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NeighborhoodScout Relocation Tools

April 27th, 2016 - 1:43 PM
NeighborhoodScout Relocation Tools

NeighborhoodScout® Review​

When you’re moving to a new area, it’s only natural to want as much information as possible about your new neighborhood. After all, you want to make sure the area is safe and will fit the needs and wants of your family. The internet offers a wide variety of research options to help you find what you’re looking for, but suggest trying out NeighborhoodScout.com for neighborhood reports.

Tips on moving from the US to Canada

April 20th, 2016 - 10:37 AM
Tips on moving from the US to Canada

Moving to Canada from the USA

Is a love of hockey or the desire to have universal health care luring you to our neighbor to the north? Perhaps you’ve found a new job in Quebec or want to hone your French language skills. No matter how the decision was reached, if you’re thinking, “I want to move to Canada!” there are some steps you’ll need to take to establish permanent residency.

5 Benefits of Self Moving

April 13th, 2016 - 5:04 PM
5 Benefits of Self Moving

Benefits of DIY moving

Looking for moving options that help save money? Consider self moving! Unlike a full-service move where everything is taken care of from start to finish, a DIY move means doing some of the work yourself in exchange for substantial savings and other benefits. There are many upsides to this type of service, but here are five of our favorites:

  1. Cost of service
  2. Flexibility
  3. Control of belongings
  4. Labor options
  5. Organization

Let’s dive into these self move benefits and see how a DIY moving service like U-Pack® works for your situation. 

Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

April 11th, 2016 - 4:16 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

Relocating your family to Puerto Rico

When you’re moving, it’s understandable that things might be busy and even a little hectic. But if you’re moving with kids to an unfamiliar place, the process could get a little more chaotic than you’d like.

Here's the good news: the actual act of moving doesn’t have to be difficult (see more about how U-Pack can help with your Puerto Rico move).  There are also several things you can do to make the move an easy transition for your children. We’ve compiled a bunch of information that might be helpful when moving to Puerto Rico with kids.

Moving a large screen TV

April 8th, 2016 - 3:54 PM
Moving a large screen TV

Moving a TV to your new home

It can be hard to keep up with how to maintain expensive and valuable items like big screen TVs – especially when moving cross-country. Whether you’re relocating a short or long distance, it’s crucial to know how to package your TV. Read through these helpful steps and tips on how to move a TV so you can enjoy it in your new home.

Managing Moving Stress

April 7th, 2016 - 3:51 PM
Managing Moving Stress

Your guide to reducing the stress of moving

It’s no secret that moving is stressful. When faced with finding a new place to live, packing up belongings and leaving people behind, it’s easy to want to give up before you begin. We get it — really. That’s why, in honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’ve created a handy guide for dealing with moving stress.  

Most Walkable Cities

March 28th, 2016 - 10:26 AM
Most Walkable Cities

The Best Cities for Walking

If you love stretching your legs and going for a walk, there are plenty of places around the country that would be ideal for you to call home. Whether you like doing the majority of your transportation on foot, enjoy urban hiking and beautiful walking trails or exploring downtown at a leisurely stroll – we've covered each one of these categories so you can find the best walkable city for you!

Furniture Moving Pads

March 25th, 2016 - 9:51 AM
Furniture Moving Pads

Using moving pads for furniture

When it comes to moving furniture and other fragile belongings such as lamps, small appliances, and mirrors, furniture pads provide the best protection at the best price. As the most economical packing option, using them is a great way to protect your belongings from damage and scratches. Let’s explore more about what moving furniture pads are, how to use them, where to buy them and what to do with them after your move.

How much does portable storage cost?

March 18th, 2016 - 10:18 AM
How much does portable storage cost?

What are storage unit prices like?

If you like the idea of using a portable storage container for your upcoming long-distance move, you may be wondering how much they cost. Sure, they're convenient, easy to load/unload, and of course, you can store your belongings directly inside. But we know cost is important, too. Ultimately, each person's moving and storage needs are different, and those factors also affect your move costs (where you're moving to/from, how long you need to store, how much you're moving, etc.) While some storage units can be really affordable, others can be a bit pricey. Today, we'll help you narrow down which portable storage option and cost structure is best for your move.

Best Places to Retire

March 14th, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Best Places to Retire

Deciding where to retire

If you’re ready to find a new place to call home during retirement, you may be wondering which city to relocate to. When you look at “Best Places to Retire” lists, you’ll find locations on the beach, in the big city, or even retirement communities. But figuring out which one is best for you can be tough. We’ve gathered information on some of the best places to retire depending on your interests and priorities. Take a look at top places to retire based on popular preferences — take your pick!

Moving Blankets with FREE Shipping

March 10th, 2016 - 2:26 PM
Moving Blankets with FREE Shipping

Get cheap moving blankets shipped right to your door!

As you prepare for your upcoming move, purchasing quality moving supplies is critical. One of the most popular choices for protecting furniture is to use moving blankets. If you're looking for affordable offers, you may also want free shipping, as they can be bulky and expensive to ship.  Look no further than the U-Pack Box Store. We have multiple types of moving blankets, in different quantities, all with FREE shipping.

Moving to Alaska FAQs

March 2nd, 2016 - 3:19 PM
Moving to Alaska FAQs

Questions about your Alaska Move

While Alaska is part of the United States, it can feel like an entirely different country. Its terrain is expansive, unspoiled and full of beauty. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, you no doubt have questions — and we have answers. We’ve helped countless families move to Alaska, so we can help you better understand your move and what life in the 49th state is all about.

Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

February 29th, 2016 - 4:04 PM
Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

Affordable furniture shipping solutions

If you're sending at least one room of furniture and/or boxes to another state, U-Pack is an excellent solution. Not only is it an affordable alternative to full-service furniture movers, but it's also convenient. It’s a great option when you need to ship a couch, bed, and just a few pieces of furniture. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house! Let's take a more in-depth look at how it works, what makes U-Pack the cheapest way to ship furniture, and how to prepare your stuff for shipping.

Pack-Rat® Moving

February 25th, 2016 - 8:01 AM
Pack-Rat® Moving

How does Pack-Rat Moving stack up?

Pack-Rat, also known as 1-800-Pack-Rat®, is a moving and storage company that is similar to other portable storage companies. They deliver a container to your home, give you time to load, and then pick it up – kind of like U-Pack®, but different. By looking at Pack-Rat next to a comparable moving service, you can see the differences clearly.

How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

February 22nd, 2016 - 7:11 AM
How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

Using stretch wrap for moving

Certain moving supplies are necessary for a successful long-distance move, and plastic wrap (also known as stretch wrap) is one of those supplies. It’s a great way to protect your furniture from scratches and scuffs, and it can be used for wrapping hard-to-pack items like rugs, furniture, and bed rails. And because it has no adhesive backing, it only sticks to itself – not your furniture. Let’s look at how you use stretch wrap and where to buy it.