September 5th, 2018 - 4:06 PM
Moving on a Budget: A Complete Guide to Cheap Moving
If you’ve started getting moving quotes, you’ve most likely seen that there are many services to choose from — some cheap, some not-so-cheap. While moving on a budget probably takes full-service companies out of the mix, there are still several solutions to consider. But which is the cheapest? Check out common moving options to help you choose the right one for your situation, and then see tips for getting the lowest rate possible.
September 4th, 2018 - 2:27 PM
How to plan a road trip to Alaska
No matter how experienced a road tripper you are, the drive to Alaska is a unique adventure. You’ll be crossing two international borders, traveling through some remote areas, dealing with different types of currency, and facing potential extreme weather. But you’ll also see some amazing views and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ready to start planning? We’ve got tips to help you drive the Alaska Highway, cross the border and decide your stops.
August 31st, 2018 - 2:04 PM
Cheap cross country moving options
If you’re worried about how much a cross country move may cost, consider a DIY option like U-Pack®. It’s a “you pack, we drive” service that pairs affordability with convenience — making it one of the best and cheapest ways to ship household goods across country. You save on labor costs, but don’t have to pay extra for fuel. And with flexible space options that easily accommodate small studio apartments, large multi-bedroom homes, and everything in-between, U-Pack is an affordable solution no matter how much you’re moving.
August 29th, 2018 - 3:09 PM
The best way to find a roommate
Moving to a new city for work or school can be an exciting adventure! But what if you’re moving into a new apartment, don’t know anyone, and need to find a roommate to help out with rent and bills? Finding the right person to share your living space with can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these ideas for finding a great roommate in your new city.
August 27th, 2018 - 3:16 PM
Affordable furniture shipping solutions
Not every move involves packing up an entire house. For some people, the only items worth taking are valuable pieces of furniture and a few boxes of personal belongings — an amount that may be expensive to move with a service designed for large shipments. If you’re looking for a cheap way to ship furniture, try U-Pack®. Our services are designed to help you move to another state (or even across the country) while staying on budget.
August 24th, 2018 - 2:03 PM
Figuring out cross country moving costs
There’s no doubt that a cross country move is more expensive than a local move or a move to a neighboring state. But how much does it actually cost? The answer to that question can be difficult to reach since it depends on many factors. In addition to paying for a moving company (which can come with a wide range of prices), you’ll also need to account for things like hotel stays, fuel stops and meal breaks. Get a general idea of how much you can expect to spend by comparing cross country move quotes and looking at average costs for those other expenses.
August 22nd, 2018 - 8:09 AM
Road Trip Tips: Everything You Need to Prepare for a Long Drive
It’s no secret that road trips provide some of the best memories. Exploring new roads and seeing new sights can be an unforgettable experience, but planning the trip can seem overwhelming if you’ve never done it before.
August 20th, 2018 - 9:41 AM
26 fun road trip games the whole family will enjoy
Road trips can be exciting adventures, but they can also mean long hours in the car with little entertainment. When music and movies aren’t curing boredom, use these 26 car games to liven the mood.
August 17th, 2018 - 10:55 AM
Comparing moving services: 1-800-Pack-Rat® and U-Pack
At first glance, portable storage containers offer everything you want in a move: easy loading, no driving and plenty of options. And while many companies offer this type of equipment, the key to choosing the right service is to find the one with the best solution for your situation. Two commonly compared options are 1-800-Pack-Rat and U-Pack. Start with the big picture and narrow down into the specifics to figure out which one is the right match for your move.
August 15th, 2018 - 1:18 PM
What is the gas mileage of a Budget® truck?
According to their website, Budget trucks get the following gas mileage:
- 12-foot truck: 8-14 miles per gallon
- 16-foot truck: 6-10 miles per gallon
- 26-foot truck: 8-10 miles per gallon (diesel fuel)
Why is fuel usage important? Because fuel isn’t included in the cost to rent a truck, and the extra cost of fuel can significantly impact your moving budget. In fact, if you’re traveling long-distance, it’s entirely possible that fuel could as much double the price of your move — turning an economical option into something more expensive.