September 22nd, 2017 - 10:30 AM
Everything you need to know about moving with cats
How does your cat respond to new things and new people? If it’s like most, he or she probably doesn’t like interruptions in environment or routine, and may get anxious in unfamiliar situations. During a move, cats will face new people, a long car ride, loud noises, and a new home — all of which might cause some stress. It’s normal to be concerned about how your feline friend will fare during a long move, but a little preparation can make it easier on everyone involved. Check out this video to see how to make the move great for your cat:
September 20th, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Choosing the right equipment for your U-Pack move
When selecting a moving service, equipment options may be part of the decision-making process. U-Pack offers two types: moving containers and moving trailers, and they both have their advantages. Price is likely a large factor, but what other things should you consider? Take a look at the things that stay the same with U-Pack®, no matter which equipment you use, and the things to consider as you choose between our moving trailers and containers.
Want to go over the specifics of each equipment type? Here’s everything you need to know about ReloCubes and moving in a trailer.
September 18th, 2017 - 4:01 PM
Where are the most affordable places to live?
You may have heard of the cost of living index before, but did you know it’s a good way to choose a city to move to? Because costs for basic essentials vary across the country, this index provides a simple way to determine if your salary will adequately cover expenses. Many areas have a rising cost of living, but there are plenty of places that fall below the national average. If you’re looking for affordable real estate and the lowest cost of living, these 10 places fit the bill.
September 15th, 2017 - 9:26 AM
Using movers to load or unload
DIY moving has many benefits — lower rates, flexibility, and the ability to control the move from start to finish. But sometimes you need a little help. If you’re trying to cut costs but want assistance with some of the work, hiring moving labor is a great solution. You’ll get the help you want without the high price of a full-service move. Find out how to hire a crew, how to prepare for the big day, and how to manage the crew when they arrive.
If you haven’t reserved moving equipment yet, U-Pack® prices are affordable and include two equipment options — the moving trailer or moving container. In most cases, U-Pack rates are comparable to truck rental. Click here to get a free quote.
September 14th, 2017 - 8:29 AM
U-Pack Service Alert as of September 14 — Hurricane Irma
The impact of Hurricane Irma resulted in widespread damage, flooding and electrical outages across much of Florida and the southeast. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the storm, as well as those providing aid.
September 13th, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Do I need weight tickets for my military move?
When doing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), also known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move for the military, weight tickets are an important detail. Without them, you can’t be reimbursed. If you’re using U-Pack® for a military move, we can provide them — saving you the trouble of finding certified scales. Start by visiting the Transportation Office to get approved for a PPM, and we’ll take care of the rest.
September 11th, 2017 - 3:15 PM
Finding the cheapest one-way truck rentals
Because there are multiple options available, the easiest way to figure out the cheapest one-way truck rental company is to look at an example. See how much it costs to move a one-bedroom apartment from San Diego, CA to Houston, TX (approximately 1,470 miles) with Penske®, U-Haul® and Budget® truck rental, and then see how those prices compare to U-Pack®. We’ve compared each company’s smallest truck (the 10-foot from U-Haul, and the 12-foot from Budget and Penske) to U-Pack equipment so you can feel confident you’re making the best decision.
Want a moving quote before reading any more information? Get a rate from U-Pack! Prices include moving equipment, transportation, liability coverage and taxes.
September 8th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
How to get cheap moving supplies
Every savvy packer knows the key to protecting their items during a move is to use quality supplies. To protect belongings without blowing your budget, we recommend using professional moving supplies from the U-Pack® Box Store. The affordable prices give you a great value, and every order comes with FREE shipping! Keep reading to learn how to get supplies from U-Pack at the cheapest prices possible.
September 6th, 2017 - 1:38 PM
The rise of home technology
Imagine this: You wake up in the morning and it’s unseasonably cold. Before getting out of bed, you grab your phone. From an app, you turn the heat on, start a cup of coffee brewing and open the blinds. You say out loud, “What’s the weather today?” and a speaker answers with the forecast. It’s not a house of the future, it’s a smart home. And you can do all of this today.
September 1st, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Shipping a sofa in a U-Pack ReloCube
The ReloCube® moving container has many great attributes — affordable pricing, flexible options, and a size that allows it to fit in a standard parking space. But will its compact size be a problem when loading large furniture like a sofa? Most sofas will fit, but be sure to measure first. Find out what size furniture can fit in a CubeTM, learn what to do if your couch won’t fit, and get tips on prepping a sofa for a long distance move.