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How to Hire Moving Helpers

February 19th, 2016 - 8:59 AM
How to Hire Moving Helpers

How to find moving assistance

If you want to keep moving costs low, choosing a do-it-yourself moving company is a great way to go. However, you might be concerned about doing all the work yourself. That’s where hiring moving labor comes in. You can pair the affordable DIY service with hourly labor and likely still come in below the cost of traditional movers. Let’s go over some tips for finding reliable moving assistance, how to best utilize them on loading day, and some tips for prepping your house for the movers.

Figure out the Best Places to Live

February 17th, 2016 - 10:02 AM
Figure out the Best Places to Live

What is the best place to live?

All over the Internet, you will find list after list of the “Best Places to Live" giving you a laundry list of cities they consider the best. These lists are compiled using their own parameters and factors. However, when you take a look at those results, how do you really know which is the best city to live in for you? Finding the best places to live is such a personal thing – so the best way to figure out where you should live is to go through our list of criteria and decide which items are most important to you.

DITY Move Calculator

February 10th, 2016 - 8:54 AM
DITY Move Calculator

Calculate the cost of your Personally Procured Move

If you’re moving with the military and plan on doing the work yourself, you’re going to be embarking on a Personally Procured Move, or PPM. Some people call these DITY moves, or Do-It-Yourself moves. No matter what you call it, it’s vital to understand how much it costs. The government reimburses you 95% what it would have cost to move you themselves. If you’re doing a DITY move instead of letting the government move you, then you’ll definitely want to stay within that 95% payout. If you calculate your DITY move costs, you can stay in your budget.

Packing Paper for Moving

February 5th, 2016 - 8:38 AM
Packing Paper for Moving

Using packing paper for a move

Besides having plenty of moving boxes, the other moving supply you need to have on hand is packing paper. And plenty of it! You can’t have enough packing paper– it provides protection for almost all of your belongings. You can use it in a variety of ways, from wrapping dishes and knick-knacks to padding boxes. Let’s take a closer look at what type of packing paper we offer, why it’s ideal for moving, and how to use it.

One-Way Trailer Rental

February 1st, 2016 - 9:30 AM
One-Way Trailer Rental

Considering trailer rentals for your move?

If you’re trying to find trailers for rent to move your household goods long distance, U-Pack®one-way trailer rental is a great option.  And though it may work a little differently than what you initially had in mind, we think you’ll find that it’s a much safer and more convenient option. Take a look at our moving trailer and what makes it the better way to move.

Budget Coupon Codes for Truck Rental

January 27th, 2016 - 9:16 AM
Budget Coupon Codes for Truck Rental

Will a Budget truck rental coupon save you money?

If you’re looking for Budget truck rental deals, you may be searching for a coupon code or online discount to save some money on your move. While you may be able to find an active coupon code, it’s important to understand what that code will and won’t cover. For example, you might locate a coupon for military or law enforcement, or another for AAA members, but those codes only cover the actual truck rental. You’ll also have extra costs for fuel, towing equipment, additional days and more. Let’s take a closer look and find out how to save money on your move.

Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

January 25th, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

10 Common Packing Mistakes

Packing for a move is often the most dreaded part of any relocation. It’s so much more than just making sure everything gets put into a box; there’s organizing, wrapping, and taking inventory of your belongings. That’s where many people get it wrong – they wait until the last minute, throw things in boxes, and hope they make it ok. After helping over 850,000 customers move over a billion miles, we’ve identified some common packing mistakes so you can learn what NOT to do when packing for a move.

If you need to start planning your long distance move, get a free moving quote online.

Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

January 18th, 2016 - 1:10 PM
Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

Will a Penske truck rental coupon save me money?​

Before you book your move, you may be searching for a Penske coupon or Penske discount code. If you’re able to track down one of these discounts, you might find that it doesn’t make as big of an impact as you initially thought. While the coupon code could take a little bit off the cost of the rental truck, it won’t cover any of the “soft costs” associated with truck rentals like fuel, travel, and liability coverage. Let’s dig in and take a look at the discounts, those extra costs, and explore other ways you can save money on your long distance move.

Furniture Moving Straps

January 15th, 2016 - 3:34 PM
Furniture Moving Straps

Prevent injuries using moving straps

If you have large pieces of furniture to move, you may be wondering how to handle it. You could hire movers or rent a furniture dolly. However, for furniture that’s big or heavy, the easiest way to move it is by using furniture straps. Our Forearm Forklift straps are heavy-duty nylon straps that use leverage, not strength, to lift items. They help prevent injury by allowing you to bend at the knees when you lift, and by reducing the load up to 66%. Let’s take a closer look at how to use Forearm Forklift moving straps to move furniture.

One-Way Van Rental

January 7th, 2016 - 8:07 AM
One-Way Van Rental

U-Pack compared to cargo van rental

If you’re moving a small amount, you may be thinking about one-way cargo van rental. Some consider them easier to drive than a large moving truck, but the problem often comes in finding one to rent. Let's take a look at who offers these services, then we'll introduce you to U-Pack, an affordable alternative to renting a cargo van and driving it yourself. 

Typical Relocation Expenses

December 28th, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Typical Relocation Expenses

How to budget for relocation costs

If you haven’t moved long distance before, or if it’s been a long time since you made a move, you may not know what relocation expenses to include in your budget. One of your biggest costs will the relocation service itself, but there are a few other important things to consider (like packing supplies, help loading and unloading, and travel). Let’s explore some typical moving costs, followed by ways to keep your moving expenses low.

Shipping Boxes

December 18th, 2015 - 10:42 AM
Shipping Boxes

Where can I buy boxes for shipping?

Whether you’re shipping household goods or something you sold online, you need a good box to ensure it travels safely. It’s important to choose a one that’s the right size, is constructed well, and is made for shipping. But you also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg! Let’s look at where you can find affordable boxes, how to pick the right box, and what packing supplies you need to add to your order.

Relocation Services

December 11th, 2015 - 10:47 AM
Relocation Services

Compare relocation companies

As you prepare for your upcoming move, there are many plans to arrange. From your move date to housing to your new job, the details are important. As you sort out the details, take some time to compare relocation services. They run the gamut from expensive full-service movers to complete DIY household goods moving options. Finding the right relocation company depends on your needs. Let’s take a look at some factors to consider as you decide which one is best for your move.

Do I need a passport to move to Canada?

December 7th, 2015 - 3:22 PM
Do I need a passport to move to Canada?

Is a passport required to move to Canada?

Not always – it depends on how you plan to get there. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires U.S. travelers to present documents proving their citizenship. Ideally, this is a passport, but you may be able to use other documents depending on your mode of transportation. However, the Canadian Border Patrol recommends you carry your passport if you travel internationally, regardless of your transportation choice and the requirements.

Note: If you don’t have your passport and need one quick, be sure to check passport processing times. Routine and expedited service times can vary based on the time of the year.

Let’s look at each mode of transportation and what documents are required when entering Canada.