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5 Benefits of Self Moving

April 13th, 2016 - 5:04 PM
5 Benefits of Self Moving

Benefits of DIY moving

Looking for moving options that help save money? Consider self moving! Unlike a full-service move where everything is taken care of from start to finish, a DIY move means doing some of the work yourself in exchange for substantial savings and other benefits. There are many upsides to this type of service, but here are five of our favorites:

  1. Cost of service
  2. Flexibility
  3. Control of belongings
  4. Labor options
  5. Organization

Let’s dive into these self move benefits and see how a DIY moving service like U-Pack® works for your situation. 

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Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

April 11th, 2016 - 4:16 PM
Moving to Puerto Rico with Kids

Relocating your family to Puerto Rico

When you’re moving, it’s understandable that things might be busy and even a little hectic. But if you’re moving with kids to an unfamiliar place, the process could get a little more chaotic than you’d like.

Here's the good news: the actual act of moving doesn’t have to be difficult (see more about how U-Pack can help with your Puerto Rico move).  There are also several things you can do to make the move an easy transition for your children. We’ve compiled a bunch of information that might be helpful when moving to Puerto Rico with kids.

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Managing Moving Stress

April 7th, 2016 - 3:51 PM
Managing Moving Stress

Your guide to reducing the stress of moving

It’s no secret that moving is stressful. When faced with finding a new place to live, packing up belongings and leaving people behind, it’s easy to want to give up before you begin. We get it — really. That’s why, in honor of Stress Awareness Month, we’ve created a handy guide for dealing with moving stress.  

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Most Walkable Cities

March 28th, 2016 - 10:26 AM
Most Walkable Cities

The Best Cities for Walking

If you love stretching your legs and going for a walk, there are plenty of places around the country that would be ideal for you to call home. Whether you like doing the majority of your transportation on foot, enjoy urban hiking and beautiful walking trails or exploring downtown at a leisurely stroll – we've covered each one of these categories so you can find the best walkable city for you!

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Furniture Moving Pads

March 25th, 2016 - 9:51 AM
Furniture Moving Pads

Using moving pads for furniture

When it comes to moving furniture and other fragile belongings such as lamps, small appliances, and mirrors, furniture pads provide the best protection at the best price. As the most economical packing option, using them is a great way to protect your belongings from damage and scratches. Let’s explore more about what moving furniture pads are, how to use them, where to buy them and what to do with them after your move.

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Best Places to Retire

March 14th, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Best Places to Retire

Deciding where to retire

If you’re ready to find a new place to call home during retirement, you may be wondering which city to relocate to. When you look at “Best Places to Retire” lists, you’ll find locations on the beach, in the big city, or even retirement communities. But figuring out which one is best for you can be tough. We’ve gathered information on some of the best places to retire depending on your interests and priorities. Take a look at top places to retire based on popular preferences — take your pick!

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Moving Blankets with FREE Shipping

March 10th, 2016 - 2:26 PM
Moving Blankets with FREE Shipping

Get cheap moving blankets shipped right to your door!

As you prepare for your upcoming move, purchasing quality moving supplies is critical. One of the most popular choices for protecting furniture is to use moving blankets. If you're looking for affordable offers, you may also want free shipping, as they can be bulky and expensive to ship.  Look no further than the U-Pack Box Store. We have multiple types of moving blankets, in different quantities, all with FREE shipping.

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Moving to Alaska FAQs

March 2nd, 2016 - 3:19 PM
Moving to Alaska FAQs

Questions about your Alaska Move

While Alaska is part of the United States, it can feel like an entirely different country. Its terrain is expansive, unspoiled and full of beauty. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, you no doubt have questions — and we have answers. We’ve helped countless families move to Alaska, so we can help you better understand your move and what life in the 49th state is all about.

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Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

February 29th, 2016 - 4:04 PM
Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

Affordable furniture shipping solutions

If you're sending at least one room of furniture and/or boxes to another state, U-Pack is an excellent solution. Not only is it an affordable alternative to full-service furniture movers, but it's also convenient. It’s a great option when you need to ship a couch, bed, and just a few pieces of furniture. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house! Let's take a more in-depth look at how it works, what makes U-Pack the cheapest way to ship furniture, and how to prepare your stuff for shipping.

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Pack-Rat® Moving

February 25th, 2016 - 8:01 AM
Pack-Rat® Moving

How does Pack-Rat Moving stack up?

Pack-Rat, also known as 1-800-Pack-Rat®, is a moving and storage company that is similar to other portable storage companies. They deliver a container to your home, give you time to load, and then pick it up – kind of like U-Pack®, but different. By looking at Pack-Rat next to a comparable moving service, you can see the differences clearly.

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How to Hire Moving Helpers

February 19th, 2016 - 8:59 AM
How to Hire Moving Helpers

How to find moving assistance

If you want to keep moving costs low, choosing a do-it-yourself moving company is a great way to go. However, you might be concerned about doing all the work yourself. That’s where hiring moving labor comes in. You can pair the affordable DIY service with hourly labor and likely still come in below the cost of traditional movers. Let’s go over some tips for finding reliable moving assistance, how to best utilize them on loading day, and some tips for prepping your house for the movers.

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Figure out the Best Places to Live

February 17th, 2016 - 10:02 AM
Figure out the Best Places to Live

What is the best place to live?

All over the Internet, you will find list after list of the “Best Places to Live" giving you a laundry list of cities they consider the best. These lists are compiled using their own parameters and factors. However, when you take a look at those results, how do you really know which is the best city to live in for you? Finding the best places to live is such a personal thing – so the best way to figure out where you should live is to go through our list of criteria and decide which items are most important to you.

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Door-to-Door Moving: How it works with U-Pack

February 3rd, 2016 - 8:08 AM
Door-to-Door Moving: How it works with U-Pack

Do you need door-to-door storage and moving?​

For easy, affordable door-to-door moving in all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Puerto Rico and Canada – look no further than U-Pack! Shipping your belongings doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Take a look at some of our most common questions about door-to-door moving and storage.

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One-Way Trailer Rental

February 1st, 2016 - 9:30 AM
One-Way Trailer Rental

Using a one-way trailer to move long distance 

If you’re moving out of state or across the country, a one-way trailer may be an option (depending on what you’re moving). With this type of rental, you pick it up at one location and drop it off at another. If you’re wondering what companies offer one-way trailer rentals, what sizes and types are available, and how it all works, we’ve got answers. We’ll also tell you about an easy one-way option where you don’t have to tow the trailer.   

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Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

January 25th, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

10 Common Packing Mistakes

Packing for a move is often the most dreaded part of any relocation. It’s so much more than just making sure everything gets put into a box; there’s organizing, wrapping, and taking inventory of your belongings. That’s where many people get it wrong – they wait until the last minute, throw things in boxes, and hope they make it ok. After helping over 850,000 customers move over a billion miles, we’ve identified some common packing mistakes so you can learn what NOT to do when packing for a move.

If you need to start planning your long distance move, get a free moving quote online.