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Free Moving Announcements

April 4th, 2018 - 3:22 PM
Free Moving Announcements

Moving? Don’t forget your moving announcements!​

There are many people to notify about an upcoming move, but it’s not always convenient to make the announcement. It’s easy to tell people you frequently see in person: coworkers, neighbors, the friend you have lunch with each week. But there are several other people to tell (just think about all the families who send you Christmas cards every year). The good news is it’s easy to make a free (or at least very inexpensive) moving announcement. Print them and mail them or post one on social media — they’re easy to download and customize.

10 Best Places to Live in California

April 2nd, 2018 - 3:10 PM
10 Best Places to Live in California

Wondering where to live in California?​

Over 39 million people call California home, and it’s easy to see why. There’s something for everyone in The Golden State — beaches, mountains, Silicon Valley, small towns, big cities. With beautiful scenery and endless opportunities, California is a great place to call home. If you dream of living in California, one of these 10 places might be the perfect place to settle down.

How to Complete a Postal Change of Address

March 30th, 2018 - 12:51 PM
How to Complete a Postal Change of Address

Get mail at your new home with a USPS Change of Address Form​

Have you ever seen a yellow sticker on a piece of mail with the words return to sender, not deliverable as addressed or unable to forward? The United States Postal Service calls these pieces “Undeliverable As Addressed” (UAA) mail — they can’t be delivered with the address on them and must be forwarded, returned or thrown away. According to Mailing Systems Technology, the USPS handles over 6 billion pieces of UAA mail annually, but only about 20% of it gets forwarded to a new address. And 75% of the time, this happens because someone moves.

Filling out a Change of Address form will ensure your mail gets to your new home. Look at the options for forwarding, completing the process and what items will and won’t forward.

The Cheapest Way to Move Out of the Bay Area

March 28th, 2018 - 1:10 PM
The Cheapest Way to Move Out of the Bay Area

Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area?

According to a report by real-estate brokerage firm Redfin, more people are moving out of the San Francisco area than anywhere else in the United States. This is linked to factors such as tax rates and housing costs, but the sheer amount of people leaving is actually making it more expensive for others to move. When demand is high, moving rates often increase.

If you’re making plans to leave San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont or another Bay Area city, you might want to do a little shopping around. By getting multiple quotes, you’re more likely to find the best price. Compare rates to find out which option is cheapest.

How Long Does It Take To Pack

March 26th, 2018 - 2:54 PM
How Long Does It Take To Pack

Is it time to start packing?

If you’re looking at everything that needs to be packed in your house, you may be wondering how long it will take to get it all done. Depending on the size of the home and how much of work you choose to do each day, it can take anywhere from 1-7 days to pack. Take a closer look at how much time you’ll need to complete the job, and get tips for helping the process go faster.

Frequently Asked Questions about U-Haul Truck Rental

March 23rd, 2018 - 12:50 PM
Frequently Asked Questions about U-Haul Truck Rental

Q&A about U-Haul® rentals

What’s on your mind leading up to your move in a rental truck? Are you concerned about how the rental process works or how much it’s going to cost? Whatever burning questions you have, we’ve researched it and have answers! Take a look at the details of U-Haul truck rental to figure out if it meets your needs.

Looking for an affordable U-Haul alternative? Check out U-Pack®. Compare with a free moving quote.

The Cheapest Way to Move

March 21st, 2018 - 7:52 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move

What’s the best way to move for less?

Everyone has different opinions on what makes a moving service a good option. For some, convenience is the ultimate goal and they’re willing to pay extra to get it. For others, price is the main consideration. But between those two extremes lie people who want to balance ease with affordability. If that sounds like you, U-Pack® might be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s a “you pack, we drive” option that makes moving long distance simple and cost-effective.   

Should I Tip Movers?

March 19th, 2018 - 8:06 AM
Should I Tip Movers?

Is tipping movers recommended?​​

It’s completely normal to leave a tip for good service. And if you’ve ever eaten at a restaurant, gotten a haircut, had a pizza delivered or taken a cab, you’re probably pretty familiar with how it works. But if you’re hiring movers for the first time, you may be wondering if you’re supposed to give them extra cash for a job well done. Learn from Dustin Whinery, an experienced mover in Texas, to see what’s typical and what to expect.

U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

March 16th, 2018 - 12:44 PM
U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

Compare move and storage options​

When it comes to an affordable and simple move, there’s often no better option than a moving container. They’re easy to load, and since you don’t have to drive, the experience can be more convenient than driving a rental truck. There are a lot of choices, though, so deciding on a moving and storage service that meets your needs may not be quite as simple. We’ll offer some assistance by comparing two popular options — U-Pack® and SMARTBOX®.

PCSing to Alaska: Military Life in the Last Frontier

March 14th, 2018 - 1:34 PM
PCSing to Alaska:  Military Life in the Last Frontier

Alaska military moves

Are you ready for the adventure that awaits in Alaska?! Whether you’ve completed a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move before or this is a first, you’ll notice quickly that relocating to Alaska is a little different — with a few more things to coordinate. Namely, travel. Rather than just packing up your vehicle and driving straight there, a move to Alaska involves either flying (and shipping a vehicle), taking a ferry across the ocean or driving the ALCAN through Canada. Here’s help planning your Alaska military move.

Tip: Use this PCS Checklist

How to Prevent Damage during a Move

March 12th, 2018 - 8:57 AM
How to Prevent Damage during a Move

Take steps to prevent moving damage

Even the best-laid plans can have bumps in the road. From nicking a door frame while carrying out furniture to dropping a lamp, accidents can happen when you least expect them. However, with some preventive steps, you can add an extra layer of protection on moving day. There are three main areas to consider: your home, your belongings and yourself.  

How a U-Pack Move Works

March 9th, 2018 - 2:25 PM
How a U-Pack Move Works

Explore the U-Pack moving service​

Somewhere between a do-it-all truck rental move and a full-service move is U-Pack®. It's a "you pack, we drive" option where we handle the transportation and you save money by doing the loading and unloading. Take a look at how U-Pack works from start to finish.

Enclosed Trailer Rentals

March 7th, 2018 - 1:26 PM
Enclosed Trailer Rentals

Cargo trailer rentals for long-distance moving

Does one of these sound like you?

  • You’re moving a small amount and looking for an easy way to move without driving a rental truck
  • You need to move belongings, a car and your family
  • You have too much stuff for a rental truck and need more loading space

If one or more of these situations fit your move, you may have considered renting a trailer. Keep reading to learn more. 

10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

March 5th, 2018 - 1:12 PM
10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

What is the largest city in the United States?​

With a population of more than 8.1 million people, New York City is the largest in the United States. But which other cities make the top 10? To find out, we looked at the populations of U.S. cities as defined by the 2010 Census. Check out the video below to learn which cities are the largest and what metropolitan areas have the most residents. 

Penske Truck Rental

March 2nd, 2018 - 10:50 AM
Penske Truck Rental

Compare Penske to U-Pack​

Many of the Penske® trucks you see on the road are commercial vehicles, but they also have a truck rental options for people planning a move. Let’s take a look at the services they offer along with available truck and trailer sizes and options, then see how they compare to U-Pack long-distance moving services.