April 17th, 2017 - 3:41 PM
Getting help during your move
When you’re moving, there are a lot of details to coordinate. You may have questions or need help figuring out options — but where can you turn? U-Pack moving consultants are the go-to during any move. They can help at any point throughout the process and are eager to solve problems, answer questions or offer advice.
April 14th, 2017 - 2:26 PM
Tips for loading a moving truck
When completing a DIY move, using all of the space available in the moving equipment is key. Otherwise, you might have to leave some items behind, unload and try to rearrange everything, or pay for an additional rental truck or moving trailer. While proper packing is essential, loading well is also important. You can pack a moving truck like a pro by using our helpful tips and following these step-by-step instructions.
April 12th, 2017 - 10:41 AM
Plan the ultimate graduation celebration
Do you know someone who’s graduating this year? Whether it’s from kindergarten, high school or college, your graduate deserves a celebration that honors their achievement. To help you plan the perfect event, we’ve developed some ideas for themes, food and gifts. Choose your favorites to create a night your graduate won’t forget.
April 10th, 2017 - 2:11 PM
Does Hertz® rent moving trucks?
If you’re looking to rent a moving truck from Hertz, chances are you’re having a hard time finding what you need. That’s because Hertz no longer offers moving trucks in the United States and Canada. Instead, Hertz refers customers to Penske® Truck Rental.
April 7th, 2017 - 9:35 AM
DIY gift ideas
It can be a bit overwhelming to have Mother’s Day, graduation ceremonies and Father’s Day all in a row, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. However, you don’t have to worry about finding and buying the perfect gifts — you can make them! We’ve gathered some easy DIY gift ideas so you can create the perfect personalized presents for your friends and family.
April 3rd, 2017 - 1:33 PM
How to donate household items
You’ve finally done it! You’ve cleaned out the closet, basement, attic and garage and gathered every item you no longer have use for. Whether your inspiration was an upcoming move or the desire to get the clutter out, you’re now tasked with deciding what to do with everything you’ve collected. While having a moving sale is always an option, donating household items is an alternative solution that also lets you help someone in need. To make donating goods as easy as possible, we’ve developed a guide to walk you through the process.
March 29th, 2017 - 1:41 PM
Compare Canadian moving companies
When exploring options for moving in or out of Canada, you may have come across U-Pack. It’s a “you pack, we drive” moving service that’s ideal for long distance moves (and moves that cross the Canadian border). Since you don’t have to drive, you’re free to travel and cross the border without all of your belongings in tow. Take a better look at how U-Pack works in Canada to compare us with other Canadian moving companies.
March 27th, 2017 - 1:06 PM
Preparing for life after college
As the end of your undergraduate career approaches, there are choices to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? While these decisions may seem a little overwhelming, it can be exciting to have a blank slate. To help you develop a post-graduation plan, we’ve compiled some common choices and found the best cities to move to.
March 24th, 2017 - 8:18 AM
Pregnancy tips — what to do during a move
Having a baby is a big life change. Add moving to the mix, and it can get overwhelming. Moving involves physical work and can be emotionally tough, and those stressors can take a toll on your body — pregnant or not. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips. Use them throughout the moving process to keep you and your baby healthy and make the move as smooth as possible.
March 22nd, 2017 - 1:53 PM
Packing books for moving
Whether it’s one shelf full or an entire library, books need to be carefully packed to stay protected. When packing books, consider their weight and distribute them so you can easily carry the boxes. We recommend using small boxes and keeping the weight under 40 lbs.