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Long Distance Moving with Pets - Top 5 Tips

November 22nd, 2010 - 3:55 PM

Long distance moving with pets: it's not as scary as it sounds
Most folks want to make their move as simple as possible.  If you have kids, it may take a bit more work to get the whole crew organized when moving cross country, but it's still an attainable goal.  However, long distance moving with pets is different.  After all, they can't tell you when they're hungry, scared, or when they need a potty break.  But don't worry— people move with their pets all the time; and if they can do it, so can you! That's why U-Pack has compiled 5 easy tips to help you and your pets prepare for moving day.  

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Pennsylvania history - a few quick facts

October 29th, 2010 - 4:06 PM

Pennsylvania history— because it's always good to know where you're going

If you're moving to Pennsylvania, you probably already know that the Keystone State played a large role in the shaping of our country.  With so many monuments and attractions commemorating America's past, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the rich Pennsylvania history that's found in every corner of the state.  It's just a quick starter course, but here are some of the most intriguing details about Pennsylvania history:

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Facts about Oregon

October 22nd, 2010 - 3:38 PM

Facts about Oregon: did you know…

Oregon is a state that has it all— the western coastline, beautiful mountains, and thriving cities.  If you're moving to Oregon, you have lots to look forward to!  Since we know you'll want to fit right in with the locals, U-Pack has gathered a few little-known facts about Oregon to help you out.

Facts about Oregon:

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Things to do in Arkansas

October 13th, 2010 - 12:30 PM

Things to do in Arkansas— welcome to your new home!

If you're moving to Arkansas, you'll have a lot of new places to explore!  Once you're settled into your new home, you can plan a few outings to discover your new state.  But first things first— did you know that ABF U-Pack is actually headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas? (That means you can definitely take my word for it when I suggest a few must-see places in The Natural State!)  Here's a short list of things to do in Arkansas:

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Cross Country Moving Services

By Jeremy
October 5th, 2010 - 11:36 AM

What are the different types of cross country moving services?

Like we've said before, moving isn't an easy task.  However, finding the right moving company that fits your needs can make it a lot less stressful.  So how do you sort through the many cross country moving services out there?  Refer to this post as a quick breakdown of the options you'll find when planning your move cross country.

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Mobile Self Storage Options from U-Pack

October 1st, 2010 - 2:43 PM

Mobile self storage— moving the easy way

Most people think of self storage in two ways— either the image of a musty attic comes to mind, or they have visions of dragging their items to a questionable rental space across town.  Mobile self storage, however, is a horse of a different color!

With mobile self storage, the storage solution comes to you.  And when you're moving with U-Pack, you'll have lots of options to choose from. You can load or unload a U-Pack portable storage container:

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Celebrity Moving Recap

September 17th, 2010 - 9:38 AM

Jesse James Among Celebrity Moving List for 2010
 
If there's a celebrity moving to a new home, chances are it's going to make headlines.  Just ask Jesse James— thanks to his public split with Sandra Bullock, it was big news when the media found out he was moving to Texas.  While moving isn't that high-profile for most of us, it's still stressful.  Take a look at the following celebrity moving examples so far in 2010:

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Severe Weather Hits Close to Home for ABF U-Pack

September 10th, 2010 - 4:14 PM

A Tornado Picture for the Books!
Severe weather can strike anywhere, anytime. That's why we wanted to share this tornado picture from the September 8th storms, sent in courtesy of employees at the ABF service center in Dallas, TX. It's very frightening when severe weather hits, and we're happy to report that our Dallas employees weren't harmed.

The term 'Texas tornado' has been used for everything from song titles to team names, but we think this tornado picture shows the true meaning of the term— don't you think?

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I need info on moving to Alaska - help!

By Derek
September 8th, 2010 - 10:07 AM

"I need info on moving to Alaska.  Can U-Pack help?"

The answer to that question is yes! If you're moving to Alaska, you may be wondering how in the world you're going to get your furniture and belongings there.  Unless you're brave enough to drive a rental truck along the Alaska Highway à la the TV show ’Ice Road Truckers', you'll probably want to find a reliable moving company that fits your needs.  Info on moving to Alaska isn't easy to come by, so I'll break down the different U-Pack options for moving to your new home in Alaska safely. 

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New Moving Blog

September 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 PM

Another avenue for GREAT moving tips!
Several months back we introduced you to MoveBuilder. Just to refresh your memory, MoveBuilder is a moving company where customers can choose from a variety of moving services— like packing, loading, unloading and crating— to "build" a move that fits their needs and budget. 

So, last month MoveBuilder introduced The Blueprint, their Moving Blog…and it's awesome. And when we see something awesome, we tell people about it. 

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Rental Trucks for Moving: A Recap

August 13th, 2010 - 11:00 AM

It's official— you're moving.  If you're like me, I'll bet the panic is already setting in as you envision yourself bumping along a winding road in a rental truck.  What happens if it breaks down? What do I do with the truck when it's time to stop at a hotel for the night?  And another thing— how am I going to get my car to my new place if I have to drive the rental?