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Residential Freight Shipping

December 10th, 2014 - 3:50 PM

What is residential freight shipping?

There are actually a couple of different answers to that question because the term “residential freight shipping” is used interchangeably. It typically either means shipping freight directly to your residence, or shipping your household goods on a freight trailer.

Let’s go over some options for both of these cases.

Moving in the Winter

December 5th, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

And moving in the winter can be far from delightful. There are a handful of reasons people choose to bundle up and move their belongings in cold, snowy conditions—and lower moving rates is the big one. Winter is considered an “off-peak” moving season, which means when the temps start dropping outside, fewer people move, and so the price to move drops, too. It’s a benefit that makes the thought of a winter move a little more bearable.

Do I need a passport to move to Mexico?

December 3rd, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Important note: Effective April 28, 2015, U-Pack has discontinued service to and from Mexico.

Is a passport required for U.S. citizens to move to Mexico?

Yes. According to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. citizens (including children) must present a valid US passport book or card to enter Mexico – whether moving there or just visiting. If you enter Mexico by air, a passport book is required. If you enter Mexico by land or sea, you can use a passport book or passport card.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th, 2014 - 2:29 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

Throughout the year we have the opportunity to serve thousands of people who are in the midst of huge life changes. You have many choices and that you chose to trust U-Pack is both an honor and a privilege. 

We are thankful.

We wish you safe travels, yummy food, fun times with family and friends, lasting memories, and a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

In celebration of the holiday, the U-Pack call center will close at 8pm CST November 26th and will re-open at 7am Monday, December 1st. In the case of an emergency while the call center is closed, please contact the Help Desk at 479-785-8900.


I'm moving cross country. What's the best way?

November 26th, 2014 - 1:56 PM

What’s the best way to move cross country?

When you ask a question like, “What’s the best way to move cross country?” are you looking for a process that's easy, the lowest price, a dependable service? I'll go out on a limb and guess that most people prefer a combination of the three—a dependable service that offers a convenient process at an affordable price. 

That’s exactly what you get with U-Pack—the affordability of a self-move, without the stress of driving a rental truck across the country.

Let’s take a deeper look at what makes U-Pack a great choice for cross-country moving.

Quotes for Cross-Country Moves

November 25th, 2014 - 11:05 AM

How do I start planning my move?

Planning a move across the country starts with getting quotes – it’s how you know exactly how much to budget. U-Pack® is an easy, affordable option for getting your belongings all the way across the country, and we make getting an online quote – and adjusting it later if you need to – really, really easy. Of course, if you’d rather speak to someone directly (and experience great customer service), you can also call 800-413-4799.  

We only need to know three basic things to calculate your cross-country moving quote:

Mexico Moving Requirements

October 15th, 2014 - 9:16 AM
Mexico Moving Requirements

Important Note: Effective April 28, 2015, U-Pack has discontinued service into and out of Mexico. 

What you need to move to Mexico

If you’re moving to Mexico from the U.S., you’ll definitely need a passport, but what else should you be prepared for? Depending on your reasons for moving, you may also need a visa and other documents. Let’s take a look at what’s required, and some tips for moving your belongings to Mexico the easy way.

What is the largest U-Haul you can rent to move across country?

October 7th, 2014 - 10:23 AM

U-Haul's Largest Rental Truck

(Post updated 10/7/14)

The largest truck you can rent from U-Haul® is the 26-foot truck. If you’re moving a large home and considering one for your cross-country move, there are a few things to think about: Is it large enough to hold your belongings? Is it too big for what you’re moving? Is there a better way to move? Let’s take a look.

Are there hidden fees with U-Pack?

September 23rd, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Does U-Pack have hidden charges?

The answer is no, plain and simple. U-Pack prides itself on having absolutely no hidden charges. While there are additional charges for additional services, we don’t surprise you with unexpected costs. With U-Pack, when you add additional services or make changes to your move, we’ll let you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Do I need a passport to move to Alaska?

September 19th, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Do I need a passport to move to Alaska?

Goodbye Mainland – Hello Alaska!

Planning a move to the Last Frontier can be both exciting and stressful. It’s exciting in that you’re moving to not just any state, but to Alaska – untamed beauty and countless adventures await! It’s stressful in that the move requires a bit more planning than just a regular state to state move. You’re definitely going to need a moving company to get there, but what about a passport?

Do you need a passport for Alaska?

Depending on how you move to Alaska, you may or may not need a passport:

Can an 18 year old drive a rental truck?

September 17th, 2014 - 3:30 PM

How old do you have to be to rent a truck?

In most states, licensed drivers can drive a car at 16. But, when it comes to renting a truck, the age companies normally require is 18.

Renting a Moving Truck at 18

Technically, 18 year olds are able to rent a truck from U-Haul®, Budget®, and Penske®. However, there are some things to consider.

How to Pack Makeup

September 15th, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Packing Makeup for Travel

When it comes to packing your makeup, you might be tempted to just throw everything into a bag and go – don't. Pressed powders can crumble, glass bottles can break, and other disasters can happen. Whether you’re traveling or moving, it’s important to protect your makeup to keep it intact. For the basics of cosmetic packing, check out these easy tips.

How to Pack Makeup

The video above outlined some simple moving hacks for packing makeup. Let’s dig into the details and discover how to keep all types of makeup secure during travel or moving.