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Frequently Asked Questions about U-Haul Truck Rental

March 23rd, 2018 - 12:50 PM
Frequently Asked Questions about U-Haul Truck Rental

Q&A about U-Haul® rentals

What’s on your mind leading up to your move in a rental truck? Are you concerned about how the rental process works or how much it’s going to cost? Whatever burning questions you have, we’ve researched it and have answers! Take a look at the details of U-Haul truck rental to figure out if it meets your needs.

Looking for an affordable U-Haul alternative? Check out U-Pack®. Compare with a free moving quote.

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Should I Tip Movers?

March 19th, 2018 - 8:06 AM
Should I Tip Movers?

Is there a standard for how much to tip movers?

If you’re hiring movers to help load or unload, you may be wondering whether you should tip them for a job well done. And if so, how much? If the moving company allows tips, then the decision to give one (and the amount) is 100% up to you. The information below can help you decide how much to tip and what level of service to consider deserving of a tip. You’ll also find ideas for other ways to show your appreciation for excellent service. 

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PCSing to Alaska: Military Life in the Last Frontier

March 14th, 2018 - 1:34 PM
PCSing to Alaska:  Military Life in the Last Frontier

Alaska military moves

Are you ready for the adventure that awaits in Alaska?! Whether you’ve completed a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move before or this is a first, you’ll notice quickly that relocating to Alaska is a little different — with a few more things to coordinate. Namely, travel. Rather than just packing up your vehicle and driving straight there, a move to Alaska involves either flying (and shipping a vehicle), taking a ferry across the ocean or driving the ALCAN through Canada. Here’s help planning your Alaska military move.

Tip: Use this PCS Checklist

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How to Prevent Damage during a Move

March 12th, 2018 - 8:57 AM
How to Prevent Damage during a Move

Take steps to prevent moving damage

Even the best-laid plans can have bumps in the road. From nicking a door frame while carrying out furniture to dropping a lamp, accidents can happen when you least expect them. However, with some preventive steps, you can add an extra layer of protection on moving day. There are three main areas to consider: your home, your belongings and yourself.  

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Enclosed Trailer Rentals

March 7th, 2018 - 1:26 PM
Enclosed Trailer Rentals

Cargo trailer rentals for long-distance moving

Can you relate to one or more of these situations?

  • You’re looking for an easy way to move a small amount without driving a rental truck
  • You need to move belongings, a car and your family 
  • You have too much stuff for a rental truck and need more loading space 

If so, you may have considered renting a trailer. Keep reading to learn more. 

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10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

March 5th, 2018 - 1:12 PM
10 Largest U.S. Cities by Population

Which U.S. cities are the largest? 

Of the 308.7 million Americans accounted for in the 2010 Census, more than 24.5 million (or 7.9%) of them make up the United States’ 10 largest cities. That’s a lot of people in just 10 cities! As you can probably guess, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are the top three. But you may be surprised by some of the others that rank. Whether you live in or are moving to one of the largest U.S. cities, or you’ just curious to learn more, this resource will provide some fun and informative facts about our country’s most populated areas.  

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Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

February 26th, 2018 - 10:48 AM
Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

Simple ways to add curb appeal to your home 

When you think about updating your home’s exterior, do you see dollar signs and hear the sound of a clock ticking? Without a doubt, many do-it-yourself home projects are pricey and time-consuming. But increasing curb appeal to create an inviting look doesn’t have to be. Check out these 10 quick and simple curb appeal projects and complete them in an evening or on the weekend. 

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Do you need a live load?

February 23rd, 2018 - 10:52 AM
Do you need a live load?

No parking? No problem.

In big cities with limited parking, finding space for a moving truck can be a challenge — especially if it has to be parked for multiple days. To help make moving in these circumstances possible, U-Pack offers a “live load,” where the driver stays with the equipment so there’s no need for long-term parking. Take a look at how it works, the areas where live loads are most common, and the details of this type of delivery.

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How to Calculate Linear Feet

February 12th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
How to Calculate Linear Feet

What is a linear foot?

A linear foot is a 12-inch measurement of length, where the item’s width and height don’t matter. For example, a piece of flooring that measures 5 feet long, 6 inches wide and 0.25 inches tall is 5 linear feet. If another piece is 5 feet long, 3 inches wide and 0.5 inches tall, it’s still 5 linear feet. 

To convert linear feet to feet, there’s no math! A linear foot is a foot. There’s no trick — it’s that simple.

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The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

January 31st, 2018 - 9:45 AM
The 10 Healthiest Cities in the United States

Where are the healthiest places to live?

Do you have a goal to live a healthier life this year? You’re not alone! There are several great health initiatives going on across the country — like franchise restaurants getting rid of artificial ingredients and hospitals adding telemedicine technology — and many individual cities stand out in terms of health. But what does “health” mean? Little sickness? Opportunities to be active? Access to affordable medical care? Because there are multiple ways to measure it, we looked at ten different criteria to determine the healthiest cities.

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What is the moving cost from east to west coast?

January 22nd, 2018 - 2:04 PM
What is the moving cost from east to west coast?

Moving coast to coast 

For a move as big as one from the east to west coast, costs can vary drastically depending on the service you use. The options range from do-it-yourself (DIY) to full-service companies, with “you pack, we drive” options falling between. Let’s take a look at an example to see how much a coast-to-coast move would cost when renting a truck, selecting a self-move option, or hiring a full-service company to do it all.  

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Bekins® Van Lines Comparison

January 17th, 2018 - 8:57 AM
Bekins® Van Lines Comparison

How does Bekins®Van Lines® compare to U-Pack®?

When comparing long-distance moving companies, you might wonder how companies like Bekins® Van Lines and U-Pack® differ. While both specialize in household moving, there are some big differences in the service and price. Bekins is a full service mover, and U-Pack is an affordable full-service alternative. Depending on your needs and budget, one option may be more appealing than the other. Let’s take a look at how Bekins works, and then check out U-Pack as an alternative.

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DIY Valentine’s Gifts for Him

January 15th, 2018 - 2:31 PM
DIY Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Men’s homemade Valentine’s Day gifts

Giving a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t have to be difficult. While the old standby gifts of chocolates or a tie will work, a homemade Valentine’s Day gift will show how much you care and really impress the recipient. DIY gifts don’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. In fact, they can actually be cheap to make. Whether you’re making something for your husband, boyfriend, father or just a friend, these men’s Valentine’s gifts will show your love.