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Military Weight Tickets

October 29th, 2018 - 1:47 PM
Military Weight Tickets

Getting weight tickets for a military move

One of the biggest concerns when completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), also known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move, is getting reimbursed. While there’s other paperwork to complete, weight tickets are a vital component. If you’re using a rental truck, you have to figure out how to get them, and if you’re hiring a moving company, you have to make sure they take care of everything. Learn more about what weight tickets you need, how to get them and how U-Pack simplifies the PPM process. 

DITY Move Calculator

October 26th, 2018 - 1:09 PM
DITY Move Calculator

How much will my military move cost?

One of the most important parts of completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM)/do-it-yourself (DITY) move is staying within your reimbursement budget. Since you’ll get to keep any additional money, finding ways to keep your moving costs low can make a big impact. Learn how to use a DITY move calculator to determine the government payout, then figure out the costs of your PPM to see if it’s a cost-effective option. 
 

How fast can I drive a U-Haul truck?

October 25th, 2018 - 2:10 PM
How fast can I drive a U-Haul truck?

Speed limits for U-Haul equipment 

Planning to rent a U-Haul® truck or trailer for your move? Before getting behind the wheel, it’s important to know the recommended speed limit for driving one of their trucks or towing their trailers. This way you can keep yourself, your passengers and belongings, and other motorists safe. Continue reading for details on the speed limits U-Haul recommends. 

Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

October 24th, 2018 - 12:53 PM
Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

Weigh station rules for rental trucks 

Planning to drive your household goods across the country in a rental truck? You may need to get the truck weighed during the trip! While not every state requires you to stop at weigh stations in a rental truck, bypassing them in one that does can lead to costly fines. Use the following information as you map your course. 

What moving truck size do I need?

October 22nd, 2018 - 1:07 PM
What moving truck size do I need?

How to determine moving truck sizes

Picking the right size moving truck can be tricky. It’s tough to imagine all the furniture and items scattered around your home packed tightly together — how much space will you need?  Get too small of a truck, and you’ll run out of room.  Get too big of one, and there’s extra room for items to shift (plus, you’re paying for unused space). Sort of like Goldilocks, you have to find the one that’s just right. Take a closer look at the capacities of each piece of equipment to determine your best option.

Top 8 Tips for Preparing for a Long Distance Move in the Winter

October 19th, 2018 - 8:49 AM
Top 8 Tips for Preparing for a Long Distance Move in the Winter

Moving in the winter

To some, winter weather brings on thoughts of sweaters, hot chocolate, holidays and spending time with family. But for others, winter is thought of as the perfect time to move. Because the winter months are typically considered “off-peak” moving season (when prices usually go down), many people opt to move this time of year. But as you consider the advantages, you also want to be mindful about how best to move in the cold weather. If you’re preparing for a long-distance move during the winter, follow these eight tips to ensure you’re prepared.

How much does it cost to move to Hawaii?

October 18th, 2018 - 3:57 PM
How much does it cost to move to Hawaii?

A look at Hawaii moving costs

Hawaii has some appealing draws: an abundance of beaches, breathtaking scenery, tropical weather and great food, just to name a few. But before you can make a dream of living on the islands a reality, you’ll need to figure out how much it costs to move there. Learn what expenses you should budget for and see how much it costs to move to Hawaii with U-Pack®

What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

October 18th, 2018 - 8:43 AM
What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

Do you have what you need to rent a U-Haul?

A rental truck is a big, expensive piece of equipment, which is why companies have certain requirements for people to use them. Before attempting to rent a U-Haul®, look through the list below to ensure you can rent a truck. You’ll need to meet their age requirements and have the right license and credit card.

How to move from one state to another

October 17th, 2018 - 8:54 AM
How to move from one state to another

Preparing to move to another state

Moving out of state requires a little more work and planning than moving across town. It involves a longer drive, hiring a moving service and dealing with new utility companies. We’ve simplified the process to four major steps to make preparing for the move easy. Start by making plans, then work through the rest of the list to take care of everything else.

For more information about planning a move, check out this guide to moving long distance

7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

October 15th, 2018 - 10:06 AM
7 Things You Should Know about U-Haul® before Renting a Truck

Before renting a U-Haul truck, go over these details

You’ve probably noticed U-Haul® trucks on the road or in rental lots in different cities and wondered if they’re the best option for your upcoming move. The answer is: it depends. While they might be a great option for local moves, long distance trips are an entirely different situation, and there may be some extra things to consider. If you’re thinking about using U-Haul for your move, here are some things to know before making a reservation:

The Best Property and Real Estate Apps

October 11th, 2018 - 3:50 PM
The Best Property and Real Estate Apps

Searching for a home or apartment? 

Mobile applications (apps) are great tools for activities like checking the weather, tracking workouts, planning parties and shopping. So why not use one when searching for a new place to live? Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, a variety of apps are available to help simplify the process. And with most of them offering features like real-time availability, mortgage and leasing estimates, and neighborhood information, you can personalize the experience to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

Moving To Hawaii

October 8th, 2018 - 3:31 PM
Moving To Hawaii

Planning a Move to Hawaii

There’s a never-ending list of reasons to move to Hawaii. Beautiful sights, tropical weather, unique things to do and amazing culture, just to name a few. Relocating to Hawaii will provide you and your family with a change of pace, whether you’re moving for work, school or just a new adventure. Use this guide to explore everything you need to know when planning a move to the islands:

Long Distance Moving Tips

October 5th, 2018 - 9:25 AM
Long Distance Moving Tips

Advice for long distance moves 

Whether this is your first long-distance move or your tenth, knowing the best way to plan and execute it can help reduce stress and improve your experience. To help you prepare, we created a list of long-distance moving tips — from creating a moving budget to making travel arrangements — that will simplify the process.  

Tips on moving from the US to Canada

October 3rd, 2018 - 3:37 PM
Tips on moving from the US to Canada

Moving from the U.S. to Canada

Canada is known for many things: hockey, universal health care, a low crime rate, great public schools and friendly citizens. These things and more lead many people to think, “I want to move to Canada,” and maybe you do, too! Whether you have a new job opportunity, hope to hone your French language skills, or want to move back to Canada because you’ve lived there before, there’s some planning to do to make sure the process goes smoothly. 

Can I Drive a Rental Truck to Canada?

October 2nd, 2018 - 2:12 PM
Can I Drive a Rental Truck to Canada?

Crossing the Canadian border in a rental truck 

Moving to Canada and thinking about using a rental truck? While some companies allow their equipment to travel across the border, others won’t. Before getting too far in the process, be sure you know which rental services permit travel into Canada — otherwise, you could be stuck at the border facing possible fees and vehicle confiscation.