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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!

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.

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.