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Best College Majors

January 29th, 2013 - 1:51 PM

This morning I read a Forbes article on Yahoo! Finance that focused on College Degrees with the highest starting salaries. While I’m far removed from college (I’ll be attending my 20-year high school reunion this year!), this is something I’m very interested these days. My awesome, smart, talented nephew is graduating from High School in May, and he’s in the grueling process of deciding what school he’ll call home... Baylor or the University of Oklahoma (though I pushed for the University of Arkansas early on. Go Hogs!)

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What is the cheapest way to move quickly?

January 24th, 2013 - 2:50 PM

If you are moving quickly, I know how you feel. Are you feeling panicked? Overwhelmed? You just got word that you are moving soon. There is so much to do! Where do you start? Don’t worry. Take a deep breath. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving because of a job, because your lease is up, or because you want a fresh start right away. Sometimes you get little notice of your move and you need to move quickly. And you probably don’t want to spend tons of money on your move either, right? Well, if you are looking for an affordable, fast moving solution, you are in luck! The moving experts at U-Pack have compiled some great tips about the cheapest way to move quickly. Here we go!

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10 U.S. Towns Named After Elements

January 24th, 2013 - 2:47 PM

Who knew!
I loved chemistry in high school. My teacher, Mr. Lonon, made it so much fun! We had a huge poster of the periodic table on the classroom wall, but I never knew that there were 10 towns in America named after some of those elements! Let’s explore which U.S. Towns are named after elements!

Note: Some of these towns no longer exist today, but it’s still fun to learn about their history!

10 U.S. Towns Named After Elements

1. Radium, CO  (#88)

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What is a cheap way to move out of state?

January 23rd, 2013 - 3:04 PM

If you’re looking for a cheap way to move out of state, look no more. U-Pack® offers affordable moving rates paired with quality service. Let’s see what makes U-Pack an affordable and quality out-of-state moving solution.

To see how much your U-Pack move would be, get a free moving quote. Then keep reading to find out how U-Pack offers the best cheap out of state moves.

A cheap way to move out of state with U-Pack

Below, you’ll find some great reasons why U-Pack is an ideal way to move out of your state. So go ahead, take a look!

You split the work with U-Pack.

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Where to travel in February

January 23rd, 2013 - 8:24 AM

February isn’t just the month for whisking away your loved one to a romantic get-a-way; it’s a great time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! I’ve found some of the best places to travel in February, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s explore where you should go in February!

Where to Travel in February

Quebec City, Quebec

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What is the cheapest way to move an apartment across the country?

January 21st, 2013 - 8:23 AM

Cheapest Way to Move An Apartment Cross Country

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move an apartment across the country, you might be surprised to know that the answer isn’t always truck rental. Let me explain what the cheapest way to move your apartment across the country really is and how to save even more money on your move.

U-Pack Apartment Moving – Cheap Options

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Self-Moving: Cheap Options

January 20th, 2013 - 4:06 PM

Self-moving is a great way to move cheap, especially if you’re okay with doing a little work on your own in exchange for great rates. But truck rental isn’t the only cheap option available. Have you heard of U-Pack? It’s a “you pack, we drive” self-moving option that allows you to save money by doing the loading and unloading—but save stress by letting U-Pack do the driving. Customers love the convenience. Let’s take a closer look at what makes U-Pack a great alternative when you’re looking for self-moving services on the cheap.

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Help Moving Out Of An Apartment

January 20th, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Moving Out of an Apartment

The first “homes” I had after moving out of my parents’ house were apartments. Nothing like sharing walls with strangers! I lived in a very tiny one bedroom in a busy apartment complex as well as a little bit bigger townhouse in a small duplex. Moving out of an apartment creates some unique situations. So today I’ll give you some valuable information on moving out of an apartment.

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Moving in cleaning checklist

January 19th, 2013 - 7:42 PM

A Clean House is a Happy Home

It’s always good to give your new home a good clean before you unload and unpack. Use this simple cleaning checklist from U-Pack to make sure you cover every inch of your home before you move in!

The Kitchen
Freezer/Refrigerator

  • defrost, behind, underneath
  • exterior (top, sides, bottom, handles)
  • interior (shelves, drawers, ice cube maker)

Oven/Stove

  • run through the self-cleaning cycle if available
  • oven racks, burners, oven drawer, knobs, grease filters, range hood

Everything Else