September 9th, 2016 - 8:26 AM
The tiny house movement
Though living in small structures is nothing new (think studio apartments, tenements or even frontier housing), the trend of living in a “tiny house” has made a resurgence in recent years. The desire to control finances, have a lower impact on the environment and spend less time cleaning and more time living, has led many people to trade in their 1,500-2,000 square foot homes for a smaller place.
August 3rd, 2016 - 9:25 AM
Are your PODS® rates too high?
If you’ve seen a PODS® container around town, you may have thought they were much better alternative to driving a rental truck across the country. They fit into a driveway or in front of a house and they sit close to the ground so moving things in and out is easy – what could be better? But then you request a quote and see the price … and maybe you start wondering if there are any cheaper container moving options out there.
July 22nd, 2016 - 12:54 PM
Finding cheap moving trucks
For local, in-state moves, U-Haul®, Budget® and Penske® have a variety of cheap rental trucks available. But, because rates change constantly (due to location, truck size and the time of year you’re moving), it’s difficult to determine which company offers the cheapest moving truck prices. And, if you’re moving one-way, truck rental may not be the cheapest option.
July 21st, 2016 - 2:18 PM
Comparing nationwide moving companies
If you’re planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a company that can handle the task. Choosing a national moving company with long-distance transportation expertise and great customer service is crucial to a successful experience. To find the best national movers for you, you’ll want to research the different types of national moving companies and consider factors such as cost and reviews.
July 18th, 2016 - 1:58 PM
State to state movers
Since the completion of the Interstate Highway System, crossing state lines hasn’t seemed like a big deal. We pass through as many states as possible on road trips and visit spots like the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado so we can stand in four states at once. But when it comes to moving cross country, crossing state lines can be a big deal. There’s a lot to consider before packing up and moving long distance like what interstate moving company you should use and how to know if they’re qualified. It’s a good idea to research different state to state movers to find the best fit for your move.
July 14th, 2016 - 3:02 PM
Bill of Lading Definition
A BOL is a contract between a carrier and a shipper for the transportation of goods and is a standard document in the moving industry. Because U-Pack® uses carriers like ABF Freight® to transport household goods, a Bill of Lading is required for each shipment. If you’re moving with U-Pack, the driver will bring a copy of the BOL for you to sign after you’ve loaded the moving equipment and it’s ready for pickup.
July 7th, 2016 - 2:02 PM
Moving can be stressful — especially when your belongings will spend a few days traveling cross country in a moving trailer to your new home. If you’re unsure about what happens to your belongings after you load them — are they shipped as-is? Are other items loaded in the trailer with them? Are they going to shift during transit? — understanding how it all works can help you feel calm.
For long distance moves, U-Pack uses something called a bulkhead to keep your items safe and secure during transit. A bulkhead is a divider wall that separates shipments inside a commercial trailer. When moving with a U-Pack trailer, your belongings are the only household goods on that trailer, and any unused space is loaded with commercial freight headed in the same direction. This method helps keep prices low and prevents your items from being co-mingled with other household shipments.
June 17th, 2016 - 4:11 PM
Why U-Haul® won’t rent trailers to some Ford Explorer models
If you’re planning to move a long distance in a Ford Explorer and are considering U-Haul for your move, there is a stipulation you should know about:
June 10th, 2016 - 2:41 PM
Finding movers in New Jersey
Looking for moving companies in New Jersey? Whether you’re moving into or out of the Garden State, U-Pack® can help! When planning a long-distance move, it’s important to choose a professional moving company to ensure the greatest safety and protection of your household items. Since 1997, U-Pack has moved more than 850,000 families cross country. We’re a good alternative to full-service New Jersey movers and truck rental. Take a look at the factors below and see why you should consider choosing U-Pack as your New Jersey moving company.
June 3rd, 2016 - 1:04 PM
Considering Atlas Van Lines®?
If you search online for moving companies, you'll find pages and pages of results. Among them, you'll likely run across Atlas Van Lines®, a full-service moving company. Atlas offers an array of services, designed to cover every step of the moving process. This sounds good in theory, but how many of those do you actually need? If you're on a budget (and most people are), can you save costs — without sacrificing quality — by doing some of the work yourself? When evaluating your situation, you may determine that another option like U-Pack® could be a better fit. Learn how to get a quote, what equipment options are available and other details about these companies so you can make the right choice for your move.