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U-Haul Rates

March 20th, 2017 - 2:04 PM
U-Haul Rates

How U-Haul rates affect moving costs

When considering moving long distance in a U-Haul truck, it’s important to understand what service options are built in to the advertised rate. Unless you’re getting everything you need, you may end up spending more than planned. While mileage, days and equipment are accounted for, they’re limited. And things that aren’t included can significantly add to overall costs. Staying within budget is important, so make sure you understand what’s included before reserving a move.

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Moving to Hawaii with Pets

March 17th, 2017 - 7:57 AM
Moving to Hawaii with Pets

Hawaii pet travel — what you need to know​

Moving with pets involves careful planning, especially if Hawaii is your destination. Because it’s the only rabies-free state in the country, their Department of Agriculture enforces strict animal quarantine laws. These aim to protect the well-being of all residents and animals across the islands. Even though there are certain health requirements your pet must meet before they can travel to Hawaii, preparing in advance will make the process much easier.

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Moving Cars and Shipping Cars

March 15th, 2017 - 9:46 AM
Moving Cars and Shipping Cars

Shipping cars cross country

Driving to your new home isn’t always an option for cross country moves. In some situations, it may be easier and more convenient to ship your vehicle. And while moving a car may seem like a lot of work, it can be easy if you’re prepared. Use the steps below to determine if you need to ship your car, how to find a reliable car transportation service and how to prepare the vehicle for travel.  

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Preparing to move to Boston

March 13th, 2017 - 12:27 PM
Preparing to move to Boston

Living in Boston, MA

Planning a move to the largest city in Massachusetts? Get ready to experience an atmosphere rich in historical, cultural, educational and professional opportunities. If you’re in the early planning stages, you may have questions and concerns about things like, what life is like in the city, how you’ll get there and how much your move will cost. But, don’t worry — we’ve done some research to help you get ready.

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Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

March 10th, 2017 - 8:45 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to and from Alaska

Getting your belongings to or from Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because it requires either a trek through Canada or a barge on the Pacific, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to move to The Last Frontier (“you pack, we drive,” truck rental or van lines), but one is easy, efficient and more affordable. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, the available shipping options, how long it takes to get there and how to get a quote to compare prices.  

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Understanding Your Move — Moving Terms

March 8th, 2017 - 1:57 PM
Understanding Your Move — Moving Terms

Terms found in moving contracts

Every industry has its own jargon — words they use that may not be part of everyday vocabulary — and the moving industry is no different. If you’re trying to understand your moving contract or quote, you may need to know the definitions for some common moving terms. Understanding these frequently used words will make it easier to understand the moving service, and help you know what to expect.

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First Time Air Travel Guide

March 6th, 2017 - 3:14 PM
First Time Air Travel Guide

Airline travel tips for first time flyers

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), more than 8 million people fly every day. But even with a number that high, there are still millions of people who have never experienced air travel. If you’re flying for the first time, you might be wondering:

  • Where to buy a ticket
  • How to pack according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines
  • When to get to the airport
  • How to find your gate
  • What to expect during the flight 

These concerns may leave you feeling uneasy, but once you understand the process you’ll see that flying is one of the safest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to travel. This guide will help educate people flying for the first time — and those who haven’t flown in a while — so they’re able to sit back, relax and enjoy their time in the sky. 

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Moving for a job

March 3rd, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Moving for a job

Are you moving for work?

According to the US Census, 20 percent of people who moved in 2016 said it was for an employment-related reason — whether it was for a new job, a transfer, to find a job, or to reduce their commute. If you’re planning to relocate for one of those reasons, there are several factors to consider. Make moving for a job easier by understanding what details you’ll need to address.

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How to Get Rid of Pests in the House

March 1st, 2017 - 3:21 PM
How to Get Rid of Pests in the House

Preventative pest control

Whether you’ve lived in your home long term or you’re moving into a place that’s been vacant a while, there’s a chance you’ll have to deal with pests. Some you’ll see, like flies and ants, and others, like bed bugs and fleas, you may not. While many pests are simply a nuisance that you want to get rid of, some are more serious — causing damage and posing potential health hazards. Considering this, it’s wise to rid your home of those that are currently there, and take preventive measures to make sure they stay away.

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Things to Know about Moving to Eielson AFB

February 27th, 2017 - 3:50 PM
Things to Know about Moving to Eielson AFB

Eielson Air Force Base Relocation

As an active Air Force Base, Eielson is home to more than 2,500 military members. They belong to the 354th Fighter Wing, which provides support to Pacific Air Forces training operations. While the base has been in operation since it was established in 1943, it will soon see growth as it becomes home to the first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Two squadrons will be joining the base in 2020, with construction beginning in 2017. Whether you have orders to join Eielson now or suspect you’ll be moving there with the addition of the F-35As, take a closer look at what to expect on base.