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What is the cheapest way to move a one-bedroom apartment cross-country?

September 25th, 2017 - 12:53 PM
What is the cheapest way to move a one-bedroom apartment cross-country?

How much does it cost to move a one-bedroom apartment?​

Moving a small apartment isn’t too difficult if you’re moving across town, but moving across the country, is an entirely different matter. For a long distance move, truck rental actually may not be the cheapest option — fuel, liability coverage and travel expenses can really add to the base truck rental rate. Instead, an option like U-Pack® may be cheaper. It’s a “you pack, we drive” service with affordable rates and convenient options. Find out how to get the cheapest rates and move a one-bedroom apartment with these helpful tips.

Moving Container or Trailer?

September 20th, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Moving Container or Trailer?

Choosing the right equipment for your U-Pack move

When selecting a moving service, equipment options may be part of the decision-making process. U-Pack offers two types: moving containers and moving trailers, and they both have their advantages. Price is likely a large factor, but what other things should you consider? Take a look at the things that stay the same with U-Pack®, no matter which equipment you use, and the things to consider as you choose between our moving trailers and containers.

Want to go over the specifics of each equipment type? Here’s everything you need to know about ReloCubes and moving in a trailer.

Cheap Places to Live

September 18th, 2017 - 4:01 PM
Cheap Places to Live

Where are the most affordable places to live?

You may have heard of the cost of living index before, but did you know it’s a good way to choose a city to move to? Because costs for basic essentials vary across the country, this index provides a simple way to determine if your salary will adequately cover expenses. Many areas have a rising cost of living, but there are plenty of places that fall below the national average. If you’re looking for affordable real estate and the lowest cost of living, these 10 places fit the bill.

Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

September 15th, 2017 - 9:26 AM
Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

Using movers to load or unload

DIY moving has many benefits — lower rates, flexibility, and the ability to control the move from start to finish. But sometimes you need a little help. If you’re trying to cut costs but want assistance with some of the work, hiring moving labor is a great solution. You’ll get the help you want without the high price of a full-service move. Find out how to hire a crew, how to prepare for the big day, and how to manage the crew when they arrive.

If you haven’t reserved moving equipment yet, U-Pack® prices are affordable and include two equipment options — the moving trailer or moving container. In most cases, U-Pack rates are comparable to truck rental. Click here to get a free quote.

Military Weight Tickets

September 13th, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Military Weight Tickets

Do I need weight tickets for my military move?

When doing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), also known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move for the military, weight tickets are an important detail. Without them, you can’t be reimbursed. If you’re using U-Pack® for a military move, we can provide them — saving you the trouble of finding certified scales. Start by visiting the Transportation Office to get approved for a PPM, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

September 8th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
Where to buy moving supplies for cheap

How to get cheap moving supplies

Every savvy packer knows the key to protecting their items during a move is to use quality supplies. To protect belongings without blowing your budget, we recommend using professional moving supplies from the U-Pack® Box Store. The affordable prices give you a great value, and every order comes with FREE shipping! Keep reading to learn how to get supplies from U-Pack at the cheapest prices possible.

Smart Home Technology

September 6th, 2017 - 1:38 PM
Smart Home Technology

The rise of home technology

Imagine this: You wake up in the morning and it’s unseasonably cold. Before getting out of bed, you grab your phone. From an app, you turn the heat on, start a cup of coffee brewing and open the blinds. You say out loud, “What’s the weather today?” and a speaker answers with the forecast. It’s not a house of the future, it’s a smart home. And you can do all of this today.

Moving a Sofa - Will it fit in a ReloCube?

September 1st, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Moving a Sofa - Will it fit in a ReloCube?

Shipping a sofa in a U-Pack ReloCube

The ReloCube® moving container has many great attributes — affordable pricing, flexible options, and a size that allows it to fit in a standard parking space. But will its compact size be a problem when loading large furniture like a sofa? Most sofas will fit, but be sure to measure first. Find out what size furniture can fit in a CubeTM, learn what to do if your couch won’t fit, and get tips on prepping a sofa for a long distance move.  

U-Pack Service Update: Hurricane Harvey

September 1st, 2017 - 9:45 AM

U-Pack Service Alert as of September 1 — Hurricane Harvey

Due to the devastating flooding in Texas and Louisiana related to Hurricane Harvey, U-Pack moving services to and from affected areas will be disrupted over the next several weeks. With area highway and road closures occurring due to the historic rainfall, shipments that travel through the area en route to their final destination may be impacted as well. For specific shipment updates or questions, call 800-240-7422 or email customercare@upack.com. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected, along with the relief agencies and volunteers working to rescue citizens and restore homes and infrastructure.

Small Room Decorating Ideas

August 30th, 2017 - 10:10 AM
Small Room Decorating Ideas

How to decorate small spaces

When it comes to home decorating, size doesn’t matter.  A small space doesn’t have to be cluttered or thrown together — it can be creative and functional. With a little planning, you can maximize spaces to be efficient, comfortable and beautiful. Whether you’re dealing with a tiny apartment or a single room that’s not so big, we’ve gathered some tips to help you take advantage of the space you have.

I'm moving from Canada to the U.S. What do I need to know?

August 28th, 2017 - 12:42 PM
I'm moving from Canada to the U.S.  What do I need to know?

How to move to the U.S. from Canada

Any long-distance move involves a lot of planning and coordination. But an international move (even if it’s just across the border) can seem even more complicated. There are requirements to meet, laws to follow and steps for getting your belongings and family from one country to another. Learn about the necessary paperwork, and how to move belongings, cars and pets from Canada to the United States.

Shipping Rates for Household Goods

August 25th, 2017 - 7:49 AM
Shipping Rates for Household Goods

How to ship household goods​

When shipping your belongings across the country, what’s most important — finding a household goods mover who will keep your belongings secure, having your goods delivered quickly, or keeping rates low? With U-Pack®, you don’t have to choose. Our moving service saves both time and money whether  shipping an entire home or just a few pieces of furniture and boxes. Explore the options and compare costs to see how U-Pack keeps shipping rates low. 

The Best Places to Live in Texas

August 23rd, 2017 - 8:26 AM
The Best Places to Live in Texas

Moving to Texas?

The U.S. Census Bureau reported 553,032 people moved to Texas from another state in 2015. That’s the second largest state-to-state migration (Florida was the first) — but why is everyone moving to Texas? Economic opportunities, low taxes and a below average cost of living are the biggest draws. Take a deeper look into the highlights of living in Texas and then check out the best places to live including cities, small towns and places to retire so you can find the perfect hometown for you and your family.

Driving cross country: road trip routes

August 21st, 2017 - 2:26 PM
Driving cross country: road trip routes

Road trip across America

Road trips symbolize adventure, family time and freedom, but they haven’t always been viewed as an ideal vacation. While people have been taking long journeys for ages, the modern road trip didn’t become popular until after World War II when cars were more affordable, the highway system was expanding and the rise of hotels and restaurants made long trips more convenient.