January 14th, 2013 - 11:02 AM
PODS® rates vs. U-Pack Rates
If you’re considering containerized moving, comparing PODS® rates to U-Pack rates is a great place to start. Both are well-known portable moving and storage solutions, but one typically costs quite a bit less than the other. Want to take a guess at which typically costs less?
January 12th, 2013 - 6:29 PM
How to Get Help with Moving Out
When I move, all my stuff is coming with me. But that doesn’t mean I can move it all by myself! My big, comfy couch is great to lounge on, but impossible to carry on my own. And a queen size mattress? I’m definitely going to need help with that.
January 10th, 2013 - 3:17 PM
How much does a moving company cost? Well, that depends a lot on the type of service you choose; the options range from affordable do-it-yourself, to expensive full-service. Let’s explore options and talk price.
January 10th, 2013 - 8:34 AM
Houseplants do great things for you. They clean your air and boost your mood. But what have you done for them lately? Today (January 10) is Houseplant Appreciation Day, so take a few minutes to care for your houseplants. Let’s look at 5 ways to care for houseplants, along with some tips for moving houseplants.
How to Care for Houseplants
January 9th, 2013 - 8:43 AM
Shipping furniture can be a tricky task. You have big pieces, small pieces, and some in-between. So, what will it cost to ship it all? Well, you can learn some factors that will help you find the cheapest way to ship your furniture below. Let’s take a look.
January 8th, 2013 - 2:35 PM
That’s a tough question to answer without seeing your belongings. And if you're like most people, the thought of a stranger walking through your home to do an in-home estimate isn't very comforting. Here’s some help though... U-Pack provides excellent Space Estimator Tools to help you determine the amount of space you’ll need. Our favorite is the Room-by-Room Space Estimator because you can walk through your home and enter the items you'll be moving, then calculate the total at the end.
January 8th, 2013 - 8:58 AM
People set budgets every day for things like groceries, rent, entertainment, and shopping. I even have a budget set for how much I spend on going out to eat! When it comes to moving, why not set a budget for that, too? Whether your cross country move is expected or unexpected, I’ll help you create a budget for it so that you don’t overspend. Let’s take a look at some things you should do to create a reasonable moving budget.
January 3rd, 2013 - 9:10 AM
As you know, when you’re moving to Hawaii, your moving options are limited (there’s no driving a rental truck across the ocean). That leaves you with the “full-service” option and the “you pack, we drive” option. When you begin getting moving quotes, you’ll probably notice that full-service moving is the most expensive way to move to Hawaii. If affordability is your goal, and you would like to find a service that offers flexible moving options, excellent customer service and fast transit times, I think you’ll find that U-Pack® is the ideal solution.
January 2nd, 2013 - 3:54 PM
If you’re looking to hire a moving company, you’re not alone. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2010, 37.5 million people 1 year and older changed residences in the U.S. Though no doubt many of these are local moves, a large percentage are people like you—people moving long distance that need to hire a moving company. And, of course, the primary question asked is “How much does it cost to hire a moving company?”
January 2nd, 2013 - 10:17 AM
Whether you’re planning your honeymoon, trying to plan the perfect family vacation, or you just want to get away, I’ve researched and found some of the best places to travel in January. The good news for most of North America is that when the temps start falling in January, so do the prices, making January an affordable month for traveling. Now let’s check out where to go in January!