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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.

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Shipping Boxes

December 18th, 2015 - 10:42 AM
Shipping Boxes

Where can I buy boxes for shipping?

Whether you’re shipping household goods or something you sold online, you need a good box to ensure it travels safely. It’s important to choose a one that’s the right size, is constructed well, and is made for shipping. But you also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg! Let’s look at where you can find affordable boxes, how to pick the right box, and what packing supplies you need to add to your order.

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Relocation Services

December 11th, 2015 - 10:47 AM
Relocation Services

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.

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Do I need a passport to move to Canada?

December 7th, 2015 - 3:22 PM
Do I need a passport to move to Canada?

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.