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Moving to Chicago FAQs

October 18th, 2012 - 12:55 PM
Moving to Chicago

Do you have a lot of questions about moving to Chicago? I have the answers. This blog post will answer the most frequently asked questions so that you can move successfully to the Windy City. Take a look!

What’s Chicago’s population?

The city itself has a population of 2.7 million residents. Its metro area, however, has a population of 9.8 million.

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How to make new friends in a new city

October 17th, 2012 - 10:29 AM

Moving to a new city can be difficult. I know from firsthand experience, as I just recently moved from the city I've lived my entire life to a place I've only visited a few times. Since I'm going through the process now of learning how to make new friends in a new city, I'd thought I thought I'd share some tips I've learned along the way. Here's to hoping one of these 15 tips will help you make new friends and develop your social life in your new city!

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Gary and the Honey Badger

By Guest
October 17th, 2012 - 10:27 AM
Gary Ryan is a guest blogger. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

Chapter One
Last March I had had all that I could take from the northwet winters. I have lived in the Seattle area since 1977 and the winter of 2011/2012 was the wettest, coldest, rainiest, darkest and snowiest I had ever experienced. So I vowed that I had enjoyed my last northwet winter.
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How does a You Pack, They Drive Moving Service Work?

October 16th, 2012 - 12:23 PM

You Pack. They Drive. How does it work?

It’s the concept that has truly revolutionized the moving industry. As more and more people discover the money-saving opportunities this type of service affords, truck rental and full-service moving are becoming less appealing for cross-country moving. Why?

Because it’s an affordable mix of do-it-yourself and full-service. Here’s how “You Pack, They Drive” works with U-Pack Moving:

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Arkansas Best Freight

October 15th, 2012 - 1:21 PM

While you won't hear an ABF Freight System, Inc. employee referring to the nationwide carrier as "Arkansas Best Freight" any longer, there was a time years ago when that's exactly what it was called. Home-grown as a small local carrier back in 1923, ABF has flourished into a leader in the shipping and supply-chain sectors. Let's look at how the company formally known as Arkansas-Best Freight grew into the service it is today.

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Open House How To

October 11th, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Even though more and more buyers are going online to shop for their ideal home, a ton of value remains with the “old fashioned” open house. There’s just something about actually walking through a home that gets people excited and brings about offers. So, how do you have a successful open house? This Open House How To, outlines the preparation, promotion and execution of a successful open house – whether you’re using a realtor or selling your home on your own.

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U-Haul Truck With Joe Biden's Gear Stolen From Hotel

October 9th, 2012 - 11:17 AM

I’m not sure how I missed this. I’m usually fairly on top of things happening both politically and in the moving realm (especially in an election year). But, I just ran across a news story on CNN.com from back in September that grabbed my attention. Reportedly, a U-Haul truck, packed with security equipment for a campaign event featuring Vice President Joe Biden, was stolen right out of a Detroit hotel parking lot. But no worries, the U-Haul and most of its contents were recovered the very next day. And, the event carried on as planned. Whew.   

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The Pros and Cons of a Joint Bank Account

October 9th, 2012 - 9:09 AM

“Should we have a joint banking account or separate banking accounts?” It’s a major question that most newlyweds and co-habiting couples will eventually have to answer. Here you’ll find the pros and cons of a joint bank account. I hope the information helps you decide the best option for your family.   

The Pros of a Joint Bank Account