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Best Long Distance Moving Companies

May 27th, 2016 - 2:27 PM
Best Long Distance Moving Companies

Long distance moving

Moving long distance can be a stressful situation. You’re tasked with finding a new house and establishing a new routine, plus you’ll have to get used to new surroundings and perhaps a different way of life when moving to a new state. And that doesn’t include the actual move itself! If you’re trying to find the best long distance moving company to simplify your relocation, you’ll want to compare services, cost and reputation to make the right decision for an easy, efficient move.

Moving to Alaska for Free?

May 26th, 2016 - 3:47 PM
Moving to Alaska for Free?

Does Alaska pay you to move there?

Living in Alaska might be a priceless experience, but it’s time to squash the rumors that you can move to Alaska for free or get paid to move to Alaska. They’re not true. The rumors began as a result of the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program, through which all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) receive a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually.

According to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Alaska has been paying out Permanent Fund Dividend checks ranging from $331 to $2,069 per person since 1982. The payout for 2015 was $2,072, the highest payout yet and a $188 increase from 2014. If a person were eligible for dividend checks since the program’s inception in 1982, they would have received $39,099.41 to date. Not bad at all!

The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

May 25th, 2016 - 10:42 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

Moving furniture across the country

Moving furniture cross country can be stressful. Whether you have a lot of furniture to ship or just a few pieces, U-Pack® can help! Our services are designed to help you move furniture and household belongings across the country while staying on budget. We’re an affordable and convenient alternative to truck rentals, container shipping services and traditional full-service moving companies. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house (or more)! Let’s compare furniture shipping companies and see why many customers decide that U-Pack is the best way to ship furniture long distance. 

Uhaul Truck Sizes

May 23rd, 2016 - 3:29 PM
Uhaul Truck Sizes

Explore the different U-Haul® truck sizes

If you're considering U-Haul for a move, you may have some questions about truck sizes. Not only will you need to know the dimensions to determine if your belongings will fit, you’ll also need to understand how many passengers each size U-Haul rental holds and what gas mileage they get. Let's go over the specifics of U-Haul truck sizes and other important details. And, in case you’re exploring options, we also have some U-Haul alternatives to consider.

Moving Companies Near Me

May 20th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Moving Companies Near Me

Finding a moving service near you

Moving long distance is a big job– especially if you don’t find the right moving company. While they all help you get items from one location to another, not all moving companies offer the same level of service. If you’re trying to find a trustworthy and experienced moving service with a local office near you, U-Pack® fits the bill!

U-Haul Trailers: Information and Alternatives

May 19th, 2016 - 1:20 PM
U-Haul Trailers: Information and Alternatives

Everything you need to know about U-Haul® trailers​

There are several reasons why you might consider renting a U-Haul trailer for a long distance move. Perhaps you’re moving just a few household goods and want to tow a trailer behind your car instead of renting a truck. Or maybe you have a few extra items that won’t fit in the rental truck and need a way to move them, too.

The information below will help you determine if renting a U-Haul trailer is ultimately your best choice, or if a company like U-Pack® can better suit your needs.  

Should I Invest in Solar Panels for my Home?

May 18th, 2016 - 3:12 PM
Should I Invest in Solar Panels for my Home?

Solar power information for upgrading your home

While renewable energy sources come with quite a few benefits compared to regular electricity, solar panels aren’t a typical find when it comes to the housing market. If you’re trying to sell or upgrade your property, investing in solar energy is a great way to add value and protect the earth at the same time. We’ve partnered with Modernize, a home renovation resource, to provide more info on home solar panels. Let’s look at some of the details you need to know about going solar!

Ryder Truck Rental

May 16th, 2016 - 2:38 PM
Ryder Truck Rental

Everything you need to know about Ryder rentals​

If you’re looking to move long distance, you might be considering Ryder truck rental as an option —if so, there are some important factors to consider before you make a reservation. Let’s dive into the essential information including rental locations, equipment sizes, gas mileage and the overall costs associated with renting from Ryder. 

Goodbye Songs

May 13th, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Goodbye Songs

Songs about Goodbye​

Saying farewell? You’ll need a song to help you through it! We’ve complied 50 different goodbye songs on five Spotify playlists so you can listen to the songs that fit your taste or mood. These lists are broken down into classics, graduation songs, songs about leaving, fun songs and sad songs. 

12 classic goodbye songs

 

 

These popular songs are a great way to wish someone goodbye.

1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Jackson 5

2.  Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

Choosing Moving and Storage Companies

May 12th, 2016 - 1:05 PM
Choosing Moving and Storage Companies

Finding a moving storage service

Need moving and storage? You’re not alone! It's actually pretty common to store your belongings for a while when you’re relocating. Whether you're waiting a few days for a house closing or waiting months to find the right place to live, it can be difficult to coordinate everything so your belongings arrive exactly when you need them. Comparing moving and storage companies will help you get a better idea of which one would be best for your particular situation.

Cheapest one-way moving truck rental

May 11th, 2016 - 3:43 PM
Cheapest one-way moving truck rental

One way rentals for moving — who’s the cheapest?​

When you’re moving long distance, aside from finding a reliable moving company, getting a cheap one-way moving option is often the goal. To get both the best price and the best service, it’s important to start the process with research — and that often begins with getting online moving quotes. Let’s compare the services and some example rates of the big three one-way moving truck companies (Penske®, U-Haul® and Budget®) to U-Pack — a low-cost alternative to truck rental, and see which might be the cheapest option for your move. 

Budget® Truck Rental Gas Mileage

May 9th, 2016 - 1:59 PM
Budget® Truck Rental Gas Mileage

How Budget® Truck Gas Mileage Impacts your Move​

According to their website, Budget trucks get the following gas mileage:

  • Cargo Van (local moves only): 8-14 miles per gallon
  • 10-Foot Truck (local and one way): 6-10 miles per gallon
  • 16-Foot Truck (local and one way): 8-14 miles per gallo
  • 24-Foot Truck (local and one way): 8-10 miles per gallon (uses diesel fuel)

To see how Budget moving truck gas mileage will impact your final cost, use this helpful rental truck fuel calculator.

It’s a good idea to figure out fuel costs before you decide on Budget truck rental because gas mileage can significantly increase the cost of your move. If you're traveling coast-to-coast, it's entirely possible that fuel could as much as double the price of your move – turning what was once an economical solution into something much more expensive. Let's spend some time looking at the gas mileage of a Budget rental truck, current fuel costs and how a "you pack, we drive" moving service can help you avoid extra fuel costs.

Moving to Hilo Hawaii

May 6th, 2016 - 2:37 PM
Moving to Hilo Hawaii

Moving to the Big Island, Hawaii​

If you want to move to Hawaii, Hilo is an amazing place to consider. For those who are interested in learning about world cultures, living in a unique environment and enjoying the surroundings of nature, it’s a wonderful place to put down roots. Fortunately, it’s one of the least expensive Hawaiian cities to live in, too.  Located on the eastern side of Big Island, Hilo is a picturesque retreat that’s sure to make your friends and family a little jealous!

U-Pack Store vs. U-Haul Store

May 5th, 2016 - 11:01 AM
U-Pack Store vs. U-Haul Store

Comparing U-Pack and U-Haul box stores 

It’s important to use quality moving supplies from a reputable company when you’re making a long distance move. Both the U-Pack box store and the U-Haul box store offer these types of supplies—designed with moving in mind. To help you make the decision on the best place to purchase your boxes, we’ve taken a quick high-level overview of each store’s supplies and policies. While you’ll find a wide variety of products from both stores, we think you’ll discover that when compared to U-Haul’s store, U-Pack provides the best selection and prices on everything you need to move your belongings safely across the country.

Mobile Storage Units

May 4th, 2016 - 10:02 AM
Mobile Storage Units

Compare mobile storage options

If you need storage in conjunction with a long distance move, mobile storage units are a great choice. Whether you need a mini container or a big one, these units are one of the easiest ways to move – just load your belongings once and store them in the container until you're ready for delivery at your new home. Portable storage is a convenient alternative to loading a moving truck, unloading into a storage unit, then loading back up when it’s time to move in. Let’s take a look at some moving storage units to find the right option for you. 

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