought through your travel plans yet, don’t worry; there are still plenty of summer travel deals out there for you. You just have to know where to look. So kick back, grab a lemonade, and let’s get to exploring where to find the deals to make the most of your trip!

How to find summer travel deals

U-Pack Shipping Cubes

May 10th, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Cubes for shipping household goods

It’s true. They’re the most convenient way to ship household goods—ground-level loading, easy to park, strategically placed tie-down points, you get to use your own lock—you get the idea. Let’s take a look at the ReloCube®, U-Pack’s shipping cube, and see how it’s used to move items all across the country.

How much do professional movers cost?

May 9th, 2013 - 2:07 PM
Can I afford professional movers?

The idea of hiring professional movers to do all of the work does sound really appealing, doesn’t it? That is, until you take a look at the price tag. It can get really expensive.

Asking “how much do professional movers cost?” is smart, but it’s also a difficult (if not impossible) question to answer without getting an estimate based on where you’re moving, how much you’re moving and when you’re moving.

Mother's Day Poems

May 8th, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Poetry for Mother’s Day

Though I don’t have children, Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love making my mom feel special. If you’re looking for something thoughtful and unique to do for your mom this year, a Mother’s Day poem is a great idea. You could frame it and give it to her as a gift, combine several in a DIY book, or even post it to her Facebook wall – depending on what you think she would enjoy most. Let’s start by looking at an easy way to write your own unique Mother’s Day poem, and then we’ll show some great examples of poems you can give to your mom, grandma, or other special moms in your life.

Write Your Own Mother’s Day Poems

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

May 7th, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Easy, Affordable Gifts for Teach Appreciation Day

We love teachers! And if you're a student or parent, I'm guessing you probably have some great teachers in your life, too. This year on Teacher Appreciation Day, whether you want to honor your toddler's preschool teacher or your AP English teacher, we have collected some great Teacher Appreciation Day gift ideas that are easy (and cheap) to make. You don't have to go to great lengths or break the bank; you can show your appreciation with these cute, simple, and affordable gifts!

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Nurses Week

May 6th, 2013 - 4:03 PM

It’s Nurses Week! Thank a Nurse Today.

Nurses are special people. They are the ones who deliver bedside care at hospitals, put bandages on boo-boos at school, and provide care for people in the last moments of their lives. Nurses care for patients year-round, and in March, Americans take time to honor them by celebrating National Nurses Week.

When is National Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6 through May 12. May 6 is known as National Nurses Day, and May 12 is the birthday or Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

How do you celebrate National Nurses Week?

How do I get organized?

May 6th, 2013 - 3:44 PM

How to Get Organized

Whether you’re trying to arrange a messy room, or declutter for an upcoming long distance move, getting organized can be easy and fun! I’ve often asked myself, “How do I get organized?” and with a little research, I’ve learned how to declutter and make a system for organizing all my stuff. By doing a little work and establishing some organizational habits, you can easily get organized (and stay that way!).

Step 1 to Getting Organized: Purge

How much does it cost to move to Maui?

May 6th, 2013 - 1:58 PM

How much does it cost to move to Maui with U-Pack?

Before I answer this question, can I first tell you how jealous I am that you’re moving to Hawaii?

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s move on to answering your question. “How much does it cost to move to Maui?”  Today we’re going to look at this from U-Pack’s perspective. Just in case you’re not familiar with U-Pack yet, it’s a “you pack, we drive” moving service that does long-distance moving across the U.S., including to and from Hawaii. And many customers find that it’s the cheapest way to move to Maui.

Easy and Affordable House Moves

May 3rd, 2013 - 2:44 PM
Simple House Moves

Ok, I used the words “simple” and “house moves” in the same phrase. Some may say those are words that don’t belong together; that a house move is never simple. In fact, if you know someone who’s moved recently (whether local or long distance), you may have even heard something along the lines of, “I’m never moving again!” whispered under their breath… or yelled at the top of their lungs. There’s no question that moving a house is hard work – especially if you’re moving on a budget and need to do some of the work on your own to save money. But there are ways to make it more convenient and affordable.