November 8th, 2017 - 1:56 PM
Veterans Day Deals
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are over 18.5 million veterans, and many businesses choose to honor them with exclusive discounts and deals. While some places offer military discounts year-round, most businesses offer special incentives for Veterans Day, including sales and free or discounted meals and entertainment. If you’re a veteran, active or retired military member, you’re eligible to take advantage of these offers over the course of Veterans Day weekend as businesses say “thank you for your service.” We’ve compiled a list of current Veterans Day benefits as a guide to 2017 promotions; if you aren’t military, but know someone who is, share this post with them so they can enjoy these freebies and deals, too.
November 6th, 2017 - 9:20 AM
How Budget® Truck Gas Mileage Impacts your Move
According to their website, Budget trucks get the following gas mileage:
12-Foot Truck (local and one way): 8-14 miles per gallon
16-Foot Truck (local and one way): 6-10 miles per gallon
26-Foot Truck (local and one way): 8-10 miles per gallon (uses diesel fuel)
To see how Budget moving truck gas mileage can impact final moving costs, use this helpful rental truck fuel calculator.
When it comes to moving long distance, the gas mileage a rental truck gets can have a significant impact on your moving costs. Because of that, it’s a good idea to calculate fuel costs ahead of time. If you're traveling coast-to-coast, it's entirely possible that fuel could as much as double the price of your move — turning what was once an economical solution into something much more expensive. Let's spend some time looking at the gas mileage of a Budget rental truck, current fuel costs and how a "you pack, we drive" moving service can help you avoid extra fuel costs.
November 3rd, 2017 - 3:16 PM
The best Christmas party ideas
‘Tis the season — to party! There’s something about the holidays that brings people together and gives you the perfect excuse to celebrate. Since social calendars fill up around Christmastime, you should start planning your party early. Whether you’re planning a get-together for friends, a gathering with your coworkers or a pajama party with the neighbors, tell them to save the date and start planning for your event. Take a look at these ideas for Christmas party themes, food and games to organize the event of the season.
November 2nd, 2017 - 1:39 PM
What’s the best school in your area?
When families with children move to a new city, often one of the primary drivers for where they choose to buy or rent a home is its proximity to the best schools. If that’s where you are, and selecting a school that’s a good fit for the entire family is an important “to-do” on your list, you’ll find that time spent researching and comparing schools is time well spent. Fortunately, there are several reliable websites available that offer ratings, comparison tools and additional helpful information — like the curriculum offered, extracurricular activities available, student-teacher ratios and test scores — to help make your decision easier. Read on to learn more about some of the best resources for finding the top schools in your area.
October 30th, 2017 - 3:27 PM
How much does it cost to move from Canada to the U.S.?
Moving company costs depend on details such as the cities you’re moving to and from, how much you’re moving, and when you’re moving. If it’s an international move,, you’ll also need to consider potential Customs fees and expenses for traveling to your new home. How can you move to the U.S. from Canada without breaking the bank? The easiest answer is to do some of the work yourself, and a DIY service like U-Pack® is often the cheapest option. Learn more about moving from Canada to the U.S. with U-Pack —start by getting a free moving quote to compare.
October 27th, 2017 - 9:48 AM
Breaking down cross country moving costs
Most people who call U-Pack® for the first time want to know one thing: How much does it cost to move across the country? It’s the most frequently asked question, and one of the most important for planning a move. Staying within a moving budget can be a challenge with a long distance move, but it’s doable if you know what to expect. As you research, you’ll find there‘s not a “one-size-fits-all” price tag — but you can check rates easily with a free moving quote. As you compare prices, take a closer look at the factors that contribute to the cost of moving cross country.
October 25th, 2017 - 1:15 PM
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, moving is not a perfect industry. Packing materials can be wasteful, and getting belongings to a new home can take a lot of fuel and create emissions. However, it’s possible to make a few modifications to the process to limit the impact your move has on the environment. To help us provide the best advice, we reached out to Kathryn from Going Zero Waste to get her input on how to make a move more eco-friendly.
October 23rd, 2017 - 1:35 PM
Can four people ride in a rental truck?
Have you been searching for a rental truck that seats four people? Wonder why they’re impossible to find? Because they actually don’t exist. Well, at least not if you’re looking at the leading truck rental companies like U-Haul®, Penske® or Budget®. The rental trucks from these companies have, at most, three seats — with no back seats. That means no traveling with small children in car seats. And if you have three passengers, you won’t all fit.
The good news is you can move long distance without having to concern yourself with fitting four people inside a rental truck. Here’s how to move without having to drive a rental truck.
October 20th, 2017 - 10:59 AM
Do I need to transfer my medical records?
Aside from packing up boxes and scheduling the moving company, there are several other details to handle when you’re moving state to state. You also have to do things like cancel and set up (or transfer) utilities, transfer your license and registration, select schools and/or child care, and do USPS change of address. Another important task that you don’t want to forget is transferring medical and dental records to any new providers.
When you begin seeing a new medical provider they’ll normally want to know your medical history, present and past illnesses or conditions and treatments and medications. Even if you’re in good health, it’s helpful for a new provider to review the history of your vitals, vaccines and any test results.
And, because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have the right to take your records with you when you move or change providers. Learn more about HIPPA regulations for transferring your medical information.
October 18th, 2017 - 10:17 AM
The convenience of door-to-door moving
As often as we can, we seek out things that make day-to-day life easier: grocery delivery, online ordering, site-to-store pickups. It makes sense that we’d want that same convenience when it comes to moving. Door-to-door moving containers are a great solution for those searching for an affordable and easy option for shipping household goods across the country. Loading is simple, and containers are brought right to your location. Take a look at how this type of moving works, compare options and see how much it costs.