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Figuring your long distance moving costs

January 31st, 2013 - 2:30 PM

As you start researching your options for moving, you’ll find that the expenses of moving can really add up, especially if you’re moving long distance! Don’t worry though; I can help you begin figuring your long distance moving costs so you end up overspending on your move. Let’s take a look at some things to keep in mind while figuring your costs.

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Moving Companies: Cross-Country Moves

January 30th, 2013 - 10:28 AM

In the words of Forrest Gump, “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Well, I say that moving companies are like a box of chocolates. Every company is different, and sometimes it’s hard to tell what you’re gonna get. That’s why research is so important. If you are searching for moving companies for cross-country moves, let me introduce you to U-Pack; the “you pack, we drive” service that makes cross country moves easy and affordable—and you know exactly what you’re gonna get.

Best College Majors

January 29th, 2013 - 1:51 PM

This morning I read a Forbes article on Yahoo! Finance that focused on College Degrees with the highest starting salaries. While I’m far removed from college (I’ll be attending my 20-year high school reunion this year!), this is something I’m very interested these days. My awesome, smart, talented nephew is graduating from High School in May, and he’s in the grueling process of deciding what school he’ll call home... Baylor or the University of Oklahoma (though I pushed for the University of Arkansas early on. Go Hogs!)

What is the cheapest way to move quickly?

January 24th, 2013 - 2:50 PM

If you are moving quickly, I know how you feel. Are you feeling panicked? Overwhelmed? You just got word that you are moving soon. There is so much to do! Where do you start? Don’t worry. Take a deep breath. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving because of a job, because your lease is up, or because you want a fresh start right away. Sometimes you get little notice of your move and you need to move quickly. And you probably don’t want to spend tons of money on your move either, right? Well, if you are looking for an affordable, fast moving solution, you are in luck! The moving experts at U-Pack have compiled some great tips about the cheapest way to move quickly. Here we go!

10 U.S. Towns Named After Elements

January 24th, 2013 - 2:47 PM

Who knew!
I loved chemistry in high school. My teacher, Mr. Lonon, made it so much fun! We had a huge poster of the periodic table on the classroom wall, but I never knew that there were 10 towns in America named after some of those elements! Let’s explore which U.S. Towns are named after elements!

Note: Some of these towns no longer exist today, but it’s still fun to learn about their history!

10 U.S. Towns Named After Elements

1. Radium, CO  (#88)

What is a cheap way to move out of state?

January 23rd, 2013 - 3:04 PM

If you’re looking for a cheap way to move out of state, look no more. U-Pack® offers affordable moving rates paired with quality service. Let’s see what makes U-Pack an affordable and quality out-of-state moving solution.

To see how much your U-Pack move would be, get a free moving quote. Then keep reading to find out how U-Pack offers the best cheap out of state moves.

A cheap way to move out of state with U-Pack

Self-Moving: Cheap Options

January 20th, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Self-moving is a great way to move cheap, especially if you’re okay with doing a little work on your own in exchange for great rates. But truck rental isn’t the only cheap option available. Have you heard of U-Pack? It’s a “you pack, we drive” self-moving option that allows you to save money by doing the loading and unloading—but save stress by letting U-Pack do the driving. Customers love the convenience. Let’s take a closer look at what makes U-Pack a great alternative when you’re looking for self-moving services on the cheap.

Help Moving Out Of An Apartment

January 20th, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Moving Out of an Apartment

The first “homes” I had after moving out of my parents’ house were apartments. Nothing like sharing walls with strangers! I lived in a very tiny one bedroom in a busy apartment complex as well as a little bit bigger townhouse in a small duplex. Moving out of an apartment creates some unique situations. So today I’ll give you some valuable information on moving out of an apartment.

Moving in cleaning checklist

January 19th, 2013 - 7:42 PM

A Clean House is a Happy Home

It’s always good to give your new home a good clean before you unload and unpack. Use this simple cleaning checklist from U-Pack to make sure you cover every inch of your home before you move in!

The Kitchen
Freezer/Refrigerator

  • defrost, behind, underneath
  • exterior (top, sides, bottom, handles)
  • interior (shelves, drawers, ice cube maker)

Oven/Stove

  • run through the self-cleaning cycle if available
  • oven racks, burners, oven drawer, knobs, grease filters, range hood

Everything Else

Simple patriotic foods, crafts, and other ideas. to help you celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2013!

January 17th, 2013 - 3:25 PM

On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama will participate in the 57th inauguration. There are a limited number of tickets for the actual event, so most of us will be watching from home. But if you’re so inclined, you can still celebrate the inauguration. Here are some patriotic crafts, food, and other ideas to help you throw an awesome inauguration celebration!

Inauguration Food: Patriotic Snacks

Help Moving to Alaska

January 17th, 2013 - 8:59 AM

Need Help Moving to Alaska?

I totally understand why you want to move there. The unspoiled natural beauty, the adventure, and the awesome opportunities are all huge draws. However, we know that moving to Alaska can seem like a huge undertaking. If you need help, you’re in the right place; U-Pack® has moved countless people there. Let me explain a little about how moving to Alaska with U-Pack works and show you how we can make the move easy and affordable.   

How U-Pack Helps You Move to Alaska

How to Move Clothes

January 16th, 2013 - 1:46 PM

I like clothes. A lot. If shopping was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. When we moved, I had to learn how to properly pack my clothing so that it didn’t get damaged, wrinkled, or destroyed in the move. Let me share with you how to move clothes so that your clothing—whether a little or a lot—gets moved properly.

Movers: Long Distance

January 16th, 2013 - 9:06 AM

If you’re searching for affordable movers, long-distance moving with U-Pack may be just the solution—especially if you’re willing and able to do some of the work on your own. Here’s what I mean... U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” service, specializing in long-distance moving. You pack, load, and unload, and we do the driving. It’s the “in-between” traditional full-service movers and truck rental. Customers love the convenience and the price—especially when they’re moving long distance.