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10 Spare Room Ideas

June 4th, 2018 - 12:02 PM
10 Spare Room Ideas

What can I do with a spare room?

Not sure what to do with an extra room? The possibilities are endless — we’ve seen everything from themed guest bedrooms to a place to store a bowling ball collection! But while those ideas may fit your needs perfectly, we think these 10 extra room ideas will help create a practical, useful space in your home. 

Transporting Kayaks and Canoes Long Distances

May 25th, 2018 - 10:42 AM
Transporting Kayaks and Canoes Long Distances

Moving? Don’t forget your kayak! 

Do you prefer a calm lake or a raging river? Are you a solo rafter or do you head out with friends? No matter your style, you’ve probably had amazing experiences inside your boat. So, if you’re moving across the country, you’ll want to make sure it stays protected. After all, what fun is a new state if you can’t explore the water? Check out these tips for moving a kayak or canoe — it’s a lot easier than you might think. 

The Best Fireworks Shows Across the Country

May 21st, 2018 - 1:20 PM
The Best Fireworks Shows Across the Country

The best fireworks shows — is one near you?

Fireworks shows are an integral part of many holiday celebrations in the United States. Memorial Day, the 4th of July and even Christmas are often commemorated with a spectacular display. Maybe it’s because they remind us of the “rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,” or maybe they just bring back happy memories from our childhoods. Either way, a good fireworks show is a great way to celebrate an event. If you’re looking for a famous show to watch this year, you’ll want to check out the lists below. 

Cheapest one-way moving truck rental

May 16th, 2018 - 3:31 PM
Cheapest one-way moving truck rental

Compare and find the cheapest truck rentals

Any bargain shopper knows that an easy way to get a lower price is to check multiple retailers. While the item may not be exactly the same from store to store, the cost savings may make a different brand the best choice. A one-way move is no different. Prices can vary widely from company to company, but the end goal is the same (getting your belongings from point A to point B). To find the cheapest moving trucks, take a look at a side-by-side comparison. 

Have a one-way moving truck quote and want to compare U-Pack? Get a free moving quote! There’s no additional charge for fuel, standard liability coverage or taxes. 

How to Let People Know You're Moving

May 14th, 2018 - 10:48 AM
How to Let People Know You're Moving

Telling friends and family about a move

Excited about an upcoming move, but not sure how to make the announcement to friends and family? You can share the news online, in person, in the mail or in other interesting ways. Here are our best tips for letting people know you’re moving. 

Making an online moving announcement

Whether you’re looking to announce an upcoming move or let people know you’ve already moved, social networking sites are great places to post. In just a few clicks, you can let everyone know! There are two main ways to go about it — unique shareable images or a special Facebook status update.

10 Foot Truck: How Much Does it Hold?

May 11th, 2018 - 12:39 PM
10 Foot Truck: How Much Does it Hold?

Will a 10-foot truck be enough space for my move?

The smallest rental truck available is the 10-foot truck. It’s intended for small moves — a studio apartment or just a couple of rooms — so, if you’re moving a one-bedroom apartment or a heavily furnished place, it may not have enough space. Before renting a truck, take a close look at the dimensions to make sure everything will fit. 

How to have a moving sale

May 9th, 2018 - 9:17 AM
How to have a moving sale

Declutter with a moving sale

Getting rid of unwanted items is helpful any time, but it’s especially important before a move. There’s no reason to pay and work to move things you no longer want or need. One of the best ways to declutter is by hosting a garage sale. Not only will it get rid of unwanted belongings, but it also gives you the chance to earn some extra cash. If it seems daunting to add another task to your list, don’t fret. A moving sale may take time to organize, price and host, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Learn how to take care of the entire process from start to finish.

U-Haul Trailers: Information and Alternatives

May 7th, 2018 - 4:02 PM
U-Haul Trailers: Information and Alternatives

Thinking about a U-Haul® trailer for your move?

If you’re considering truck rental for an upcoming move, there’s a good chance you’ve also looked at renting a trailer. Whether you need to haul a few extra items, tow a vehicle, or put all of your belongings inside it, a trailer can be a good solution. Learn about the different options U-Haul has, and then compare U-Haul trailers to U-Pack® moving services.    

Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

May 4th, 2018 - 10:19 AM
Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

Making moving with cats easier

How does your cat respond to interruptions in environment or routine? If it’s like most, he or she may get anxious in unfamiliar situations. During a move, cats will face a long car ride, loud noises, and a new home — all of which might cause some stress. It’s normal to be concerned about how your pet will fare during a long move, but a little preparation can make it easier on everyone involved.

Worried about putting your cat in a rental truck? U-Pack® is a “you pack, we drive” service that lets you travel in your own vehicle so you can focus on the trip, not the move. 

Are Car Seats Allowed in Rental Trucks?

April 30th, 2018 - 9:14 AM
Are Car Seats Allowed in Rental Trucks?

Do family-friendly moving trucks exist?

As a parent, you’ve probably thought about your kids during every step of the moving process. From choosing the best move date, to finding a house in a great school district, moving with kids requires some extra planning. It’s important that your children will be comfortable and safe during the trip, so if you’re considering truck rental, you might be wondering if it’s safe to put a car seat in one. You know that car seats and boosters are used to protect kids and that many states require that kids sit in the back seat of a vehicle. But is that possible with a rental truck? And if not, how can you move with your family?

National Park Vacation Ideas

April 27th, 2018 - 9:41 AM
National Park Vacation Ideas

Finding adventure in a national park

What’s your idea of a perfect time: walking out of a tent and watching the sun rise over the mountains, exploring a trail with your family, or hopping in the car to see gorgeous sights? If any of those sound appealing, a national park vacation will be a dream come true. Learn more about top spots across the country, and get ideas for your next adventure.

List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

April 26th, 2018 - 9:40 AM
List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

Remember the essentials with this first apartment checklist

When moving into your first apartment, there are so many things to figure out — putting down a deposit, setting up utilities, and finding a moving service. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is gathering all of the items for the apartment. If you’ve never lived on your own before, it can be hard to imagine the things needed for each room. We’ve created an apartment moving checklist that walks you through all the essentials. See what’s needed in the bedroom, laundry room, kitchen, living room, bathroom, office and more.

Where to buy cheap moving boxes

April 20th, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Where to buy cheap moving boxes

The best place to buy moving boxes​

If you’ve ever compared value items to name brand, you’ve probably noticed that choosing the cheaper option sometimes means losing a little quality. This may not make a difference if you’re buying basics like white vinegar, but it could be really important for something like running shoes. You want shoes that will support and protect your feet the entire time you’re wearing them, and quality shoes are designed to do just that.

The same idea applies to moving boxes. They protect your belongings during transit and help ensure items arrive in good condition. But quality material doesn’t have to be expensive — the U-Pack Box Store offers professional moving supplies at reasonable prices. Learn more about why “cheap” or free boxes may not be the best option, and see what makes U-Pack supplies a better choice.

Moving to Alaska for Free?

April 19th, 2018 - 8:59 AM
Moving to Alaska for Free?

How much do you get paid to live in Alaska?

There are rumors that you can move to Alaska for free or get paid to move to Alaska. Unfortunately, they’re not true — but you can get paid to live there. The state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program provides all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually. So if you’re moving there, you could start getting yearly checks!