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.
July 30th, 2018 - 10:31 AM
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.
July 27th, 2018 - 1:38 PM
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.
July 23rd, 2018 - 1:03 PM
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.
July 18th, 2018 - 1:28 PM
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!
July 12th, 2018 - 4:01 PM
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.
July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Options for shipping household goods
Shipping household goods is an excellent alternative to handling a move yourself. Instead of doing all the work, it frees you up to travel as a family or catch a quick flight. But what are your shipping options, and how much does it cost?
If you’re moving only a few boxes (and no furniture), it may be cheapest to ship via parcel service, or by plane, train or bus. But, if you’re moving a household with furniture and boxes to a new location, using a moving service is better.