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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. 

U-Haul Truck Sizes

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

What size trucks does U-Haul have?

According to their website, U-Haul® offers five truck sizes for local and long-distance moves: 10 ft., 15 ft., 17 ft., 20 ft. and 26 ft. They previously offered 24 ft. trucks, but that size is no longer listed. Take a closer look at these U-Haul truck sizes to see specific details about dimensions, maximum loading capacity and more.

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!

Mobile Storage Units

May 4th, 2016 - 10:02 AM
Mobile Storage Units

Compare mobile storage options

If you need storage in conjunction with a long distance move, mobile storage units are a great choice. Whether you need a mini container or a big one, these units are one of the easiest ways to move – just load your belongings once and store them in the container until you're ready for delivery at your new home. Portable storage is a convenient alternative to loading a moving truck, unloading into a storage unit, then loading back up when it’s time to move in. Let’s take a look at some moving storage units to find the right option for you. 

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.

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!