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How much money should you save before moving out of state?

May 21st, 2020 - 8:01 AM
How much money should you save before moving out of state?

Budgeting for a long-distance move

The best way to prepare for the financial side of moving is to create a budget. You can do this on paper, but it may be easier to use an Excel spreadsheet or a budgeting app to keep track of expenses as you go. It’s important to remember that not every charge will happen at the same time, so dividing them into different periods can make it easier to save. 

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What is the best driving route from California to New York?

May 14th, 2020 - 10:35 AM
What is the best driving route from California to New York?

Planning a California to New York Road Trip

How do you choose the best route for a trip from California to New York (or vice versa)? Think about what you’re looking to get out of the drive! Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to see, like the Grand Canyon or the St. Louis arch? Or are you trying to get to your destination as fast and hassle-free as possible? We’ve designed some itineraries based on different travel goals. Take a look and choose the best route for you with the tips and info below.  

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Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

May 12th, 2020 - 7:32 AM
Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

Give the front of your home the boost it needs! 

Are you feeling a little jealous of your neighbor’s yard these days? If yours looks a little worn and weathered, it may be time to up your curb appeal game. Whether you hope to impress potential buyers, or you want a freshened up front view you can be proud of, there are some great low-cost and easy ways to add a little pizzazz to your home — even if you’re not super crafty. Gather your supplies and let’s get started!

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How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

May 7th, 2020 - 9:22 AM
How to Clean Your Apartment Like a Pro

Make your apartment sparkle

Does the idea of deep cleaning make you feel like Cinderella — scrubbing on your hands and knees, wishing some helpful animals would lend a hand? It doesn’t have to be like that. Whether you’re moving into a new apartment and want to start without the dirt and grime left behind by previous tenants, or you’re already in a place that needs of some serious TLC, a deep cleaning is absolutely doable on your own — without spending money on a cleaning crew. With the right supplies and a plan in place, you can efficiently clean your apartment from top to bottom. Take a look at these easy steps to get a truly deep clean, and don’t forget to whistle while you work!  

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Moving during the COVID-19 epidemic: U-Pack update 

March 24th, 2020 - 10:12 AM

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts the world, our thoughts are with all those affected. At U-Pack, we want to assure you that the health, welfare and safety of our team members and customers is our top priority.   

It’s likely you’re experiencing some uncertainty right now, so we want to let you know what we’re doing to support you and your moving plans. We’re committed to doing everything we can to help ensure your safety, our employees’ safety, and provide you maximum flexibility.   

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Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

February 26th, 2020 - 8:57 AM
Shipping Household Goods to Alaska

Shipping to Alaska

Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.

Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs.

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Ryder Truck Rental

January 9th, 2020 - 9:12 AM
Ryder Truck Rental

Looking for Ryder rentals?

As you start looking at rental truck options for an upcoming move, you might be thinking about using a Ryder® truck. Unfortunately, Ryder no longer offers trucks for personal use — which means you’ll need to find another solution. Keep reading to learn about options similar to renting a truck from Ryder to find the best choice for your move.

Note: Ryder now only offers vehicles to rent for commercial use (details are available on their website). The company’s commercial trailer rental options include dry trailers, flatbed trailers, refrigerated trailers, refrigerated city vans, stake trucks, and single- and tandem-axle tractors.