March 14th, 2018 - 1:34 PM
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
March 12th, 2018 - 8:57 AM
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.
March 9th, 2018 - 2:25 PM
Explore the U-Pack moving service
Somewhere between a do-it-all truck rental move and a full-service move is U-Pack®. It's a "you pack, we drive" option where we handle the transportation and you save money by doing the loading and unloading. Take a look at how U-Pack works from start to finish.
March 7th, 2018 - 1:26 PM
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.
March 5th, 2018 - 1:12 PM
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.
February 23rd, 2018 - 10:52 AM
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.
February 19th, 2018 - 9:50 AM
How to pack for a move
Packing for a move involves strategy and planning. Whether it’s your first move or the fifteenth, you can’t be too prepared. These 21 tips will walk you through each step of the packing process and also give you some packing hacks to make the process easier.
February 12th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
What is a linear foot?
A linear foot is a 12-inch measurement of length, where the item’s width and height don’t matter. For example, a piece of flooring that measures 5 feet long, 6 inches wide and 0.25 inches tall is 5 linear feet. If another piece is 5 feet long, 3 inches wide and 0.5 inches tall, it’s still 5 linear feet.
To convert linear feet to feet, there’s no math! A linear foot is a foot. There’s no trick — it’s that simple.
January 31st, 2018 - 9:45 AM
Where are the healthiest places to live?
Do you have a goal to live a healthier life this year? You’re not alone! There are several great health initiatives going on across the country — like franchise restaurants getting rid of artificial ingredients and hospitals adding telemedicine technology — and many individual cities stand out in terms of health. But what does “health” mean? Little sickness? Opportunities to be active? Access to affordable medical care? Because there are multiple ways to measure it, we looked at ten different criteria to determine the healthiest cities.
January 22nd, 2018 - 2:04 PM
Moving coast to coast
For a move as big as one from the east to west coast, costs can vary drastically depending on the service you use. The options range from do-it-yourself (DIY) to full-service companies, with “you pack, we drive” options falling between. Let’s take a look at an example to see how much a coast-to-coast move would cost when renting a truck, selecting a self-move option, or hiring a full-service company to do it all.