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How do self-moving companies charge?

May 30th, 2013 - 3:26 PM

I’m thinking about using a self-moving company…how do they charge?

Well first, I think it’s great that you’re thinking about using a self-moving company. What we’ve found is that people are all about doing some or all of the work on their own to save money. It’s why the DIY network and sites like Pinterest are so super popular right now.

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Advice for Moving after Divorce

May 30th, 2013 - 8:18 AM

I’m getting divorced and moving out of state…where do I start?

That’s a good question, and one that a lot of people are faced with. This can be a tough time, and there’s a lot to think about when you’re moving after a divorce, so I’ve put together some tips and advice to help you navigate through the transition and into your new phase of life.

Getting to know your state’s divorce law

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The Top 10 Best Zoos in the U.S.

May 24th, 2013 - 10:33 AM
Do you love the zoo, too?

When I was a kid, I used to love going to the zoo—to the point that I actually tried to talk my parents into moving close by. To this day, I still love going (my husband I just visited the Tulsa Zoo this month!) I have a feeling I’m not alone. If you’re moving this summer and plan to take a road trip along the way, maybe one of these awesome places will be en route to your new destination!  

America’s Best Zoos

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Portable Moving Containers

May 24th, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Want to use Portable Containers for Moving?

When you’re moving long distance, one of the most convenient ways to get your belongings across the country is by using portable moving containers. They’re super easy to load, and you don’t have to worry about driving a moving truck across the country (some people consider that a HUGE perk!). But one issue you may run into if you’re looking into using one of these handy containers is that there are several options to choose from; it can get a bit difficult to decide which one to use. Let’s wade through your options.

The Big 4 portable moving container options

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How to find places to volunteer in your community

May 23rd, 2013 - 3:49 PM

Volunteer! Make a difference in your community

Gandhi once said “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If you’re hoping to get connected and make a difference in the community you’re moving to, why not start the search for volunteer opportunities. I think you’ll find that every community in the nation is looking for people willing to help out in some capacity.  

If you’ve volunteered before, you may be familiar with organizations to contact. But if you haven’t, these tips may help you find places to volunteer in your community.  

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Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

May 23rd, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Have a safe, fun summer with these safety tips!

Here at U-Pack®, summer is our busiest time of the year. And it’s likely that after being cooped up inside all winter long, you’re ready to get busy having fun this summer. But before you let loose, get to know more than 100 summer safety tips to ensure a safe summer worth remembering!

100+ Summer Safety Tips for a Fun Summer

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May is National Moving Month

May 22nd, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Celebrate with a moving coupon!

What better time to move than when the sun is shining and the kids are out of school? It’s National Moving Month, and that means it’s time to kick off the busiest season of the year for moving!

Did you know that somewhere around 37 million people will move this year? 37 million people… that’s a lot of moving trucks! Of that 37 million, most of the moves actually take place in May, June, July, and August—which is why you’ll often hear this time of year referred to as “peak moving season.” That's certainly what we’ve experienced at U-Pack!  Last year 43.5% of our customers moved during those months.  

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2013 Memorial Day Deals, Freebies, Perks, Discounts, and More!

May 21st, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Are you looking for Memorial Day deals?  

With Memorial Day quickly approaching, current and former U.S. military members and civilians can take advantage of some awesome Memorial Day deals, freebies, perks and discounts. Here’s an extensive list of some of the great deals you can get from businesses across the nation.

Memorial Day Food Deals

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What Everybody Needs to Know About Container Moving

May 21st, 2013 - 2:40 PM
Container Moving 101

If you have an upcoming move and want to use a container, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many different container moving options out there—how do you know which is right for you? Figuring it out becomes a little easier when you know how each service works, what types of equipment and services they offer, and of course, how much they cost.

How does moving in a container work?