December 11th, 2015 - 10:47 AM
Compare relocation companies
As you prepare for your upcoming move, there are many plans to arrange. From your move date to housing to your new job, the details are important. As you sort out the details, take some time to compare relocation services. They run the gamut from expensive full-service movers to complete DIY household goods moving options. Finding the right relocation company depends on your needs. Let’s take a look at some factors to consider as you decide which one is best for your move.
December 7th, 2015 - 3:22 PM
Is a passport required to move to Canada?
Not always – it depends on how you plan to get there. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires U.S. travelers to present documents proving their citizenship. Ideally, this is a passport, but you may be able to use other documents depending on your mode of transportation. However, the Canadian Border Patrol recommends you carry your passport if you travel internationally, regardless of your transportation choice and the requirements.
Note: If you don’t have your passport and need one quick, be sure to check passport processing times. Routine and expedited service times can vary based on the time of the year.
Let’s look at each mode of transportation and what documents are required when entering Canada.
November 20th, 2015 - 12:02 PM
U-Pack helps Toys for Tots store Christmas toy donations
U-Pack is teaming up with Toys for Tots this holiday season! We’re honored to assist Toys for Tots with their annual goal of bringing the joy of Christmas to disadvantaged children by providing moving containers to store the donations collected from local toy drives.
While this isn’t the first time U-Pack has participated in Toys for Tots events, it is the first year we’ve contributed on a national level. Local toy drives often result in thousands of donations, making temporary storage a necessity for regional coordinators.
November 19th, 2015 - 2:07 PM
Why use wardrobe boxes for moving?
If you have hanging clothes to move, the easiest and safest way to do that is to use wardrobe boxes. They’re tall boxes with a hanging rod that keep clothes protected from damage. Keep in mind that using the ever-popular “trash bag method” to move your clothes makes them wrinkled, and it’s easy to tear through the bag (and tear your clothes!) without sturdy protection. Using wardrobe boxes for moving also makes it simple to transfer clothing from the closet to the box, and then into the new closet. Let’s figure out how many wardrobe moving boxes you need, how to use wardrobe boxes, and where to order them at a discount.
November 18th, 2015 - 8:23 AM
Protect your mattress when moving
Mattresses are one of the more challenging items to move. They’re big and can be difficult to maneuver. They’re also one of the most important items you move because you’ll probably want to crawl into your comfy bed at the end of a long day of unpacking. We’ve got the steps for moving your mattress to make sure it arrives ready for that first night in your new home.
November 4th, 2015 - 8:35 AM
Boxes for Shipping a TV
Let’s face it – TVs are one of the most expensive items in most homes. It’s important to take care of your television during a move. Using a professional TV shipping box is key to keeping your television safe. The U-Pack Box Store offers high-quality boxes for shipping flat-panel LED, LCD, and plasma TVs at significantly lower prices than competitors. And here’s an added perk: You get free shipping, right to your door! Let’s take a look at your options for flat screen TV boxes and how to use them.
October 30th, 2015 - 3:04 PM
Moving utility services
Whether you’re moving across the country or across town, one thing that has to be done is transferring your utilities from one residence to the other — or in some cases, cancelling service with one company and starting it with another. Take a look at these tips to help ensure everything’s ready to go when it comes time to move.
October 12th, 2015 - 10:39 AM
What goes into the price of a moving service?
Several factors contribute to your final price when moving. Depending on which type of moving service you choose, those factors will either help you save on your move or end up adding to your cost. Let's dive into the list of things that can play a part in the total investment you make. By looking at these elements, you’ll better understand which service best fits your needs and budget.
October 5th, 2015 - 3:54 PM
Free Printable Moving Labels
When you start packing up your house for the move, it’s a smart idea to think ahead to the unpacking process. Try these strategies for labeling moving boxes to stay organized as you pack—it’ll make settling in after the move much easier. Bonus: we’ve also included some free color-coded printable moving labels for you to use at the bottom of this post!
September 18th, 2015 - 8:55 AM
How to Move Your Car
Moving long distance involves plenty of planning, including finding a moving company for your household goods, making travel arrangements for yourself and your family, and figuring out how to move your car, too. While U-Pack is an excellent solution for your personal belongings, we don’t provide auto shipping services. However, we have referrals to trusted partners and information to help make moving your car as easy as possible.