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One-Way Move Options

November 22nd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
One-Way Move Options

What is a one-way move?

If you’re thinking, “aren’t all moves one-way?”, it helps to know that one-way moving refers to the locations and equipment you use to move your belongings, not the direction you move. With a one-way move, the equipment is delivered to you or picked up through a location near your origin and returned to another location near your destination. One-way moving is typical if you’re moving long distance; it’s the opposite of a local move where you pick up and drop off moving equipment at the same location.  If you’re moving out of state or across the country, take a look at the possibilities for one-way moving and compare services and rates.

Is Your House Ready to Sell?

November 20th, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Is Your House Ready to Sell?

Tips for selling a home

If you’ve ever gone through the process of buying a house, you know there are a multitude of things that can keep people from putting in an offer. So, if you’re thinking about putting a house on the market, you might look around and think, “There’s so much to do!” But it may not be as much work as you imagine. While you may want to tackle some bigger projects like replacing flooring, there are many easier tasks you can do to increase the likelihood a buyer will fall in love with the home.

How long does it take to move?

November 17th, 2017 - 3:48 PM
How long does it take to move?

Figure out how long your move will take

Knowing how much time it takes to move is helpful for several reasons. It helps you know when to expect your items — a critical piece of information — and it also helps you know when to schedule moving labor, when to start packing, and when to schedule turn-on dates for utilities. The speed of a move depends on a few factors. Explore them below and see typical timeframes for popular moving options. 

Moving with Kids

November 13th, 2017 - 1:49 PM
Moving with Kids

Making a move easier for kids​

There are lots of things to coordinate and plan for as you prepare to move — the packing, the moving company, transferring utilities and more. But if you’re moving with children, making sure they’re ready for the transition is likely a top priority. If you’re looking for ways to help calm their fears and make the move a positive experience, we have some tips for making the change easier for kids, throughout your move.

Ways to Save on Fuel when Moving Cross Country

November 10th, 2017 - 9:01 AM
Ways to Save on Fuel when Moving Cross Country

How to save on gas costs

Before any road trip, you map out the route, scout hotels and food stops, and make sure the car is ready for the road. But do you make a plan for fuel? Most people know there will be gas stations along the route and hit the road, not worrying much about the best places to stop. But that may not be the best tactic. With a little pre-planning, you can save money on gas. Learn how to save with these tips on finding coupons and discounts, and see how to reduce fuel consumption during the trip.  

Veterans Day Deals and Discounts

November 8th, 2017 - 1:56 PM
Veterans Day Deals and Discounts

Veterans Day Deals

According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are over 18.5 million veterans, and many businesses choose to honor them with exclusive discounts and deals. While some places offer military discounts year-round, most businesses offer special incentives for Veterans Day, including sales and free or discounted meals and entertainment. If you’re a veteran, active or retired military member, you’re eligible to take advantage of these offers over the course of Veterans Day weekend as businesses say “thank you for your service.” We’ve compiled a list of current Veterans Day benefits as a guide to 2017 promotions; if you aren’t military, but know someone who is, share this post with them so they can enjoy these freebies and deals, too.

Christmas Party Ideas

November 3rd, 2017 - 3:16 PM
Christmas Party Ideas

The best Christmas party ideas

‘Tis the season — to party! There’s something about the holidays that brings people together and gives you the perfect excuse to celebrate. Since social calendars fill up around Christmastime, you should start planning your party early. Whether you’re planning a get-together for friends, a gathering with your coworkers or a pajama party with the neighbors, tell them to save the date and start planning for your event. Take a look at these ideas for Christmas party themes, food and games to organize the event of the season.

Finding a Good School in Another State

November 2nd, 2017 - 1:39 PM
Finding a Good School in Another State

What’s the best school in your area?

When families with children move to a new city, often one of the primary drivers for where they choose to buy or rent a home is its proximity to the best schools. If that’s where you are, and selecting a school that’s a good fit for the entire family is an important “to-do” on your list, you’ll find that time spent researching and comparing schools is time well spent. Fortunately, there are several reliable websites available that offer ratings, comparison tools and additional helpful information — like the curriculum offered, extracurricular activities available, student-teacher ratios and test scores — to help make your decision easier. Read on to learn more about some of the best resources for finding the top schools in your area. 

Taking Steps Toward a Zero Waste Move

October 25th, 2017 - 1:15 PM
Taking Steps Toward a Zero Waste Move

Eco-friendly moving

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, moving is not a perfect industry. Packing materials can be wasteful, and getting belongings to a new home can take a lot of fuel and create emissions. However, it’s possible to make a few modifications to the process to limit the impact your move has on the environment. To help us provide the best advice, we reached out to Kathryn from Going Zero Waste to get her input on how to make a move more eco-friendly. 

Are there rental trucks that seat 4 people?

October 23rd, 2017 - 1:35 PM
Are there rental trucks that seat 4 people?

Can four people ride in a rental truck?

Have you been searching for a rental truck that seats four people? Wonder why they’re impossible to find? Because they actually don’t exist. Well, at least not if you’re looking at the leading truck rental companies like U-Haul®, Penske® or Budget®. The rental trucks from these companies have, at most, three seats — with no back seats. That means no traveling with small children in car seats. And if you have three passengers, you won’t all fit.

The good news is you can move long distance without having to concern yourself with fitting four people inside a rental truck. Here’s how to move without having to drive a rental truck.

How to Transfer Medical Records When You Move

October 20th, 2017 - 10:59 AM
How to Transfer Medical Records When You Move

Do I need to transfer my medical records?

Aside from packing up boxes and scheduling the moving company, there are several other details to handle when you’re moving state to state. You also have to do things like cancel and set up (or transfer) utilities, transfer your license and registration, select schools and/or child care, and do USPS change of address. Another important task that you don’t want to forget is transferring medical and dental records to any new providers.    

When you begin seeing a new medical provider they’ll normally want to know your medical history, present and past illnesses or conditions and treatments and medications. Even if you’re in good health, it’s helpful for a new provider to review the history of your vitals, vaccines and any test results.

And, because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have the right to take your records with you when you move or change providers. Learn more about HIPPA regulations for transferring your medical information.  

Door-to-door Moving Containers

October 18th, 2017 - 10:17 AM
Door-to-door Moving Containers

The convenience of door-to-door moving

As often as we can, we seek out things that make day-to-day life easier: grocery delivery, online ordering, site-to-store pickups. It makes sense that we’d want that same convenience when it comes to moving. Door-to-door moving containers are a great solution for those searching for an affordable and easy option for shipping household goods across the country. Loading is simple, and containers are brought right to your location. Take a look at how this type of moving works, compare options and see how much it costs.

Comparing Truck Rental Rates to U-Pack

October 13th, 2017 - 11:06 AM
Comparing Truck Rental Rates to U-Pack

Are moving truck rates always cheaper?

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding long-distance moving is that truck rental is the cheapest option. While that may be true for some moves, so many factors contribute to pricing that rates can widely vary. Before you choose a moving company, take a closer look at the components that determine moving truck pricing, see how U-Pack® is different, and then compare rates.

20 Years of U-Pack

October 11th, 2017 - 12:28 PM
20 Years of U-Pack

What were you doing 20 years ago?

What did life look like in 1997?  Maybe you went to the movie theater to see Titanic or Men in Black. Perhaps you watched  popular TV shows The X-Files or Friends. You probably watched Bill Clinton swearing in for his second term as President and cried during the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Maybe you cheered for the Green Bay Packers during their Super Bowl win. Your kids (or maybe you) played with a Tamagotchi© or Beanie Babies®.  What else happened in 1997? The very first U-Pack® move!