July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Affordable ways to ship household goods
Transporting household goods long distance can be a hectic experience. You’re not only dealing with getting your family to a new home, but you’re also having to maneuver a large truck or trailer through unfamiliar cities. The good news is it’s possible to move without driving. You can ship belongings with a full-service company or with a “you pack, we drive” service like U-Pack®. If you’re looking to keep rates affordable, U-Pack is often the best option. Keep reading to learn what goes into household goods shipping rates and how prices compare.
July 9th, 2018 - 9:52 AM
Moving to college on a budget
A college dorm or apartment may be small, but you can still fill it with all the amenities that make it feel like home. From clothing and bedding to a mini fridge and your favorite chair, having familiar items will make your space more comfortable. But how will you get everything there? If you’re driving to campus, it’s possible to pack everything in the car and hit the road. But what if there’s more stuff than will fit in the car? Or what if you’re not taking one? Explore alternative options for shipping stuff to college and compare prices so you can find the cheapest solution.
July 6th, 2018 - 8:23 AM
Compare options with Budget® trailer rental
Moving to a new home may also mean moving your vehicles. For a one-way move across the country, that might require splitting the family up between different cars or pulling one car on a trailer. If you’re planning to drive a rental truck and thinking about using a Budget trailer to tow your car, there are a few things to keep in mind. Take a look at the different types of equipment they offer, the ways towing can affect your move and towing alternatives.
Looking for a cargo trailer to haul your items? Check out this post on enclosed trailer rentals.
July 2nd, 2018 - 9:28 AM
Secure ReloCube parking before moving day
Along with packing and setting up utilities, one important moving-related task is finding space to park the equipment. With a U-Pack move, you’re responsible for finding secure, legal parking at both origin and destination. To help you prepare, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about ReloCube parking before, during and after the move.
If you need information about moving trailer parking, check out this post.
June 29th, 2018 - 9:20 AM
The spotted lanternfly: a new invasive pest to be aware of
Lycorma delicatula, commonly referred to as the spotted lanternfly, is an invasive insect that’s native to China. It was first seen in Pennsylvania in September 2014, but has since spread to other regions of the country. Much like the gypsy moth, which is present in several states, the spotted lanternfly is capable of destroying several important crops. Take a closer look at the threat this insect presents, and learn how to prevent spreading them to new areas when you move.
June 27th, 2018 - 9:53 AM
Selling items through an app
Moving is a great time to get rid of unwanted items. Not only does it mean packing up fewer things, but it can also mean some extra cash. While having a garage sale is one way to do this, there are several options for selling stuff with smartphone apps. Take a look at some of the most popular, well-rated apps for selling stuff and find the right one for you. We’ve included links to the apps in the iTunes and Google Play stores to make it easier!
June 25th, 2018 - 1:46 PM
Road tripping from California to New York
Which option sounds more appealing: entering Point A and Point B into your GPS and driving wherever it says, or mapping out a specific route to see sights, visit friends or make unique stops? For a long drive from California to New York, the options for routes are almost endless, so why not make the most of the trip? If you’re ready to start planning, take a look at the overall route and then find the best option for your journey.
June 21st, 2018 - 8:53 AM
Compare PODS® and U-Pack®container sizes
When looking at the furniture and belongings in your home, it can be difficult to imagine fitting everything into a moving container. What size container will work best? You want enough room, but you also don’t want to pay for unused space. Take a look at each size PODS® container and compare to U-Pack equipment. Then figure out which option works best for your home.
June 18th, 2018 - 12:14 PM
June is National Homeownership Month
If you own your home or are looking to become a homeowner, this month is for you! President George W. Bush designated June as National Homeownership Month in 2002 in an effort to help more families “achieve the American Dream.” The month focuses on providing the resources and information Americans need to purchase homes, including down payment assistance, tax incentives and more. As these initiatives continue, it’s interesting to see how housing statistics change from year to year.
June 15th, 2018 - 2:44 PM
How to host the perfect pool party
Do you remember the joy you felt as a kid when you were invited to a pool party? That feeling doesn’t go away with adolescence, but planning one can be even more fun. You can host one for your kids or your friends and family and create an event everyone will love. If you’re looking for inspiration, get started with these pool party ideas. We’ve covered everything from themes and food to games and entertainment. And we’ve incorporated some fun tips to make sure the party is a great success.
Don’t have a pool? We’ve also included some ideas on hosting a party in a different location. Ready? Let’s dive in.