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How to move from one state to another

October 17th, 2018 - 8:54 AM
How to move from one state to another

Preparing to move to another state

Moving out of state requires a little more work and planning than moving across town. It involves a longer drive, hiring a moving service and dealing with new utility companies. We’ve simplified the process to four major steps to make preparing for the move easy. Start by making plans, then work through the rest of the list to take care of everything else.

For more information about planning a move, check out this guide to moving long distance

7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

October 15th, 2018 - 10:06 AM
7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

Before renting a U-Haul truck, go over these details

You’ve probably noticed U-Haul® trucks on the road or in rental lots in different cities and wondered if they’re the best option for your upcoming move. The answer is: it depends. While they might be a great option for local moves, long distance trips are an entirely different situation, and there may be some extra things to consider. If you’re thinking about using U-Haul for your move, here are some things to know before making a reservation:

The Best Property and Real Estate Apps

October 11th, 2018 - 3:50 PM
The Best Property and Real Estate Apps

Searching for a home or apartment? 

Mobile applications (apps) are great tools for activities like checking the weather, tracking workouts, planning parties and shopping. So why not use one when searching for a new place to live? Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, a variety of apps are available to help simplify the process. And with most of them offering features like real-time availability, mortgage and leasing estimates, and neighborhood information, you can personalize the experience to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Moving To Hawaii

October 8th, 2018 - 3:31 PM
Moving To Hawaii

Planning a Move to Hawaii

There’s a never-ending list of reasons to move to Hawaii. Beautiful sights, tropical weather, unique things to do and amazing culture, just to name a few. Relocating to Hawaii will provide you and your family with a change of pace, whether you’re moving for work, school or just a new adventure. Use this guide to explore everything you need to know when planning a move to the islands:

Long Distance Moving Tips

October 5th, 2018 - 9:25 AM
Long Distance Moving Tips

Advice for long distance moves 

Whether this is your first long-distance move or your tenth, knowing the best way to plan and execute it can help reduce stress and improve your experience. To help you prepare, we created a list of long-distance moving tips — from creating a moving budget to making travel arrangements — that will simplify the process.  

Tips on moving from the US to Canada

October 3rd, 2018 - 3:37 PM
Tips on moving from the US to Canada

Moving from the U.S. to Canada

Canada is known for many things: hockey, universal health care, a low crime rate, great public schools and friendly citizens. These things and more lead many people to think, “I want to move to Canada,” and maybe you do, too! Whether you have a new job opportunity, hope to hone your French language skills, or want to move back to Canada because you’ve lived there before, there’s some planning to do to make sure the process goes smoothly. 

Can I Drive a Rental Truck to Canada?

October 2nd, 2018 - 2:12 PM
Can I Drive a Rental Truck to Canada?

Crossing the Canadian border in a rental truck 

Moving to Canada and thinking about using a rental truck? While some companies allow their equipment to travel across the border, others won’t. Before getting too far in the process, be sure you know which rental services permit travel into Canada — otherwise, you could be stuck at the border facing possible fees and vehicle confiscation. 

Things to Know About Moving Pets to Canada

September 28th, 2018 - 8:40 AM
Things to Know About Moving Pets to Canada

Traveling to Canada with a dog, cat or other pet 

If you’re a pet owner who’s moving to Canada, you may be wondering how to bring your pet with you. While there are some restrictions, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) does allow domestic dogs, cats and other animals to enter the country. And since Canada doesn’t enforce a quarantine period like some other countries and locations, the process is pretty straightforward. Just complete the few necessary steps and crossing the border will be simple! 

Want to know more about moving to Canada? Check out this resource on moving from the U.S. to Canada for tips on transporting household goods, filling out customs forms and more. 

PCSing to a Hawaii Military Base

September 24th, 2018 - 2:11 PM
PCSing to a Hawaii Military Base

Hawaii military moves

If you’ve just received Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to Hawaii, you may be feeling both excited and overwhelmed. After all, a military move to Hawaii is considered “overseas” or OCONUS (outside of the contiguous United States) and is a little different than a PCS stateside. But it isn’t difficult to complete once you know what to expect! Use the following information to learn about the moving options, the allowances you may qualify for, and how to find military housing in Hawaii.

Moving to Hawaii with Pets

September 21st, 2018 - 3:39 PM
Moving to Hawaii with Pets

Requirements for moving pets to Hawaii 

Did you know Hawaii is the only rabies-free state in the country? That’s a pretty big deal! According to the American Humane Society, rabies is almost always fatal, and the U.S. currently averages 400-500 cases in domestic pets each year (and about two cases in humans). To help protect the well-being of all residents and animals, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture has specific requirements for moving pets to the islands. Keep reading to learn about steps you’ll need to complete, how each quarantine option works and more.

Long-Distance Moving FAQs

September 20th, 2018 - 10:57 AM
Long-Distance Moving FAQs

Learn more about long-distance moving

Every move has unique qualities, from the circumstances surrounding it to the distance traveled. Some people are embarking on a solo trip from coast to coast, and others are moving their entire family just a few states over. But even though every situation is different, there are some common questions almost everyone has.

Some of the bigger issues, like choosing a moving company and getting a quote, are covered in our guide to long-distance moving. But in this post, we take a deeper dive into other questions you may be wondering about. 

The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

September 19th, 2018 - 10:08 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

Explore cheap out-of-state moving options

Using a do-it-yourself (DIY) company is typically the cheapest way to move to another state. By doing some of the work yourself (such as packing, loading, unloading and unpacking), you don’t have to pay someone else to do it. And when you’re moving 300+ miles, cutting costs for things like labor can really make a difference. Take a look at three common out-of-state moving services and see which is cheapest for a sample move. 

Want to learn more about the process of moving? Check out this resource on long-distance moves

Finding a Place to Live in Alaska

September 18th, 2018 - 2:35 PM
Finding a Place to Live in Alaska

Where should I live in Alaska?

Can we talk about Alaska for a minute? It’s beautiful. It’s huge (over twice the size of Texas). It’s packed with wildlife. And it has something that most of the U.S. doesn’t have — a view of Aurora Borealis (aka the northern lights). But what’s surprising to a lot of people is that Alaska also has multiple cities and locations to choose from when you’re trying to find a place to live. Check out some options in the state and learn what to expect from each.  

What is the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.?

September 17th, 2018 - 10:51 AM
What is the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.?

The cost of moving between Canada and the U.S.

When relocating to a new country, there are plenty of costs that you’ll incur, from customs processing fees to finding new housing. But one of the biggest costs can be shipping your belongings. When moving from Canada to the U.S. (or in reverse), you’ll need to find a shipping option that can get your belongings across the border, but you don’t want to spend more than necessary. 

How can you move to the U.S. from Canada and stay within your budget? The easiest answer is to do some of the work yourself, and use a moving company that keeps prices low. U-Pack® is often the cheapest option. Take a look at how U-Pack keeps rates affordable and the costs you can expect for your move.

Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

September 14th, 2018 - 8:31 AM
Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

Estimating moving costs

Each moving company needs different information to provide a price. You may be asked things like how many rooms you have in your home, if the house has stairs, or if you’ll need help packing and loading. Or you may be required to have an agent come to your house to provide an estimate. Understanding the different ways movers determine pricing can help you make the best, most convenient decision. Take a look at some common methods and learn how to make the most of your moving budget.