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50 Best Travel Destinations in the United States

June 25th, 2013 - 3:44 PM

Looking to travel in the U.S.?

If you have a cross-country move planned, this may be the perfect time to send your stuff in the moving truck, jump in your car, and call it a vacation! You can see some awesome sites across the nation; the United States is full of great travel destinations to enjoy along the way!  Here are some of the best.  

 

50 Best Travel Destinations in the United States
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Planning a You Pack Move

June 24th, 2013 - 4:01 PM

You Pack Moving Services

We talk a lot about the fact that self-move “You Pack” services are really popular right now. People seem to be drawn to the idea of saving money by doing some of the work on their own (especially when it’s a significant savings).

I totally get that.

It makes complete sense that you’d want to avoid spending outrageous amounts of money by hiring someone to do it all if you can get friends and family to help out and move at a fraction of the cost.

That’s exactly the purpose of a “You Pack” move.

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Who offers cheap moving services?

June 24th, 2013 - 2:06 PM

I’m looking for a cheap way to move long distance…have any suggestions?

 

Sure do! Lots of people looking to move across the country cheap go for a do-it-yourself moving service. By rolling up your sleeves and doing some of the work yourself, you can generally save BIG on your move. So who offers these cheap moving services?

U-Pack® does!

In case you’re not familiar, U-Pack is an innovative DIY moving service where you do the loading/unloading, but not the driving.

A closer look at how U-Pack offers such cheap moving services

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How much does it cost to move to Honolulu?

June 21st, 2013 - 2:07 PM

So, I’m thinking about moving to Hawaii, specifically, to Honolulu.

Ahhh…paradise. While I’m still dreaming of Honolulu’s pristine beaches and balmy weather, your dream is actually coming true! To say that I’m jealous is an understatement. But, I’ll try to be supportive! Okay, so you want to know about cost, right? Well, I bet you’ve probably figured out by now that living in the most gorgeous place on the planet isn’t cheap. And if you’ve done some research, you’ve probably also figured out that moving there can be on the expensive side, too.

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The Best 4th of July Firework Displays for 2013

June 19th, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Do you love watching fireworks on the 4th of July?

So do my friends and coworkers, Donna and Brittany. They’re actually taking a few days off work to travel from Fort Smith, AR (where the U-Pack® headquarters are located) to Nashville, TN to watch a phenomenal fireworks display! Now that’s some enthusiasm! If you love watching fireworks just as much as my friends do, you might consider traveling (or even moving nearby) to one of these awesome displays celebrating our nation’s independence!

The Best 4th of July Firework Displays for 2013

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How to Dispose of Batteries

June 19th, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Do you need to get rid of batteries before you move?

If you are getting ready to move and cleaning out the junk drawer, you’ll want to properly dispose of your batteries. Not only is this safe for the environment, but also safe for you. For starters, you’ll need to understand what type of battery you have: alkaline, other (lithium, zinc, rechargeable), car batteries, or electronic batteries. Each type of battery has a different disposal procedure.

How to Dispose of Alkaline Batteries

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The 25 Best Travel Sites

June 18th, 2013 - 2:21 PM

I’m traveling soon. What are some websites that can help me plan my trip?

 

If you’re moving across the country and letting someone else drive the moving truck, it might be an awesome time to pack up the travel bags and head out on an exciting adventure. How much fun would it be to visit fun (or exciting, informational, beautiful… whatever makes you happy) vacation spots along the way!?  If planning the perfect adventure sounds like a great idea, here are 25 of the best travel sites around. They’ll get you moving in the right direction.

 

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How to Dispose of a Computer

June 17th, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Need to Dispose of a Computer?

Maybe you’re moving soon and clearing out the attic. Did you find an old IBM ThinkPad? Or maybe you got the dreaded blue screen of death on your computer and it’s a lost cause. Either way, if you have a computer that you no longer need, you may want to get rid of it instead of paying to move it. Now, sure, you could just toss it in your trash bag, but that isn’t being environmentally responsible or responsible with your secure personal information. It’s important to properly dispose of your computer in order to protect the environment and your personal data. Let’s take a look at some options.

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What kind of out of state movers are there?

June 17th, 2013 - 2:49 PM

Are you new to the world of moving out of state?

That’s perfectly OK! You’ve got to start somewhere, right? Well, a great place to start is learning about the kinds of out of state movers available to help you with your move. Let’s take a look.

The three big kinds of out of state movers

Just like the NBA’s Miami Heat have the “Big 3” (Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh), the moving industry also has their own “Big 3” – full-service, truck rental, and “you pack, we drive” moving companies. Here’s a closer look at each one:

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Moving Truck Rentals One Way

June 14th, 2013 - 5:00 PM

One-Way Moving Truck Rentals

Before you pack up and move across the country it’s important to figure out how you’ll move. If you’re a DIYer, truck rental may seem like the cheapest, easiest option. And there are several companies that offer one-way moving truck rentals (like U-Haul®, Budget®, and Penske® to name a few). But before you book your move, let’s look at some common issues with one-way moving truck rentals, and some helpful money-saving alternatives.  

Options for Moving Truck Rentals One-Way

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Affordable Furniture Moving Companies

June 13th, 2013 - 3:19 PM

How will you move your furniture?

Okay quick – name your favorite piece of furniture that you own. For me, it’s my living room couch. It is so comfy and I spend most of my time at home on it watching TV, reading books, or visiting with friends. If you’re planning to move, have you considered how you would move not only you favorite piece of furniture, but all of your furniture? It’s something to think about! I’ve got some good information to help you compare the leading furniture moving companies in terms of affordability.

A comparison of affordable furniture moving companies

 

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All You Need to Know about Across Country Movers

June 13th, 2013 - 8:43 AM

How to Find Movers for Your Across Country Move

Moving across country means embarking on a great adventure – new hometown, new career, new possibilities. It doesn’t have to mean spending tons of money on your move. If you want a hassle-free move, you may have searched around for across country movers, only to find that they’re pretty pricey. If you’re open to some alternatives, there are some solutions available that can help you move across the country easily and affordably.

The Different Types of Across Country Movers