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How to Paint Walls Like a Pro

December 18th, 2017 - 3:43 PM
How to Paint Walls Like a Pro

Painting walls? Use these DIY painting tips

Whether you’re about to move into a new place or just want a new color on the walls, painting is something you can definitely do on your own. While there are professionals who can do the work, the cost savings of doing it yourself is often worth the time and effort. It doesn’t take much to do a professional-quality job — the secret is in the preparation and the supplies.

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What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

December 15th, 2017 - 10:49 AM
What Do I Need to Rent a U-Haul

What are the U-Haul rental requirements?

If you’re considering U-Haul truck rental, it’s important to know the things needed to rent a truck. Make sure you have the right license, credit card and other requirements in place before reserving a move.  There are things they require, along with other considerations like deposits and fuel costs. Or you can avoid the rental requirements and driving a truck altogether by moving with U-Pack. It’s a “you pack, we drive” service that’s comparable with truck rental, but you don’t have to have a license or credit card. Get a free moving quote to compare, or keep reading to see if you have everything you need to rent a U-Haul.

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Cheapest Way to Move a Small Amount of Furniture

December 13th, 2017 - 1:27 PM
Cheapest Way to Move a Small Amount of Furniture

Finding cheap furniture movers​

Not everyone who is moving has an entire household’s worth of belongings. Many people have just a few pieces of furniture and a handful of personal belongings, which can make it difficult to use a traditional moving service that’s designed for bigger shipments. When it comes to finding cheap furniture movers for smaller shipments, there are a few options to consider. See how each service works and determine the cheapest option.

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Motor Oil Recycling

December 11th, 2017 - 12:59 PM
Motor Oil Recycling

What do you do with used motor oil?

U-Pack knows all about the do-it-yourself life — we specialize in DIY moving, and we know our customers do many of their own home projects and vehicle maintenance. If you’re doing your own oil changes, you may be wondering what to do with the old engine oil, filters and containers. Because oil doesn’t wear out (it just gets dirty), it can be recycled and used again.

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Moving box comparison: choosing the right boxes for your move

December 8th, 2017 - 12:14 PM
Moving box comparison: choosing the right boxes for your move

How many moving boxes do I need?

The days leading up to moving day come with plenty of stressors — the last thing you want to add is worry about whether you have enough of the right size moving boxes to safely pack up your home. U-Pack® can help. We’ll assist you with figuring out the right size boxes for your move and help estimate how many you need. Then, you can order online and we’ll ship them to you for free, to arrive in approximately 1-3 business days. Take a look at standard moving box sizes, what they’ll typically hold and ways to get a good deal on buying moving boxes of any size. 

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Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

December 6th, 2017 - 3:23 PM
Complete Guide to Moving with a Baby

How to help your baby during a move

U.S. Census Bureau data shows that 5.5% of people who moved in 2017 were under the age of 4. That’s a lot of tiny people going to new places. In addition to figuring out the logistics of moving with a baby — like trying to pack with a crawler at your feet — it’s also common to have concerns about things like traveling long distance with an infant or toddler and how to help them adjusted to living and sleeping in a new home. So we reached out to Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Tracy Spackman for advice. Take a look at some things to think about before, during and after your move make moving with a baby as stress-free as possible, and hopefully, get as much sleep as possible.

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10 Biggest Stadiums in the U.S.

December 4th, 2017 - 3:39 PM
10 Biggest Stadiums in the U.S.

What is the biggest stadium in the United States?​

For everything from college football to arena concerts, thousands of people find reasons to pack into sports stadiums across the country. But just how many people can the biggest stadiums in the U.S. hold? Amazingly, some of these facilities reach record-breaking capacities on game days — holding populations larger than some cities. Wondering where these large arenas are? We’ve got the list!

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U-Pack vs. Budget

December 1st, 2017 - 10:09 AM
U-Pack vs. Budget

Compare options: Budget® Moving and U-Pack

Because both Budget® and U-Pack® are DIY moving services, you might think it’s a toss-up on which option to choose — but there are many differences that can influence the decision. Transportation, equipment and pricing options can all make one a  better choice for different situations. Depending on what’s important to you, there may be a factor that stands out.

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How do moving companies charge?

November 29th, 2017 - 12:53 PM
How do moving companies charge?

How moving companies determine charges

When planning a move, you may be getting quotes from various companies and wondering where the rates come from. How do they calculate the charges? Why are some quotes so much higher than others? Are there hidden fees not included in the cheap rates? The costs associated with each type of move depends on a variety of factors. Full-service moving companies charge differently than DIY companies. Take a look at the initial moving costs and possible add-ons, along with when to expect to be charged during a move and how to pay.

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New Year's Party Ideas

November 27th, 2017 - 3:50 PM
New Year's Party Ideas

New Year’s Eve party planning​

As the hustle and bustle of the holidays winds down, New Year’s Eve (NYE) is a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate before the next calendar page turns. Whether your ideal countdown to the new year includes a quiet night in with a few friends or a fancy party with a house full of guests, these New Year’s Eve party ideas will help you plan the perfect celebration. Piece together your favorite NYE ideas for food, games, decoration, music and more!