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6 Reasons U-Pack is Better than PODS®

October 9th, 2013 - 2:06 PM

U-Pack or PODS® – which is better?

That’s a great question. Both moving companies take care of the driving for you, deliver and pick up the equipment, and have storage options available. With so many similarities, it can be difficult to see the differences. Once you start comparing, we think you’ll find that U-Pack is the better choice for moving long-distance over PODS®. Here are 6 reasons why.
 

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How Toy Story Got Moving All Wrong

October 8th, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Moving Experts to the Rescue!

Ah, Toy Story. It’s one of the most-loved Disney movies of all time—you’ve seen it, right? If not, you’re missing out! The story of Andy and his beloved toys gets us every time, but what we’re really intrigued by is the fact that it revolves around moving. That’s right, Andy’s family is preparing for a move, and we couldn’t help but notice there are several details these talking toys got WAY wrong when it comes to moving to their new home. Take a lesson from Andy and the gang and make sure you avoid these moving blunders and packing pitfalls:

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See How Easily You Can Load a Moving Truck

October 7th, 2013 - 3:35 PM

How to load a moving truck

Have you ever packed your car for a road trip? Making all those bags and pillows fit in the trunk can be like a real-life game of Tetris. Multiply that 10 times, and you can imagine the challenge of loading a moving truck. But, with a little help from our moving experts, you can load your truck efficiently, saving you time and money.

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How do I get a parking permit for a moving truck?

October 4th, 2013 - 9:59 AM

Do I need a parking permit for my moving truck?

If we had a nickel for every time this great question was asked… well, we’d have a lot of nickels. Whether you’re driving the truck yourself, or having a company like U-Pack do the driving, you may need a parking permit.

Parking rules and regulations vary from city to city, so it’s very important to check the requirements as far in advance as you can (and definitely before moving day). Ignoring the need for a permit may result in being charged fees. Or worse, the equipment could be towed, leaving you responsible for the charges. 

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Safety Tips for Women Moving Alone

September 30th, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Are You Planning a Cross-Country Move By Yourself?

In a perfect world, women would be able to travel around the world without having to be overly aware of our surroundings and vulnerabilities. However, it’s not a perfect world. As women, it’s necessary that we take precautions to protect ourselves when we are most vulnerable, including during a move.

 

Safety Tips for Women During a Move

If you’re moving alone, start planning early so you aren’t too stressed and preoccupied during the process.

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Rental Containers for Moving

September 27th, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Find the Rental Container That’s Right for Your Move

If you’re considering an easy-to-load container for your move, there’s great news! Things aren’t how they used to be – now you have containerized moving solutions available in a variety of different sizes, price points, and service options. Let’s go over some of the basics to help you figure out what rental container is right for your move.

How Rental Containers Work

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What To Do When You Get Permanent Change of Station Orders

September 26th, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Do You have PCS Orders?

If you or a family member just got Permanent Change of Station Orders, you may be asking, “What do I do next?” U-Pack® helps many military members and their families complete military moves each year, so we can help.

First, meet with your base transportation office. Depending on your branch, this office will have a different name, but they all do the same thing: help you move.

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Fall Road Trip Ideas

September 25th, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Quick Road Trips to Complete Your Fall Bucket List

Green leaves begin to fade into bright yellow, the air gets cool and crisp, and you can drink pumpkin spice lattes again. Can you guess which season it is? That’s right – it’s Fall, y’all. And it’s the perfect time to take a road trip before the winter cold settles in. So load up the car and try out a few of these fall road trip ideas to get the seasonal fun started!

 

 

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What Everyone Ought to Know About Moving Day

September 24th, 2013 - 2:56 PM

You Can Make Moving Day Stink a Little Less

There’s no denying that moving is stressful. Even if you’re moving under the best circumstances, it still stinks to have to pack up all your stuff and move. But, there are a few truths about moving that can make your moving day a little less hectic.

The bottom line: A little pre-moving day preparation goes a long way.  

You don’t have to do it all in one day.