April 3rd, 2017 - 1:33 PM
How to donate household items
You’ve finally done it! You’ve cleaned out the closet, basement, attic and garage and gathered every item you no longer have use for. Whether your inspiration was an upcoming move or the desire to get the clutter out, you’re now tasked with deciding what to do with everything you’ve collected. While having a moving sale is always an option, donating household items is an alternative solution that also lets you help someone in need. To make donating goods as easy as possible, we’ve developed a guide to walk you through the process.
March 29th, 2017 - 1:41 PM
Compare Canadian moving companies
When exploring options for moving in or out of Canada, you may have come across U-Pack. It’s a “you pack, we drive” moving service that’s ideal for long distance moves (and moves that cross the Canadian border). Since you don’t have to drive, you’re free to travel and cross the border without all of your belongings in tow. Take a better look at how U-Pack works in Canada to compare us with other Canadian moving companies.
March 27th, 2017 - 1:06 PM
Preparing for life after college
As the end of your undergraduate career approaches, there are choices to make. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? While these decisions may seem a little overwhelming, it can be exciting to have a blank slate. To help you develop a post-graduation plan, we’ve compiled some common choices and found the best cities to move to.
March 24th, 2017 - 8:18 AM
Pregnancy tips — what to do during a move
Having a baby is a big life change. Add moving to the mix, and it can get overwhelming. Moving involves physical work and can be emotionally tough, and those stressors can take a toll on your body — pregnant or not. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow tips. Use them throughout the moving process to keep you and your baby healthy and make the move as smooth as possible.
March 22nd, 2017 - 1:53 PM
Packing books for moving
Whether it’s one shelf full or an entire library, books need to be carefully packed to stay protected. When packing books, consider their weight and distribute them so you can easily carry the boxes. We recommend using small boxes and keeping the weight under 40 lbs.
March 15th, 2017 - 9:46 AM
Shipping cars cross country
Driving to your new home isn’t always an option for cross country moves. In some situations, it may be easier and more convenient to ship your vehicle. And while moving a car may seem like a lot of work, it can be easy if you’re prepared. Use the steps below to determine if you need to ship your car, how to find a reliable car transportation service and how to prepare the vehicle for travel.
March 13th, 2017 - 12:27 PM
Living in Boston, MA
Planning a move to the largest city in Massachusetts? Get ready to experience an atmosphere rich in historical, cultural, educational and professional opportunities. If you’re in the early planning stages, you may have questions and concerns about things like, what life is like in the city, how you’ll get there and how much your move will cost. But, don’t worry — we’ve done some research to help you get ready.
March 10th, 2017 - 8:45 AM
Shipping to Alaska
Getting your belongings to Alaska can be a bit more complicated than a state-to-state move in the lower 48. Because of the distance and time involved, pre-planning and coordination are extra important. There are several ways to relocate to The Last Frontier, but some may cost more than you expect or take longer than you want. Take a look at how U-Pack® moves household goods to Alaska, and how it compares to other shipping options.
Just getting started? Check out this comprehensive guide on moving to Alaska. It includes information about life in the state, travel and FAQs.
March 8th, 2017 - 1:57 PM
Terms found in moving contracts
Every industry has its own jargon — words they use that may not be part of everyday vocabulary — and the moving industry is no different. If you’re trying to understand your moving contract or quote, you may need to know the definitions for some common moving terms. Understanding these frequently used words will make it easier to understand the moving service, and help you know what to expect.
March 6th, 2017 - 3:14 PM
Airline travel tips for first time flyers
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, more than 2.5 million passengers fly in and out of U.S. airports every day. But even with a number that high, there are still millions of people who have never experienced air travel. If you’re flying for the first time, you might be wondering:
- Where to buy a ticket
- How to pack according to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines
- When to get to the airport
- How to find your gate
- What to expect during the flight
These concerns may leave you feeling uneasy, but once you understand the process you’ll see that flying is one of the safest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to travel. This guide will help educate people flying for the first time — and those who haven’t flown in a while — so they’re able to sit back, relax and enjoy their time in the sky.