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The Cheapest Way to Move

June 16th, 2020 - 3:13 PM
The Cheapest Way to Move

Finding the best way to move on a budget

If you’ve started digging into moving costs, you’ve likely seen that the moving service is typically the biggest expense you’ll have. So, if you’re trying to move cheaply, it makes sense that finding an affordable company is a great way to go about it. If your goal is to find a low-cost moving option that delivers great customer service, consider U-Pack. For long-distance moves, our rates are often the most affordable — and you don't have to drive!    

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Throw it out before moving out

June 11th, 2020 - 12:33 PM
Throw it out before moving out

Ready to declutter?

If you’re like most people, you probably own some items you wish you didn’t. Whether it’s clothes that no longer fit, toys your kids have outgrown or gifts you never asked for, these belongings can make organizing and cleaning more difficult than they should be. And if you’re a planning a move, they can make it more expensive and time-consuming. 

Luckily, getting rid of unwanted items is pretty simple! And a move is the perfect time to do it. 

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A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

June 9th, 2020 - 1:11 PM
A Practical Guide for Moving with Pets

Caring for pets during a long-distance move

If you’re a pet owner and you’re moving long distance, there’s no doubt you’ll be bringing your furry, feathery or scaly friends with you. Your new home just wouldn’t be the same without them. Before you hit the road, though, it’s important to plan ahead and prep your pet for travel — this way you can both relax and enjoy the trip.  

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Money Saving Moving Option

June 4th, 2020 - 11:31 AM
Money Saving Moving Option

How to save money on your U-Pack move

As a “do-it-yourself” moving service, U-Pack is already one of the cheapest ways to move long distance. But there are ways to save even more! Some save you a few bucks, while others could reduce your rate by hundreds. Take a look at some of our top ways to reduce the cost of your U-Pack move.  

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Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

June 2nd, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

Quick guide to moving estimates 

Getting quotes from multiple companies is one of the first steps in planning a move. But if you’re new to long-distance moving, the differences in how you get estimates and what the details mean can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve broken down some of the biggest questions and concerns about moving estimates to help you navigate the process with ease. 

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How much do moving companies usually cost?

May 28th, 2020 - 12:25 PM
How much do moving companies usually cost?

Understanding moving company prices

Moving services are a lot like vehicles: the price depends on the features you want included. With cars, you have add-ons like heated seats, lane assistance and blind-spot detection. But with moving, you have options like storage, loading help and packing. Each of those factors contribute to a moving company’s total price. Understanding how all the costs fit together is crucial for determining how much you can expect to spend. 

Not sure how each service differs? Check out this moving company comparison to get the details.

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How to Read Your Moving Quote

May 26th, 2020 - 1:50 PM
How to Read Your Moving Quote

Look for these details on your U-Pack moving quote

If you’ve checked prices for a U-Pack move, you may be curious about some of the details on your quote. Whether you’re looking for clarity on the per foot adjustment rate or aren’t quite sure when you’ll need the reference number, this overview will help. Get to know the information listed on our quotes and be sure to verify your move details before reserving. Happy moving!  

Don’t have a quote yet? Get one here! 

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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.