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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.

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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

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


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

Everything Else

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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

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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

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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.

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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.