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10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

February 12th, 2016 - 9:51 AM
10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

What city has the largest population?

Coming in at 8.1 million people, New York is the largest US city. When we looked into further into the results, we were surprised at which cities made the list. In fact, we searched beyond the 10 largest US cities by population as defined by 2010 U.S. Census, and also looked at the 10 largest metro areas. Take a peek at the places with the largest populations and share the infographics below!

DITY Move Calculator

February 10th, 2016 - 8:54 AM
DITY Move Calculator

Calculate the cost of your Personally Procured Move

If you’re moving with the military and plan on doing the work yourself, you’re going to be embarking on a Personally Procured Move, or PPM. Some people call these DITY moves, or Do-It-Yourself moves. No matter what you call it, it’s vital to understand how much it costs. The government reimburses you 95% what it would have cost to move you themselves. If you’re doing a DITY move instead of letting the government move you, then you’ll definitely want to stay within that 95% payout. If you calculate your DITY move costs, you can stay in your budget.

How to Save More Than Just a U-Haul Discount

February 8th, 2016 - 9:29 AM
How to Save More Than Just a U-Haul Discount

Trying to find U-Haul coupons and discount codes?

With search engines putting information at our fingertips, it’s easier than ever to search online for savings. Sure, an online coupon code is handy if you’re buying clothing or bedding online, but it’s a whole different story if you’re trying to use one when moving long-distance. If you’re looking for a cheap way to move across the country, you may be thinking a rental truck service is your best bet. But before you start looking for U-Haul discount codes, let’s look at what really factors into a U-Haul truck rental coupon, and look at a money-saving option that may end up being cheaper and easier than using a rental truck.

Packing Paper for Moving

February 5th, 2016 - 8:38 AM
Packing Paper for Moving

Using packing paper for a move

Besides having plenty of moving boxes, the other moving supply you need to have on hand is packing paper. And plenty of it! You can’t have enough packing paper– it provides protection for almost all of your belongings. You can use it in a variety of ways, from wrapping dishes and knick-knacks to padding boxes. Let’s take a closer look at what type of packing paper we offer, why it’s ideal for moving, and how to use it.

One-Way Trailer Rental

February 1st, 2016 - 9:30 AM
One-Way Trailer Rental

Considering trailer rentals for your move?

If you’re trying to find trailers for rent to move your household goods long distance, U-Pack®one-way trailer rental is a great option.  And though it may work a little differently than what you initially had in mind, we think you’ll find that it’s a much safer and more convenient option. Take a look at our moving trailer and what makes it the better way to move.

Mobile Storage Units

January 29th, 2016 - 10:28 AM
Mobile Storage Units

Use mobile storage containers for moving

For storage in conjunction with a long distance move, personal storage units are a great choice. They're easy to use – just load your belongings once and store them in the container until you're ready for delivery to your door. Mobile 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.

Whether it’s on-site, off-site, small or large storage, explore U-Pack and find the option that fits your needs – at an affordable price.

Budget Coupon Codes for Truck Rental

January 27th, 2016 - 9:16 AM
Budget Coupon Codes for Truck Rental

Will a Budget truck rental coupon save you money?

If you’re looking for Budget truck rental deals, you may be searching for a coupon code or online discount to save some money on your move. While you may be able to find an active coupon code, it’s important to understand what that code will and won’t cover. For example, you might locate a coupon for military or law enforcement, or another for AAA members, but those codes only cover the actual truck rental. You’ll also have extra costs for fuel, towing equipment, additional days and more. Let’s take a closer look and find out how to save money on your move.

Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

January 25th, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

10 Common Packing Mistakes

Packing for a move is often the most dreaded part of any relocation. It’s so much more than just making sure everything gets put into a box; there’s organizing, wrapping, and taking inventory of your belongings. That’s where many people get it wrong – they wait until the last minute, throw things in boxes, and hope they make it ok. After helping over 850,000 customers move over a billion miles, we’ve identified some common packing mistakes so you can learn what NOT to do when packing for a move.

If you need to start planning your long distance move, get a free moving quote online.

Interstate Moving Companies

January 20th, 2016 - 8:33 AM
Interstate Moving Companies

Finding interstate movers​

Crossing state lines doesn’t seem like such a big deal, right? I mean, there are spots where you can stand in two states at once, like in Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas; or in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. But when it comes to moving, taking your household goods across state lines can be a big deal! Let’s take a look at interstate movers vs. intrastate movers, the different types of interstate moving companies, and how to find the right one for your relocation.

Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

January 18th, 2016 - 1:10 PM
Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

Will a Penske truck rental coupon save me money?​

Before you book your move, you may be searching for a Penske coupon or Penske discount code. If you’re able to track down one of these discounts, you might find that it doesn’t make as big of an impact as you initially thought. While the coupon code could take a little bit off the cost of the rental truck, it won’t cover any of the “soft costs” associated with truck rentals like fuel, travel, and liability coverage. Let’s dig in and take a look at the discounts, those extra costs, and explore other ways you can save money on your long distance move.

Furniture Moving Straps

January 15th, 2016 - 3:34 PM
Furniture Moving Straps

Prevent injuries using moving straps

If you have large pieces of furniture to move, you may be wondering how to handle it. You could hire moving help or rent a furniture dolly. However, for furniture that’s big or heavy, the easiest way to move it is by using furniture straps. Our Forearm Forklift straps are heavy-duty nylon straps that use leverage, not strength, to lift items. They help prevent injury by allowing you to bend at the knees when you lift, and by reducing the load up to 66%. Let’s take a closer look at how to use Forearm Forklift moving straps to move furniture.

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

January 13th, 2016 - 8:38 AM
7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

Checking out U-Haul rental rates?

If you’re traveling across the country, chances are you’ll see plenty of rental trucks along the way. Though peak moving season is May to August, there are still plenty of circumstances that cause people to relocate year-round. If you’re planning a move, you might be considering a DIY move to keep costs low. While 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

How to Complete a Postal Change of Address

January 11th, 2016 - 12:51 PM
How to Complete a Postal Change of Address

Forwarding mail with the USPS Change of Address Form

If you’re moving, one of the tasks you’ll need to complete is a USPS change of address form. You can do this temporarily (like if you’re moving to college for the semester), or permanently if you’re changing homes. Changing your address means that your mail will be forwarded to your new address. While it’s a good idea to get in touch with those who regularly send you mail and update your address with them, for the contacts you can’t reach or just aren’t aware of, rest assured that your mail can still follow you to your new address. Let’s look at your options for changing your address with the USPS, how to forward mail to a new address, what mail will forward, and what mail won’t forward.

Budget Trailer Rental

January 8th, 2016 - 11:46 AM
Budget Trailer Rental

Rent a trailer on a tight budget

If you’re moving one way on a budget, trailer rentals from U-Pack® may be just the solution you’re looking for. We’ll bring it right to your door, you load, and then we’ll deliver it to the door at your destination. It's different from renting a one-way trailer for your vehicle because you don't have to tow it yourself. Since we offer door-to-door service, you can drive across the country in the comfort of your own vehicle, without worrying about hauling a trailer behind. 

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