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.
March 3rd, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Are you moving for work?
According to the US Census, 20 percent of people who moved in 2016 said it was for an employment-related reason — whether it was for a new job, a transfer, to find a job, or to reduce their commute. If you’re planning to relocate for one of those reasons, there are several factors to consider. Make moving for a job easier by understanding what details you’ll need to address.
March 1st, 2017 - 3:21 PM
Preventative pest control
Whether you’ve lived in your home long term or you’re moving into a place that’s been vacant a while, there’s a chance you’ll have to deal with pests. Some you’ll see, like flies and ants, and others, like bed bugs and fleas, you may not. While many pests are simply a nuisance that you want to get rid of, some are more serious — causing damage and posing potential health hazards. Considering this, it’s wise to rid your home of those that are currently there, and take preventive measures to make sure they stay away.
February 27th, 2017 - 3:50 PM
Eielson Air Force Base Relocation
As an active Air Force Base, Eielson is home to more than 2,500 military members. They belong to the 354th Fighter Wing, which provides support to Pacific Air Forces training operations. While the base has been in operation since it was established in 1943, it will soon see growth as it becomes home to the first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. Two squadrons will be joining the base in 2020, with construction beginning in 2017. Whether you have orders to join Eielson now or suspect you’ll be moving there with the addition of the F-35As, take a closer look at what to expect on base.
February 24th, 2017 - 1:59 PM
Want to make Miami your new home?
Whether you dream of spending afternoons on the beach, are moving for a job or just want a great place to retire — consider Miami. From diverse neighborhoods, year-round events, delicious foods and amazing weather, "The Magic City" has many aspects that make people call it home. But before packing your bags, make sure you understand what to expect from life in Miami.
February 23rd, 2017 - 8:19 AM
Create the move you need
One of the benefits of moving with U-Pack is that we look at each move individually. In fact, we understand that there's no universal moving solution because everyone has different needs. Because of that, we offer options to customize your experience — from the equipment type and space you use to the way your items are delivered. If you need to unload on a certain day, have parking restrictions on either end of the move, or are moving to a city with lots of street traffic, you may need a special delivery option. Take a look at our delivery choices to find the one that works best.
February 20th, 2017 - 3:56 PM
What extra costs do I need to factor into U-Haul® prices?
U-Haul quotes include pricing for the truck size you request, the pick-up and drop-off locations you’ll be using, and the date you wish to move. But there are several other factors that contribute to the overall price.
February 17th, 2017 - 2:24 PM
United States relocation trends
The U.S. Census Bureau began collecting housing data in 1940 and has since archived numerous statistics about our moving habits. Using this data and other reputable resources, it’s easy to see some recent patterns in the way we move. For example:
- More people moved to the South and West than to the Northeast and Midwest
- Larger homes are more popular — median home size has increased by 450 square feet since 2010
- Renters are more likely to move than homeowners
Want to learn more about long-distance moving trends? Check out the infographic below to see popular destinations in the U.S. and get information on moving options.
February 15th, 2017 - 1:42 PM
Why you should use flooring protection when moving
It’s moving day, and you and a friend are carrying a custom-built (and heavy!) farmhouse table to the front door. As you round a corner, your fingers slip, and the legs crash to the ground. You sigh with relief when you see the table didn’t suffer any damage, but wait — is that a dent in the hardwood? Sure enough. Now what?
Floors don’t usually top the list of things to think about during a move, but protecting them from damage can prevent costly last-minute repairs. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to protect floors throughout a move.