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What to do when moving out of state

April 26th, 2013 - 2:32 PM

Are you moving out of state?

Once you know that you’re moving out of state, you can easily start feeling overwhelmed by all that you have to get done. This isn’t a move down the street. No, this is a move to somewhere completely different, oftentimes far away. Try not to let the thought of moving stress you out. I’ve got some great tips, helpful information, and sound advice on what to do when moving out of state. Ready? Let’s go.

Here’s what to do when you’re moving out of state

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How much does it cost to move to Atlanta?

April 25th, 2013 - 3:37 PM

How much does it cost to move to Atlanta with U-Pack?

More and more people are moving to Atlanta, GA for things like the southern hospitality and charm, rich history, and diverse employment opportunities. Whatever your reason for moving to A-Town, I know you have one thing on your mind – cost. Let’s explore what the cost to move to Atlanta would be if you chose an affordable “you pack, they drive” moving service like U-Pack Moving for your long-distance move.

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Low-Cost Move

April 24th, 2013 - 11:00 AM

How to get a low-cost move
Every penny counts when you’re moving long distance. And while some may say that renting a truck is the cheapest way to move, I think you’ll find that using a truck rental alternative like U-Pack Moving® will be the best bang for your buck. Let’s take a look at how to get a low-cost move with U-Pack below.

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How to Move Cheap

April 23rd, 2013 - 10:21 AM

How to Get a Cheap Move (without driving a rental truck!)

When you think of cheap moving, what comes to mind? If it’s a bulky rental truck and countless hours behind the wheel – think again. You can get an affordable move without having to drive a single mile in a rental truck. How? It’s called U-Pack®. U-Pack’s specialty is cheap moving – in fact, 78% of U-Pack’s customers chose U-Pack based on price.

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How to Meet the Neighbors

April 22nd, 2013 - 4:01 PM
How to Meet Your Neighbors After a Move 

When we moved, I had dreams of a neighborhood like that on Desperate Housewives where everyone knows each other (but without all the drama, crime and infidelity). However, as we unpacked and got settled in, we had yet to meet any of our neighbors. No one brought over baskets of baked goods. No one rang the doorbell to welcome us to the neighborhood. It wasn’t that they weren’t friendly; they just didn’t know how to meet their neighbors! So whether you are the newbie in the area, or you have new folks moving in next door, here are some tips for meeting your neighbors.

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How to find a summer job

April 22nd, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Tips and ideas for how to find a summer job

Summertime jobs are a great time to make some extra money before you head off to school or go back to your primary job. My first summer job was working at a restaurant to save spending money for my first year of college. Whatever your reason for working during the summer, this blog post has some great ideas and tips for how to find a summer job.

How to find a summer job

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Easy and Affordable Door-to-Door Moving

April 21st, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Door-to-door moving with U-Pack

Door-to-door moving is by far the most popular way to move long distance. After all, you don’t have to pick up or drop off any of the moving equipment – it’s all brought direct to your door. Talk about convenience! If you’re looking for door-to-door movers with affordable rates, then allow me to introduce you to U-Pack, a “you pack, we drive” moving service with rates comparable to renting a truck.

How moving door-to-door works with U-Pack

What I love about U-Pack is that they make moving really easy. Here’s how it works: 

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Best Karaoke Songs - National Karaoke Week

April 21st, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Top 20 Karaoke Songs

I am a big karaoke fan. When we are on vacation, karaoke is a top nightlife activity for my husband and me. We love to participate, but we also enjoy listening to others. Karaoke isn’t really about the singing, it is about the performance. A terrible singer can put on a great performance! If you are looking to celebrate National Karaoke Week (which is the 4th week in April), check out these top 20 Karaoke songs. One of these karaoke hits is sure to make you the star of the show!

Best Karaoke Songs

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Home Move: From Start to Finish

April 20th, 2013 - 2:10 PM

How to Complete a Home Move

“There’s no place like home” were the famous words of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Well, Dorothy forgot to mention that getting settled into that home is quite the process. If this is your first home move, you may not know where to begin. And even if you have moved homes before, you may need a refresher on the process. From start to finish, here is how to complete a home move.

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Home Move: Finding Your New Home

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How Green Cities Celebrate Earth Day

April 19th, 2013 - 9:10 AM

Green Cities Celebrating Earth Day

On April 22 every year, more than one billion people take part in one of the biggest movements to appreciate and protect our remarkable planet – Earth Day. If you aren’t sure where to participate, consider traveling (or even moving) to one of these green cities to join the fun as they celebrate Earth Day!

How Green Cities Celebrate Earth Day

Seattle, WA. There’s almost no better place to participate in the celebration than in Seattle. This city is leading the way in sustainable development, so you’re sure to find some great events such as:

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U Move It

April 17th, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Looking for “u move it” companies?

Pretty much anything DIY (do-it-yourself) is cheaper, including DIY moving. If you are looking for a moving service where “u move it,” you are probably looking for a cheaper way to move. U-Pack is a great self-moving service for long distance moves, where you do the packing and loading, but then U-Pack does all the driving. So you can get the “u move” affordable price and only do some of the work.

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You Pack It

April 16th, 2013 - 2:24 PM

You pack it with U-Pack

If you’re looking for a long-distance moving service where you do the packing in return for lower prices, I’d like to introduce you to U-Pack Moving®, a “you pack, we drive” moving service that does just that. Let’s take a look at what makes U-Pack such a great option for people hoping to save money on their move by doing a little of the work on their own.

How does a “you pack it” service work?

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Preparing for college

April 14th, 2013 - 12:51 PM

How to begin preparing for college

It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes – just getting out of high school and transitioning my way into the new world of college. You’ve probably been told countless times that this is going to be “the best four years of your life.” And while I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I have to say that in order to make it the best, you’ve got to start preparing for college sooner rather than later. So where do you start? Don’t worry; I’ve got helpful tips, advice, and information to help you get ready for the next four years.

Preparing for college: What to do