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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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U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

March 16th, 2018 - 12:44 PM
U-Pack vs. SMARTBOX

Compare move and storage options​

When it comes to an affordable and simple move, there’s often no better option than a moving container. They’re easy to load, and since you don’t have to drive, the experience can be more convenient than driving a rental truck. There are a lot of choices, though, so deciding on a moving and storage service that meets your needs may not be quite as simple. We’ll offer some assistance by comparing two popular options — U-Pack® and SMARTBOX®.

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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.