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How Do I Move To Hawaii From the Mainland?

August 7th, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Tips from the Hawaii Moving specialists

Well, you can’t drive a rental truck to Hawaii (a little something called the Pacific Ocean is in the way). That leaves two other options: “you pack, we drive” companies like U-Pack®, and full-service movers. Both take care of the transportation, but they definitely vary in other ways –specifically price. Let’s take a look at how you can move to Hawaii, stay within your budget, and get your belongings there fast – with U-Pack Moving.

How U-Pack Moves You to Hawaii

When is the Best Time to Move?

August 2nd, 2013 - 1:06 PM

Determine the Best Time to Move

Is your life scheduled down to the minute, or are you more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants? Regardless of your personality type, one thing you will want to plan and get scheduled is your move date. But when is the best time to move? It all depends on the things that are important to you, like your budget, kids schedules, housing and employment.

The Ideal Time to Move – What Matters to You?

Budget

How much do moving trucks cost?

August 2nd, 2013 - 10:18 AM

I’m thinking about renting a moving truck, but I’m not sure how much they cost.

You have lots of options for your upcoming long-distance move, including renting a moving truck. For local moves, moving trucks are usually easy on the wallet. But you can’t always say the same for long-distance moves. When you start adding on additional costs like fuel, damage coverage and sales tax, the price starts going up; sometimes even doubling your quoted price.

Let’s look at an example of how much moving trucks cost

How do you move out state?

July 31st, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Moving Out of State?

Moving down the street is much different from moving out of state. Not just in terms of distance, but also all the prep work! When moving to a new state, you’re changing school districts, doctors, banks, churches, gyms, usually changing your job, and sometimes even changing cultures. It has the potential to be a difficult transition.

Your to-do list can become overwhelming, so let me break it down. Here are the six areas not to overlook when moving out of state: kids, pets, car, paperwork, and household goods.

The Only Relocation Checklist You'll Ever Need

July 30th, 2013 - 1:53 PM

The Ultimate Relocation Checklist

Since you’re here, I’m guessing you’re a checklist person like me. I totally get it. Without checklists, I’m utterly disorganized and overwhelmed. You may laugh, but if you were to look at my iPhone right now, you’d find six apps that are “to-do” list related. (It’s seriously time to narrow it down). 

U-Haul It vs. We Drive It

July 29th, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Compare U-Haul It vs. We Drive It Moving Services

When you think of cheap moving, do you think of a rental truck? No matter what company you picture, you probably think a do-it-yourself move is the cheapest way to move. One option that might not come to mind is U-Pack, a “you pack it, we drive it” moving option that is comparable in price to truck rental.

Moving from Honolulu - Frequently Asked Questions

July 25th, 2013 - 2:36 PM

Planning a move from Honolulu?

If you’re moving from the state capital of Hawaii, it’ll be hard not to miss the balmy weather, breathtaking sunsets, and pristine beaches. But look on the brighter side - you’ll soon be on your way to a new city with new things to enjoy! Before you start packing your moving boxes, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about moving from the Aloha state. Read on!

 

Door-to-Door Storage

July 24th, 2013 - 11:26 AM

See How Easy Door-to-Door Storage is With U-Pack

Door-to-door storage is such an awesome concept. Who wants to load their stuff, unload it into a storage building, then load it back up just to unload it again?  

No one. That’s who.

Instead, with door-to-door storage, you can get the storage container dropped off right at your door, load it up, then when you’re ready, get it delivered right to your new location.

Load once. Unload once. Talk about convenience.

How to Save on Moving

July 22nd, 2013 - 2:06 PM

10 Ways to Save on Moving

Do you love getting a good deal? No matter if you’re an extreme coupon clipper, someone who scours the web for deals, or just someone who likes a good deal – I have some great tips to help you save on your move. Why pay more for moving than you have to? Just take time to do one (or all 10!) of these money saving ideas and you’ll save big on your move!

How to Pack a Bicycle

July 18th, 2013 - 1:38 PM

I’m moving long-distance…can you help me learn how to pack a bike?

Many people who choose to do the packing themselves to save money find that packing a bike can be complicated. We’re here to help uncomplicate things. If you own a bicycle, we’ll help you learn how to pack it for your upcoming long-distance move. Let’s get started.

How to pack a bicycle