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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.

Top 10 Most Unusual College Mascots

September 12th, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Lions, tigers, and bears are overrated

Most colleges and universities have ordinary mascots; you know – lions, wildcats, tigers, eagles, bears, etc. And then there are those schools that prefer to think outside the box. Allow us to introduce you to what we think are the top 10 craziest, weirdest, and most unusual college mascots.

 

What is the cheapest way to move to Alaska?

September 2nd, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Moving to Alaska – can I do it on the cheap?

Moving to the Last Frontier will be an exciting adventure. But before you can enjoy the journey, you first have to figure out how to get there. Is there such a thing as moving to Alaska cheap? Thanks to an ever-changing moving industry, getting your household goods to Alaska has never been easier or more affordable.

Labor Day Food

August 27th, 2014 - 2:32 PM

Recipes for Labor Day

What started as a celebration of the American labor movement has evolved into a symbolic end to summer and intro to the fall season. Labor Day festivities usually involve squeezing in one last day in the sun and enjoying summer’s best foods. So when you send summer out with a bang on Labor Day, try out these easy, delicious Labor Day foods. We’ve gathered foods that are essential summertime treats with a unique spin on them to keep things interesting. (Just try not to spill anything on your white pants, even though Labor Day IS the last day to wear them according to the unofficial fashion police!)

Trailer and ReloCube Specifics

August 14th, 2014 - 1:46 PM

Trailer or ReloCube – What’s Best for My Move?

U-Pack offers two types of equipment for moving long distance: the moving trailer and the ReloCube.

Because you only pay for the space you use, either type of equipment works for any size move. But, some situations certainly call for one or the other. Let’s take a look at the details of both types to help decide the best fit for your move.

Throw it out before moving out

August 13th, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Things to get rid of before you move

Quite possibly one of the most difficult tasks in moving is deciding what to take with you and what to part with. Putting the beloved sweater you haven’t worn in five years in the “give-away” pile can be a little heart-wrenching. But, when it’s all said and done, most people find that parting with some stored “treasures” can make moving a much more enjoyable experience, not to mention that it can be a big money saver!

When you move with U-Pack, you pay only for the space you use—whether that’s linear footage in a moving trailer or a certain number of ReloCubes. So, moving less means paying less.

Do moving companies handle small moves?

August 4th, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Small Move Options

You may have heard that some moving companies aren’t equipped to handle small moves (or you’ll pay dearly for it). You’ll be pleased to know that U-Pack Moving isn’t among those companies; whether you’re moving a studio-size apartment or a four-bedroom home, we can handle it. In fact, U-Pack’s flexible “pay for the space you use” concept was designed with the small move in mind.  

 

How to Get Your Home Ready for the Movers and Packers

July 28th, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Prepare Before Moving Day

Though U-Pack is a do-it-yourself "you pack, we drive" service, you may need help loading the big stuff without spending a lot on full-service movers. There's a solution that can help you stay within your budget while still getting the help you need; you can use a DIY service then hire movers and packers to load on an hourly basis. 

Summer Craft Ideas

July 17th, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Looking for fun summer craft ideas for your kids?

You may be wondering how to keep your kids entertained over the long stretch of summer. Summer crafts are a great way to let your kids be creative, explore, and have fun! While the sun is shining and the weather is nice, you can take advantage and do some fun crafts outdoors. But when the temps climb to unbearable heights, or you have to stay inside on a rainy day, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep your kids entertained for hours, too. Whether your kids are toddlers or tweens, they’ll love these fun summer craft ideas!

Best kids books about moving

July 15th, 2014 - 3:45 PM

30 Books to Help Children Cope with Moving

Lots of energy goes into coordinating the logistics of an actual move – packing, preparing, and planning. But if you have children, you’re also likely to spend time answering lots of questions and calming fears. Whether you’re just moving to a new home in the same area, or moving long distance, your children will need some help coping with the changes. Books are a great way to help kids get through the stress of moving.

Best Budget Apps for iPhone 5

July 14th, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Looking for the best budget app out there?

John Maxwell once said, “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” If you’re ready to get your finances on the right track, downloading a budgeting app to your iPhone 5 is something to consider. But there are plenty of budget apps to choose from —how do you know which ones are the best? That’s what we’ll help you figure out.

The best budget apps for the iPhone

Helpful Tip: Before you download any of the apps below, try out the “lite” or free version (if available) first. This way, you can test out each app and see which one fits your lifestyle best.

How to Pack Jewelry

July 11th, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Tips for Packing Jewelry

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but protecting any type of jewelry when moving or traveling is always a good idea. Whether you have a couple pieces of special jewelry, or lots of costume jewelry, you’ll want to pack it properly. Check out these methods for packing jewelry to ensure your pieces arrive at your destination in good shape.

How many days does it take to move cross country?

June 24th, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Timing your cross country move

Moving is no easy task, and if you’re like most people planning a cross country move, the sooner it’s done, the better. That’s why it’s important to find a moving company that strives to get your belongings from point A to point B as quickly and safely as possible. If you’re want to move across the country in a reasonable amount of time, U-Pack® just might be the moving company for you.