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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.

The Ultimate Guide on How to Plan a Road Trip

April 22nd, 2015 - 1:50 PM
The Ultimate Guide on How to Plan a Road Trip

Want to plan the perfect road trip?

Everyone loves a good road trip, but without a plan, it can quickly turn into a chaotic mess. This guide will help you cover the road trip planning process from start to finish, ensuring your next adventure is nothing but memorable and fun!

How to plan a road trip

Map your route and stops along the way

Mapping your route is the first step to a great road trip. If you’re planning to travel across the country, these road trip routes break down the best roads to take by season. During the spring, a road trip from Barstow, CA to Wilmington, NC would be ideal. Or for autumn travel, Atlantic City, NJ to San Francisco, CA would be nice. If you plan by season, you can make the most of the sights along the way.

The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

April 20th, 2015 - 8:42 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

What’s the cheapest way to move furniture?

If you’re moving it across the country, it’s a U-Pack terminal-to-terminal move. This involves loading your belongings into a trailer or ReloCube® at a service center near your location. U-Pack will ship it across the country, and when it arrives at the service center closest to your new home, you’ll take a trip there to unload it.

It’s a very cheap way to move across the country, but for some, it may not be convenient – or even possible.

An alternative cheap moving option is a door-to-door U-Pack move.

10 Best Places to Live in California

April 17th, 2015 - 2:18 PM
10 Best Places to Live in California

Thinking about moving to California?

There’s a reason why 38.8 million people call California home. The Golden State has the size, the beauty, and the opportunity that the other 49 states just can’t compete with. If you’re thinking about living in California, one of these 10 places might be the right spot for you.

What are the best places to live in California?

These Californian cities are simply some of the best to call home, and aren’t listed in any particular order.

Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage

April 16th, 2015 - 11:10 AM
Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage

What does unlimited mileage mean?

It means you can drive as far as your heart desires without worrying about a pre-set number of miles. So, when you’re driving your rental truck, if you miss an exit, take an unexpected detour, or a different route increases your mileage beyond what was originally expected, your total price doesn’t change.

Things to Consider about Unlimited Mileage

Though it may seem like it, unlimited mileage doesn’t mean you won’t have extra costs; you’re still responsible for fueling the rental truck. So driving further actually does mean more money. You can easily calculate how much it costs to fuel a rental truck to plan for those extra costs.

Moving Trucks - Frequently Asked Questions

April 13th, 2015 - 1:09 PM
Moving Trucks - Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know About Moving Trucks

Well, at least almost everything. After 18+ years of moving household goods, we’ve answered a lot of questions about moving trucks – some unique, and some very common. We've compiled a list of those asked most frequently. And if you have a question we haven’t covered, leave us a comment at the bottom of this post. We’ll find an answer for you. 
Get answers to the commonly asked questions about moving trucks.

Questions about Moving Trucks

How many miles per gallon do rental moving trucks get?
It depends on the size of the truck. We’ve listed the average fuel mileage based on the size of the truck and the size of the tank.

Getting a Post Office Box in Another City

April 10th, 2015 - 7:48 AM
Getting a Post Office Box in Another City

Can I get a PO Box in a different city?

Yes, you can! Getting a post office box in another city is a very easy process. If you need to open a PO Box before you move to your new city, follow these four simple steps:

Note: You must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a PO Box.


How do you get a PO box in a new city?

Step 1 – Reserve your PO Box

You can reserve your PO Box online on the USPS.com website or in person at your current local post office. Here’s how you reserve your PO Box:

How much does it cost to move across country?

April 8th, 2015 - 9:00 AM
How much does it cost to move across country?

Calculating Your Cross-Country Moving Costs

Almost everyone who calls wants to know one thing from our moving experts: "How much does it cost to move across country?" That's an important question if your goal is to stay within a set moving budget. Though there's no one-size-fits-all price tag, it's an easy question to answer – you just have to get a moving quote.

Ultimately, your price depends on a few factors. Let’s walk through your options and help you calculate your cross country moving costs.

How much does it cost to move? 

What Goes Into Your Move Costs

Ultimately, the total cost of your move is based on the type of moving company you choose, how you get to your new home, and any extra services you add on. 

Do you need help with moving?

April 6th, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Do you need help with moving?

Full service isn’t the only option for moving help

If you’re moving long distance and don’t want to do all the work, what options do you have? You could hire a full service mover, but that can get expensive. Or you could hire movers from online message boards, but how can you make sure they can be trusted? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to blow your budget. U-Pack offers a solution that involves combining U-Pack with moving help to give you the services you need at a price you can afford.

Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

April 3rd, 2015 - 8:43 AM
Moving Expenses and Tax Deductions

How to deduct moving expenses

If you moved for work in 2014, you may be eligible to deduct your moving expenses when you file your 2014 return. To determine if your move qualifies, there are some requirements you’ll need to have met. So, let’s start by covering some basic information about moving and tax deductions, then dive into some more detailed questions you may have about what is and isn’t tax deductible.

What moving expenses are tax deductible?

Does Your Move Qualify for Deductions?

Before you put pen to paper, it’s important to make sure you meet the requirements to deduct your moving expenses. Wouldn’t want any surprises when you file, right?

According to the IRS Topic 455, you can deduct moving expenses “If you moved due to a change in your job or business location, or because you started a new job or business.”

How to pack small appliances

April 2nd, 2015 - 1:37 PM
How to pack small appliances

Packing Small Appliances for a Move

Small kitchen appliances like your toaster, microwave, or coffee maker are just some of the essential items you’ll use after you move into your new home. As you prepare to move, it’s a good idea to know how to properly pack your small appliances so they arrive safe, secure, and ready to use.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Paper padding
  • Packing tape
  • Foam or Bubble Wrap
  • A marker

 

 

Video about how to pack small appliances for moving.

How to Pack Linens and Towels

March 31st, 2015 - 2:00 PM
How to Pack Linens and Towels

Packing Linens and Towels for Moving

After a long day of moving, you just want to take a hot shower and crawl into bed. We get it; that’s why it’s important to pack your towels and sheets properly so they arrive at your new home fresh, clean and ready to use.

These are the supplies you’ll need to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • A marker

Video about how to pack towels and linens for moving.

List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

March 30th, 2015 - 9:27 AM
List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

What should I buy for my new apartment?

Moving into a new apartment is a big step, especially if it’s your first time venturing out on your own. Once you sign the lease and pay the deposit, there’s only one thing left to do: move in! But you can’t exactly do that without purchasing a few essentials. So where do you start? We recommend creating a budget and printing off a checklist …now let the new apartment adventure begin!

Setting a budget for your new apartment

Before you buy anything, figure out how much you have to spend on outfitting your new home. Once your budget is set, prioritize based on your needs, then your wants. You may want to buy some items new , and with a little bargain hunting, you may also be able to find some items you need for your new apartment at resale shops, consignment shops, garage sales, and online classified ads .

Storage Containers for Moving

March 26th, 2015 - 3:34 PM
Storage Containers for Moving

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

U-Pack Moving and Storage Containers

U-Pack containers , are designed to make moving and storage convenient and affordable. They’re delivered to your home, you load, and they’re stored until you’re ready to move into your new home. If you’re considering a ReloCube for moving and storage, check out the answers to some of these FAQs:

Cheapest one-way moving truck rental

March 24th, 2015 - 4:34 PM
Cheapest one-way moving truck rental

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 and take a look at U-Pack Moving – a low-cost alternative to truck rental.

Who is the cheapest one-way moving truck company?