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Moving Swing Sets, Swimming Pools, and Other Outdoor Equipment

February 1st, 2019 - 7:39 AM
Moving Swing Sets, Swimming Pools, and Other Outdoor Equipment

How to pack your outdoor items 

Some of your favorite belongings are in the backyard. You’ve hosted numerous swimming parties in that turquoise-watered pool. The kids have enjoyed many laughs on the trampoline and slide. And some of the tastiest burgers were cooked on that grill. But now it’s time to move and enjoy them in a new backyard. What’s the best way to pack these outside items so that they stay in good shape for years to come? Use the packing steps below to help ensure your outdoor equipment is safe during a long-distance move.   

How to Move an Aquarium

January 30th, 2019 - 11:45 AM
How to Move an Aquarium

Safely transporting fish and their tanks 

Relocating fish and their aquariums to a new home — especially for a long-distance move — requires careful thought and preparation. And though the task can be time-consuming and more involved than moving other types of pets, it’s possible to do it successfully. To help ensure your aquatic friends and their tanks travel safely, gather the necessary supplies, and follow the steps below. 

How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

January 28th, 2019 - 3:25 PM
How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

Cleaning your apartment

An apartment may not be as big as a house, but when it comes to cleaning, it requires the same attention to detail. There are many ways to go about cleaning, but we’ve streamlined the process so you don’t have to spend days scrubbing. Whether you’re looking to deep clean before moving in or moving out, or just want some pointers for fast spot cleaning and upkeep, follow these apartment cleaning tips to make sure you’re getting everything done well. 

How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

January 25th, 2019 - 3:53 PM
How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

Moving? Plastic wrap is a must-have!

Stretch wrap is an essential in your kitchen, but did you know it’s also important for your move? It can protect furniture from scratches and scuffs, bundle hard-to-pack items like bed rails, and keep moving blankets in place on furniture. Since it sticks to itself, but not to surfaces, plastic wrap is great for bundling and protecting items without causing damage or leaving a sticky residue.

The Unpacking Order: Where To Start First

January 25th, 2019 - 5:59 AM
The Unpacking Order: Where To Start First

How to unpack after a move

A common sight during a move is the giant mound of boxes. Whether it’s at the start, when packing up, or at the destination before unpacking, it can be a little overwhelming. When everything you own is sitting in boxes, where do you begin? Hopefully, you followed our packing tips, so everything is packed well and somewhat organized. (And if not, we have some tips to help!) Take a closer look at the best way to unpack after a move to get settled as quickly and as easily as possible. 

Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

January 21st, 2019 - 2:14 PM
Enterprise Truck Rental Comparison

Should I rent an Enterprise® truck for my move? 

Are you considering renting an Enterprise truck for your long-distance move? While it can be great for car rental, the truck rental service may not work for every move. Check out the following information about Enterprise moving trucks to see if it’s an option for your move. 

How to Get Your Deposit Back When You Move

January 18th, 2019 - 4:48 PM
How to Get Your Deposit Back When You Move

Tips for getting a rental deposit back from your landlord 

The last time you thought about your security deposit was probably when you moved into your apartment or rent house. Now that it’s time to move out, you may be wondering whether or not you’ll see that money again. Before contacting the landlord, make sure you understand what security deposits are used for, what your renter’s rights are and what needs to be done to get the refund back in full. 

How to Move Beds and Mattresses

January 17th, 2019 - 3:56 PM
How to Move Beds and Mattresses

Steps for packing and moving beds and mattresses 

Because of their weight and bulkiness, mattresses and beds can be time-consuming and challenging to pack. But taking the time to disassemble, wrap and load these items properly is essential to ensure they travel safely to your new home. Start the process by carefully following the steps below and reading through some helpful tips.  

Check out more household packing tips in this resource. 

Gather materials 

Before you begin packing, be sure to have the appropriate supplies: 

How to Pack for Storage

January 7th, 2019 - 10:30 AM
How to Pack for Storage

How is packing for storage different from packing for a move?

While careful packing is important for any move, one that involves storage brings some unique challenges to protect against: temperature changes, humidity and potential pests to name a few. Because of these conditions, you’ll want to take a few extra precautions before placing items in storage. 

Start with this packing guide to learn how to protect your belongings, and then keep reading for specifics on packing for storage. 

Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

January 7th, 2019 - 10:21 AM
Tips for Moving a Cat Long Distance

Setting up a simpler move with cats

For many people, cats are the perfect pet. They’re independent, low-maintenance and they don’t bark in the dead of night. When relocating to a new home, you want to make sure your cat is comfortable and cared for — a task that can be challenging since they can’t exactly tell you what they need. With a little planning beforehand, the process can be easy on you and your pet. 

Penske Trailer Rental Options

January 4th, 2019 - 8:39 AM
Penske Trailer Rental Options

Need to tow your car with a Penske rental?

Picture this: You’re trying to figure out how to get your car and all of your belongings to your new house. You rent a Penske truck, which takes care of the household goods. But if you’re driving the truck, how do you get your car there? Towing a Penske® trailer could work, but it may complicate an already difficult drive. Learn more about Penske trailer options, take a look at a few things to be aware of during the trip, and explore alternatives for moving. 

How to Pack Jewelry

January 4th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
How to Pack Jewelry

The best ways to pack jewelry

What’s in your jewelry box? Whether the pieces are special gifts from loved ones or costume jewelry to top off an outfit, you want to make sure they arrive safely. For both travel and moving, packing jewelry properly ensures things stay intact: no broken bracelets, no tangled necklaces and no missing earrings. These tips will help prepare everything for transport.  

How to Pack Linens and Towels

January 3rd, 2019 - 9:25 AM
How to Pack Linens and Towels

Protecting linens, towels, bedding, rugs and other soft goods

Towels, sheets and pillows may not be items you’re worried about before the move. Since they aren’t breakable or fragile, you may just think about bagging them and throwing them in the moving trailer. However, bags can easily be punctured, damaging the items inside. To ensure everything arrives at your new home ready to use, follow these tips for packing soft goods. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks

January 2nd, 2019 - 9:27 AM
Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks

Budget truck FAQs

If you’ve never rented a Budget® truck before, there can be a lot of details to figure out — from choosing the right size to understanding how the process works. Find out all about Budget truck rental using the FAQs below, and then compare it to U-Pack®, an affordable alternative to truck rental. 

Want to compare other truck rental options? Check out this guide to rental truck moves.

The Best Way to Pack Picture Frames and Mirrors

December 28th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
The Best Way to Pack Picture Frames and Mirrors

How to pack pictures, mirrors, canvases and similar items for moving 

When it comes to packing household goods, some belongings require special care and attention. This is especially true for things like framed pictures, mirrors and professional artwork. You don’t want to arrive at your new home and find shattered glass, chipped frames or punctured canvases. To prevent this type of damage, carefully follow the step-by-step processes below.