February 17th, 2016 - 10:02 AM
What is the best place to live?
All over the Internet, you will find list after list of the “Best Places to Live" giving you a laundry list of cities they consider the best. These lists are compiled using their own parameters and factors. However, when you take a look at those results, how do you really know which is the best city to live in for you? Finding the best places to live is such a personal thing – so the best way to figure out where you should live is to go through our list of criteria and decide which items are most important to you.
February 5th, 2016 - 8:38 AM
Using packing paper for a move
Besides having plenty of moving boxes, the other moving supply you need to have on hand is packing paper. And plenty of it! You can’t have enough packing paper– it provides protection for almost all of your belongings. You can use it in a variety of ways, from wrapping dishes and knick-knacks to padding boxes. Let’s take a closer look at what type of packing paper we offer, why it’s ideal for moving, and how to use it.
February 3rd, 2016 - 8:08 AM
Do you need door-to-door storage and moving?
For easy, affordable door-to-door moving in all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Puerto Rico and Canada – look no further than U-Pack! Shipping your belongings doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Take a look at some of our most common questions about door-to-door moving and storage.
February 1st, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Considering trailer rentals for your move?
If you’re trying to find trailers for rent to move your household goods long distance, U-Pack®one-way trailer rental is a great option. And though it may work a little differently than what you initially had in mind, we think you’ll find that it’s a much safer and more convenient option. Take a look at our moving trailer and what makes it the better way to move.
January 25th, 2016 - 12:55 PM
10 Common Packing Mistakes
Packing for a move is often the most dreaded part of any relocation. It’s so much more than just making sure everything gets put into a box; there’s organizing, wrapping, and taking inventory of your belongings. That’s where many people get it wrong – they wait until the last minute, throw things in boxes, and hope they make it ok. After helping over 850,000 customers move over a billion miles, we’ve identified some common packing mistakes so you can learn what NOT to do when packing for a move.
If you need to start planning your long distance move, get a free moving quote online.
January 15th, 2016 - 3:34 PM
Prevent injuries using moving straps
If you have large pieces of furniture to move, you may be wondering how to handle it. You could hire movers or rent a furniture dolly. However, for furniture that’s big or heavy, the easiest way to move it is by using furniture straps. Our Forearm Forklift straps are heavy-duty nylon straps that use leverage, not strength, to lift items. They help prevent injury by allowing you to bend at the knees when you lift, and by reducing the load up to 66%. Let’s take a closer look at how to use Forearm Forklift moving straps to move furniture.
December 28th, 2015 - 10:26 AM
How to budget for relocation costs
If you haven’t moved long distance before, or if it’s been a long time since you made a move, you may not know what relocation expenses to include in your budget. One of your biggest costs will the relocation service itself, but there are a few other important things to consider (like packing supplies, help loading and unloading, and travel). Let’s explore some typical moving costs, followed by ways to keep your moving expenses low.
December 18th, 2015 - 10:42 AM
Where can I buy boxes for shipping?
Whether you’re shipping household goods or something you sold online, you need a good box to ensure it travels safely. It’s important to choose a one that’s the right size, is constructed well, and is made for shipping. But you also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg! Let’s look at where you can find affordable boxes, how to pick the right box, and what packing supplies you need to add to your order.
December 11th, 2015 - 10:47 AM
Compare relocation companies
As you prepare for your upcoming move, there are many plans to arrange. From your move date to housing to your new job, the details are important. As you sort out the details, take some time to compare relocation services. They run the gamut from expensive full-service movers to complete DIY household goods moving options. Finding the right relocation company depends on your needs. Let’s take a look at some factors to consider as you decide which one is best for your move.
December 7th, 2015 - 3:22 PM
Is a passport required to move to Canada?
Not always – it depends on how you plan to get there. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires U.S. travelers to present documents proving their citizenship. Ideally, this is a passport, but you may be able to use other documents depending on your mode of transportation. However, the Canadian Border Patrol recommends you carry your passport if you travel internationally, regardless of your transportation choice and the requirements.
Note: If you don’t have your passport and need one quick, be sure to check passport processing times. Routine and expedited service times can vary based on the time of the year.
Let’s look at each mode of transportation and what documents are required when entering Canada.