December 11th, 2017 - 12:59 PM
What do you do with used motor oil?
U-Pack knows all about the do-it-yourself life — we specialize in DIY moving, and we know our customers do many of their own home projects and vehicle maintenance. If you’re doing your own oil changes, you may be wondering what to do with the old engine oil, filters and containers. Because oil doesn’t wear out (it just gets dirty), it can be recycled and used again.
December 8th, 2017 - 12:14 PM
How many moving boxes do I need?
The days leading up to moving day come with plenty of stressors — the last thing you want to add is worry about whether you have enough of the right size moving boxes to safely pack up your home. U-Pack® can help. We’ll assist you with figuring out the right size boxes for your move and help estimate how many you need. Then, you can order online and we’ll ship them to you for free, to arrive in approximately 1-3 business days. Take a look at standard moving box sizes, what they’ll typically hold and ways to get a good deal on buying moving boxes of any size.
December 4th, 2017 - 3:39 PM
What is the biggest stadium in the United States?
For everything from college football to arena concerts, thousands of people find reasons to pack into sports stadiums across the country. But just how many people can the biggest stadiums in the U.S. hold? Amazingly, some of these facilities reach record-breaking capacities on game days — holding populations larger than some cities. Wondering where these large arenas are? We’ve got the list!
December 1st, 2017 - 10:09 AM
Compare options: Budget® Moving and U-Pack
Because both Budget® and U-Pack® are DIY moving services, you might think it’s a toss-up on which option to choose — but there are many differences that can influence the decision. Transportation, equipment and pricing options can all make one a better choice for different situations. Depending on what’s important to you, there may be a factor that stands out.
November 29th, 2017 - 12:53 PM
How moving companies determine charges
When planning a move, you may be getting quotes from various companies and wondering where the rates come from. How do they calculate the charges? Why are some quotes so much higher than others? Are there hidden fees not included in the cheap rates? The costs associated with each type of move depends on a variety of factors. Full-service moving companies charge differently than DIY companies. Take a look at the initial moving costs and possible add-ons, along with when to expect to be charged during a move and how to pay.
November 27th, 2017 - 3:50 PM
New Year’s Eve party planning
As the hustle and bustle of the holidays winds down, New Year’s Eve (NYE) is a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate before the next calendar page turns. Whether your ideal countdown to the new year includes a quiet night in with a few friends or a fancy party with a house full of guests, these New Year’s Eve party ideas will help you plan the perfect celebration. Piece together your favorite NYE ideas for food, games, decoration, music and more!
November 22nd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
What is a one-way move?
If you’re thinking, “aren’t all moves one-way?”, it helps to know that one-way moving refers to the locations and equipment you use to move your belongings, not the direction you move. With a one-way move, the equipment is delivered to you or picked up through a location near your origin and returned to another location near your destination. One-way moving is typical if you’re moving long distance; it’s the opposite of a local move where you pick up and drop off moving equipment at the same location. If you’re moving out of state or across the country, take a look at the possibilities for one-way moving and compare services and rates.
November 20th, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Tips for selling a home
If you’ve ever gone through the process of buying a house, you know there are a multitude of things that can keep people from putting in an offer. So, if you’re thinking about putting a house on the market, you might look around and think, “There’s so much to do!” But it may not be as much work as you imagine. While you may want to tackle some bigger projects like replacing flooring, there are many easier tasks you can do to increase the likelihood a buyer will fall in love with the home.
November 17th, 2017 - 3:48 PM
Figure out how long your move will take
Knowing how much time it takes to move is helpful for several reasons. It helps you know when to expect your items — a critical piece of information — and it also helps you know when to schedule moving labor, when to start packing, and when to schedule turn-on dates for utilities. The speed of a move depends on a few factors. Explore them below and see typical timeframes for popular moving options.
November 15th, 2017 - 8:42 AM
What is a moving trailer? How does it work?
When you hear U-Pack has a moving trailer option, what do you imagine? Most people either get a mental image of an enclosed trailer that you pull behind a passenger vehicle or a big 53' semi-truck. While those are both reasonable ideas, U-Pack moving trailers are a little different.