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Moving To Hawaii

July 1st, 2016 - 1:34 PM
Moving To Hawaii

Planning a move to Hawaii

Are you relocating to Hawaii? If so, get ready to experience a little bit of paradise — lush flora, white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, tropical weather and friendly locals are just a few benefits of living in the Aloha state! Whether moving to Hawaii is a personal choice or something you have to do (for work, family, etc.), you’ll enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and unique language of the island. For those considering a move to Hawaii, we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers to help you plan your move and hopefully reduce some stress.

Cheapest way to move cross country

June 29th, 2016 - 2:37 PM
Cheapest way to move cross country

How to move across the country cheap

If you’re trying to keep costs low when moving long distance, you may be thinking about a DIY move. While doing some of the work definitely saves you money, you don’t have to do it all. See, U-Pack® isn't your typical moving company. We help you keep costs low, but we do the driving. It’s easy and affordable. In fact, in many cases, it’s the cheapest way to move across the country. You may not be familiar with a self-moving service like U-Pack, so check out how it works, learn how we make moving cross country cheap and get some tips to make your move as affordable as possible.

U-Pack vs. Pack-Rat®

June 27th, 2016 - 3:41 PM
U-Pack vs. Pack-Rat®

Compare 1-800-Pack-Rat to other moving and storage companies

If you’re doing research before a move, you probably want to see how the options for long distance moving stack up. While comparing price is always important, so is comparing service, moving options (like storage) and equipment. When you know what each company offers, it’s easier to choose the one that fits your needs. If you’ve researched Pack-Rat, you may think it’s pretty similar to other moving companies; however, the contrasts are in the details. See how 1-800-Pack-Rat compares to other moving services like U-Pack.

I’m Moving. How Much Will It Cost to Tow My Car?

June 24th, 2016 - 1:52 PM
I’m Moving. How Much Will It Cost to Tow My Car?

Towing a car​

If you’re considering moving long distance, you may be thinking about how you’ll get your vehicle across the country since you’ll be driving the truck. One option people consider is towing.  While car dollies and car carriers are one solution, towing may not always be the best option, specifically if you’re cost sensitive. There are some expenses that come with towing that can go unnoticed on the front end — truck rental, car carrier rental, fuel, liability coverage and tow gear (hitch, mount and ball, wiring, safety chains, tie downs, etc.). Beyond the price, it’s also important to consider available options, if there are reasons you shouldn’t tow, and towing alternatives. So if you’re thinking, “Should I tow my car?” make sure to take those factors into consideration before making a decision.

Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

June 23rd, 2016 - 3:16 PM
Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

Are you moving on? Quotes and sayings to help you through​​

Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be tough. If change were easy, then poets, authors and musicians would have a difficult time creating material that pulls at our emotions. Considering the number of people who find themselves “moving on” in life, we collected a variety of move on quotes. They’re divided below into four categories: quotes about being happy, quotes about letting go, quotes to make you feel motivated and quotes that produce deep thought.

Hopefully these moving forward quotes will encourage you, give you something to think about and make moving on an exciting time in your life.

The Best Fireworks Shows Across the Country

June 22nd, 2016 - 2:12 PM
The Best Fireworks Shows Across the Country

Find the best fireworks show near you

Whether you've just moved to a new area and are looking for amazing July 4th fireworks displays near you, or you want to take an epic summer road trip to see one of these fun events, this list of 20 amazing Independence Day celebrations across the U.S. is for you. Most of these events take place on July 4th (we’ve noted when the date is different) and many of them include plenty of activities besides the firework show. Take a look at the infographic below to see where to find the biggest Fourth of July celebrations, and then read more about each one.  

How much does a ReloCube cost?

June 20th, 2016 - 1:26 PM
How much does a ReloCube cost?

Moving in a ReloCube​

If you’re looking for an affordable way to move, you may have come across the U-Pack ReloCube in your search. A ReloCube is a metal moving container that makes moving easy and affordable. It features ground-level loading, multiple tie-down points to secure your belongings and extra security benefits like the option to put your own lock on it. And since it’s delivered right to your door, it’s much easier than truck rental. But how much does it cost? Take a look at the details below, then get an instant quote to find out.

Why U-Haul Won't Rent a Trailer for a Ford Explorer

June 17th, 2016 - 4:11 PM
Why U-Haul Won't Rent a Trailer for a Ford Explorer

*This post has been updated to include current information (originally published in 2011).

The issue with U-Haul® and Ford Explorers

Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have been extremely popular in the past few decades, and the Ford Explorer is no exception. With its modern design, high-end features and top of the line technology, it’s no wonder people choose this as their everyday vehicle. Do you own one? If so, you know it’s great for getting the whole family where they need to go. But, if you're moving long distance and plan to use U-Haul towing equipment, things could get complicated.

Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

June 15th, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

Traveling with cats​

Cat lovers know that moving long distance is tough on their feline friends. Cats don’t like change and tend to become anxious when their daily routine is disrupted. However, the experience can be much less stressful for your pet (and easier for you!) if you prepare ahead of time. Follow the tips below when traveling with cats for a successful trip. 

Finding Movers and Packers

June 13th, 2016 - 4:09 PM
Finding Movers and Packers

How to hire packers and movers

Do you think you need help with your move? If you were considering hiring movers to do the packing and loading, but didn't want to pay the high price tag of traditional movers, there are affordable alternatives. Did you know you can actually save quite a bit of money on your move by doing the packing yourself? While this option doesn’t work for everyone, many people like the idea of packing their own stuff, then hiring movers to do the loading, unloading. It's a great way to save money moving! 

Moving Companies in New Jersey

June 10th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Moving Companies in New Jersey

Finding movers in New Jersey

Looking for moving companies in New Jersey? Whether you’re moving into or out of the Garden State, U-Pack® can help! When planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a professional moving company to ensure the greatest safety and protection of your household items. Since 1997, U-Pack has moved more than 850,000 families cross country. We’re a good alternative to full-service New Jersey movers and truck rental. Take a look at the factors below and see why you should consider choosing U-Pack as your New Jersey moving company.

How to Calculate Linear Feet

June 9th, 2016 - 7:54 AM
How to Calculate Linear Feet

Calculating linear footage

Though linear footage may not be a measurement you have to deal with on a daily basis, if you’re moving or planning a home improvement project,  you may need to know how to convert feet to linear feet. How do you calculate linear feet? 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®.

Cheapest Way to Move Furniture to Another State

June 8th, 2016 - 7:41 AM
Cheapest Way to Move Furniture to Another State

Moving Furniture State to State

So, you’re moving to a different state and are looking for furniture moving companies. You want to move it all affordably, and you want to know your items will be safe. There are several ways to transport furniture, and the options range from expensive to cheap — how do you know which is best? There are a few things to consider when you’re searching for the best option for moving your stuff. Let’s go over some factors that will help you get the lowest price.

List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

June 6th, 2016 - 12:31 PM
List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

What should I buy when moving into a new apartment?

Moving into a new apartment is a big step, especially if it’s your first time living on your own. During this exciting transition, there’s probably a lot you’ll want to accomplish. But where do you start? We’ve compiled a new apartment checklist that will help you keep track of everything you need. Download it now and keep reading for other tips on moving into a new place.  

Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

June 3rd, 2016 - 1:04 PM
Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

Atlas moving company

When moving long distance, you might consider Atlas® Van Lines, a full-service moving company. While full-service movers offer the convenience of doing all the work for you, this luxury comes at a price. U-Pack is a great alternative for individuals or families moving on a budget. With U-Pack, you do the packing and loading and we do all the driving. Let’s compare U-Pack to Atlas and see which one is the better option for your move.

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