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Military Weight Tickets

September 13th, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Military Weight Tickets

Do I need weight tickets for my military move?

When doing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), also known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move for the military, weight tickets are an important detail. Without them, you can’t be reimbursed. If you’re using U-Pack® for a military move, we can provide them — saving you the trouble of finding certified scales. Start by visiting the Transportation Office to get approved for a PPM, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

September 8th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

How to get cheap moving supplies

Every savvy packer knows the key to protecting their items during a move is to use quality supplies. To protect belongings without blowing your budget, we recommend using professional moving supplies from the U-Pack® Box Store. The affordable prices give you a great value, and every order comes with FREE shipping! Keep reading to learn how to get supplies from U-Pack at the cheapest prices possible.

Smart Home Technology

September 6th, 2017 - 1:38 PM
Smart Home Technology

The rise of home technology

Imagine this: You wake up in the morning and it’s unseasonably cold. Before getting out of bed, you grab your phone. From an app, you turn the heat on, start a cup of coffee brewing and open the blinds. You say out loud, “What’s the weather today?” and a speaker answers with the forecast. It’s not a house of the future, it’s a smart home. And you can do all of this today.

Moving a Sofa - Will it fit in a ReloCube?

September 1st, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Moving a Sofa - Will it fit in a ReloCube?

Shipping a sofa in a U-Pack ReloCube

The ReloCube® moving container has many great attributes — affordable pricing, flexible options, and a size that allows it to fit in a standard parking space. But will its compact size be a problem when loading large furniture like a sofa? Most sofas will fit, but be sure to measure first. Find out what size furniture can fit in a CubeTM, learn what to do if your couch won’t fit, and get tips on prepping a sofa for a long distance move.  

U-Pack Service Update: Hurricane Harvey

September 1st, 2017 - 9:45 AM

U-Pack Service Alert as of September 1 — Hurricane Harvey

Due to the devastating flooding in Texas and Louisiana related to Hurricane Harvey, U-Pack moving services to and from affected areas will be disrupted over the next several weeks. With area highway and road closures occurring due to the historic rainfall, shipments that travel through the area en route to their final destination may be impacted as well. For specific shipment updates or questions, call 800-240-7422 or email customercare@upack.com. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected, along with the relief agencies and volunteers working to rescue citizens and restore homes and infrastructure.

Small Room Decorating Ideas

August 30th, 2017 - 10:10 AM
Small Room Decorating Ideas

How to decorate small spaces

When it comes to home decorating, size doesn’t matter.  A small space doesn’t have to be cluttered or thrown together — it can be creative and functional. With a little planning, you can maximize spaces to be efficient, comfortable and beautiful. Whether you’re dealing with a tiny apartment or a single room that’s not so big, we’ve gathered some tips to help you take advantage of the space you have.

I'm moving from Canada to the U.S. What do I need to know?

August 28th, 2017 - 12:42 PM
I'm moving from Canada to the U.S.  What do I need to know?

How to move to the U.S. from Canada

Any long-distance move involves a lot of planning and coordination. But an international move (even if it’s just across the border) can seem even more complicated. There are requirements to meet, laws to follow and steps for getting your belongings and family from one country to another. Learn about the necessary paperwork, and how to move belongings, cars and pets from Canada to the United States.

The Best Places to Live in Texas

August 23rd, 2017 - 8:26 AM
The Best Places to Live in Texas

Moving to Texas?

The U.S. Census Bureau reported 553,032 people moved to Texas from another state in 2015. That’s the second largest state-to-state migration (Florida was the first) — but why is everyone moving to Texas? Economic opportunities, low taxes and a below average cost of living are the biggest draws. Take a deeper look into the highlights of living in Texas and then check out the best places to live including cities, small towns and places to retire so you can find the perfect hometown for you and your family.

Driving cross country: road trip routes

August 21st, 2017 - 2:26 PM
Driving cross country: road trip routes

Road trip across America

Road trips symbolize adventure, family time and freedom, but they haven’t always been viewed as an ideal vacation. While people have been taking long journeys for ages, the modern road trip didn’t become popular until after World War II when cars were more affordable, the highway system was expanding and the rise of hotels and restaurants made long trips more convenient.

Military Moving Discounts

August 16th, 2017 - 8:36 AM
Military Moving Discounts

Best military discounts for moving​

Unlike a government-paid full-service move, a DITY move puts you in control on moving day — and it can save you money.  While it does mean doing some (or all) of the work, having money left over from your moving allowance is a big benefit. And by adding in a military moving discount, you can stretch the savings further. Take a look at discounted options. 

The 20 Most Popular Questions about U-Pack

August 14th, 2017 - 12:40 PM
The 20 Most Popular Questions about U-Pack

Find out more about U-Pack

If you’ve done some research on moving companies and want to know more about U-Pack®, you’ve come to the right place. You can always call us at 800-413-4799, but we know that calling isn’t always a convenient option. Maybe you’re at work, rocking a sleeping baby or it’s after hours. Either way, we’ve made finding information easy with our 20 most popular questions (and the answers).

Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance

August 11th, 2017 - 8:19 AM
Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance

Long distance moving costs

More than 7.5 million people moved to a different state in 2015. That’s a lot of new jobs, new homes and new opportunities. That’s also a lot of people trying to find the cheapest way to move. Because rates vary so much depending on which company you choose, comparing options becomes incredibly important. Take a look at the options for long distance moving, and find out how to make your move as cheap as possible. 

Building the Perfect Treehouse for Kids

August 9th, 2017 - 8:07 AM
Building the Perfect Treehouse for Kids

Beginner’s guide to building a treehouse

You’ve bought a house with a large backyard and finally have space to make your kids’ treehouse dreams come true. But where do you start? And how do you make sure it’s safe for them to play in? No matter your experience, making a treehouse can be done easily and safely. All you need are the right supplies, some knowledge about trees, and a little bit of imagination.

Note: Before starting construction, check city ordinances and homeowner’s association regulations for rules in your area. Some may require building permits or have height restrictions.