September 19th, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Goodbye Mainland – Hello Alaska!
Planning a move to the Last Frontier can be both exciting and stressful. It’s exciting in that you’re moving to not just any state, but to Alaska – untamed beauty and countless adventures await! It’s stressful in that the move requires a bit more planning than just a regular state to state move. You’re definitely going to need a moving company to get there, but what about a passport?
Do you need a passport for Alaska?
Depending on how you move to Alaska, you may or may not need a passport:
September 17th, 2014 - 3:30 PM
How old do you have to be to rent a truck?
In most states, licensed drivers can drive a car at 16. But, when it comes to renting a truck, the age companies normally require is 18.
Renting a Moving Truck at 18
Technically, 18 year olds are able to rent a truck from U-Haul®, Budget®, and Penske®. However, there are some things to consider.
September 15th, 2014 - 1:09 PM
Packing Makeup for Travel
When it comes to packing your makeup, you might be tempted to just throw everything into a bag and go – don't. Pressed powders can crumble, glass bottles can break, and other disasters can happen. Whether you’re traveling or moving, it’s important to protect your makeup to keep it intact. For the basics of cosmetic packing, check out these easy tips.
How to Pack Makeup
The video above outlined some simple moving hacks for packing makeup. Let’s dig into the details and discover how to keep all types of makeup secure during travel or moving.
September 12th, 2014 - 1:58 PM
Lions, tigers, and bears are overrated
Most colleges and universities have ordinary mascots; you know – lions, wildcats, tigers, eagles, bears, etc. And then there are those schools that prefer to think outside the box. Allow us to introduce you to what we think are the top 10 craziest, weirdest, and most unusual college mascots.
September 2nd, 2014 - 3:47 PM
Moving to Alaska – can I do it on the cheap?
Moving to the Last Frontier will be an exciting adventure. But before you can enjoy the journey, you first have to figure out how to get there. Is there such a thing as moving to Alaska cheap? Thanks to an ever-changing moving industry, getting your household goods to Alaska has never been easier or more affordable.
August 27th, 2014 - 2:32 PM
Recipes for Labor Day
What started as a celebration of the American labor movement has evolved into a symbolic end to summer and intro to the fall season. Labor Day festivities usually involve squeezing in one last day in the sun and enjoying summer’s best foods. So when you send summer out with a bang on Labor Day, try out these easy, delicious Labor Day foods. We’ve gathered foods that are essential summertime treats with a unique spin on them to keep things interesting. (Just try not to spill anything on your white pants, even though Labor Day IS the last day to wear them according to the unofficial fashion police!)
August 14th, 2014 - 1:46 PM
Trailer or ReloCube – What’s Best for My Move?
U-Pack offers two types of equipment for moving long distance: the moving trailer and the ReloCube.
Because you only pay for the space you use, either type of equipment works for any size move. But, some situations certainly call for one or the other. Let’s take a look at the details of both types to help decide the best fit for your move.
August 13th, 2014 - 3:04 PM
Things to get rid of before you move
Quite possibly one of the most difficult tasks in moving is deciding what to take with you and what to part with. Putting the beloved sweater you haven’t worn in five years in the “give-away” pile can be a little heart-wrenching. But, when it’s all said and done, most people find that parting with some stored “treasures” can make moving a much more enjoyable experience, not to mention that it can be a big money saver!
When you move with U-Pack, you pay only for the space you use—whether that’s linear footage in a moving trailer or a certain number of ReloCubes. So, moving less means paying less.
August 4th, 2014 - 3:48 PM
Small Move Options
You may have heard that some moving companies aren’t equipped to handle small moves (or you’ll pay dearly for it). You’ll be pleased to know that U-Pack Moving isn’t among those companies; whether you’re moving a studio-size apartment or a four-bedroom home, we can handle it. In fact, U-Pack’s flexible “pay for the space you use” concept was designed with the small move in mind.
July 28th, 2014 - 4:15 PM
Prepare Before Moving Day
Though U-Pack is a do-it-yourself "you pack, we drive" service, you may need help loading the big stuff without spending a lot on full-service movers. There's a solution that can help you stay within your budget while still getting the help you need; you can use a DIY service then hire movers and packers to load on an hourly basis.