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Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance

April 29th, 2016 - 3:23 PM
Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance

Cheap long distance moving companies — what’s the difference?​

Long distance moving costs will vary depending on the type of service you choose, when you’re moving and how much you’re moving. If you’ve checked out customer comments online in your search for the cheapest way to move long distance, you may be wondering what makes U-Pack® a great option for those looking to keeps costs low. When it comes to moving, we work hard to make it easy and affordable. Take a look at how our customizable service, efficient transportation system and flexible moving options combine to make us one of cheapest long distance moving options.

NeighborhoodScout Relocation Tools

April 27th, 2016 - 1:43 PM
NeighborhoodScout Relocation Tools

NeighborhoodScout® Review​

When you’re moving to a new area, it’s only natural to want as much information as possible about your new neighborhood. After all, you want to make sure the area is safe and will fit the needs and wants of your family. The internet offers a wide variety of research options to help you find what you’re looking for, but suggest trying out NeighborhoodScout.com for neighborhood reports.

21 Tips on How to Pack for a Move

April 25th, 2016 - 2:20 PM
21 Tips on How to Pack for a Move

Packing for a Move

Since 1997, U-Pack® has helped more than 850,000 families relocate – transporting their belongings over 1 billion miles. Through the years, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of tips on how to pack for a move. We want nothing more than to help make your moving experience easy, organized and affordable.

Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

April 22nd, 2016 - 1:31 PM
Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

Considering Enterprise Rent-a-Truck?

If you’ve rented a car from Enterprise and had a good experience, you may be thinking about using their truck rental service for your move. They’re great for local moves, but if you’re moving long-distance, there are a few key distinctions to know as you’re researching. Let’s take a look at how Enterprise truck rental works, where their rental truck locations are, and how to make sure you choose the best option for your move.

How much does it cost to move across country?

April 21st, 2016 - 12:56 PM
How much does it cost to move across country?

How much does it cost to move?

Almost everyone who calls the U-Pack® office wants to know one thing: what is the estimated cost of moving cross country? That’s an important question if you have a set moving budget. Even though there’s no one-size-fits-all price tag, U-Pack offers a free online moving quote to see how much your move will cost.

Ultimately, relocation costs vary depending on a few factors. As you compare quotes, it’s important to understand how these factors impact your move. We want to help you stay on budget so you can experience the quickest and most affordable move possible. Let’s walk through the information that’s needed to calculate and determine your cross country moving costs.

Tips on moving from the US to Canada

April 20th, 2016 - 10:37 AM
Tips on moving from the US to Canada

Moving to Canada from the USA

Is a love of hockey or the desire to have universal health care luring you to our neighbor to the north? Perhaps you’ve found a new job in Quebec or want to hone your French language skills. No matter how the decision was reached, if you’re thinking, “I want to move to Canada!” there are some steps you’ll need to take to establish permanent residency.

26 Road Trip Games for Kids and Adults

April 18th, 2016 - 3:20 PM
26 Road Trip Games for Kids and Adults

Fun car games for the whole family

If you’re getting ready to move or take a vacation, a lot of time will probably be spent in the car. We know how hard it can be to keep everyone entertained during a long trip, so we’ve come up with a list of 26 travel games we think you’ll love. The best thing about these games is that they’re technology free! Try a few (or all) of these road trip games and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun that won’t drain batteries or data plans.

10 Best Places to Live in California

April 15th, 2016 - 10:34 AM
10 Best Places to Live in California

Thinking about moving to California?​

There’s a reason 38.8 million people call California home. For some, it may be the lure of Hollywood or the desire to chase ocean waves. For others, California may mean big opportunities with one of the state’s many tech companies. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear – the Golden State simply has the size, beauty and opportunity other states seem to lack. If you’re thinking about living in California, one of these 10 places might be the perfect spot.

Shipping Rates for Household Goods

April 14th, 2016 - 3:53 PM
Shipping Rates for Household Goods

Shipping household goods

If you're trying to find the best way to ship household goods, U-Pack® is a great option. Let’s take a look at how U-Pack service works and how much it costs so you can determine which household moving solution is right for your situation.

Household moving with U-Pack​

Whether you’re moving a house full of belongings or shipping select items from a studio apartment, U-Pack has the ability to meet your needs. Our three delivery options include:

5 Benefits of Self Moving

April 13th, 2016 - 5:04 PM
5 Benefits of Self Moving

Benefits of DIY moving

Looking for moving options that help save money? Consider self moving! Unlike a full-service move where everything is taken care of from start to finish, a DIY move means doing some of the work yourself in exchange for substantial savings and other benefits. There are many upsides to this type of service, but here are five of our favorites:

  1. Cost of service
  2. Flexibility
  3. Control of belongings
  4. Labor options
  5. Organization

Let’s dive into these self move benefits and see how a DIY moving service like U-Pack® works for your situation. 

Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

April 11th, 2016 - 4:16 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

Relocating your family to Puerto Rico

When you’re moving, it’s understandable that things might be busy and even a little hectic. But if you’re moving with kids to an unfamiliar place, the process could get a little more chaotic than you’d like.

Here's the good news: the actual act of moving doesn’t have to be difficult (see more about how U-Pack can help with your Puerto Rico move).  There are also several things you can do to make the move an easy transition for your children. We’ve compiled a bunch of information that might be helpful when moving to Puerto Rico with kids.

Moving a large screen TV

April 8th, 2016 - 3:54 PM
Moving a large screen TV

Moving a TV to your new home

It can be hard to keep up with how to maintain expensive and valuable items like big screen TVs – especially when moving cross-country. Whether you’re relocating a short or long distance, it’s crucial to know how to package your TV. Read through these helpful steps and tips on how to move a TV so you can enjoy it in your new home.

Managing Moving Stress

April 7th, 2016 - 3:51 PM
Managing Moving Stress

Your guide to reducing the stress of moving

It’s no secret that moving is stressful. When faced with finding a new place to live, packing up belongings and leaving people behind, it’s easy to want to give up before you begin. We get it — really. That’s why, in honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’ve created a handy guide for dealing with moving stress.  

Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

April 6th, 2016 - 9:03 AM
Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

Need help loading or unloading a moving truck?

Want to keep costs low by doing a DIY move but still need help moving some items?  Good news! You can hire moving labor to help with loading but use a service like U-Pack® to transport your belongings so you don’t have to drive! To help you find loaders, we’ll cover what to look for when hiring movers to load a truck, how to schedule moving help, how to prepare for help and what to expect on moving day.

Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

April 4th, 2016 - 3:40 PM
Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

Easy weekend curb appeal landscaping​

April is National Garden Month! In its honor, we updated this helpful post with tips on front yard landscaping and improving curb appeal. Enjoy!

Whether you’re planning to stay a while and want to make your home look beautiful from the street or it’s time to put it on the market and you want to make it more attractive to home buyers, adding some curb appeal can make a huge impact. If you’re a weekend warrior with a limited budget, here are some ways you can take your humble abode from “blah” to “wow!” with minimal effort.

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