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How to Make an Emergency Plan

May 17th, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Are you prepared for an emergency?
In the wake of the terrible storms that devastated Granbury, Texas this week, I began thinking about the fact that my family doesn’t really have a set-in-stone emergency plan. What would we do in the case of an emergency like fire, tornado, earthquake, etc.? Unfortunately, I have to say that with the exception of severe weather, I don’t know what we would do. We don’t have a plan. Thinking through this also caused me to consider the people we talk to every single day who are moving into areas where they may experience extreme weather that they’re not accustomed to. Do they have a plan?

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Memorial Day Quotes

May 16th, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Celebrate our heroes this Memorial Day

Memorial Day occurs each year on the last Monday of May. It is a day set aside to celebrate the men and women who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Take some time this Memorial Day to remember the sacrifices made. If you are attending any sort of Memorial Day ceremony or just want to pay tribute, these Memorial Day quotes are a great way to honor those who served. These quotes are full of patriotism, hope, and honor.

Our favorite Memorial Day quotes

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TV Shipping Boxes for Shipping Flat Panel LED or Plasma TV | Free shipping

May 15th, 2013 - 11:33 AM

U-Pack Now Offers TV Shipping Boxes

When you spend $1,000+ purchasing your dream TV, the last thing you want is to leave it unprotected or even partially protected during a move. And if you’ve looked around, you may have discovered that most moving companies don’t offer sufficient TV shipping boxes, or if they do, they’re fairly expensive. We’re pleased to announce that the U-Pack Box Store now offers boxes for shipping flat-panel LED and Plasma TVs at significantly lower prices than the competitors. And here’s an added perk:  You get free shipping, right to your door!

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How to find summer travel deals

May 13th, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Are you planning summer travel?

One of the things people love most about moving with U-Pack is that they get to drive their own vehicle across the country—and many times that means taking a quick summer vacation along the way. I’m sure you’ve figured out that summer is quickly approaching. But if you haven’t thought through your travel plans yet, don’t worry; there are still plenty of summer travel deals out there for you. You just have to know where to look. So kick back, grab a lemonade, and let’s get to exploring where to find the deals to make the most of your trip!

How to find summer travel deals

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U-Pack Shipping Cubes

May 10th, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Cubes for shipping household goods

It’s true. They’re the most convenient way to ship household goods—ground-level loading, easy to park, strategically placed tie-down points, you get to use your own lock—you get the idea. Let’s take a look at the ReloCube®, U-Pack’s shipping cube, and see how it’s used to move items all across the country.

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How much do professional movers cost?

May 9th, 2013 - 2:07 PM
Can I afford professional movers?

The idea of hiring professional movers to do all of the work does sound really appealing, doesn’t it? That is, until you take a look at the price tag. It can get really expensive.

Asking “how much do professional movers cost?” is smart, but it’s also a difficult (if not impossible) question to answer without getting an estimate based on where you’re moving, how much you’re moving and when you’re moving.

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Mother's Day Poems

May 8th, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Poetry for Mother’s Day

Though I don’t have children, Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love making my mom feel special. If you’re looking for something thoughtful and unique to do for your mom this year, a Mother’s Day poem is a great idea. You could frame it and give it to her as a gift, combine several in a DIY book, or even post it to her Facebook wall – depending on what you think she would enjoy most. Let’s start by looking at an easy way to write your own unique Mother’s Day poem, and then we’ll show some great examples of poems you can give to your mom, grandma, or other special moms in your life.

Write Your Own Mother’s Day Poems

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Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

May 7th, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Easy, Affordable Gifts for Teach Appreciation Day

We love teachers! And if you're a student or parent, I'm guessing you probably have some great teachers in your life, too. This year on Teacher Appreciation Day, whether you want to honor your toddler's preschool teacher or your AP English teacher, we have collected some great Teacher Appreciation Day gift ideas that are easy (and cheap) to make. You don't have to go to great lengths or break the bank; you can show your appreciation with these cute, simple, and affordable gifts!

Teacher Appreciation Day Gift Ideas

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Gift Ideas for Nurses Week

May 6th, 2013 - 4:03 PM

It’s Nurses Week! Thank a Nurse Today.

Nurses are special people. They are the ones who deliver bedside care at hospitals, put bandages on boo-boos at school, and provide care for people in the last moments of their lives. Nurses care for patients year-round, and in March, Americans take time to honor them by celebrating National Nurses Week.

When is National Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6 through May 12. May 6 is known as National Nurses Day, and May 12 is the birthday or Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

How do you celebrate National Nurses Week?

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How do I get organized?

May 6th, 2013 - 3:44 PM

How to Get Organized

Whether you’re trying to arrange a messy room, or declutter for an upcoming long distance move, getting organized can be easy and fun! I’ve often asked myself, “How do I get organized?” and with a little research, I’ve learned how to declutter and make a system for organizing all my stuff. By doing a little work and establishing some organizational habits, you can easily get organized (and stay that way!).

Step 1 to Getting Organized: Purge