April 27th, 2018 - 9:41 AM
Finding adventure in a national park
What’s your idea of a perfect time: walking out of a tent and watching the sun rise over the mountains, exploring a trail with your family, or hopping in the car to see gorgeous sights? If any of those sound appealing, a national park vacation will be a dream come true. Learn more about top spots across the country, and get ideas for your next adventure.
April 26th, 2018 - 9:40 AM
Remember the essentials with this first apartment checklist
When moving into your first apartment, there are so many things to figure out — putting down a deposit, setting up utilities, and finding a moving service. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is gathering all of the items for the apartment. If you’ve never lived on your own before, it can be hard to imagine the things needed for each room. We’ve created an apartment moving checklist that walks you through all the essentials. See what’s needed in the bedroom, laundry room, kitchen, living room, bathroom, office and more.
April 23rd, 2018 - 10:20 AM
Explore cheap options for moving to another state
Moving out of state on a budget can seem like quite the undertaking if you’re not familiar with the process. You have to figure out things like the best way to pack, load and transport belongings and how you’ll travel to your new destination without spending more than planned. Follow these simple steps to find the cheapest moving option, and learn how to get the best rates for your move.
April 20th, 2018 - 11:00 AM
The best place to buy moving boxes
If you’ve ever compared value items to name brand, you’ve probably noticed that choosing the cheaper option sometimes means losing a little quality. This may not make a difference if you’re buying basics like white vinegar, but it could be really important for something like running shoes. You want shoes that will support and protect your feet the entire time you’re wearing them, and quality shoes are designed to do just that.
The same idea applies to moving boxes. They protect your belongings during transit and help ensure items arrive in good condition. But quality material doesn’t have to be expensive — the U-Pack Box Store offers professional moving supplies at reasonable prices. Learn more about why “cheap” or free boxes may not be the best option, and see what makes U-Pack supplies a better choice.
April 19th, 2018 - 8:59 AM
Do you get paid when you move to Alaska?
There are several rumors about getting things for free in Alaska. From moving there for free to getting free land, the talk of low-cost living seems to have no end. But while those specific rumors aren’t true, it makes sense why people believe them. They began as a result of the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program, where all residents receive a small portion of the state’s oil wealth each year. So while you can’t get paid to move to Alaska, you can get paid to live there.
April 16th, 2018 - 2:20 PM
April 13th, 2018 - 10:25 AM
Selling a house as is? Or making upgrades first?
Homeowner improvement spending is on the rise! Projections show that overall improvements will cost U.S. homeowners $243 billion by 2020, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The number of overall projects being done is split between major and minor renovations, but spending is much higher for major projects like room additions or complete kitchen remodels. Both big and small projects can add value to the home, and the route you go will likely depend on several factors. In many cases, it can be better to make basic repairs or small updates rather than do a complete renovation.
When trying to sell a house, it can be tough to determine where to invest time and money. Take a look at which interior and exterior projects can add the most value to your home, and determine whether to do small upgrades or improve the area with a more substantial renovation.
April 11th, 2018 - 3:50 PM
If you’re thinking about U-Haul® truck rental, read this first
As a completely do-it-yourself option, you may assume that U-Haul prices are the most affordable when compared to other types of moving services. And since there’s likely a truck rental lot in your city, it could also seem like the most readily available option. While that may be the case for local moves, when it comes traveling long distance, rental trucks aren’t always the best fit. Here are some things to consider:
April 9th, 2018 - 2:55 PM
Which are lower: PODS® costs or U-Pack® costs?
When comparing options for a long-distance move, you’ll likely see a wide range of prices — even within the same service type. For moving and storage containers, prices can vary depending on the company’s locations, equipment availability and general pricing method (like if they charge per container or automatically include storage time). Because of this, the easiest way to choose the right service is to do a side-by-side comparison. Many people compare U-Pack to PODS®, so let’s take a closer look at the details and costs.
Want to start with a quote from U-Pack? Get a free moving quote online or call 800-413-4799.
April 6th, 2018 - 4:27 PM
Will my belongings fit into a 24’ truck?
Between large pieces of furniture and things packed in boxes, it can be hard to picture how much space you’ll need in a rental truck. The companies recommend trucks based on home size, but if you have a 3-bedroom home you may not be sure what to do. The biggest trucks (usually 26-foot) typically say they’re best for 3-4 bedroom homes, while the next size down (20-foot in many cases) is for 2-3 bedrooms. Somewhere in the middle is a 24 ft. rental truck, but they can be hard to find. Take a look at where to locate these vehicles and what to do if you can’t find one nearby.