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Storage Containers for Moving
Category:  Moving Containers

Posted By:
Becky Google+
3/26/2015
3:34 PM

The Best Way to Store and Move

Because they’re easy to load and are delivered right to your door, moving and storage containers are one of the most popular methods of moving across the country. While several companies offer them, U-Pack consistently stands out. Customer reviews often mention U-Pack as both the best in customer service and the cheapest moving container storage option.

storage container for moving

Storage Container used for moving – reserve one, or as many as you need, and only pay for the ones you use.

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Cheapest one-way moving truck rental
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/24/2015
4:34 PM

Looking for cheap moving truck rental?

It doesn’t take long to figure out that the cheapest way to move one way usually involves doing some or all of the work yourself. Rental truck companies cater to tight budgets, but despite that, it’s still sometimes difficult to get the cheap rates you’re looking for – especially when you add in extra costs like fuel, sales tax and insurance coverage. To help you find the cheapest one-way moving solution, we’ll spend some time comparing the rates and services of the big three (U-Haul®, Penske® and Budget®) and take a look at U-Pack Moving – a low-cost alternative to truck rental.

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Who is the cheapest one-way moving truck company?

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Category: Truck Rental
Moving with Kids
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/20/2015
9:28 AM

Guide for Moving with Children

Lots of energy goes into coordinating the logistics of an actual move – packing, preparing, and planning. But if you have children, you’re also likely to spend time answering lots of questions and calming fears.  When you’re moving with kids, there are a few more things to think about: you’ll need to look at school districts in your new city, help your kids adjust to a new place, and consider details like planning  some  entertainment for the drive to your new home. Don’t stress, we’ve gathered the best information for moving with children in one place.

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Category: Moving Tips
The Inside Scoop on Moving Trailers
Category:  Door-to-Door Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/19/2015
1:31 PM

What To Expect When You Rent a Moving Trailer

When you’re moving long distance, and you want flexibility, security, and ease, a moving trailer is a great choice. We deliver it to your home, you load it, and we drive it to your new home – and you only pay for the space you use. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of moving rental trailers and tackle some frequently asked questions covering size, parking, reservations, loading and how to save money.
 

 

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Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance
Category:  Long Distance Moving

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/18/2015
8:56 AM

How We Keep Long Distance Moving Costs Low

When you check out U-Pack reviews online, you’ll often read comments from people asking why U-Pack prices are so much lower than traditional long distance movers (like full-service). If you’ve already gotten an online moving quote, you may have wondered that yourself.  The basic answer is this: It’s because of how U-Pack works. By using proficient carriers like ABF Freight, with a well-organized, efficient transportation system, and by sharing space with commercial goods moving in the same direction, you save money moving long distance.

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Storage Trailers
Category:  Storage

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/16/2015
3:28 PM

Looking to rent a trailer for storage?

If you’re moving long distance and you need storage in transit, U-Pack is an easy solution. Just load your belongings into the trailer and store them there until you’re ready for delivery. It’s a great way to avoid the work involved with loading and unloading at a traditional storage facility. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from U-Pack trailer storage, including how it works and how to get a quote.

How U-Pack Trailer Storage Works

When you move in a trailer, your price is based on the linear footage your belongings take up inside the trailer, and storage rates are per trailer, per 30 days.  

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Category: Storage
Military PCS to Alaska
Category:  Military Moving

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/13/2015
2:46 PM

Your Alaska PCS Guide

Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, if you’re completing a military move, having a plan in place is a must – and it’s even more important if you’re PCSing to Alaska. This guide is designed to help you determine the best way to get your household goods to Alaska and answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Category: Military Moving
Moving to Alaska FAQs
Category:  Alaska Moves

Posted By:
Becky Google+
3/11/2015
3:28 PM

Frequently Asked Questions about Relocating to Alaska

What many people know of Alaska is what they’ve seen in movies and on TV. But there’s more than gold mining, crab fishing and moose. Alaska, while part of the United States, can feel far away and foreign when it comes to moving there. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you better understand your new home and make it easier to get there!

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Category: Alaska Moves
How to Pack for Storage
Category:  Packing

Posted By:
Becky Google+
3/9/2015
8:26 AM

Pack with Protection in Mind

Whether you’re packing your belongings for a move where you’ll unpack immediately or you’re packing for short- or long-term storage, it’s important to pack well to make sure your belongings travel safely to your destination. But, when you’re packing for storage, there are some additional things you can do to provide extra protection.

How to pack for storage

 

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Category: Packing
How to Pack a Lamp
Category:  Packing

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/6/2015
9:34 AM

Packing a Lamp for Moving

Because of their odd shape, lamps can be a challenge to pack. But, since they’re fragile items, it’s very important to make sure they’re packed properly so that they travel cross country to your new home safely and securely.

You’ll need a few supplies to get started:

  • Moving boxes (one big enough to fit the lamp shade, and another to fit the lamp base)
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Foam or other protective material

Watch this video for the step by step guide for packing a lamp.

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Category: Packing
Mobile Storage Units
Category:  Portable Storage

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/4/2015
9:32 AM

Mobile Storage Containers for Moving

U-Pack mobile storage containers are a great option when you’re moving long distance and need storage in transit. Just load your belongings and store them inside the container until you’re ready for delivery to your door. It’s a convenient alternative to loading a moving truck, unloading into a storage unit, then loading back up when you’re ready to move in.

Whether you’re looking for a mini storage unit or you’re moving a lot and need a larger container for storage, U-Pack offers mobile storage solutions to meet your needs – all at an affordable price.

How U-Pack Storage Units Work

U-Pack creates custom mobile storage solutions based on your needs and budget. The basic service works like this:

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Top Schools in the US
Category:  Cool Stuff

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
3/2/2015
3:42 PM

Want to move to one of the best school districts?

For many homebuyers, the quality of the local school district is a primary concern. Before you sign the closing papers, it’s important to make sure the schools in your area will help your child excel. If you’re looking to move somewhere with a great educational system, our latest infographic on top school districts can help. Here’s an overview of the top 10 best schools and what makes them a great place for your children.

Top US Schools

 

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Category: Cool Stuff
First Night in a New House
Category:  Packing

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
2/27/2015
2:16 PM

What to Pack for the First Night in a New Home

While you’re packing for your move, take time to consider the unpacking. When you arrive at your new place, there are a few things to set up such as your bed and coffee pot that will make your new house feel like home. If you make a plan for how you’ll pack those things, it’ll be easier to find the essentials and get settled in. We’ve laid out a game plan to help you have a successful first night in your new house.

What to do the first night in your new house

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Category: Packing
Freight Shipping Services for Moving
Category:  Moving Companies

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
2/25/2015
8:53 AM

Household Goods Freight Shipping Options

U-Pack® specializes in shipping household goods, with a service built around making moving easy for customers. We utilize freight trailers for door-to-door moving, giving you the ultimate in flexibility.  This differs from traditional moving companies like full-service movers or truck rental – it’s a better, more affordable way to move.

U-Pack freight shipping options

Why Choose a Freight Trailer for Shipping Your Household Goods?

It’s safe, fast, and a great way to save money moving!

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U-Pack vs. U-Haul
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
2/24/2015
3:50 PM

How does U-Haul® compare to U-Pack®?

When you put the two side by side, you'll find that U-Pack is the better way to move. Not only do we do the driving, but since our prices include fuel, you don't have to worry about extra costs adding up. If you’re looking for DIY moving, look at how the two stack up. We’re here to show you an affordable, easier alternative to U-Haul rental. When you compare U-Pack and U-Haul, you'll see how U-Pack comes out ahead in just about every area.

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Category: Truck Rental

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