September 18th, 2017 - 4:01 PM
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.
September 15th, 2017 - 9:26 AM
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.
September 14th, 2017 - 8:29 AM
U-Pack Service Alert as of September 14 — Hurricane Irma
The impact of Hurricane Irma resulted in widespread damage, flooding and electrical outages across much of Florida and the southeast. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the storm, as well as those providing aid.
September 8th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
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.
September 6th, 2017 - 1:38 PM
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.
September 1st, 2017 - 1:52 PM
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
August 30th, 2017 - 10:10 AM
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.
August 28th, 2017 - 12:42 PM
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.
August 21st, 2017 - 2:26 PM
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.