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Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

July 2nd, 2015 - 2:26 PM
Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

Moving across the country with your cat

Fact – moving is tough on cats. Boxes, packing, traveling somewhere new… it can really take a toll on their emotions. If you’re like me and you love your cat, you’ll do anything to make moving as easy on them as possible. The tips below can help make the moving experience better for you and your furry feline.

What is the cheapest way to ship across country?

June 30th, 2015 - 3:34 PM
What is the cheapest way to ship across country?

Cross-country shipping that's easy and affordable

There are plenty of ways to ship your household goods across the country, but there’s only one option that pairs affordable rates with exceptional service – and that’s U-Pack®. Get an instant moving quote online to see how much you can save compared to traditional full-service shipping companies.

 

Moving to Florida

June 26th, 2015 - 3:09 PM
Moving to Florida

Planning a move to Florida

Home to more than 19 million people, Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. – yes, even more populated that New York! With beautiful beaches, great weather, and friendly residents, there’s a lot to love about the Sunshine State. If you’re considering a move to Florida, this guide will answer your most-asked questions – let’s dive right in.

Are Car Seats Allowed in Rental Trucks?

June 25th, 2015 - 3:04 PM
Are Car Seats Allowed in Rental Trucks?

Car seats and moving trucks. How does that work?

While car seats are often used to protect children in the backseats of personal vehicles, it can be unclear whether they can or should be used in rental trucks. Some truck rental companies are OK with car seats, while others aren’t. You might even be a little uneasy yourself about putting your baby in a moving truck.

To help clarify, we’ll walk you through the most important information regarding car seats in rental trucks. And, we’ll introduce another option that may be a better alternative for you and your family.

Moving to Alaska for Free?

June 23rd, 2015 - 1:10 PM
Moving to Alaska for Free?

Will Alaska really pay me to move there?

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.

Unfortunate – I know.

The rumors began as a result of the state’s Permanent Fund Program, through which all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) get a little piece of the state’s oil wealth each year.

How to pack medicines and toiletries

June 15th, 2015 - 2:24 PM
How to pack medicines and toiletries

How to pack medications and toiletries

Toiletries and medicines are essential bathroom necessities you’ll need not only after you move long distance, but during your move, too. We’ll show you which items to take with you, and which items can go in the truck. Before you pack, gather your supplies. You’ll need:

  • A moving box
  • A marker
  • Packing paper
  • Zip-top bags
  • Tape

Once you have your supplies, you’re ready to start packing.

Watch our helpful video, or follow the directions below.

 

 

How to pack silverware

June 11th, 2015 - 1:20 PM
How to pack silverware

How to pack your silverware for moving

Your everyday silverware is an essential part of the kitchen, and one of the first things you may use after you move. That’s why it’s important to make sure it’s properly packed so it arrives ready to use in your new home. You’ll need the following supplies to get started:

  • A small moving box
  • Packing paper or a small roll of stretch wrap with a tension control handle
  • Tape
  • A marker

If you’re more of a visual learner, watch this video for easy packing instructions:

 

7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

June 9th, 2015 - 9:52 AM
7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

Checking out U-Haul rental rates?

It’s summertime! If you’re traveling the interstate this time of year, chances are you’ll see plenty of rental trucks along the way. That’s because May through August is the most popular time to move. And, as you might guess, peak moving season typically means higher moving prices—which leads some frugal consumers down the DIY path. If that’s where you are now, and truck rental services like U-Haul® seem like the cheapest way to move your belongings across the country, there are some things to consider before reserving the rental truck

Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

June 9th, 2015 - 9:49 AM
Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

Moving to a new house with a baby

There are so many things to consider when moving with a baby, especially if you’re planning a long-distance move. How do you pack the nursery? What’s moving day going to be like? How can you help your little one adjust to the new house? Those are all great questions that we’ll answer as we walk you through our complete guide on how to move with a baby.

How Much Does PODS® Cost Compared to U-Pack

June 4th, 2015 - 9:07 AM
How Much Does PODS® Cost Compared to U-Pack

Compare the Cost of PODS® to U-Pack

If you’re looking for a containerized moving option, and you’ve done some research, you’ve probably discovered that the two companies most often compared are PODS® and U-Pack. The services are fairly similar (drop a container off at your home, you load it, it gets picked up and moved to your new home), but there are few important differences. And in a lot of locations, one of the leading differences is cost—which means the big question is “How much does PODS® cost compared to U-Pack?

It’s a great, legitimate question.

But, because prices differ so much throughout the country, giving a “ballpark” cost isn’t possible (bummer, I know). You can easily get quotes from both companies and compare, though.  

U-Pack offers instant online quotes that are as simple as entering the basic information about your move—you’ll see the price immediately. Getting a PODS® cost estimate is a little more involved; you can visit the website and enter the details of your move, and normally you’ll be given a reference number to use when you call for the price. Not super convenient, but doable.

What’s the best driving route from New York to Florida?

June 3rd, 2015 - 9:11 AM
What’s the best driving route from New York to Florida?

Driving from New York to Florida?

You’re in for a treat. The east coast of the United States is packed full of history, beauty, and scenic Atlantic Ocean views. Whether you’re planning an east coast road trip or moving from north to south, we’ll show you the best route to take to experience all the sights and activities a drive from New York to Florida has to offer.

U-Box vs U-Pack

June 1st, 2015 - 2:49 PM
U-Box vs U-Pack

Considering a container for your move?

Great idea! Moving containers are super convenient, since you don’t have to drive, and they’re ideal for storage, since you can load it and leave it until you’re ready to unload. Let’s take a look at two long-distance moving and storage options – U-Haul’s U-Box® and the U-Pack ReloCube®. We’ll compare container size, how they’re made, delivery options, how pricing works and more.