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I'm Moving By Myself. What's the Best Way?

February 17th, 2013 - 2:18 PM

You asked: “I’m Moving By Myself. What’s the Best Way?”

When you move by yourself you face some interesting challenges: How will you load up all of your stuff? Can you drive the rental truck alone? If you’re asking yourself, “What’s the best way to move by myself,” There’s a solution I think will help.

U-Pack. It’s a self-move “you pack, we drive” service that’s perfect for people who don’t have family or friends available to help them move.

Garage Sale Scams

February 14th, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Garage sales are a great way to earn money and clean out the things that you no longer need or want – both great ideas if you’re planning a long-distance move! But be on guard. Garage sale scammers do exist and you could run into one at your next sale. Read all about garage sale scams below so you’ll be prepared to prevent a scam from happening or to spot a scammer at your sale.

How to avoid yard sale scams

Best Travel Blogs to Follow in 2013

February 14th, 2013 - 9:46 AM

I find it exciting and fun to read about people who are moving across country or even across the globe to explore and spend their time in a completely different place. My friend recently moved to China to teach English, but unfortunately she isn’t blogging about her travel adventures. So, to satisfy my need to read about all things travel, I did some research on the best travel blogs to follow in 2013. Take a look!

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

February 14th, 2013 - 8:27 AM

I’m pretty obsessed with cleaning. I’m always looking for ways to get my house super clean, and lately, I’ve been learning a lot about environmentally-friendly cleaning products. The biggest thing I’ve take away from what I’ve learned is there are cleaning products that are safer to use and can get my house just as clean if not cleaner than traditional cleaning products with toxics in them. After doing a lot of research, I have put together a bunch of eco-friendly cleaning tips that are sure to make your home environmentally safe and better for your family’s health.

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.