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What is a Bulkhead?

July 7th, 2016 - 2:02 PM
What is a Bulkhead?

U-Pack® bulkheads

Moving can be stressful — especially when your belongings will spend a few days traveling cross country in a moving trailer to your new home.  If you’re unsure about what happens to your belongings after you load them — are they shipped as-is? Are other items loaded in the trailer with them? Are they going to shift during transit? — understanding how it all works can help you feel calm. 

For long distance moves, U-Pack uses something called a bulkhead to keep your items safe and secure during transit. A bulkhead is a divider wall that separates shipments inside a commercial trailer. When moving with a U-Pack trailer, your belongings are the only household goods on that trailer, and any unused space is loaded with commercial freight headed in the same direction. This method helps keep prices low and prevents your items from being co-mingled with other household shipments.

Moving Coupons

July 6th, 2016 - 3:40 PM
Moving Coupons

Looking for moving discounts?

It’s no secret people want to save as much money as possible when moving. After all, long distance moving costs can add up quickly and nobody wants to spend more than they have to. If you’re looking for ways to save big on your move,  try a moving service like U-Pack®! We offer our customers many opportunities to save. You save by packing and loading your belongings, then we handle the driving through an efficient transportation system that allows us to pass the extra cost savings on to you. Whether you’re an extreme coupon clipper or just looking to save a few extra dollars, look to U-Pack for moving coupons and other money-saving options.

I’m Moving. How Much Will It Cost to Tow My Car?

June 24th, 2016 - 1:52 PM
I’m Moving. How Much Will It Cost to Tow My Car?

Towing a car​

If you’re considering moving long distance, you may be thinking about how you’ll get your vehicle across the country since you’ll be driving the truck. One option people consider is towing.  While car dollies and car carriers are one solution, towing may not always be the best option, specifically if you’re cost sensitive. There are some expenses that come with towing that can go unnoticed on the front end — truck rental, car carrier rental, fuel, liability coverage and tow gear (hitch, mount and ball, wiring, safety chains, tie downs, etc.). Beyond the price, it’s also important to consider available options, if there are reasons you shouldn’t tow, and towing alternatives. So if you’re thinking, “Should I tow my car?” make sure to take those factors into consideration before making a decision.

Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

June 23rd, 2016 - 3:16 PM
Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

Are you moving on? Quotes and sayings to help you through​​

Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be tough. If change were easy, then poets, authors and musicians would have a difficult time creating material that pulls at our emotions. Considering the number of people who find themselves “moving on” in life, we collected a variety of move on quotes. They’re divided below into four categories: quotes about being happy, quotes about letting go, quotes to make you feel motivated and quotes that produce deep thought.

Hopefully these moving forward quotes will encourage you, give you something to think about and make moving on an exciting time in your life.

Why U-Haul Won't Rent a Trailer for a Ford Explorer

June 17th, 2016 - 4:11 PM
Why U-Haul Won't Rent a Trailer for a Ford Explorer

*This post has been updated to include current information (originally published in 2011).

The issue with U-Haul® and Ford Explorers

Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have been extremely popular in the past few decades, and the Ford Explorer is no exception. With its modern design, high-end features and top of the line technology, it’s no wonder people choose this as their everyday vehicle. Do you own one? If so, you know it’s great for getting the whole family where they need to go. But, if you're moving long distance and plan to use U-Haul towing equipment, things could get complicated.

 


Moving Companies in New Jersey

June 10th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Moving Companies in New Jersey

Finding movers in New Jersey

Looking for moving companies in New Jersey? Whether you’re moving into or out of the Garden State, U-Pack® can help! When planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a professional moving company to ensure the greatest safety and protection of your household items. Since 1997, U-Pack has moved more than 850,000 families cross country. We’re a good alternative to full-service New Jersey movers and truck rental. Take a look at the factors below and see why you should consider choosing U-Pack as your New Jersey moving company.

Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

June 3rd, 2016 - 1:04 PM
Atlas Moving Compared to U-Pack

Atlas moving company

When moving long distance, you might consider Atlas® Van Lines, a full-service moving company. While full-service movers offer the convenience of doing all the work for you, this luxury comes at a price. U-Pack is a great alternative for individuals or families moving on a budget. With U-Pack, you do the packing and loading and we do all the driving. Let’s compare U-Pack to Atlas and see which one is the better option for your move.

Best Long Distance Moving Companies

May 27th, 2016 - 2:27 PM
Best Long Distance Moving Companies

Long distance moving

Moving long distance can be a stressful situation. You’re tasked with finding a new house and establishing a new routine, plus you’ll have to get used to new surroundings and perhaps a different way of life when moving to a new state. And that doesn’t include the actual move itself! If you’re trying to find the best long distance moving company to simplify your relocation, you’ll want to compare services, cost and reputation to make the right decision for an easy, efficient move.

The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

May 25th, 2016 - 10:42 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move Furniture Across Country

Moving furniture across the country

Moving furniture cross country can be stressful. Whether you have a lot of furniture to ship or just a few pieces, U-Pack® can help! Our services are designed to help you move furniture and household belongings across the country while staying on budget. We’re an affordable and convenient alternative to truck rentals, container shipping services and traditional full-service moving companies. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house (or more)! Let’s compare furniture shipping companies and see why many customers decide that U-Pack is the best way to ship furniture long distance. 

Uhaul Truck Sizes

May 23rd, 2016 - 3:29 PM
Uhaul Truck Sizes

Explore the different U-Haul® truck sizes

If you're considering U-Haul for a move, you may have some questions about truck sizes. Not only will you need to know the dimensions to determine if your belongings will fit, you’ll also need to understand how many passengers each size U-Haul rental holds and what gas mileage they get. Let's go over the specifics of U-Haul truck sizes and other important details. And, in case you’re exploring options, we also have some U-Haul alternatives to consider.

Moving Companies Near Me

May 20th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Moving Companies Near Me

Finding a moving service near you

Moving long distance is a big job– especially if you don’t find the right moving company. While they all help you get items from one location to another, not all moving companies offer the same level of service. If you’re trying to find a trustworthy and experienced moving service with a local office near you, U-Pack® fits the bill!

Should I Invest in Solar Panels for my Home?

May 18th, 2016 - 3:12 PM
Should I Invest in Solar Panels for my Home?

Solar power information for upgrading your home

While renewable energy sources come with quite a few benefits compared to regular electricity, solar panels aren’t a typical find when it comes to the housing market. If you’re trying to sell or upgrade your property, investing in solar energy is a great way to add value and protect the earth at the same time. We’ve partnered with Modernize, a home renovation resource, to provide more info on home solar panels. Let’s look at some of the details you need to know about going solar!

Ryder Truck Rental

May 16th, 2016 - 2:38 PM
Ryder Truck Rental

Everything you need to know about Ryder rentals​

If you’re looking to move long distance, you might be considering Ryder truck rental as an option —if so, there are some important factors to consider before you make a reservation. Let’s dive into the essential information including rental locations, equipment sizes, gas mileage and the overall costs associated with renting from Ryder. 

Choosing Moving and Storage Companies

May 12th, 2016 - 1:05 PM
Choosing Moving and Storage Companies

Finding a moving storage service

Need moving and storage? You’re not alone! It's actually pretty common to store your belongings for a while when you’re relocating. Whether you're waiting a few days for a house closing or waiting months to find the right place to live, it can be difficult to coordinate everything so your belongings arrive exactly when you need them. Comparing moving and storage companies will help you get a better idea of which one would be best for your particular situation.

Moving to Hilo Hawaii

May 6th, 2016 - 2:37 PM
Moving to Hilo Hawaii

Moving to the Big Island, Hawaii​

If you want to move to Hawaii, Hilo is an amazing place to consider. For those who are interested in learning about world cultures, living in a unique environment and enjoying the surroundings of nature, it’s a wonderful place to put down roots. Fortunately, it’s one of the least expensive Hawaiian cities to live in, too.  Located on the eastern side of Big Island, Hilo is a picturesque retreat that’s sure to make your friends and family a little jealous!