October 3rd, 2018 - 3:37 PM
Moving from the U.S. to Canada
Canada is known for many things: hockey, universal health care, a low crime rate, great public schools and friendly citizens. These things and more lead many people to think, “I want to move to Canada,” and maybe you do, too! Whether you have a new job opportunity, hope to hone your French language skills, or want to move back to Canada because you’ve lived there before, there’s some planning to do to make sure the process goes smoothly.
October 2nd, 2018 - 2:12 PM
Crossing the Canadian border in a rental truck
Moving to Canada and thinking about using a rental truck? While some companies allow their equipment to travel across the border, others won’t. Before getting too far in the process, be sure you know which rental services permit travel into Canada — otherwise, you could be stuck at the border facing possible fees and vehicle confiscation.
September 28th, 2018 - 8:40 AM
Traveling to Canada with a dog, cat or other pet
If you’re a pet owner who’s moving to Canada, you may be wondering how to bring your pet with you. While there are some restrictions, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) does allow domestic dogs, cats and other animals to enter the country. And since Canada doesn’t enforce a quarantine period like some other countries and locations, the process is pretty straightforward. Just complete the few necessary steps and crossing the border will be simple!
Want to know more about the moving process? Check out these resources:
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September 24th, 2018 - 2:11 PM
Hawaii military moves
If you’ve just received Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders to Hawaii, you may be feeling both excited and overwhelmed. After all, a military move to Hawaii is considered “overseas” or OCONUS (outside of the contiguous United States) and is a little different than a PCS stateside. But it isn’t difficult to complete once you know what to expect! Use the following information to learn about the moving options, the allowances you may qualify for, and how to find military housing in Hawaii.
September 20th, 2018 - 10:57 AM
Learn more about long-distance moving
Every move has unique qualities, from the circumstances surrounding it to the distance traveled. Some people are embarking on a solo trip from coast to coast, and others are moving their entire family just a few states over. But even though every situation is different, there are some common questions almost everyone has.
Some of the bigger issues, like choosing a moving company and getting a quote, are covered in our guide to long-distance moving. But in this post, we take a deeper dive into other questions you may be wondering about.
September 19th, 2018 - 10:08 AM
Explore the cheapest long-distance moving solutions
Using a do-it-yourself (DIY) company is typically the cheapest way to move to another state. By doing some of the work yourself (such as packing, loading, unloading and unpacking), you don’t have to pay someone else to do it. And when you’re moving 300+ miles, cutting costs for things like labor can really make a difference. Take a look at three common out-of-state moving services and see which is cheapest for a sample move.
September 18th, 2018 - 2:35 PM
Where should I live in Alaska?
Can we talk about Alaska for a minute? It’s beautiful. It’s huge (over twice the size of Texas). It’s packed with wildlife. And it has something that most of the U.S. doesn’t have — a view of Aurora Borealis (aka the northern lights). But what’s surprising to a lot of people is that Alaska also has multiple cities and locations to choose from when you’re trying to find a place to live. Check out some options in the state and learn what to expect from each.
September 17th, 2018 - 10:51 AM
The cost of moving between Canada and the U.S.
When relocating to a new country, there are plenty of costs that you’ll incur, from customs processing fees to finding new housing. But one of the biggest costs can be shipping your belongings. When moving from Canada to the U.S. (or in reverse), you’ll need to find a shipping option that can get your belongings across the border, but you don’t want to spend more than necessary.
How can you move to or from Canada and stay within your budget? The easiest answer is to do some of the work yourself, and use a moving company that keeps prices low. U-Pack® is often the cheapest option. Take a look at how to keep rates affordable and the costs you can expect for your move.
September 14th, 2018 - 8:31 AM
Estimating moving costs
Each moving company needs different information to provide a price. You may be asked things like how many rooms you have in your home, if the house has stairs, or if you’ll need help packing and loading. Or you may be required to have an agent come to your house to provide an estimate. Understanding the different ways movers determine pricing can help you make the best, most convenient decision. Take a look at some common methods and learn how to make the most of your moving budget.
September 13th, 2018 - 2:23 PM
Understanding a moving quote
When choosing a moving company, be sure you fully understand the quote — what it includes, what might change and any other price options. It’s also very important to check for accuracy. Small details can impact the price, and the actual move will occur based on the estimate’s particulars.
Take a closer look at a U-Pack® moving quote to find out all of the details it includes, and learn how to compare a U-Pack estimate to other moving company quotes.