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10 Must-Know Pet Travel Tips

February 21st, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Whether they’re moving cross country, going on a vacation, or just getting out of the house, more and more animal owners are traveling with their four-legged friend. According to Petrelocation.com, 60% of owners said they traveled with their pet in 2010. Since today is “Love Your Pet” day, I thought it would be helpful to explore 10 must-know pet travel tips for the next time you and your furry friend are out and about.

Pet Travel Tip #1 – Talk to your Vet

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Researching Moving Companies

February 19th, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Researching Moving Companies – Show me the facts!

When you begin the process of researching reputable moving companies, it may seem overwhelming. Did you notice that a Google search of the phrase “researching moving companies” gives you over 3 million results? That’s a lot of information to dig through – and how do you know what to trust and what to ignore? If you’ve seen the news over the past few months, you may have noticed reports about the government crack-down on unscrupulous moving companies. Reading this news is just more verification that what you’re doing right now is a very, very wise thing to do.

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I'm Moving By Myself. What's the Best Way?

February 17th, 2013 - 2:18 PM

You asked: “I’m Moving By Myself. What’s the Best Way?”

When you move by yourself you face some interesting challenges: How will you load up all of your stuff? Can you drive the rental truck alone? If you’re asking yourself, “What’s the best way to move by myself,” There’s a solution I think will help.

U-Pack. It’s a self-move “you pack, we drive” service that’s perfect for people who don’t have family or friends available to help them move.

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How To Find The Best School Districts in America

February 15th, 2013 - 4:42 PM

How to find the best schools

When moving out of state or into a new area, it’s important to take the time to research which school district will be best for your child. Below you’ll find some great tools to help you learn how find the best school district for your child!

Tools to find the best schools in your area

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Garage Sale Scams

February 14th, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Garage sales are a great way to earn money and clean out the things that you no longer need or want – both great ideas if you’re planning a long-distance move! But be on guard. Garage sale scammers do exist and you could run into one at your next sale. Read all about garage sale scams below so you’ll be prepared to prevent a scam from happening or to spot a scammer at your sale.

How to avoid yard sale scams

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Best Travel Blogs to Follow in 2013

February 14th, 2013 - 9:46 AM

I find it exciting and fun to read about people who are moving across country or even across the globe to explore and spend their time in a completely different place. My friend recently moved to China to teach English, but unfortunately she isn’t blogging about her travel adventures. So, to satisfy my need to read about all things travel, I did some research on the best travel blogs to follow in 2013. Take a look!

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

February 14th, 2013 - 8:27 AM

I’m pretty obsessed with cleaning. I’m always looking for ways to get my house super clean, and lately, I’ve been learning a lot about environmentally-friendly cleaning products. The biggest thing I’ve take away from what I’ve learned is there are cleaning products that are safer to use and can get my house just as clean if not cleaner than traditional cleaning products with toxics in them. After doing a lot of research, I have put together a bunch of eco-friendly cleaning tips that are sure to make your home environmentally safe and better for your family’s health.

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Best Cities for Seafood

February 14th, 2013 - 8:12 AM

The best seafood cities in America

If you’re a seafood lover moving to one of these cities, you’re in luck! They’re all places where you can find amazing seafood on just about every corner. I’ll admit, if I were to move to any of these awesome cities for seafood, I might need an intervention! I would definitely indulge on my favorites – crab and scallops. Yum! What’s your favorite?

Is your city on the “Best cities for seafood” list? Check it out!

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Haunted Hawaii - Hauntings, Sightings, and the Paranormal around Hawaii

February 13th, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Haunted Hawaii
U-Pack moves customers in and out of Hawaii every day, so we like to learn as much as we can about the state. Of course, Hawaii is well known as a tropical paradise with gorgeous sunsets, breathtaking scenery, and beautiful beaches. But behind the scenes of Hawaii’s paradise is a haunted location, full of sightings, hauntings, and paranormal activity. I loved researching and reading about this stuff! If you’re brave, you may put a visit to one of these 5 Most Haunted Hawaii Places on your “things to do in Hawaii” list!  

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Compare prices for moving trucks

February 11th, 2013 - 2:44 PM

The biggest factor when it comes to moving long distance is cost. And I’m sure you’ve probably heard that renting a moving truck is a low-cost option for moving long distance. However, it’s not the only one. Let’s compare prices for moving trucks to alternatives like U-Pack. I think you’ll like what you see!

Compare Moving Truck Rates to U-Pack