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U-Pack vs. U-Haul

July 30th, 2018 - 10:31 AM
U-Pack vs. U-Haul

Compare U-Pack® and U-Haul®

At first glance, U-Pack and U-Haul may seem similar. But while both companies offer some version of do-it-yourself moving services, there are actually several differentiators. U-Haul is do-everything-yourself, while U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” service. As you take a closer look, you’ll see what sets U-Pack apart. Look at how each company handles moving, equipment, pricing and fees. 

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The Best Places to Live in Texas

July 27th, 2018 - 1:38 PM
The Best Places to Live in Texas

Why live in Texas? 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 532,000 people moved to Texas from another state in 2016 — an average of 1,400 every day! Why are so many new people calling the Lone Star State home? Economic growth, low taxes and below average cost of living are the biggest draws. It’s a great place to move to find opportunities, raise a family or retire. But since it’s such a big state, how do you narrow down the best place to live? Depending on what you’re looking for, these 10 places would make fantastic hometowns. 

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The Inside Scoop on Moving Trailers

July 23rd, 2018 - 1:03 PM
The Inside Scoop on Moving Trailers

What exactly is a moving trailer?

Even when customers hear about the flexibility, security and ease of a moving trailer, they aren’t always sure what to expect. Most people are used to seeing big semi-trucks and regular rental trucks on the road, but how does the U-Pack trailer compare? Here’s the answer: our 28-foot moving trailer is smaller than a standard semi and just a little longer than the biggest U-Haul® (and the space is flexible). Take a closer look at how trailers work and see how they can make moving simple and affordable.

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The Ultimate College Packing List

July 20th, 2018 - 1:08 PM
The Ultimate College Packing List

How to pack for college

You can’t take everything from home with you to campus, but you do need to bring the essentials. Making sure there’s room for everything can be tough, which is why sticking to a list is a great idea. If you’re tempted to bring more clothes than necessary, stick to the basics: gear for all seasons, a professional outfit for presentations and workout clothes. Then just be sure to include cleaning and laundry supplies to tackle any mess you can make and medicine cabinet necessities for those sick days. 

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Farewell Party Ideas

July 18th, 2018 - 1:28 PM
Farewell Party Ideas

How to make your farewell party memorable

Farewell parties are a great way to recall happy memories and create new ones to cherish. Whether sending someone off for a college graduation, a military deployment, or an exciting new career opportunity, these gatherings pack plenty of potential for fun. Sure, the actual goodbye process can be emotional, but the party is a perfect opportunity to let loose, hang out with friends and family, and have a great time. If you’re planning a special goodbye, use this resource to gather ideas that will help leave a lasting impression!

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Moving Trailer Parking

July 12th, 2018 - 4:01 PM
Moving Trailer Parking

How much space do I need to park the U-Pack moving trailer?

Arranging parking is one of the most important tasks to take care of before moving day. Because of this, some of the biggest questions customers have about the moving trailer is “Can it fit at my house?” and “Where will I park it?” In most cases, the trailer will fit in your driveway or on the street, but it’s essential to go over the details to make sure. 

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Shipping Rates for Household Goods

July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Shipping Rates for Household Goods

Affordable ways to ship household goods

Transporting household goods long distance can be a hectic experience. You’re not only dealing with getting your family to a new home, but you’re also having to maneuver a large truck or trailer through unfamiliar cities. The good news is it’s possible to move without driving. You can ship belongings with a full-service company or with a “you pack, we drive” service like U-Pack®. If you’re looking to keep rates affordable, U-Pack is often the best option. Keep reading to learn what goes into household goods shipping rates and how prices compare. 

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What is the cheapest way to move to college?

July 9th, 2018 - 9:52 AM
What is the cheapest way to move to college?

Moving to college on a budget

A college dorm or apartment may be small, but you can still fill it with all the amenities that make it feel like home. From clothing and bedding to a mini fridge and your favorite chair, having familiar items will make your space more comfortable. But how will you get everything there? If you’re driving to campus, it’s possible to pack everything in the car and hit the road. But what if there’s more stuff than will fit in the car? Or what if you’re not taking one? Explore alternative options for shipping stuff to college and compare prices so you can find the cheapest solution. 

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Parking a ReloCube

July 2nd, 2018 - 9:28 AM
Parking a ReloCube

Secure ReloCube parking before moving day

Along with packing and setting up utilities, one important moving-related task is finding space to park the equipment. With a U-Pack move, you’re responsible for finding secure, legal parking at both origin and destination. To help you prepare, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about ReloCube parking before, during and after the move.

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What You Need to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly

June 29th, 2018 - 9:20 AM
What You Need to Know About the Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly: a new invasive pest to know about

Lycorma delicatula, commonly referred to as the spotted lanternfly, is an invasive insect that’s native to China. It was first seen in Pennsylvania in September 2014, but has since spread to other regions of the country. Much like the gypsy moth, which is present in several states, the spotted lanternfly is capable of destroying several important crops. Take a closer look at the threat this insect presents, and learn how to prevent spreading them to new areas when you move.