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10 Foot Truck: How Much Does it Hold?

August 31st, 2015 - 3:07 PM
10 Foot Truck: How Much Does it Hold?

What fits in a 10 ft. moving truck?

Typically, 1-2 rooms of household goods fit in a 10 foot rental truck. But of course, your one bedroom home may not be the same size as someone else’s. So, how do you know if your belongings will fit in a 10 ft. truck? Unfortunately, you won’t know for sure until moving day, but you can make a more educated guess. We’ll walk you through the dimensions of a 10 foot truck and show you an alternative that may be better for fitting all your household goods.

Should I use plastic totes or moving boxes for my move?

August 27th, 2015 - 3:09 PM
Should I use plastic totes or moving boxes for my move?

Plastic totes for moving?

Plastic totes are great for storing pretty much anything, like clothes, Christmas décor, crafts, toys, etc. But are they great for moving? If you ask around, you’ll get a mixture of answers. We’re here to set the record straight: it’s far better to use moving boxes instead of plastic totes for a long-distance move. Here’s why:

Why you should use moving boxes instead of plastic storage bins

Take a look at these reasons why moving boxes are the best way to move your household goods.

Moving Away Songs

August 26th, 2015 - 9:43 AM
Moving Away Songs

Moving on songs: the ultimate playlist

Whether you’re moving away or faced with a difficult goodbye, music therapy is an effective way to cope. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the greatest music tracks on the topic to help you deal! Create a playlist of going away songs for a friend’s farewell party, blast your favorite moving on songs during a breakup, or download the perfect tunes to keep you motivated during a move. (For even more options, check out our road trip playlist for songs to sing along to when traveling to your new place!)

Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

August 25th, 2015 - 12:21 PM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping furniture to Alaska

Shipping your household goods to Alaska doesn’t have to be a complicated, expensive, or a long process. Why? Because U-Pack® makes it easy, affordable, and quick. Whether you need to ship your entire house, a few rooms, or a couple pieces of furniture, many customers find U-Pack to be the best and cheapest way to move their household goods to Alaska.

How much do moving companies usually cost?

August 24th, 2015 - 2:23 PM
How much do moving companies usually cost?

Moving Company Prices

If you’re trying to make plans for your upcoming move, it’s important to start with your budget – how much should you set aside to make sure you don’t overspend when moving day comes around? And that’s where the challenge lies. As you may know, moving company costs vary company-to-company and service type-to-service type. The price you pay for your move differs based on the type of moving company you choose, how much you’re moving, where you’re moving from and to, and when you’re moving. The way to figure it all out is to start getting quotes and compare. 

Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

August 20th, 2015 - 2:32 PM
Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

Looking for cheap moving supplies?

Try the U-Pack® Box Store! It’s an online moving supply store stocked with all the items you need to complete a successful move. From Bubble Wrap®, packing tape, and moving blankets to packing paper, paper padding, and stretch wrap – you’ll be packing like a pro in no time. Visit the Box Store and find affordable prices, plus free shipping on every order!

Goodbye Songs

August 19th, 2015 - 10:19 AM
Goodbye Songs

Great songs about saying goodbye

Saying goodbye is tough, especially if it’s to someone you really care about. If the right words just aren’t coming to you, take a look at our list of the best goodbye songs to help express how you’re feeling. We’ll keep adding to the list, so share your favorite farewell song in the comments below!

Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

August 17th, 2015 - 2:22 PM
Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

Do moving tru​cks have to stop at weigh stations?

If you’re moving household goods in a rental truck, you may be required to stop at weigh stations along the way, depending on the state you’re traveling through. Because each state has different rules, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of which states do require stopping at weigh stations and which states don’t. And, we share what truck rental companies like U-Haul®, Penske®, and Budget® say about weigh stations and their trucks.
 

Moving Blankets with FREE Shipping

August 14th, 2015 - 10:27 AM
Moving Blankets with FREE Shipping

Get cheap moving blankets shipped right to your door!

As you prepare for your upcoming move, purchasing quality moving supplies is important. One of the most popular choices for protecting furniture is to use moving blankets. If you're looking for affordable moving blankets, you may also want free shipping offers –moving blankets can be bulky and expensive to ship.  Look no further than the U-Pack Box Store. We offer multiple types of moving blankets, in different quantities, all with FREE shipping.

U-Haul Trailers: Information and Alternatives

August 13th, 2015 - 3:06 PM
U-Haul Trailers: Information and Alternatives

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

There are several reasons why you might rent a U-Haul trailer for your long-distance move. Perhaps you're moving a few household goods and want to tow a trailer behind your car. Or maybe you have a large move that won't quite fit inside the largest U-Haul truck.

The information below is designed to help you decide if a U-Haul trailer is ultimately the best choice for your move, or if there's a better alternative that will suit your needs.

Farewell Party Ideas

August 12th, 2015 - 1:50 PM
Farewell Party Ideas

 

How to throw a great farewell party

If you’re planning a farewell party for a friend, coworker, or family member, we have TONS of great ideas for you! No matter what circumstances surround the farewell – changing jobs, moving long distance, going off to school – we’ve found some great party planning tips for you.

Budget® Truck Rental Gas Mileage

August 10th, 2015 - 3:55 PM
Budget® Truck Rental Gas Mileage

How does Budget® truck MPG impact your move?

When it comes to renting a truck for a long distance move, gas mileage plays a big role in determining the cost. If you’re traveling coast-to-coast, it’s quite possible that fuel could as much as double the price of your move – turning what was once an economical solution into something more expensive than your budget allows. Let’s spend some time looking at the gas mileage a Budget truck gets, current fuel costs, and how you can do a “you pack, we drive” move to avoid extra fuel costs.

The Ultimate College Packing List

August 7th, 2015 - 3:19 PM
The Ultimate College Packing List

How to pack for college – use a packing list!

On average, dorm rooms are around 12’ x 19’. Split that space between two people and there isn’t a lot of space for tons of stuff. In most cases, that means you’ll have to choose between the things to bring with you and the things to keep at home.

We’ve made the decisions a little easier by creating the ultimate college packing list for student moving – which will help you determine what’s important to take, and what you should leave behind.

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