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Things to Donate When Moving

January 24th, 2012 - 10:32 AM

If you’re like me, the idea of packing up a house feels overwhelming (especially one you’ve lived in for a long time).  It undoubtedly means sifting through some drawers, cabinets and closets that you haven’t dealt with in a while. 

Not so appealing.

Of course, you could just choose a moving service with packing and loading help and let an experienced crew come in and do everything for you—get it all packed up and worry about what you need and don’t need once you get moved into your new home.  That’s definitely the easy way, but probably not a great approach if you’re also trying to save a little money. 

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15 Military Tweeters You Should Be Following

January 10th, 2012 - 9:37 AM
If you’re on Twitter and you’re U.S. military family, there are some fantastic resources at your fingertips.  Because U-Pack is involved in so many PCS moves, we try to stay on top of the leading military resources.  Check out our list of the 15 Military Tweeters You Should Be Following—I think you’ll find some of the best. @ABFUPackMoving follows all of them, and we think you should too!

@Militarymommy01
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10 Best Coupon Websites

January 3rd, 2012 - 3:23 PM

There’s no better time to save a dime!  Since the economy has every savvy shopper in an ultra-frugal mindset, discounts and coupons are truly considered a godsend.  And you can find them everywhere—the Sunday paper, your mailbox, your email inbox and quite possibly the most prevalent place—online on coupon websites.  Much to the penny-pincher’s delight, coupon websites have popped up everywhere.  It’s the new craze, and folks all over the country are stocking up on all kinds of products and saving tons of money while they’re at it.  In fact, some stores have even come up with new couponing policies thanks to a “backlash” from “Extreme Couponing”.  Here’s one such story on

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Wrapping Up My Cross Country Move with U-Pack

December 29th, 2011 - 4:58 PM

What's the hardest thing about moving across the country? Besides figuring out how to keep your plants alive and remembering where you packed the bottle opener (keep it in your purse – you'll thank me later).

Some might say that packing sends them into a frenzy, or maybe it's figuring out the logistics – apartment hunting from 2,000 miles away is kind of a pain. But for me, the hardest part is always the first step: getting quotes from movers.

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My U-Pack Moving Road Trip - Part 2

December 27th, 2011 - 5:04 PM

I have officially been living in Chicago for two weeks. A few U-Pack boxes still decorate my apartment, but for the most part I'm settled and adjusting to the winter weather. I've reconnected with a lot of family and friends and had a chance to fill them in on my road trip out here. The drive out to California was a bit of a whirlwind - we drove straight through without stopping - but this time we made sure to stop. The convenience of not traveling with a truck-load of stuff provided me and my mom with the freedom to take the scenic route and stop whenever (and wherever) our hearts desired.

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State to State Movers

December 16th, 2011 - 2:26 PM

State to State Movers
It’s Flashback Friday!  Each week U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers.  Today’s flashback—“State to State Movers”.  This post introduces U-Pack as a great, cost-effective way to move across state lines.  Make sure to check out the comments too.  U-Pack customers often ask great questions and have insightful input. Happy Friday!

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My Holiday Rant

By Meghan
December 15th, 2011 - 4:13 PM

Meghan is a guest blogger. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

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A stress-free move cross country

By Guest
December 9th, 2011 - 3:17 PM

A Stress-Free Move Cross Country

It's Flashback Friday!  Each week, U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to readers in the past.  What could be more helpful than a post on reducing the stress of a move?  This post about making a stress-free move cross country was written by Brooke, a transportation expert at ABF. Happy Friday! 
  
Is a stress-free cross country move really possible?

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My experience moving across the country with U-Pack

December 5th, 2011 - 3:50 PM

Follow Jennifer's 3-part blog series as she describes her cross country moving experience with U-Pack!

Four months ago I did something kind of crazy: I quit my full-time job to pursue a lucrative career as a freelance writer. Why did I quit my full-time job with benefits in a beach-front office at a promising tech startup? Because I fell out of love with Los Angeles.

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My Experience Moving from Arkansas to Arizona With ABF U-Pack

By Josh K
November 21st, 2011 - 2:44 PM

This is the final post of a five-part series written by guest blogger Josh Knoll about his experience moving with U-Pack from Arkansas to Arizona.  Make sure to check out his other posts: Moving to Phoenix Part One, Moving to Phoenix Part Two, Moving to Phoenix Part Three, Moving to Phoenix Part Four.

*The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

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How do you move to Canada?

November 18th, 2011 - 2:25 PM

It's FRIDAY!  And that's means another Flashback Friday post!  Each week U-Pack revisits a blog topic that has been helpful to our readers.  High on the list lately has been posts about moving to Canada from the U.S.  So today, we're bringing back the "How do you Move to Canada" post from early 2010.  Make sure to check out the comments at the bottom of the post— you'll find great questions and helpful information from our readers and customers there.  Happy Friday! 

How Do You Move to Canada

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My move to Phoenix with U-Pack | Choosing a Moving Service

By Josh K
November 15th, 2011 - 7:45 AM

This is part four of a five-part series, written by Josh Knoll, about his experience moving with U-Pack from Fort Smith to Phoenix. This time Josh talks about the process he went through to pick a moving company for his move - and how ultimately decided on U-Pack. Make sure to check out Moving to Phoenix Part I, Moving to Phoenix Part II and Moving to Phoenix Part III while you're at it!

*The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the original author. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of U-Pack, the blog.upack.com staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.