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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?

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How to Make an Emergency Plan

May 17th, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Are you prepared for an emergency?
In the wake of the terrible storms that devastated Granbury, Texas this week, I began thinking about the fact that my family doesn’t really have a set-in-stone emergency plan. What would we do in the case of an emergency like fire, tornado, earthquake, etc.? Unfortunately, I have to say that with the exception of severe weather, I don’t know what we would do. We don’t have a plan. Thinking through this also caused me to consider the people we talk to every single day who are moving into areas where they may experience extreme weather that they’re not accustomed to. Do they have a plan?

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Memorial Day Quotes

May 16th, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Celebrate our heroes this Memorial Day

Memorial Day occurs each year on the last Monday of May. It is a day set aside to celebrate the men and women who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Take some time this Memorial Day to remember the sacrifices made. If you are attending any sort of Memorial Day ceremony or just want to pay tribute, these Memorial Day quotes are a great way to honor those who served. These quotes are full of patriotism, hope, and honor.

Our favorite Memorial Day quotes