July 31st, 2017 - 3:20 PM
Shipping items to college
As you survey your room at home and picture life on campus, what belongings stand out? Of course, you’ll need to take your clothes and bedding, but what about furniture — does your favorite chair make the cut? Or your TV stand? What about a mini-fridge? While you know you can’t bring all the comforts of home, you want to make life on campus as relaxing as possible. The amount of stuff you need can quickly add up. How will you get it all there? And how much will it cost?
July 28th, 2017 - 9:51 AM
Want to move to Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico became a U.S. Territory in 1898, making its residents U.S. citizens. But because it isn’t incorporated, it can sometimes feel like a completely separate country — especially if you’re trying to move there. While you can travel to Puerto Rico from the U.S. without a passport and use U.S. currency, other differences (like not paying U.S. taxes or voting in general elections) may make the process seem confusing. Learn more about moving to Puerto Rico, and get tips for adjusting to life on the island.
July 26th, 2017 - 2:32 PM
Popular foods for each state
From iconic Southern comfort food to seafood on the East Coast, every region has dishes it’s known for. Whether you’re just curious about the cuisine in a particular state, or you’re moving or traveling and wondering what local fare to try, we’ve discovered the best bites in all 50 states, along with some food festivals and local dishes to try.
July 24th, 2017 - 11:05 AM
How to make a moving budget go further
Leading up to a move, you have many decisions to make. From choosing a new home or apartment to picking a moving company, every choice can have an impact on your moving budget. If you’re trying to keep costs low, a DIY moving service may be the best option. Or if you have a little more money, you might splurge on a crew to help load. No matter how much you want to spend, it’s smart to stretch the money as far as possible. Thankfully, there are some easy choices that can help your moving budget go further.
July 21st, 2017 - 8:37 AM
How to move to Alaska
So you’ve decided to move to Alaska. You may be dreaming of the breathtaking sights and the new possibilities, but before planning out life in the Last Frontier, start with planning your move. Even if you’ve completed a long distance move before, moving to Alaska can be an entirely different experience. The distance, terrain and weather can make moving a bit more challenging. Dive into this guide to learn all about moving to and living in Alaska so you can plan your adventure.
July 20th, 2017 - 2:45 PM
Eliminating odors in the home
We’ve all been there. You walk into a house and a smell hits you. Maybe it’s the overwhelming scent of fresh paint, a musty smell from the house being closed up for too long, or even just the unpleasant odor of your pet. Either way, you think, “I’ll open the windows, and it will air out.” But, after several days of letting the breeze blow through, the smell still lingers. Now what?
July 18th, 2017 - 3:06 PM
How do I get my firearms to another state?
Whether you’re moving or traveling, there are regulations to follow for transporting firearms. Laws tell you what you can and can’t do, but interpreting those laws into practical steps can be tricky. Since many moving companies (like U-Pack®) are not able to transport guns, you have to figure out what to do with them during a long distance move. And if you’re traveling to hunt, you have to take them with you. But how can you get firearms to another state? You have three options: driving, flying or shipping. All of these methods have their own rules and regulations, but transporting firearms can be easily done.
Note: Federal and state laws regarding firearms frequently change. These suggestions are not legal advice or summary of laws. Consult a local attorney or the written local laws to determine which laws apply to your specific situations. After arriving at your destination, state and local laws for ownership and possession will apply.
July 14th, 2017 - 4:36 PM
How to estimate gas costs for a rental truck
Did you know that when moving long distance in a rental truck, it may cost more for fuel than it does to rent the truck? It’s true! While truck rental may seem like the most affordable option, adding in the cost to fill it up may make it more expensive than you planned. To help you check this cost in advance, U-Pack has an easy-to-use gas cost estimator. Find out how to use this online calculator, what factors contribute to fuel costs in a rental truck and how to move without paying extra for gas.
July 12th, 2017 - 8:24 AM
Checking ReloCube prices
Most people have the same goals when moving — make it as easy and affordable as possible. To help you meet these objectives, U-Pack offers a ReloCube® moving container that is simple, convenient and affordable. They sit at ground-level for seamless loading, get delivered door to door, and are priced based on the number of containers you use. In fact, 78% of customers say they chose U-Pack because of the price! Take a look at how moving in a Cube works, what the cost includes, and how to check rates for your move.
July 10th, 2017 - 1:09 PM
Finding the best bicycle trails
A benchmarking study by People for Bikes reported that over 95.5 million people rode their bikes for fun in 2015. With that many people on the road, it’s no wonder that more and more cities are adding new trails and infrastructure for bicycle riders. If you’re a cyclist looking for a fun vacation spot or a new place to live, check out these options for fun places with amazing bike trails and riding programs.