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Compare U-Haul Rates to U-Pack Rates
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/29/2014
4:16 PM

Are U-Haul® prices similar to U-Pack®?

(Post updated 9/29/14)

While U-Haul and U-Pack differ in service, they can actually be very similar in price when you’re moving long distance. Surprised? Some people are. With U-Haul, you do the driving; with U-Pack, you don’t. Since U-Pack drives, shouldn’t it cost more than U-Haul? Well, you might think it would, but it often doesn’t. Why? Because U-Pack offers a unique way to keep your long-distance moving rates low: price flexibility.


Compare U-Haul prices to U-Pack prices

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Category: Truck Rental
What is the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.?
Category:  Moving to Canada

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/26/2014
2:08 PM

Moving to the U.S. from Canada on a Budget

(Post updated 9/26/14)

You may be surprised to hear that one of the cheapest ways to move from Canada to the United States is also one of the best ways to move. Affordable doesn’t always mean doing the work yourself. U-Pack® has prices that compare to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive. Let’s take a look at U-Pack – a moving option that many customers call the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.

Click here to get a free moving quote from U-Pack to see the cost of your move.

Low-cost ways to move from Canada to the US.

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Are there hidden fees with U-Pack?
Category:  U-Pack

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/23/2014
2:42 PM

Does U-Pack have hidden charges?

The answer is no, plain and simple. U-Pack prides itself on having absolutely no hidden charges. While there are additional charges for additional services, we don’t surprise you with unexpected costs. With U-Pack, when you add additional services or make changes to your move, we’ll let you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Are there hidden charges with U-Pack?

What are additional services/options U-Pack offers?

Every U-Pack quote includes the equipment, the driver, basic liability coverage and transportation charges like delivery/pick-up, fuel and tolls. Some customers, however, want or need additional services such as:

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Category: U-Pack
What is the cheapest way to ship household goods?
Category:  Moving Costs

Posted By:
Becky Google+
9/22/2014
4:34 PM

You can move your belongings affordably

If you’re shipping at least one room of furnishings and your move is long distance U-Pack is almost always the cheapest way to ship household goods—especially when you compare to containerized shipping services like PODS® or traditional full-service moving companies.

cheapest way to ship household goods

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Category: Moving Costs
Do I need a passport to move to Alaska?
Category:  Alaska Moves

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/19/2014
10:49 AM

Goodbye Mainland – Hello Alaska!

Planning a move to the Last Frontier can be both exciting and stressful. It’s exciting in that you’re moving to not just any state, but to Alaska – untamed beauty and countless adventures await! It’s stressful in that the move requires a bit more planning than just a regular state to state move. You’re definitely going to need a moving company to get there, but what about a passport?

Do I need a passport to move to Alaska?

Do you need a passport for Alaska?

Depending on how you move to Alaska, you may or may not need a passport:

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Category: Alaska Moves
Can an 18 year old drive a rental truck?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
9/17/2014
3:30 PM

How old do you have to be to rent a truck?

In most states, licensed drivers can drive a car at 16. But, when it comes to renting a truck, the age companies normally require is 18.

Renting a Moving Truck at 18

Technically, 18 year olds are able to rent a truck from U-Haul®, Budget®, and Penske®. However, there are some things to consider.

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Category: Truck Rental
How to Pack Makeup
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
9/15/2014
1:09 PM

Packing Makeup for Travel

When it comes to packing your makeup, you might be tempted to just throw everything into a bag and go – don't. Pressed powders can crumble, glass bottles can break, and other disasters can happen. Whether you’re traveling or moving, it’s important to protect your makeup to keep it intact. For the basics of cosmetic packing, check out these easy tips.

 

 

How to Pack Makeup

The video above outlined some simple moving hacks for packing makeup. Let’s dig into the details and discover how to keep all types of makeup secure during travel or moving.

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Category: Moving Tips
Top 10 Most Unusual College Mascots
Category:  Cool Stuff

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/12/2014
1:58 PM

Lions, tigers, and bears are overrated

Most colleges and universities have ordinary mascots; you know – lions, wildcats, tigers, eagles, bears, etc. And then there are those schools that prefer to think outside the box. Allow us to introduce you to what we think are the top 10 craziest, weirdest, and most unusual college mascots.
10 unique and unusual college mascots

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Category: Cool Stuff
Pack-Rat® Moving
Category:  Moving Containers

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
9/11/2014
10:46 AM

How does Pack-Rat Moving stack up?

(Post updated 9/11/14)

Pack-Rat (1-800-Pack-Rat®) is a moving and storage company that works a lot like other portable storage companies. They deliver a container to your home, give you time to load, and then pick it up – kind of like U-Pack®, but different.  By looking at Pack-Rat next to a comparable moving service like U-Pack, you can see the differences clearly.

What’s different about Pack-Rat?

At first glance, U-Pack and Pack-Rat may seem very similar; however, the contrasts are in the details.

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How fast can I drive a U-Haul truck?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/10/2014
8:56 AM

Moving in a U-Haul® – how fast can you go?

According to U-Haul…

There isn’t a specific answer to this question on the U-Haul FAQ page, so we placed several calls to the U-Haul Customer Service line. The answers varied. Some representatives told us the recommend speed is 55 MPH if you’re towing a trailer or car, and 65 MPH if you’re not. Others told us to abide by the speed limit signs in each state. In other words, there doesn’t seem to be a set-in-stone recommendation for how fast you can drive a U-Haul truck.
 

How fast can I drive a U-Haul truck?

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Category: Truck Rental
How much does a ReloCube cost?
Category:  Moving Costs

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
9/9/2014
10:30 AM

What’s the price of using a ReloCube?

(post updated 9/9/14)

If you’re looking for an affordable way to move, you’ve undoubtedly come across the ReloCube in your search. Ground-level loading and the ability to put your own lock on it makes moving long distance so much more convenient than traditional truck rental. Though ReloCube prices differ based on where you’re moving from and to and when you’re moving, getting an online quote is super quick and easy. Just enter some basic details and we’ll show the price instantly.

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Category: Moving Costs
Are there rental trucks that seat 4 people?
Category:  Truck Rental

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/5/2014
1:20 PM

Rental truck for four, please

Have you been searching for a rental truck that seats four people? They’re not easy to find. In fact, they’re impossible to find. Why? Because they don’t exist. At least, you won’t find them if you’re looking at leading truck rental companies like U-Haul®, Penske®, or Budget®. Three seats is the most each of those companies offer – with no back seats. That means no traveling with small children in car seats.

The good news is you can move long distance without having to concern yourself with fitting four people inside a rental truck.

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Category: Truck Rental
How to Calculate Linear Feet
Category:  Moving Tips

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
9/4/2014
9:57 AM

Linear Feet Calculator

Sometimes moving terms can be a little unclear. “Linear foot” is one we use a lot around here, and we get a lot of questions about what exactly a liner foot is and how to calculate it to determine moving costs.

Let's start by clearing up the definition: A linear foot is simply one foot in length –  12 inches. When it comes to a U-pack trailer move, your price is based on the linear feet your shipment takes up inside the trailer. So, if your quote shows the price for 10 linear feet, it's the price for your shipment taking up 10 feet in length, starting from the front of the trailer. Here's a great visual of what it means, and how it works: 

 

 

 

 

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Category: Moving Tips
Miss America Pageant Watch Party Ideas and Printable Score Sheet
Category:  Cool Stuff

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
9/3/2014
4:04 PM

Celebrate the Miss America Pageant!

Some people throw Super Bowl parties in February…but my “Super Bowl” is the Miss America pageant this month. I was a pageant girl growing up and have friends that still compete in pageants, so I’ve been known to throw some awesome Miss America watch parties to commemorate the occasion! Now that I work in the moving industry and get the chance to speak with people all over the country, I'm even more aware of all of the states these beautiful women represent.

Whether you know someone competing or just want a fun night at home, here are some ideas for your very own Miss America watch party. It's Sunday, September 14, 2014—I can't wait!

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Category: Cool Stuff
What is the cheapest way to move to Alaska?
Category:  Alaska Moves

Posted By:
Christina Google+
9/2/2014
3:47 PM

Moving to Alaska – can I do it on the cheap?

Moving to the Last Frontier will be an exciting adventure. But before you can enjoy the journey, you first have to figure out how to get there. Is there such a thing as moving to Alaska cheap? Thanks to an ever-changing moving industry, getting your household goods to Alaska has never been easier or more affordable.

cheap ways to move to Alaska

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Category: Alaska Moves

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