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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.

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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

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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.  

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Long-Distance Moving FAQs

September 20th, 2018 - 10:57 AM
Long-Distance Moving FAQs

Learn more about long-distance moving

Every move has unique qualities, from the circumstances surrounding it to the distance traveled. Some people are embarking on a solo trip from coast to coast, and others are moving their entire family just a few states over. But even though every situation is different, there are some common questions almost everyone has.

Some of the bigger issues, like choosing a moving company and getting a quote, are covered in our guide to long-distance moving. But in this post, we take a deeper dive into other questions you may be wondering about. 

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The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

September 19th, 2018 - 10:08 AM
The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

Explore cheap out-of-state moving options

Using a do-it-yourself (DIY) company is typically the cheapest way to move to another state. By doing some of the work yourself (such as packing, loading, unloading and unpacking), you don’t have to pay someone else to do it. And when you’re moving 300+ miles, cutting costs for things like labor can really make a difference. Take a look at three common out-of-state moving services and see which is cheapest for a sample move. 

Want to learn more about the process of moving? Check out this resource on long-distance moves

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Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance

August 11th, 2017 - 8:19 AM
Cheapest Way to Move Long Distance

Long distance moving costs

Would you be surprised that 11.2% of the U.S. population age 1 and over moved between 2015 and 2016? That’s a lot of new jobs, new homes and new opportunities. That’s also a lot of people trying to find the cheapest way to move. Because rates vary so much depending on which company you choose, comparing options becomes incredibly important. Take a look at the options for long distance moving, and find out how to make your move as cheap as possible. 

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Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

August 4th, 2016 - 2:39 PM
Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

Rental trucks and weigh stations

At some point, you've probably noticed heavy duty trucks on major highways stopping at weigh stations and wondered why they have to stop and how they know when to go through them. If you’re planning on driving a rental truck for a household move, you may be concerned about what you’re required to do, too. You know your car can bypass them, but what about heavier vehicles?  

What is a weigh station?​

Weigh stations are highway checkpoints where weight and safety inspections are performed. Basically, they help keep our interstates safe from extremely heavy or unsafe trucks. While weigh stations are usually reserved for commercial vehicles, rental trucks moving household goods may need to stop, too. Whether or not it’s required depends on the weight of the truck and the laws in the state(s) you’re traveling through. Knowing which truck weigh scales to stop at will help you save time and avoid hefty fines.

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Best Long Distance Moving Companies

May 27th, 2016 - 2:27 PM
Best Long Distance Moving Companies

Long distance moving

Moving long distance can be a stressful situation. You’re tasked with finding a new house and establishing a new routine, plus you’ll have to get used to new surroundings and perhaps a different way of life when moving to a new state. And that doesn’t include the actual move itself! If you’re trying to find the best long distance moving company to simplify your relocation, you’ll want to compare services, cost and reputation to make the right decision for an easy, efficient move.

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Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

February 29th, 2016 - 4:04 PM
Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

Affordable furniture shipping solutions

If you're sending at least one room of furniture and/or boxes to another state, U-Pack is an excellent solution. Not only is it an affordable alternative to full-service furniture movers, but it's also convenient. It’s a great option when you need to ship a couch, bed, and just a few pieces of furniture. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house! Let's take a more in-depth look at how it works, what makes U-Pack the cheapest way to ship furniture, and how to prepare your stuff for shipping.