March 28th, 2016 - 10:26 AM
The Best Cities for Walking
If you love stretching your legs and going for a walk, there are plenty of places around the country that would be ideal for you to call home. Whether you like doing the majority of your transportation on foot, enjoy urban hiking and beautiful walking trails or exploring downtown at a leisurely stroll – we've covered each one of these categories so you can find the best walkable city for you!
March 25th, 2016 - 9:51 AM
Using moving pads for furniture
When it comes to moving furniture and other fragile belongings such as lamps, small appliances, and mirrors, furniture pads provide the best protection at the best price. As the most economical packing option, using them is a great way to protect your belongings from damage and scratches. Let’s explore more about what moving furniture pads are, how to use them, where to buy them and what to do with them after your move.
March 24th, 2016 - 8:44 AM
What To Expect with Moving Trailer Rentals
If you’re moving long distance and want an option that offers flexibility, security and ease, a U-Pack moving trailer is a great choice. They're different from rental trucks – instead, we deliver it to your home, you load it, then we deliver it to your new home. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of moving trailer rentals and tackle some frequently asked questions that cover size, parking, reservations, loading and how to save money.
March 18th, 2016 - 10:18 AM
What are storage unit prices like?
If you like the idea of using a portable storage container for your upcoming long-distance move, you may be wondering how much they cost. Sure, they're convenient, easy to load/unload, and of course, you can store your belongings directly inside. But we know cost is important, too. Ultimately, each person's moving and storage needs are different, and those factors also affect your move costs (where you're moving to/from, how long you need to store, how much you're moving, etc.) While some storage units can be really affordable, others can be a bit pricey. Today, we'll help you narrow down which portable storage option and cost structure is best for your move.
March 16th, 2016 - 9:59 AM
Moving Company Prices
If you’re trying to make plans for your upcoming move, it’s important to start with by thinking of your budget. How much should you set aside to make sure you don’t overspend when moving day comes around? That’s where the challenge lies. As you may know, the cost for moving companies vary company-to-company as well as service type-to-service type. The price you pay for your move depends on which moving company you choose, how much stuff you’re moving, where you’re moving to and from, and which service you need. When you’re moving also plays a part, as moving can be seasonal. The only way to figure it all out is to start getting quotes and compare.
March 14th, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Deciding where to retire
If you’re ready to find a new place to call home during retirement, you may be wondering which city to relocate to. When you look at “Best Places to Retire” lists, you’ll find locations on the beach, in the big city, or even retirement communities. But figuring out which one is best for you can be tough. We’ve gathered information on some of the best places to retire depending on your interests and priorities. Take a look at top places to retire based on popular preferences — take your pick!
March 11th, 2016 - 10:33 AM
How does U-Haul® Rental compare to U-Pack®?
When you put the two side by side, you'll find that U-Pack is a better way to move. If you’re looking for DIY moving, look at how the two stack up. Not only do we do the driving, but since our prices include fuel, you don't have to worry about extras adding to your cost. We’re here to show you an affordable, easier alternative to U-Haul rental. When you compare U-Pack and U-Haul, you'll see how U-Pack comes out ahead in just about every area.
March 10th, 2016 - 2:26 PM
Get cheap moving blankets shipped right to your door!
As you prepare for your upcoming move, purchasing quality moving supplies is critical. One of the most popular choices for protecting furniture is to use moving blankets. If you're looking for affordable offers, you may also want free shipping, as they can be bulky and expensive to ship. Look no further than the U-Pack Box Store. We have multiple types of moving blankets, in different quantities, all with FREE shipping.
March 9th, 2016 - 1:36 PM
Is a 24-foot rental truck big enough?
That’s a tough question to answer. It really depends on how much you’re moving and how you load it. If you're moving a three-bedroom home, a 24-foot truck might work. Most trucks this size estimate holding a 2-3 bedroom home, but it depends on how fully furnished your home is and how you load your items. Figuring out whether your belongings will fit in a rental truck can be tricky, especially if you've never moved before. For some people, this size truck will be plenty of room while for others it's not nearly enough. Let’s look at the specifics of a 24-foot truck, along with ways to move without worrying about truck size.
March 2nd, 2016 - 3:19 PM
Questions about your Alaska Move
While Alaska is part of the United States, it can feel like an entirely different country. Its terrain is expansive, unspoiled and full of beauty. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, you no doubt have questions — and we have answers. We’ve helped countless families move to Alaska, so we can help you better understand your move and what life in the 49th state is all about.