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Making an Army DITY Move

December 18th, 2018 - 10:33 AM
Making an Army DITY Move

Moving in the Army

As anyone living the Army life knows, frequent moving is part of the routine. But even though relocating is common for an Army family, there are still a lot of things to consider for each move — especially when doing it yourself (DITY). So when you receive your PCS orders and start planning your move, here are some things to consider as you work through the process. 

How Much Can You Fit in a ReloCube?

December 17th, 2018 - 2:07 PM
How Much Can You Fit in a ReloCube?

Will a ReloCube hold all of my belongings?

If you’re interested in using ReloCube containers for a move, you might be wondering how much you can realistically expect to fit in each container. While it’s easy to picture the CubeTM filled with boxes stacked neatly, its compact design may make it more difficult to imagine furniture and other large items fitting inside. But don’t let the size be deceiving — you might be surprised by how much a ReloCube can hold!

Moving in the Air Force

December 14th, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Moving in the Air Force

Preparing for an Air Force PCS

The Air Force, with more than 321,000 active duty personnel, has proudly served the United States since 1907. Since the Air Force’s inception, Airmen frequently receive Permanent Change of Station orders to bases all across the globe. In fact, the Air Force estimates that enlisted officers will relocate as often as every 3 years.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, there’s a lot to think about, so consider using this guide to help navigate through the process. Learn what your moving options are, what you need to know about entitlement programs, and more. 

How much does a ReloCube cost?

December 13th, 2018 - 3:39 PM
How much does a ReloCube cost?

Determining your ReloCube cost

Using a U-Pack ReloCube® is a convenient way to move your household goods long distance. They sit ground level for easy loading, can be delivered straight to your door and are priced per container. But how much do they cost? And what happens if you need another CubeTM? The following information will break down ReloCube costs, provide examples and give you helpful ways to cut the price.

Budget Coupon Codes for Truck Rental

December 12th, 2018 - 11:19 AM
Budget Coupon Codes for Truck Rental

Using Budget® coupon codes to save on your truck rental 

Before using a Budget coupon code for a discount on your truck rental, it’s important to know what the coupon covers and what expenses you’ll pay for in full. Let’s take a look at what coupons are available, how they work and see an example of using one. 

Want to know more about Budget? Check out these frequently asked questions about Budget truck rentals.  

How to Pack and Move Collectibles

December 11th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
How to Pack and Move Collectibles

Protecting collectible items during a move

Collections of any size can be a bit overwhelming to move. You not only have to decide what pieces to take, but you also have to properly pack the things you’ve spent so much time and money collecting. The good news is that keeping your belongings in good condition is possible with a few steps. 

Keep reading to find out how to prepare your collectibles, and also learn what to do if you decide not to move them.

Planning a Coast Guard Move

December 7th, 2018 - 8:55 AM
Planning a Coast Guard Move

Changing stations in the U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard, with currently more than 38,000 active-duty members, has been proudly serving the United States since 1790. Over the years, countless “Coasties” have received Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and have served on numerous shorelines throughout the nation and world. Are you a member of the Coast Guard who recently received PCS orders? The information below includes details on entitlements and housing to help you understand the specifics.

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

December 5th, 2018 - 9:35 AM
I’m Moving. How Much Will It Cost to Tow My Car?

Options for towing a car

One of the things you have to figure out during a move is how to get your vehicle to your new home. If you’re using a service where someone else drives the moving truck, it’s simple — you’re free to drive the vehicle yourself. But, if you’re considering a self-move in a rental truck, towing the vehicle may be your only option. Before taking on this challenge, be sure you’re prepared to drive an unfamiliar truck with a trailer or dolly attached and that your budget can handle the additional costs (fuel usage, liability coverage, tow gear). Explore the towing options below:

What is the gas mileage of a U-Haul® Rental Truck?

December 3rd, 2018 - 10:56 AM
What is the gas mileage of a U-Haul® Rental Truck?

U-Haul® Truck gas mileage

One of the most common questions people have with a U-Haul rental is the fuel usage. Compared to a personal vehicle, trucks get poor gas mileage — but what MPG do they actually get? Each truck gets different gas mileage, and several factors can play a role in the actual fuel efficiency (towing, driving habits, etc.). And since fuel costs aren’t included in the rental fee, it can be a big concern. Find out the gas mileage of each truck, along with some factors that may also play a role in fuel use during a move.

How to Save More Than Just a U-Haul Discount

November 30th, 2018 - 8:23 AM
How to Save More Than Just a U-Haul Discount

Breaking down coupons for U-Haul®

It’s always smart to search for coupon codes and discounts when buying anything online. But while coupons are great for saving money on a particular item, they don’t always guarantee you the cheapest price on the product or service you’re actually looking for. This is especially true when it comes to moving: not all savings are created equal. If you’re looking to get the lowest rate on a U-Haul truck, take a look at some current U-Haul discounts and then see how those potential savings compare to an alternative like U-Pack®.

One-Way Van Rental

November 28th, 2018 - 8:03 AM
One-Way Van Rental

Finding a one-way cargo van

If you’re moving from a small apartment or just a few things from a larger home, you may be considering one-way cargo van rental since they’re smaller and easier to drive than a large moving truck. And you might think they would be more affordable as well. However, finding one to rent for a long-distance move may be difficult. Take a look at the offerings for one-way cargo vans, and then take a look at another simple way to move a small amount. 

How Rental Truck Insurance Works

November 27th, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Do you need rental truck insurance?

We’re familiar with purchasing insurance to cover our homes, vehicles and families, but is it something that needs to be added to a rental truck? The answer depends on your needs, which company you choose and the insurance policies you already have in place. First, it’s important to note that most truck rental companies don’t actually offer “insurance.” Instead, they offer liability coverage and waiver options. In some cases, your auto or homeowner’s insurance policy may also provide coverage while your items are packed into the rental truck. Take a look at common options available with truck rental, and read some suggestions for what to ask your personal insurance agent.

Tips for Crossing the Canadian Border by Car

November 26th, 2018 - 10:41 AM
Tips for Crossing the Canadian Border by Car

Driving across the U.S./Canada border

Planning a long drive can involve a lot of research and coordination — especially if you’re traveling abroad. Since driving to other countries requires certain paperwork and processes, it’s not always possible to plan a last-minute adventure. If you’re planning to drive across the U.S./Canadian border on an upcoming trip, get prepared by learning what to expect at the border and understanding what paperwork you’ll need in order to cross. 

Marine Corps PCS

November 20th, 2018 - 9:58 AM
Marine Corps PCS

Moving in the Marines 

Making a permanent change of station (PCS) in the Marine Corps can entail many tasks. Whether it’s your first or fifth PCS, there’s quite a bit to think about and do. To help you get started, we’ve compiled some important information about moving options, government travel charge cards (GTCC), entitlements, housing availability and other details specific to the Marine Corps.

Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage

November 19th, 2018 - 8:53 AM
Moving Truck Rental Unlimited Mileage

Finding truck rentals with unlimited mileage

If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve probably noticed that the actual distance is longer than the mileage listed online for the trip. In most cases, the extra distance comes from missed exits, making stops and taking unexpected detours. But when you’re traveling for a move in a rental truck, things like picking up and returning equipment also factor into your total mileage — which makes finding a rental company that offers unlimited miles so appealing. 

Take a look at the different mileage policies from each of the big truck rental companies and learn how much extra distance can cost.