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Best Places to Play Pokemon Go

July 20th, 2016 - 9:14 AM
Best Places to Play Pokemon Go

What is “Pokémon Go”?

One of the fastest gaming trends to sweep the country, and even the world, is “Pokémon Go.” It's a phone application location-based game where the goal is to catch Pokémon (“pocket monsters” in Japanese). Released in July 2016, the game is sparking nostalgia in all who grew up playing the original card game, which debuted in 1996. Even those who aren't hardcore gamers are downloading it because it encourages you to go for walks, explore your neighborhood and sightsee as you play. Most players get out and explore to maximize their play within the game.

In the game, Pokémon can appear anywhere. But in order to catch them, you’ll need supplies like Pokeballs (which you get at Pokestops). As you play, you'll notice Pokestops at landmarks like murals, sculptures, historic buildings, gathering places, shopping malls, churches and colleges. Some of the most popular sites within the game are called gyms. These are areas where different teams can battle for possession and are usually spots with high foot traffic.

If you've just moved to a new place,  use Pokémon Go to get out and explore your new hometown! It's also a great way to meet others in your area - you'll find lots of fellow gamers at local Pokestops and gyms. Whether you've recently moved to a bigger city or just want to take a trip to a great gaming location, here are 10 of the best places to play “Pokémon Go.”

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Interstate Moving Companies

July 18th, 2016 - 1:58 PM
Interstate Moving Companies

State to state movers​

Since the completion of the Interstate Highway System, crossing state lines hasn’t seemed like a big deal. We pass through as many states as possible on road trips and visit spots like the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado so we can stand in four states at once. But when it comes to moving cross country, crossing state lines can be a big deal. There’s a lot to consider before packing up and moving long distance like what interstate moving company you should use and how to know if they’re qualified. It’s a good idea to research different state to state movers to find the best fit for your move.  

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What is a Bill of Lading?

July 14th, 2016 - 3:02 PM
What is a Bill of Lading?

Bill of Lading Definition

A BOL is a contract between a carrier and a shipper for the transportation of goods and is a standard document in the moving industry. Because U-Pack® uses carriers like ABF Freight® to transport household goods, a Bill of Lading is required for each shipment. If you’re moving with U-Pack, the driver will bring a copy of the BOL for you to sign after you’ve loaded the moving equipment and it’s ready for pickup.

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What is a Bulkhead?

July 7th, 2016 - 2:02 PM
What is a Bulkhead?

U-Pack® bulkheads

Moving can be stressful — especially when your belongings will spend a few days traveling cross country in a moving trailer to your new home.  If you’re unsure about what happens to your belongings after you load them — are they shipped as-is? Are other items loaded in the trailer with them? Are they going to shift during transit? — understanding how it all works can help you feel calm. 

For long distance moves, U-Pack uses something called a bulkhead to keep your items safe and secure during transit. A bulkhead is a divider wall that separates shipments inside a commercial trailer. When moving with a U-Pack trailer, your belongings are the only household goods on that trailer, and any unused space is loaded with commercial freight headed in the same direction. This method helps keep prices low and prevents your items from being co-mingled with other household shipments.

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Moving Coupons

July 6th, 2016 - 3:40 PM
Moving Coupons

Searching for moving coupons 

When it comes to saving money on moving costs, every little bit counts. It all adds up and helps keep more money in your wallet — $25 here, $50 there. Moving coupons are especially valuable when trying to save a few extra dollars on a move. But where do you find them, and do you meet the criteria to use them? Let’s look at U-Pack® discounts, then compare them to other companies’ coupons.  

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Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

June 23rd, 2016 - 3:16 PM
Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

Are you moving on? Quotes and sayings to help you through​​

Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be tough. If change were easy, then poets, authors and musicians would have a difficult time creating material that pulls at our emotions. Considering the number of people who find themselves “moving on” in life, we collected a variety of move on quotes. They’re divided below into four categories: quotes about being happy, quotes about letting go, quotes to make you feel motivated and quotes that produce deep thought.

Hopefully these moving forward quotes will encourage you, give you something to think about and make moving on an exciting time in your life.

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Moving Companies in New Jersey

June 10th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Moving Companies in New Jersey

Finding movers in New Jersey

Looking for moving companies in New Jersey? Whether you’re moving into or out of the Garden State, U-Pack® can help! When planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a professional moving company to ensure the greatest safety and protection of your household items. Since 1997, U-Pack has moved more than 850,000 families cross country. We’re a good alternative to full-service New Jersey movers and truck rental. Take a look at the factors below and see why you should consider choosing U-Pack as your New Jersey moving company.

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Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

June 3rd, 2016 - 1:04 PM
Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

Considering Atlas Van Lines®?

If you search online for moving companies, you'll find pages and pages of results. Among them, you'll likely run across Atlas Van Lines®, a full-service moving company. Atlas offers an array of services, designed to cover every step of the moving process. This sounds good in theory, but how many of those do you actually need? If you're on a budget (and most people are), can you save costs — without  sacrificing quality — by doing some of the work yourself? When evaluating your situation, you may determine that another option like U-Pack® could be a better fit. Learn how to get a quote, what equipment options are available and other details about these companies so you can make the right choice for your move. 

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Best Long Distance Moving Companies

May 27th, 2016 - 2:27 PM
Best Long Distance Moving Companies

Long distance moving

Moving long distance can be a stressful situation. You’re tasked with finding a new house and establishing a new routine, plus you’ll have to get used to new surroundings and perhaps a different way of life when moving to a new state. And that doesn’t include the actual move itself! If you’re trying to find the best long distance moving company to simplify your relocation, you’ll want to compare services, cost and reputation to make the right decision for an easy, efficient move.

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The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

May 25th, 2016 - 10:42 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

Moving furniture across the country

Moving furniture cross country can be stressful. Whether you have a lot of furniture to ship or just a few pieces, U-Pack® can help! Our services are designed to help you move furniture and household belongings across the country while staying on budget. We’re an affordable and convenient alternative to truck rentals, container shipping services and traditional full-service moving companies. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house (or more)! Let’s compare furniture shipping companies and see why many customers decide that U-Pack is the best way to ship furniture long distance. 

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U-Haul Truck Sizes

May 23rd, 2016 - 3:29 PM
U-Haul Truck Sizes

What size trucks does U-Haul have?

According to their website, U-Haul® offers five truck sizes for local and long-distance moves: 10 ft., 15 ft., 17 ft., 20 ft. and 26 ft. They previously offered 24 ft. trucks, but that size is no longer listed. Take a closer look at these U-Haul truck sizes to see specific details about dimensions, maximum loading capacity and more.

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Moving Companies Near Me

May 20th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Moving Companies Near Me

Finding a moving service near you

Moving long distance is a big job– especially if you don’t find the right moving company. While they all help you get items from one location to another, not all moving companies offer the same level of service. If you’re trying to find a trustworthy and experienced moving service with a local office near you, U-Pack® fits the bill!

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Should I Invest in Solar Panels for my Home?

May 18th, 2016 - 3:12 PM
Should I Invest in Solar Panels for my Home?

Solar power information for upgrading your home

While renewable energy sources come with quite a few benefits compared to regular electricity, solar panels aren’t a typical find when it comes to the housing market. If you’re trying to sell or upgrade your property, investing in solar energy is a great way to add value and protect the earth at the same time. We’ve partnered with Modernize, a home renovation resource, to provide more info on home solar panels. Let’s look at some of the details you need to know about going solar!

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Choosing Moving and Storage Companies

May 12th, 2016 - 1:05 PM
Choosing Moving and Storage Companies

Finding a moving storage service

Need moving and storage? You’re not alone! It's actually pretty common to store your belongings for a while when you’re relocating. Whether you're waiting a few days for a house closing or waiting months to find the right place to live, it can be difficult to coordinate everything so your belongings arrive exactly when you need them. Comparing moving and storage companies will help you get a better idea of which one would be best for your particular situation.