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Moving to Alaska FAQs

March 2nd, 2016 - 3:19 PM
Moving to Alaska FAQs

Questions about your Alaska Move

While Alaska is part of the United States, it can feel like an entirely different country. Its terrain is expansive, unspoiled and full of beauty. If you’re considering a move to Alaska, you no doubt have questions — and we have answers. We’ve helped countless families move to Alaska, so we can help you better understand your move and what life in the 49th state is all about.

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Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

February 29th, 2016 - 4:04 PM
Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture to Another State

Affordable furniture shipping solutions

If you're sending at least one room of furniture and/or boxes to another state, U-Pack is an excellent solution. Not only is it an affordable alternative to full-service furniture movers, but it's also convenient. It’s a great option when you need to ship a couch, bed, and just a few pieces of furniture. We can handle shipments of one room’s worth of furniture up to an entire house! Let's take a more in-depth look at how it works, what makes U-Pack the cheapest way to ship furniture, and how to prepare your stuff for shipping.

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Pack-Rat® Moving

February 25th, 2016 - 8:01 AM
Pack-Rat® Moving

How does Pack-Rat Moving stack up?

Pack-Rat, also known as 1-800-Pack-Rat®, is a moving and storage company that is similar to other portable storage companies. They deliver a container to your home, give you time to load, and then pick it up – kind of like U-Pack®, but different. By looking at Pack-Rat next to a comparable moving service, you can see the differences clearly.

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How to Hire Moving Helpers

February 19th, 2016 - 8:59 AM
How to Hire Moving Helpers

How to find moving assistance

If you want to keep moving costs low, choosing a do-it-yourself moving company is a great way to go. However, you might be concerned about doing all the work yourself. That’s where hiring moving labor comes in. You can pair the affordable DIY service with hourly labor and likely still come in below the cost of traditional movers. Let’s go over some tips for finding reliable moving assistance, how to best utilize them on loading day, and some tips for prepping your house for the movers.

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Figure out the Best Places to Live

February 17th, 2016 - 10:02 AM
Figure out the Best Places to Live

What is the best place to live?

All over the Internet, you will find list after list of the “Best Places to Live" giving you a laundry list of cities they consider the best. These lists are compiled using their own parameters and factors. However, when you take a look at those results, how do you really know which is the best city to live in for you? Finding the best places to live is such a personal thing – so the best way to figure out where you should live is to go through our list of criteria and decide which items are most important to you.

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Door-to-Door Moving: How it works with U-Pack

February 3rd, 2016 - 8:08 AM
Door-to-Door Moving: How it works with U-Pack

Do you need door-to-door storage and moving?​

For easy, affordable door-to-door moving in all 50 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Puerto Rico and Canada – look no further than U-Pack! Shipping your belongings doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Take a look at some of our most common questions about door-to-door moving and storage.

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One-Way Trailer Rental

February 1st, 2016 - 9:30 AM
One-Way Trailer Rental

Using a one-way trailer to move long distance 

If you’re moving out of state or across the country, a one-way trailer may be an option (depending on what you’re moving). With this type of rental, you pick it up at one location and drop it off at another. If you’re wondering what companies offer one-way trailer rentals, what sizes and types are available, and how it all works, we’ve got answers. We’ll also tell you about an easy one-way option where you don’t have to tow the trailer.   

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Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

January 25th, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

10 Common Packing Mistakes

Packing for a move is often the most dreaded part of any relocation. It’s so much more than just making sure everything gets put into a box; there’s organizing, wrapping, and taking inventory of your belongings. That’s where many people get it wrong – they wait until the last minute, throw things in boxes, and hope they make it ok. After helping over 850,000 customers move over a billion miles, we’ve identified some common packing mistakes so you can learn what NOT to do when packing for a move.

If you need to start planning your long distance move, get a free moving quote online.

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Furniture Moving Straps

January 15th, 2016 - 3:34 PM
Furniture Moving Straps

Prevent injuries using moving straps

If you have large pieces of furniture to move, you may be wondering how to handle it. You could hire movers or rent a furniture dolly. However, for furniture that’s big or heavy, the easiest way to move it is by using furniture straps. Our Forearm Forklift straps are heavy-duty nylon straps that use leverage, not strength, to lift items. They help prevent injury by allowing you to bend at the knees when you lift, and by reducing the load up to 66%. Let’s take a closer look at how to use Forearm Forklift moving straps to move furniture.

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Typical Relocation Expenses

December 28th, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Typical Relocation Expenses

How to budget for relocation costs

If you haven’t moved long distance before, or if it’s been a long time since you made a move, you may not know what relocation expenses to include in your budget. One of your biggest costs will the relocation service itself, but there are a few other important things to consider (like packing supplies, help loading and unloading, and travel). Let’s explore some typical moving costs, followed by ways to keep your moving expenses low.