May 11th, 2018 - 12:39 PM
Will a 10-foot truck be enough space for my move?
The smallest rental truck available is the 10-foot truck. It’s intended for small moves — a studio apartment or just a couple of rooms — so, if you’re moving a one-bedroom apartment or a heavily furnished place, it may not have enough space. Before renting a truck, take a close look at the dimensions to make sure everything will fit.
May 9th, 2018 - 9:17 AM
Declutter with a moving sale
Getting rid of unwanted items is helpful any time, but it’s especially important before a move. There’s no reason to pay and work to move things you no longer want or need. One of the best ways to declutter is by hosting a garage sale. Not only will it get rid of unwanted belongings, but it also gives you the chance to earn some extra cash. If it seems daunting to add another task to your list, don’t fret. A moving sale may take time to organize, price and host, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Learn how to take care of the entire process from start to finish.
May 7th, 2018 - 4:02 PM
Thinking about a U-Haul® trailer for your move?
If you’re considering truck rental for an upcoming move, there’s a good chance you’ve also looked at renting a trailer. Whether you need to haul a few extra items, tow a vehicle, or put all of your belongings inside it, a trailer can be a good solution. Learn about the different options U-Haul has, and then compare U-Haul trailers to U-Pack® moving services.
May 4th, 2018 - 10:19 AM
Making moving with cats easier
How does your cat respond to interruptions in environment or routine? If it’s like most, he or she may get anxious in unfamiliar situations. During a move, cats will face 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 pet will fare during a long move, but a little preparation can make it easier on everyone involved.
Worried about putting your cat in a rental truck? U-Pack® is a “you pack, we drive” service that lets you travel in your own vehicle so you can focus on the trip, not the move.
April 27th, 2018 - 9:41 AM
Finding adventure in a national park
What’s your idea of a perfect time: walking out of a tent and watching the sun rise over the mountains, exploring a trail with your family, or hopping in the car to see gorgeous sights? If any of those sound appealing, a national park vacation will be a dream come true. Learn more about top spots across the country, and get ideas for your next adventure.
April 26th, 2018 - 9:40 AM
Remember the essentials with this first apartment checklist
When moving into your first apartment, there are so many things to figure out — putting down a deposit, setting up utilities, and finding a moving service. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is gathering all of the items for the apartment. If you’ve never lived on your own before, it can be hard to imagine the things needed for each room. We’ve created an apartment moving checklist that walks you through all the essentials. See what’s needed in the bedroom, laundry room, kitchen, living room, bathroom, office and more.
April 20th, 2018 - 11:00 AM
The best place to buy moving boxes
If you’ve ever compared value items to name brand, you’ve probably noticed that choosing the cheaper option sometimes means losing a little quality. This may not make a difference if you’re buying basics like white vinegar, but it could be really important for something like running shoes. You want shoes that will support and protect your feet the entire time you’re wearing them, and quality shoes are designed to do just that.
The same idea applies to moving boxes. They protect your belongings during transit and help ensure items arrive in good condition. But quality material doesn’t have to be expensive — the U-Pack Box Store offers professional moving supplies at reasonable prices. Learn more about why “cheap” or free boxes may not be the best option, and see what makes U-Pack supplies a better choice.
April 19th, 2018 - 8:59 AM
How much do you get paid to live in Alaska?
There are rumors that you can move to Alaska for free or get paid to move to Alaska. Unfortunately, they’re not true — but you can get paid to live there. The state’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) Program provides all of Alaska’s permanent residents (both children and adults) a small portion of the state’s oil wealth annually. So if you’re moving there, you could start getting yearly checks!
April 16th, 2018 - 2:20 PM
April 13th, 2018 - 10:25 AM
Selling a house as is? Or making upgrades first?
Homeowner improvement spending is on the rise! Projections show that overall improvements will cost U.S. homeowners $243 billion by 2020, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The number of overall projects being done is split between major and minor renovations, but spending is much higher for major projects like room additions or complete kitchen remodels. Both big and small projects can add value to the home, and the route you go will likely depend on several factors. In many cases, it can be better to make basic repairs or small updates rather than do a complete renovation.
When trying to sell a house, it can be tough to determine where to invest time and money. Take a look at which interior and exterior projects can add the most value to your home, and determine whether to do small upgrades or improve the area with a more substantial renovation.