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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!

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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!  

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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

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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! 

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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?