November 1st, 2016 - 9:05 AM
Cheap shipping options for your next move
Shipping small items cross country is a fairly straight-forward process. You load items in a box, take it to a carrier, and pay a flat rate or one based on weight. But if you’re shipping large items, or everything from your house, finding a cheap shipping solution becomes even more important. How do you get your belongings cross country safely while still staying in budget?
There are plenty of ways to ship your household goods across the country, but there’s only one option that pairs affordable rates with exceptional service — and that’s U-Pack®.
October 19th, 2016 - 2:43 PM
Weathering your home for cold, snowy and icy weather
Wintertime means sledding, building snowmen, making snow angels, having the ultimate snowball fight and enjoying picturesque views of snowy hillsides. But, it also means freezing temperatures, frosty nights, icy weather and higher utility bills. And while you may enjoy playing in the snow for hours on end, you’ll eventually want to relax in the comfort of a safe, warm home. In order to do that, use these winterization tips to properly prepare your home for the cold (and save money in the process)!
October 18th, 2016 - 11:33 AM
Be on the lookout for gypsy moths
If you’re moving, you may need to be on the lookout for a little critter called the gypsy moth. While small, it has the potential to cause big damage, and several areas don’t want any part of it. In fact, they have laws in place to help make sure it stays far, far away. If you’re moving to a restricted location, you may be required to complete a Gypsy Moth/Insect Inspection Checklist to verify that you’ve checked all items stored outdoors, and that everything is free of the moth and its eggs.
October 11th, 2016 - 1:19 PM
Do-it-yourself Halloween costumes
Halloween is a time for candy, scary movies and haunted houses. It’s also a great chance to come up with creative costumes for you and your kids. Buying the same outfit as everyone else can be boring, and it’s way more fun (and cheaper) to make your own. For our list of homemade Halloween costumes, we gathered an assortment of moving boxes, paint and some easy-to-find craft items to create a few clever concepts. Perfect for all ages, these costume ideas are cheap and easy to make — they’re sure to be a big hit!
October 7th, 2016 - 1:16 PM
Fast shipping services
Moving long distance can be a big undertaking. After all, it requires moving your entire life from one state to another. While some people are able to experience laid-back leisurely moves, others are more crunched for time and need faster shipping options. If you can relate to any of these situations:
- You hired movers to unload your items and need to know when to schedule them to come
- You’re starting a new job and need your stuff before your first day
- You’re flying to your new home and don’t want to go days without clean clothes, a mattress or your cookware
(or a similar one), consider a guaranteed move with U-Pack®.
October 6th, 2016 - 2:24 PM
Fire prevention plans can save lives!
The possibility of your home and belongings catching fire can be terrifying. Imagining your family evacuating a smoldering building can be even worse. The thought alone can make you want to take immediate action to create a plan so everyone will be prepared and know exactly what to do. If you’re moving into a new home (or haven’t discussed the topic recently), there’s no better time than now to focus on fire prevention and preparedness. While it can be uncomfortable to think about, being proactive saves lives. Take time to inform your family of fire safety tips, make sure alarms are in working order, and create a strategy so your family knows what to do in the case of an emergency.
September 28th, 2016 - 1:55 PM
How to move to New York
So, you’ve settled on the Big Apple for your next move. Whether you have a job lined up or just want to move to the city for a fresh start, the first step of your new adventure is getting your belongings there. Even if you’ve moved long distance before, it’s important to understand that, just like living in New York, moving to New York is an entirely different experience.
September 23rd, 2016 - 3:45 PM
Road trip from New York to Florida
If you’re driving from New York to Florida, you’re in for a treat! The east coast of the United States is packed full of history, scenic routes and breath-taking Atlantic Ocean views. Whether you’re planning an east coast road trip or moving from north to south, you’ll want to make the most of your drive. We’ve mapped out the best route for you to take to experience all the sights and activities a drive from New York to Florida has to offer.
September 22nd, 2016 - 2:23 PM
Comparing moving containers
Both U-Pack® and U-Haul® offer portable moving and storage containers that help make long distance moving more convenient. Each container type features ground-level loading and a lockable exterior, and each company can move you to and from all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. While similarities are certainly present between the U-Box and ReloCube, differences in size, construction material and price can impact which service you choose.
September 21st, 2016 - 1:23 PM
Tips for being a good neighbor
Do you want to get to know your new neighbors better? Maybe you’re looking to make new friends and find ways to be more sociable. Or perhaps you’ve heard stories from friends about dealing with bad neighbors and are trying to avoid a similar situation after a big household move. Either way, there are a few things you can do to keep the peace in your neighborhood!