August 24th, 2018 - 2:03 PM
Figuring out cross country moving costs
There’s no doubt that a cross country move is more expensive than a local move or a move to a neighboring state. But how much does it actually cost? The answer to that question can be difficult to reach since it depends on many factors. In addition to paying for a moving company (which can come with a wide range of prices), you’ll also need to account for things like hotel stays, fuel stops and meal breaks. Get a general idea of how much you can expect to spend by comparing cross country move quotes and looking at average costs for those other expenses.
August 22nd, 2018 - 8:09 AM
Road Trip Tips: Everything You Need to Prepare for a Long Drive
It’s no secret that road trips provide some of the best memories. Exploring new roads and seeing new sights can be an unforgettable experience, but planning the trip can seem overwhelming if you’ve never done it before.
August 20th, 2018 - 9:41 AM
26 fun road trip games the whole family will enjoy
Road trips can be exciting adventures, but they can also mean long hours in the car with little entertainment. When music and movies aren’t curing boredom, use these 26 car games to liven the mood.
August 17th, 2018 - 10:55 AM
Comparing moving services: 1-800-Pack-Rat® and U-Pack
At first glance, portable storage containers offer everything you want in a move: easy loading, no driving and plenty of options. And while many companies offer this type of equipment, the key to choosing the right service is to find the one with the best solution for your situation. Two commonly compared options are 1-800-Pack-Rat and U-Pack. Start with the big picture and narrow down into the specifics to figure out which one is the right match for your move.
August 15th, 2018 - 1:18 PM
What is the gas mileage of a Budget® truck?
According to their website, Budget trucks get the following gas mileage:
- 12-foot truck: 8-14 miles per gallon
- 16-foot truck: 6-10 miles per gallon
- 26-foot truck: 8-10 miles per gallon (diesel fuel)
Keep in mind that these estimates are for empty trucks, so a fully loaded truck would get fewer miles per gallon.
August 13th, 2018 - 3:04 PM
Do you have too much stuff to move?
Does the thought of moving every item in your home seem daunting? Maybe that’s because you have more stuff than you need! With a little time and effort, you can pare down your belongings to a more manageable amount before the packing process starts. Don’t spend time, energy and money packing, moving and unpacking unwanted objects. Instead, find a decluttering method that works for you, and then sell, donate, recycle or throw out the things you no longer need.
August 8th, 2018 - 3:05 PM
Need help moving? Here’s how to find it!
Moving can involve a lot of hard work. And things like heavy furniture, bulky items, stairs and narrow hallways can make it even more complicated — especially if you’re moving alone or with only a few people to help. To make it easier, you can add labor to your U-Pack move and get assistance with the heavy lifting. We make it easy to find local movers, and you still get to move affordably!
August 6th, 2018 - 8:30 AM
Getting ready for life in Alaska
Are you dreaming of a new life with breathtaking sights and endless possibilities? If so, you’ve chosen a great destination! Alaska is full of opportunities for new adventures and a fresh start. But because life in the Last Frontier is very different from what you’ll find in the lower 48 (and moving there can pose some challenges), it’s a good idea to learn what to expect. Use this comprehensive guide to explore:
August 3rd, 2018 - 1:55 PM
How to PCS to Alaska
If you’ve gotten Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to a military base in Alaska, there are some special circumstances to consider. Though Alaska is part of the United States, the military considers it OCONUS (outside of the contiguous United States). But don’t worry, PCSing can still be done easily! U-Pack® has a lot of experience moving military members and their families to Alaska, and we have some tips and information to help you through the process.
August 1st, 2018 - 4:05 PM
Am I moving to a safe neighborhood?
Your family’s safety is a top priority, and knowing as much as possible about a neighborhood can help determine whether or not the new area is safe. Fortunately, a variety of online tools provide crime statistics by ZIP code and address. Take a look at some crime-tracking websites for data on your area, then learn about other ways you can help improve security and deter crime.