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Moving with a Dog

July 3rd, 2019 - 8:50 AM
Moving with a Dog

Important Things to Think About When Moving Dogs

Where do you take your dog? On trips to the vet? To the local park on the weekends? On family vacations? Even if you regularly make short trips with your pup, a big move is much different. There are several things to handle before you leave, like planning travel and preparing your dog for the long drive.

First, check out this guide to moving with pets for general tips, and then read below for these dog-specific things to consider for your move.

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U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

June 27th, 2019 - 9:21 AM
U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

Compare U-Pack to SMARTBOX® moving and storage

When comparing portable storage services for a long-distance move, you may be wondering how U-Pack and SMARTBOX differ. While the overall process is similar — both deliver containers to you, you pack and load, and then the company transports or stores it for you — some differences may sway your decision. Let’s take a look at a quick comparison chart, and then dive into some more detailed information.

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Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

June 19th, 2019 - 3:28 PM
Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

Comparing cheap moving trucks

Choosing the right truck rental company can make or break your moving budget. And if you don’t have much money to spare, you’ll not only be looking for the cheapest option, but also comparing moving truck deals to find the best value. It’s important to note that the low advertised prices may not be what you actually pay. Those rates are for local moves — long-distance ones have a much higher price tag. How can you get the cheapest rental truck when you’re moving long distance? Keep reading to find out.

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Compare PODS® to U-Pack

June 18th, 2019 - 1:39 PM
Compare PODS® to U-Pack

U-Pack vs. PODS®: How We Compare

When you compare U-Pack® to PODS®, you’ll see that we each offer weatherproof moving containers with easy loading and unloading. But the similarities often end there. Designed with ease and affordability in mind, U-Pack offers an excellent solution for people moving on a budget. Our customers enjoy fast transit times, flexible equipment options, a vast service area, and competitive prices. It’s everything you want from a portable storage company, and it’s why so many customers call U-Pack the “affordable alternative to PODS®.” 

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How much do moving containers cost?

May 28th, 2019 - 11:02 AM
How much do moving containers cost?

Determining moving container costs

Moving containers are known for being convenient and easy to use. But what about affordable? How much do they actually cost? Companies all consider things like availability and locations when setting their rates, but other factors play a roll, too. Explore what goes into prices, and get a better idea of what moving containers might cost for your move.

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What You Need to Know About Parking Moving Equipment

May 28th, 2019 - 9:46 AM
What You Need to Know About Parking Moving Equipment

Preparing to Park Moving Equipment 

One of the most important tasks to take care of before moving day is securing safe, legal parking for the equipment. You’ll need to arrange for parking on both ends of the move, so make plans before the equipment is delivered for loading or unloading. Whether you’re using a moving trailer or a ReloCube® container, be sure to check on parking, secure the space and make plans for delivery. 

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Compare U-Box® to U-Pack®

May 9th, 2019 - 3:13 PM
Compare U-Box® to U-Pack®

Comparing U-Box® and the U-Pack ReloCube® 

If you compare portable storage options like the U-Haul® U-Box and the U-Pack ReloCube®, you’ll see some similarities. But before you choose a service, learn about how they differ and how that can impact your move. Take a look at this chart for a brief side-by-side comparison, and then keep reading for more details. 

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Moving to Puerto Rico

May 7th, 2019 - 1:48 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico

What do you have to do to move to Puerto Rico?

There’s a lot to coordinate before you book a one-way ticket to Puerto Rico — from finding a way to move all of your household belongings to securing housing and jobs. And there may be questions that need answering before the move. What paperwork is required? Can you bring your pet with you? What are the transportation options on the island? We’ve got the answers! 

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How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

April 26th, 2019 - 1:14 PM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

The importance of properly lifting boxes

If you’ve ever felt back pain after lifting something heavy, you may have done it incorrectly. While it’s a simple mistake to make, it’s one you want to try to avoid — especially if you’ll be doing a lot of lifting. If you’re planning a move, learning the right way to lift boxes and heavy items can go a long way toward making the experience more enjoyable. After all, you don’t want to deal with back pain right in the middle of moving! Here are some tips for protecting your back from injury.

Note: If you have a history of back pain or injuries, consider asking friends or relatives to do the heavy lifting, or hire people to help.

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Money Saving Moving Option

April 26th, 2019 - 10:58 AM
Money Saving Moving Option

How to save money on long-distance moves

Being cost-aware and finding ways to lower rates are critical factors when moving on a budget. One way to do that is to handle some of the work on your own, rather than paying a company to do it all.

U-Pack® is a “do-it-yourself” service designed with budgets in mind. The savings start with you doing the packing, loading and unloading (we do the driving), but they don’t end there. U-Pack offers other ways to save even more! Take a look at the six money-saving options below to learn how to save up to hundreds of dollars when moving.

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List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

April 26th, 2019 - 10:24 AM
List of Things to Buy When Moving Into an Apartment

What you need to buy when moving into a new apartment

On moving day, you’re going to walk into an empty apartment and make it home. Many items come together to take the space from bare bones to livable. Having things like appliances, furniture and furnishings will create a space that is both functional and comfortable. Whether you’re wondering what things you need for your first apartment or just want an apartment moving checklist to ensure nothing is forgotten, the list below will help.