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Best Cities for Seafood

February 14th, 2013 - 8:12 AM

The best seafood cities in America

If you’re a seafood lover moving to one of these cities, you’re in luck! They’re all places where you can find amazing seafood on just about every corner. I’ll admit, if I were to move to any of these awesome cities for seafood, I might need an intervention! I would definitely indulge on my favorites – crab and scallops. Yum! What’s your favorite?

Is your city on the “Best cities for seafood” list? Check it out!

Haunted Hawaii - Hauntings, Sightings, and the Paranormal around Hawaii

February 13th, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Haunted Hawaii
U-Pack moves customers in and out of Hawaii every day, so we like to learn as much as we can about the state. Of course, Hawaii is well known as a tropical paradise with gorgeous sunsets, breathtaking scenery, and beautiful beaches. But behind the scenes of Hawaii’s paradise is a haunted location, full of sightings, hauntings, and paranormal activity. I loved researching and reading about this stuff! If you’re brave, you may put a visit to one of these 5 Most Haunted Hawaii Places on your “things to do in Hawaii” list!  

Compare prices for moving trucks

February 11th, 2013 - 2:44 PM

The biggest factor when it comes to moving long distance is cost. And I’m sure you’ve probably heard that renting a moving truck is a low-cost option for moving long distance. However, it’s not the only one. Let’s compare prices for moving trucks to alternatives like U-Pack. I think you’ll like what you see!

Compare Moving Truck Rates to U-Pack

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Moving Day

February 10th, 2013 - 2:18 PM
Moving Day with Kids

One thing is certain about moving day: there’s a lot going on. While keeping your kids involved in the moving process is very important to an easy transition, this is probably the day that you don’t want them involved. When things like moving trucks, ramps, heavy boxes, heavy furniture and large appliances are involved, it’s best to keep children away. We recommend having a plan ready for the day. So, here are some tips for keeping your kids safe on moving day.

Tips for Finding Cheap Hotel Rates

February 10th, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Who enjoys paying tons of money for hotel stays? No one I know (including me). If you’re moving across the country, chances are you’ll have to spend at least one night in a hotel along the way. Those costs can really add up if you’re not careful. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely a fine line between hotels that feel “cheap” and those that offer cheap prices. Of course, today I'm talking about how to find NICE hotels with cheap rates.  

So, here are some things you can do find some of the best hotel rates along the way.

Tips for Moving in the Heat

February 10th, 2013 - 1:16 PM
Though it’s a little difficult to think about moving in the heat right now—with terrible snow storms in the Northeast—summer will soon be upon us. Last summer we saw record-setting temperatures all across the nation. It was hot! Because summer is such a popular time to move, and because now is the time when people start planning summer moves, it’s a good idea to get prepared and know what to do when it’s sweltering outside and you have to pack a moving truck. I’ve got some great “beat the heat” tips to share today.

Getting the Kids Involved with Your Move

February 10th, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Things Your Kids Can Do To Help During the Move

Moving can be tough for kids. They’re leaving their home, school, and friends. But if you can get them involved with your move, you can help ease the transition. Let’s take a look at some fun jobs you might get your kids involved in along the way.  

Getting the Kids Involved with Your Move

Going Away Gifts

February 9th, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Moving Away Gifts
When someone special moves away, giving them a gift is a really nice gesture. But finding something special that's also practical and personal can be quite a difficult task for some – especially if gift giving isn't your specialty. The good news is, gift giving is something I LOVE, so I've helped come up with some creative going away gifts for your friends and family. I hope you find an idea you like! 

Best Foods to Eat on Moving Day for Extra Energy

February 8th, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Easy Food for Moving Day that will Give You Energy

Along with my job at U-Pack, I also teach aerobics. Before a workout, I always eat a snack to give my body energy. Preparing your body for moving is no different because moving is quite a workout! So what are the best foods to eat on moving day for extra energy?

Food For Moving Day – What to eat?

Moving Charges Explained

February 8th, 2013 - 3:07 PM

How to Determine Your Charges for Moving

When you’re budgeting for your move, there are plenty of factors at play that determine your moving charges. Though U-Pack quotes are very straight-forward, it’s a great idea to look into precisely what the moving charges include and how they're determined. We’ll dig a little deeper into that today so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

Your Moving Charges Explained

Save Money with Moving Coupons

February 8th, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Money Saving Moving Coupons

It doesn’t matter if you are an extreme couponer or just want to save a little money; there are some great moving coupons available. I love saving money, especially when it is as easy as mentioning a promo code. Here are a couple ways to save money with moving coupons at U-Pack.

During the process of reserving your U-Pack move, mention or enter the coupon code “Blog11” to save $25 on your move!

How to Avoid Unexpected Moving Charges

February 8th, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Avoiding Unexpected Charges When Moving

When planning your move, it’s important to get quotes and create a budget early on. While you’re doing this, there are some essential questions to ask and some important things to consider, to make certain you don’t get stuck with moving charge that you weren’t planning for. Today I’ll give you some quick tips to help keep your budget right on track.  

Things to Look for in a Good Contractor

By Jeremy
February 7th, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Looking for a Good Contractor?

If you are moving long distance, you may not know where to turn for home repairs in your new hometown. A couple years ago, I was in your shoes. We were moving and needed to find a plumber, an electrician, and a painter. I didn’t know where to start. I quickly learned how to find a good contractor. Learn from my mistakes and find out what worked.

How to Find Local Contractors

Saving Money for Moving

February 7th, 2013 - 10:10 AM
Saving to Move

Dave Ramsey says “It doesn't matter what you make – you can save money. It just has to become a big enough priority to you.” Saving for your upcoming move is important. You can find plenty of information out there about saving money on your move, but I’m going to show you how you can save money before the move! By taking a few easy steps, you can easily save for moving.

How to Start Saving for Moving