April 9th, 2018 - 2:55 PM
Which are lower: PODS® costs or U-Pack® costs?
When comparing options for a long-distance move, you’ll likely see a wide range of prices — even within the same service type. For moving and storage containers, prices can vary depending on the company’s locations, equipment availability and general pricing method (like if they charge per container or automatically include storage time). Because of this, the easiest way to choose the right service is to do a side-by-side comparison. Many people compare U-Pack to PODS®, so let’s take a closer look at the details and costs.
Want to start with a quote from U-Pack? Get a free moving quote online or call 800-413-4799.
April 6th, 2018 - 4:27 PM
Will my belongings fit into a 24’ truck?
Between large pieces of furniture and things packed in boxes, it can be hard to picture how much space you’ll need in a rental truck. The companies recommend trucks based on home size, but if you have a 3-bedroom home you may not be sure what to do. The biggest trucks (usually 26-foot) typically say they’re best for 3-4 bedroom homes, while the next size down (20-foot in many cases) is for 2-3 bedrooms. Somewhere in the middle is a 24 ft. rental truck, but they can be hard to find. Take a look at where to locate these vehicles and what to do if you can’t find one nearby.
April 4th, 2018 - 3:22 PM
Moving? Don’t forget your moving announcements!
There are many people to notify about an upcoming move, but it’s not always convenient to make the announcement. It’s easy to tell people you frequently see in person: coworkers, neighbors, the friend you have lunch with each week. But there are several other people to tell (just think about all the families who send you Christmas cards every year). The good news is it’s easy to make a free (or at least very inexpensive) moving announcement. Print them and mail them or post one on social media — they’re easy to download and customize.
April 2nd, 2018 - 3:10 PM
Wondering where to live in California?
Over 39 million people call California home, and it’s easy to see why. There’s something for everyone in The Golden State — beaches, mountains, Silicon Valley, small towns, big cities. With beautiful scenery and endless opportunities, California is a great place to call home. If you dream of living in California, one of these 10 places might be the perfect place to settle down.
March 30th, 2018 - 12:51 PM
Get mail at your new home with a USPS Change of Address Form
Have you ever seen a yellow sticker on a piece of mail with the words return to sender, not deliverable as addressed or unable to forward? The United States Postal Service calls these pieces “Undeliverable As Addressed” (UAA) mail — they can’t be delivered with the address on them and must be forwarded, returned or thrown away.
Filling out a Change of Address form will ensure your mail gets to your new home. Look at the options for forwarding, completing the process and what items will and won’t forward.
March 28th, 2018 - 1:10 PM
Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area?
According to a report by real-estate brokerage firm Redfin, more people are moving out of the San Francisco area than anywhere else in the United States. This is linked to factors such as tax rates and housing costs, but the sheer amount of people leaving is actually making it more expensive for others to move. When demand is high, moving rates often increase.
If you’re making plans to leave San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont or another Bay Area city, you might want to do a little shopping around. By getting multiple quotes, you’re more likely to find the best price. Compare rates to find out which option is cheapest.
March 26th, 2018 - 2:54 PM
Is it time to start packing?
If you’re looking at everything that needs to be packed in your house, you may be wondering how long it will take to get it all done. Depending on the size of the home and how much of work you choose to do each day, it can take anywhere from 1-7 days to pack. Take a closer look at how much time you’ll need to complete the job, and get tips for helping the process go faster.
March 23rd, 2018 - 12:50 PM
Q&A about U-Haul® rentals
What’s on your mind leading up to your move in a rental truck? Are you concerned about how the rental process works or how much it’s going to cost? Whatever burning questions you have, we’ve researched it and have answers! Take a look at the details of U-Haul truck rental to figure out if it meets your needs.
Looking for an affordable U-Haul alternative? Check out U-Pack®. Compare with a free moving quote.
March 19th, 2018 - 8:06 AM
Is tipping movers recommended?
It’s completely normal to leave a tip for good service. And if you’ve ever eaten at a restaurant, gotten a haircut, had a pizza delivered or taken a cab, you’re probably pretty familiar with how it works. But if you’re hiring movers for the first time, you may be wondering if you’re supposed to give them extra cash for a job well done. Learn from Dustin Whinery, an experienced mover in Texas, to see what’s typical and what to expect.
March 16th, 2018 - 12:44 PM
Compare move and storage options
When it comes to an affordable and simple move, there’s often no better option than a moving container. They’re easy to load, and since you don’t have to drive, the experience can be more convenient than driving a rental truck. There are a lot of choices, though, so deciding on a moving and storage service that meets your needs may not be quite as simple. We’ll offer some assistance by comparing two popular options — U-Pack® and SMARTBOX®.