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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.

How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

May 29th, 2015 - 8:08 AM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

What’s the best way to lift a heavy box?

Moving—whether it’s locally or long distance—almost always requires lifting at least a few heavy boxes. To avoid injury to your back, we recommend watching this video to learn how to properly lift boxes before you start moving. It includes tips and best practices from Mayo Clinic and other reputable health experts.

 

 

A video demonstrating how to lift boxes

How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

May 27th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

Packing picture frames and knickknacks for moving

When moving long distance, it’s important to learn how to properly pack the picture frames and knickknacks that are proudly displayed around your house. While these types of items might not be the first thing on your mind to pack, they definitely shouldn’t be forgotten.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

 

 

A video on how to pack picture frames and knickknacks

Cheapest way to move cross country

May 26th, 2015 - 10:10 AM
Cheapest way to move cross country

You can move cross-country affordably!

You know the saying "you can't have your cake and eat it, too"? That's what many think when it comes to moving. If it's easy, it must cost a fortune, or if it's a good deal, then there must be a catch. But U-Pack isn't your typical moving company. It’s easy, but it’s affordable, and there’s definitely not a catch. In fact, in many cases it’s the cheapest way to move across the country.

How to Calculate Linear Feet

May 19th, 2015 - 10:32 AM
How to Calculate Linear Feet

Calculating linear footage

Though calculating linear footage may not be something you have to deal with on a daily basis, if you’re planning a home improvement project or you’re moving, you may need to know how to do it. Let’s take a look at what a linear foot is, how to calculate it and how it’s used to price long distance moves with U-Pack®.

What is a linear foot?

Definition of a linear foot: A linear foot is one foot in length, or 12 inches.

So, for example, an item that is 5 feet long is 5 linear foot. It differs from a cubic foot and square foot in that it doesn’t account for width or height – just length.

PODS® Container Sizes Comparison

May 11th, 2015 - 1:28 PM
PODS® Container Sizes Comparison

How PODS® container sizes compare to U-Pack®

Both PODS® and U-Pack offer a containerized moving solution, designed to make moving and storage more convenient. A container is dropped off at your location, you load it and put your lock on it, and it’s delivered to your destination location. Let’s take a look at the sizes of these containers to help you determine which best meets your needs based on size and cost.

PODS® Container Sizes

PODS® offers three sizes of containers – two for long-distance or local moves and one for local only.

According to PODS.com:

The 7 ft. PODS® container is 7’ x 7’ x 8’ with interior dimensions of 6’6” x 6’ x 7’6” and a weight limit of 5,200 lbs. It typically holds 1 room of furniture and boxes.

Budget Trailer Rental

May 7th, 2015 - 1:47 PM
Budget Trailer Rental

Rent a trailer on a tight budget

If you’re moving one way on a budget, a U-Pack trailer move may be just the solution you’re looking for. We’ll bring it right to your door, you load, then we’ll deliver it to the door at your destination. You can drive across the country in the comfort of your own vehicle, without worrying about hauling a trailer behind. 

How to Pack Toys for Moving

May 6th, 2015 - 3:14 PM
How to Pack Toys for Moving

Packing toys for a move

Toys come in all shapes and sizes, which can make them difficult to pack for a long-distance move. If you have kids, we’ll show you how to properly pack their treasured toys so they travel safe, sound, and ready for play at your new home.

Gather these supplies to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker

Watch this video for helpful instructions:

 

 

A video on how to pack toys for a move

What is the cheapest way to move a one-bedroom apartment cross-country?

May 4th, 2015 - 1:35 PM
What is the cheapest way to move a one-bedroom apartment cross-country?

Moving a small apartment shouldn’t mean paying big

Traditional van lines are often costly, and truck rental can be a bit inconvenient – especially if you’re not moving much. But there is a solution that offers the best of both worlds. U-Pack® is an affordable, easy way to move your small one-bedroom apartment across the country. You only pay for the space you use, and we do the driving! Choose a low-cost terminal-to-terminal move, where you load and unload at the service center closest to you, or do a convenient door-to-door move, where we deliver a trailer or container right to your location. Get an instant quote online, or call a helpful moving consultant at 800-413-4799 for help planning your move.

Moving a one bedroom apartment is easy with U-Pack.

Arkansas BBB Announces 2015 Torch Award for Ethics Winners

May 1st, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Arkansas BBB Announces 2015 Torch Award for Ethics Winners

U-Pack Wins Notable Award

The U-Pack team is excited to share that we’ve been chosen as a winner of the 2015 Arkansas Better Business Bureau® Torch Award for Ethics! Four winners were selected from a group of nine finalists and over 100 entries and nominees. According to the BBB, those chosen to receive the prestigious accolade must embody high ethical standards and apply them in their daily interactions—not only with their customers, but with their employees, partners, and local communities as well. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, which is why we’re honored to represent the BBB TRUST! principles through this award.

What is the best driving route from California to New York?

April 30th, 2015 - 3:58 PM
What is the best driving route from California to New York?

Traveling from California to New York?

Whether you’re planning an epic road trip or a cross-country move, driving from the Golden State to the Empire State will be quite the adventure! There are plenty of things to do and see along the way to make the trip more enjoyable, but we’ll get to that later. First, you need to know the best route to take.

What’s the best route?

We think the best way to travel from California to New York is by taking Interstate 40 to Interstate 70, and here’s why:

How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

April 29th, 2015 - 10:53 AM
How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

Packing your DVDS, CDs, and video games for moving

While digital media continues to grow in popularity, there are still plenty of people who own physical copies of their favorite movies, music, and video games. Here’s how to properly pack your disc collection for moving so it travels safely to your new home.

These are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker

Watch this video for helpful instructions:

A video on how to pack DVDs, how to pack CDs, and how to pack video games

How to Pack China

April 28th, 2015 - 10:50 AM
How to Pack China

Packing china for your upcoming move

Your delicate china is one of the most fragile items you’ll pack for your long-distance move. To keep it safe for the road, follow these helpful packing instructions.

Here are the supplies you’ll need

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker

 

A video on how to pack china for moving

A step-by-step guide for packing china

1.      Wrap china in packing paper.

First, line the bottom of the box with crushed packing paper for extra protection.

How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

April 27th, 2015 - 1:25 PM
How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

Look at the entire cost of one-way truck rental

Often when people ask about renting a moving truck for a one-way move, they’re looking for two things – ease and affordability. If those are you’re concerns, too, you’re in good company. While you’re going through the process of getting quotes and figuring out how much it’s going to cost, it’s important to look at more than just the price of renting the truck – there are almost always extra costs involved when it comes to one-way moving. Let’s take a look at what those extra costs might be, then at U-Pack, another type of moving company offering affordable moves without having to drive. 


Is a one-way moving truck the best option for your move?

Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

April 24th, 2015 - 10:21 AM
Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

Save money without doing the driving

If you’re shipping at least one room of furniture and/or boxes, U-Pack is an excellent solution. Not only is it an affordable alternative to full-service moving companies, it’s also convenient. You load and unload, and U-Pack does the driving. Let’s take a more in-depth look at how it works, what makes it a cheap way to ship furniture, and ways you can stay within your moving budget.

How U-Pack does state-to-state furniture shipping

We deliver a clean, empty trailer or container to your home, you load your furniture and boxes, then we deliver to your new home. It’s that simple.