October 2nd, 2017 - 11:14 AM
Determine U-Haul®gas costs
When preparing for your upcoming move, it’s wise to define your expenses so you know what to expect to spend. Along with the costs associated with renting moving equipment and travel expenses, another expenditure that can impact your moving price is fuel — especially for long distance moves. Before you hit the road, prepare for the trip by figuring out your U-Haul fuel costs. With so many miles and lots of stops along the way, being prepared before you pay at the pump is important. And if you find that the cost of fuel is more than you expected, it may be worth exploring alternatives.
September 29th, 2017 - 12:44 PM
Packing shoes for moves, trips and storage
Shoes are an essential part of our everyday lives and in many cases, a special investment in our wardrobe. That’s why it’s helpful to know how to properly pack and store your footwear to keep it in the best shape for years to come. Check out the information below for safe, practical and creative advice on packing shoes for a move, travel and storage.
September 27th, 2017 - 2:37 PM
Organizing your house with cardboard boxes
Cardboard boxes can be transformed into creative storage solutions for every room of the house. Find out how to easily make your own DIY storage with these simple home storage solutions.
September 25th, 2017 - 12:53 PM
Cheap options for moving a one-bedroom apartment across the country
Moving a small apartment across town probably wouldn’t cost too much — just grab some friends and family and load everyone’s vehicle with boxes and furniture. But moving an apartment across the country is an entirely different matter since you’ll have to pay a moving company to transport your belongings. While truck rental may seem like the cheapest option, the base price doesn’t include fuel, liability coverage, highway tolls or taxes. Instead, an option like U-Pack® may be cheaper for a move of this size. It’s a “you pack, we drive” service with affordable rates and convenient options.
September 20th, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Choosing the right equipment for your U-Pack move
When selecting a moving service, equipment options may be part of the decision-making process. U-Pack offers two types: moving containers and moving trailers, and they both have their advantages. Price is likely a large factor, but what other things should you consider? Take a look at the things that stay the same with U-Pack®, no matter which equipment you use, and the things to consider as you choose between our moving trailers and containers.
Want to go over the specifics of each equipment type? Here’s everything you need to know about ReloCubes and moving in a trailer.
September 18th, 2017 - 4:01 PM
Where are the most affordable places to live?
You may have heard of the cost of living index before, but did you know it’s a good way to choose a city to move to? Because costs for basic essentials vary across the country, this index provides a simple way to determine if your salary will adequately cover expenses. Many areas have a rising cost of living, but there are plenty of places that fall below the national average. If you’re looking for affordable real estate and the lowest cost of living, these 10 places fit the bill.
September 8th, 2017 - 2:33 PM
Looking for cheap moving supplies?
When packing for a long-distance move, it’s critical to give your items the best protection. Finding used boxes and supplies for free can be tempting. However, worn-out materials usually aren’t stable enough to support your belongings. The good news is cheap (and new) moving supplies are available — you just have to know where to look. Let’s talk about why buying new packing materials is best, and where you can buy them at an affordable price.
September 6th, 2017 - 1:38 PM
The rise of home technology
Imagine this: You wake up in the morning and it’s unseasonably cold. Before getting out of bed, you grab your phone. From an app, you turn the heat on, start a cup of coffee brewing and open the blinds. You say out loud, “What’s the weather today?” and a speaker answers with the forecast. It’s not a house of the future, it’s a smart home. And you can do all of this today.
September 1st, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Shipping a sofa in a U-Pack ReloCube
The ReloCube® moving container has many great attributes — affordable pricing, flexible options, and a size that allows it to fit in a standard parking space. But will its compact size be a problem when loading large furniture like a sofa? Most sofas will fit, but be sure to measure first. Find out what size furniture can fit in a CubeTM, learn what to do if your couch won’t fit, and get tips on prepping a sofa for a long distance move.
August 30th, 2017 - 10:10 AM
How to decorate small spaces
When it comes to home decorating, size doesn’t matter. A small space doesn’t have to be cluttered or thrown together — it can be creative and functional. With a little planning, you can maximize spaces to be efficient, comfortable and beautiful. Whether you’re dealing with a tiny apartment or a single room that’s not so big, we’ve gathered some tips to help you take advantage of the space you have.