November 25th, 2014 - 11:05 AM
How do I start planning my move?
Planning a move across the country starts with getting quotes – it’s how you know exactly how much to budget. U-Pack® is an easy, affordable option for getting your belongings all the way across the country, and we make getting an online quote – and adjusting it later if you need to – really, really easy. Of course, if you’d rather speak to someone directly (and experience great customer service), you can also call 800-413-4799.
We only need to know three basic things to calculate your cross-country moving quote:
November 21st, 2014 - 2:36 PM
What’s the best option for shipping cross country?
When it comes to long-distance shipping, U-Pack® and ABF FreightSM are leaders in the industry – U-Pack for shipping household goods and ABF Freight for shipping commercial goods.
November 4th, 2014 - 11:31 AM
How do movers charge?
There are a variety of ways that movers charge including shipment weight, truck size, crew size, or even mileage. If you’re moving long distance, the biggest factor will be your mileage. When movers charge by the mile, it can end up costing you extra money.
October 15th, 2014 - 9:16 AM
Important Note: Effective April 28, 2015, U-Pack has discontinued service into and out of Mexico.
What you need to move to Mexico
If you’re moving to Mexico from the U.S., you’ll definitely need a passport, but what else should you be prepared for? Depending on your reasons for moving, you may also need a visa and other documents. Let’s take a look at what’s required, and some tips for moving your belongings to Mexico the easy way.
October 7th, 2014 - 10:23 AM
U-Haul's Largest Rental Truck
(Post updated 10/7/14)
The largest truck you can rent from U-Haul® is the 26-foot truck. If you’re moving a large home and considering one for your cross-country move, there are a few things to think about: Is it large enough to hold your belongings? Is it too big for what you’re moving? Is there a better way to move? Let’s take a look.
September 23rd, 2014 - 2:42 PM
Does U-Pack have hidden charges?
The answer is no, plain and simple. U-Pack prides itself on having absolutely no hidden charges. While there are additional charges for additional services, we don’t surprise you with unexpected costs. With U-Pack, when you add additional services or make changes to your move, we’ll let you know exactly what you’re paying for.
September 22nd, 2014 - 4:34 PM
You can move your belongings affordably
If you’re shipping at least one room of furnishings and your move is long distance U-Pack is almost always the cheapest way to ship household goods—especially when you compare to containerized shipping services like PODS® or traditional full-service moving companies.
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.