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Where To Move To Stay Skinny

November 27th, 2012 - 10:19 AM

More and more people are committing to weight loss for their New Year’s resolution in 2013. Instead of joining a gym next year as your motivation to lose weight, it may be time for you to make a call to U-Pack to move to one of these top 5 cities that are made up of healthy individuals. You can find this article about where to move to stay skinny here. Here is a summary from the article:

The top 5 cities to stay skinny include:

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Best Graduation Songs

November 26th, 2012 - 2:17 PM
Best Graduation Songs

Graduation is a special time in your life, and many music artists agree—that’s why we’re writing about the best graduation songs out there. Take a look at these graduation songs and let us know which ones you are using for your graduation ceremony or party! Congratulations, grad!

A Place in this World—Taylor Swift
“Oh I’m just a girl trying to find a place in this world”

Unwritten—Natasha Bedingfield
“Today is where your book begins/ The rest is still unwritten”

Firework—Katy Perry
“If you only knew what the future holds/ After a hurricane comes a rainbow”

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U-Pack Moving Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2012

November 21st, 2012 - 10:18 AM
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the U-Pack call center will close at 8 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 21st and will re-open Monday, November 26th at 7 a.m. CST.

During this time of year, when we're all a little more aware of the things we're thankful for, we would like to express gratitude for our customers. Throughout the year we have the opportunity to serve thousands of people who are in the midst of huge life changes. You have many choices; that you choose to trust us is an honor and a privilege.

We are thankful. 

We wish you safe travels, yummy food, fun times with family and friends, lasting memories, and a very happy Thanksgiving!
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Where to look for Cyber Monday travel deals 2012

November 21st, 2012 - 9:48 AM

Once you’re done with the Black Friday madness, you can channel the rest of your budget toward finding some great Cyber Monday travel deals for next year’s vacation. I’ll help you narrow down your search for the best Cyber Monday sales for all things travel by looking at what the top travel companies offered in 2011. You can expect the deals to be even better in 2012. Let’s begin.

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How to Remove Carpet Stains

November 20th, 2012 - 7:57 AM

When moving in or out, you may come across some carpet stains. If you are moving out, you may need to leave your apartment clean to get your deposit back. If you are moving into a home, there may be stains from the previous owner. No worries! We can help you figure out how to remove the stain in a breeze!

You will need to first identify the stain (if possible). There are a few types of stains:

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How to Keep Your Moving Costs Low

November 20th, 2012 - 7:37 AM

If your number one goal in your upcoming cross country move is to keep moving costs low, you’ve found the hidden gem of information you need to do just that. Below, you’ll find some awesome ways to lower your moving costs, helping you stay on budget during your cross country move.

Timing is Everything. The moving industry revolves around peak and off-peak moving days and seasons. Fridays, weekends, holidays, the end of the month, and summer are the busier times of the week, month, and year to move. You’ll find cost savings by moving on a weekday, before or after a major holiday, the beginning of the month, and fall/winter seasons.

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Finding a job on Facebook? New jobs board helps applicants find jobs

November 15th, 2012 - 2:08 PM

Today, Facebook launched a new application as part of the Social Jobs Partnership. This jobs board makes it easy for applicants to search for jobs right on the social network.

The Social Jobs Partnership is a joint effort between Facebook, the US Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies created to use social media to connect people with jobs.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Location for Your Family

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November 14th, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Whether you're going just a few blocks away or starting fresh in an entirely new town, moving is exciting. You and your family will get to explore new surroundings, discovering the details that make your new neighborhood feel like home. If you're staying in your home town, you may already be familiar with other neighborhoods, but seeing them from the outside isn't the same as experiencing them as a resident. Take the time to get to know an area, and you'll find the ideal neighborhood for your family. 

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips 2012

November 13th, 2012 - 2:04 PM

Whether it’s over the hill and through the woods or up in the air through the clouds, these Thanksgiving travel tips are sure to get you to grandma’s house (or wherever your family’s Thanksgiving is held this year) easier! Take a look, and Happy Thanksgiving!

According to AAA, 42.2 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles from their home in 2011 over Thanksgiving. That number was an 11.4% jump from 2010, so expect 2012 to jump even more!

Here are some great tips and info about traveling by air during Thanksgiving:

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Nationwide Moving Companies

November 13th, 2012 - 1:33 PM

It’s a huge benefit to have a moving company with service nationwide. Not only will your moving company be aware of the laws and regulations in both your origin and destination states, but if you have a problem, you have local people there to help you. With this in mind, you are smart to be searching for nationwide moving companies to make your move easier.

Nationwide Moving Companies – How U-Pack Compares

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Inspiring Military Heroes | Veteran's Day

November 12th, 2012 - 10:26 AM

With Veteran’s Day upon us, I’ve read several stories about the amazing military heroes around our nation. To the Veterans and their families who have served this great country so bravely and selflessly—Thank You! Your sacrifice is inspiring and we are forever grateful.

Though there are thousands upon thousands of amazing military heroes, I would like to share with you just a few stories in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Inspiring Military Heroes

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Self-Service Moving

November 12th, 2012 - 9:51 AM

I love self-service. The self-checkout line at the grocery store? I’m there. The line is shorter and I can bag my groceries the way I want. I love the self-service car wash too. It is fun to soap up my SUV, and I can pay special attention to the extra-grimy spots. Self-service moving is pretty awesome, too. I mean, you can take extra care with your stuff, and you can save big by doing the work yourself! Let me explain the types of self-service moving, along with some of the perks of self-service moving.

Types of Self-Service Moving