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Pool Party Ideas

June 15th, 2018 - 2:44 PM
Pool Party Ideas

How to host the perfect pool party

Do you remember the joy you felt as a kid when you were invited to a pool party? That feeling doesn’t go away with adolescence, but planning one can be even more fun. You can host one for your kids or your friends and family and create an event everyone will love. If you’re looking for inspiration, get started with these pool party ideas. We’ve covered everything from themes and food to games and entertainment. And we’ve incorporated some fun tips to make sure the party is a great success.  

Don’t have a pool? We’ve also included some ideas on hosting a party in a different location. Ready? Let’s dive in.

Moving to College

June 13th, 2018 - 12:25 PM
Moving to College

Preparing for college move-in day

An endless summer might seem like a dream, but at some point, it will be time to pack up and head to college. Whether you’re moving in for the first time or returning for another year, there are some things you can do to make the process easier. Maybe you’re feeling emotional about leaving home, or maybe you’re pumped about the changes, but either way, the big move is coming. Let’s get prepared. 

Moving Trucks - Frequently Asked Questions

June 11th, 2018 - 8:01 AM
Moving Trucks - Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about moving trucks — sizes, fuel, driving and more

Planning a move comes with a lot of questions, and some of the most common ones concern the moving option you choose. If you’re considering a full-service move, you might wonder when to book them or how much it’s going to cost, but if you’re planning to rent a moving truck, you might have a few more questions about the process. Get answers to moving truck FAQs below, and then learn how U-Pack® compares.

Ultimate Guide to Apartment Moving

June 8th, 2018 - 8:47 AM
Ultimate Guide to Apartment Moving

How to move apartments

So many exciting things come with a new apartment: a new city or area to explore, new neighbors to get to know and new a place to decorate. But before you can start on that exciting adventure, there are several things to coordinate. From going over your lease to securing parking, these steps are important for a successful move. Check out these tips for managing the details of apartment moving, and then take a look at how to pack up an apartment from start to finish.

Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

June 6th, 2018 - 1:43 PM
Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

Will an Enterprise® rental truck work for your move?

Even if you’ve never had Enterprise “pick you up,” you’re likely familiar with the company. So when thinking about moving, their green and white trucks might come to mind. But while they’re great for car rental, the service may not work for every move. Take a look at how Enterprise truck rental works, the types of equipment offered, and compare prices to see if it’s a good fit. 

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. 

How much money should you save before moving out of state?

May 30th, 2018 - 9:02 AM
How much money should you save before moving out of state?

Saving money for an out-of-state move 

You save money before making big purchases like new furniture or vacation, so it makes sense to save up for a long-distance move as well. But since moving isn’t a common expense, how do you know how much to set back? You’ll need to add up the packing supplies, the costs for the moving company and things needed to get settled in. Take a look at what to expect and some ideas for saving before moving out.

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. 

U-Pack vs. Pack-Rat®

May 23rd, 2018 - 9:46 AM
U-Pack vs. Pack-Rat®

How does 1-800-Pack-Rat compare to U-Pack?

Portable storage containers are one of the easiest ways to move. They’re simple to load, there’s no driving required, and most portable storage companies offer ways to customize your move. But how do you narrow down the options to find the best solution? One of the easiest ways is to compare two services side-by-side. Take a look at 1-800-Pack-Rat® and U-Pack® and compare the options from each company — their moving and storage options, container sizes, locations and more — to find the right fit for your move.   

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 Way to Move Furniture to Another State

May 18th, 2018 - 12:32 PM
Cheapest Way to Move Furniture to Another State

Affordable ways to move furniture state to state

There are probably several pieces of furniture in your home that have sentimental meaning. Items like the bed you bought after you were married, the crib your baby sleeps in every night and the dining room table passed down from a relative are all valuable, so it’s important to take them with you when you move. While there are several ways to make this happen, not all of the solutions come at an affordable price. Learn how to safely move furniture to another state while staying in budget.

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.