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What to pack first when moving

February 20th, 2015 - 2:59 PM
What to pack first when moving

What should I pack first?

Mark Twain once said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” What great advice for those planning a move across the country! When you’re dealing with an overwhelming task like packing up your house – where you know you have to do it, but you don’t know where to start – why not tackle the “big frog” first? You’ll be glad you did.

How to pack a computer for moving

February 17th, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Need to pack up your computer?

When moving to a new home, it’s important to know how to properly pack one of your most valuable items – your computer. By learning how to pack it with the most care, you can ensure it will arrive safely to your new home, ready for use.

More of a visual learner?  Watch this quick video on how to pack your computer.



Preparing your computer for your upcoming move

Before you begin packing, you’ll need to take care of a few things on the front end:

Moving Help Center

February 16th, 2015 - 3:45 PM
Moving Help Center

Moving Assistance from Start to Finish

At U-Pack, we want to be your one-stop moving shop. Of course, we’d love it if you moved with us, but even if you don’t, we’re here to help. We know that with any cross country move, there are a lot of pieces to coordinate. We’ve gathered resources for before, during, and after your move in one central location. Bookmark or “pin” this page to save it for later!

General Moving Resources

We have a few pages that are valuable to you no matter where you’re at in the moving process.

Shipping Container Rental

February 11th, 2015 - 9:55 AM
Shipping Container Rental

Rent Shipping Containers from U-Pack®

Shipping containers can be used for many things. Sure, you’ve probably seen some posts online where people use them for pools, garages, or even homes – but the most common uses are moving and storage. Renting a shipping container is easy, and when you rent one from U-Pack, they’re affordable too.

Moving Tools

February 9th, 2015 - 4:34 PM
Moving Tools

Moving Calculators, Resources, and Estimators

No matter what you’re tackling, you need the right tools for the job. If you’re digging a hole, you need a shovel. And if you’re changing a tire, you need a jack. It’s the same with moving; you need the right moving tools. The US Census Bureau reports that the average person moves 11 times in their lifetime – so though you may not need moving tools often, it’s always good to know where they are when you do!  To make it easy, we’ve gathered all the moving resources you’ll need to plan for your move. Check them out below.


Cube Storage Bins for Long Distance Moving

February 6th, 2015 - 1:24 PM
Cube Storage Bins for Long Distance Moving

The U-Pack Cube™:  A Storage Bin Made for Moving

If you’re looking for a moving and storage solution that’s convenient and affordable, check out the U-Pack ReloCube.  It’s a metal container that’s delivered right to your door – you load it up, and we’ll bring it to your new location, or store it as long as you need.  Since Cube storage bins work a little different than the typical moving and storage equipment, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions to help determine if it’s the best solution for your move.

Nationwide Container Rentals

February 4th, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Sturdy, metal containers, available for rental

If you’re planning a long-distance move and searching for a safe, convenient and affordable way to get your belongings to your new home, U-Pack can help.  We have containers available for rental that sit low to the ground and are specifically designed to move and store household goods. You can ship your belongings door-to-door or save money by loading and unloading at a service center near you – just choose the option that best fits your needs and budget.

How Much Do Self-Moving Trucks Cost?

January 23rd, 2015 - 2:54 PM

What does it cost to rent a truck for a self-move?

It depends on the size truck you rent, where you’re moving from and to, and when your move will take place. You can start comparing prices now, or wait until you have all those details set. While you’re comparing, consider U-Pack® as an option, too. U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” moving company that many do-it-yourselfers consider the best way to self-move. We’ll take a detailed look at what it costs to use both moving trucks and U-Pack for your long-distance move.

The Best Moving and Storage Containers

January 19th, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Using Storage and Moving Containers

Not only are metal moving containers easy to load and affordable, they offer a lot of flexibility, too. If you’re in a situation where you’re ready to move out, but you’re not ready to move into a new home, you can load one up and store your belongings in it until you are. It’s a solution that’s much more convenient than moving into a traditional storage facility. Let’s take a look at how it works, what your options are, and how much it costs.

Metal Storage Containers for Rent

December 26th, 2014 - 3:09 PM
Metal Storage Containers for Rent

Do you need to rent a metal storage container?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Because of their growing popularity, more and more companies are offering storage containers for rent – customers love that they’re easy to load and unload and they provide great protection from the elements. While it’s good that there are plenty of options to choose from, it can be difficult to find the best one to suit your needs.

Let’s compare metal container options to help you find the one most ideal for your move.

Happy Holidays from U-Pack

December 23rd, 2014 - 9:49 AM
Happy Holidays from U-Pack

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the U-Pack team! We are thankful for each customer, coworker, and friend we've encountered this year and look forward to a fantastic 2015.

We'll be here from 7:00AM-6:00PM CST tomorrow, December 24th. U-Pack offices will be closed Thursday, December 25th. Regular business hours resume Friday, December 26th.

Have a great week!