June 24th, 2016 - 1:52 PM
Towing a car
If you’re considering moving long distance, you may be thinking about how you’ll get your vehicle across the country since you’ll be driving the truck. One option people consider is towing. While car dollies and car carriers are one solution, towing may not always be the best option, specifically if you’re cost sensitive. There are some expenses that come with towing that can go unnoticed on the front end — truck rental, car carrier rental, fuel, liability coverage and tow gear (hitch, mount and ball, wiring, safety chains, tie downs, etc.). Beyond the price, it’s also important to consider available options, if there are reasons you shouldn’t tow, and towing alternatives. So if you’re thinking, “Should I tow my car?” make sure to take those factors into consideration before making a decision.
June 23rd, 2016 - 3:16 PM
Are you moving on? Quotes and sayings to help you through
Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be tough. If change were easy, then poets, authors and musicians would have a difficult time creating material that pulls at our emotions. Considering the number of people who find themselves “moving on” in life, we collected a variety of move on quotes. They’re divided below into four categories: quotes about being happy, quotes about letting go, quotes to make you feel motivated and quotes that produce deep thought.
Hopefully these moving forward quotes will encourage you, give you something to think about and make moving on an exciting time in your life.
June 22nd, 2016 - 2:12 PM
Find the best fireworks show near you
Whether you've just moved to a new area and are looking for amazing July 4th fireworks displays near you, or you want to take an epic summer road trip to see one of these fun events, this list of 20 amazing Independence Day celebrations across the U.S. is for you. Most of these events take place on July 4th (we’ve noted when the date is different) and many of them include plenty of activities besides the firework show. Take a look at the infographic below to see where to find the biggest Fourth of July celebrations, and then read more about each one.
June 17th, 2016 - 4:11 PM
*This post has been updated to include current information (originally published in 2011).
The issue with U-Haul® and Ford Explorers
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have been extremely popular in the past few decades, and the Ford Explorer is no exception. With its modern design, high-end features and top of the line technology, it’s no wonder people choose this as their everyday vehicle. Do you own one? If so, you know it’s great for getting the whole family where they need to go. But, if you're moving long distance and plan to use U-Haul towing equipment, things could get complicated.
June 13th, 2016 - 4:09 PM
How to hire packers and movers
Do you think you need help with your move? If you were considering hiring movers to do the packing and loading, but didn't want to pay the high price tag of traditional movers, there are affordable alternatives. Did you know you can actually save quite a bit of money on your move by doing the packing yourself? While this option doesn’t work for everyone, many people like the idea of packing their own stuff, then hiring movers to do the loading, unloading. It's a great way to save money moving!
June 10th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Finding movers in New Jersey
Looking for moving companies in New Jersey? Whether you’re moving into or out of the Garden State, U-Pack® can help! When planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a professional moving company to ensure the greatest safety and protection of your household items. Since 1997, U-Pack has moved more than 850,000 families cross country. We’re a good alternative to full-service New Jersey movers and truck rental. Take a look at the factors below and see why you should consider choosing U-Pack as your New Jersey moving company.
June 8th, 2016 - 7:41 AM
Moving Furniture State to State
So, you’re moving to a different state and are looking for furniture moving companies. You want to move it all affordably, and you want to know your items will be safe. There are several ways to transport furniture, and the options range from expensive to cheap — how do you know which is best? There are a few things to consider when you’re searching for the best option for moving your stuff. Let’s go over some factors that will help you get the lowest price.
June 3rd, 2016 - 1:04 PM
Atlas moving company
When moving long distance, you might consider Atlas® Van Lines, a full-service moving company. While full-service movers offer the convenience of doing all the work for you, this luxury comes at a price. U-Pack is a great alternative for individuals or families moving on a budget. With U-Pack, you do the packing and loading and we do all the driving. Let’s compare U-Pack to Atlas and see which one is the better option for your move.
May 27th, 2016 - 2:27 PM
Long distance moving
Moving long distance can be a stressful situation. You’re tasked with finding a new house and establishing a new routine, plus you’ll have to get used to new surroundings and perhaps a different way of life when moving to a new state. And that doesn’t include the actual move itself! If you’re trying to find the best long distance moving company to simplify your relocation, you’ll want to compare services, cost and reputation to make the right decision for an easy, efficient move.
May 26th, 2016 - 3:47 PM
Does Alaska pay you to move there?
Living in Alaska might be a priceless experience, but it’s time to squash the rumors that you can move to Alaska for free or get paid to move to Alaska. They’re not true. The rumors began as a result of the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program, through which all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) receive a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually.
According to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Alaska has been paying out Permanent Fund Dividend checks ranging from $331 to $2,069 per person since 1982. The payout for 2015 was $2,072, the highest payout yet and a $188 increase from 2014. If a person were eligible for dividend checks since the program’s inception in 1982, they would have received $39,099.41 to date. Not bad at all!