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How to Pack Jewelry

January 4th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
How to Pack Jewelry

The best ways to pack jewelry

What’s in your jewelry box? Whether the pieces are special gifts from loved ones or costume jewelry to top off an outfit, you want to make sure they arrive safely. For both travel and moving, packing jewelry properly ensures things stay intact: no broken bracelets, no tangled necklaces and no missing earrings. These tips will help prepare everything for transport.  

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How to Pack Linens and Towels

January 3rd, 2019 - 9:25 AM
How to Pack Linens and Towels

Protecting linens, towels, bedding, rugs and other soft goods

Towels, sheets and pillows may not be items you’re worried about before the move. Since they aren’t breakable or fragile, you may just think about bagging them and throwing them in the moving trailer. However, bags can easily be punctured, damaging the items inside. To ensure everything arrives at your new home ready to use, follow these tips for packing soft goods. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks

January 2nd, 2019 - 9:27 AM
Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Trucks

Budget truck FAQs

If you’ve never rented a Budget® truck before, there can be a lot of details to figure out — from choosing the right size to understanding how the process works. Find out all about Budget truck rental using the FAQs below, and then compare it to U-Pack®, an affordable alternative to truck rental. 

Want to compare other truck rental options? Check out this guide to rental truck moves.

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The Best Way to Pack Picture Frames and Mirrors

December 28th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
The Best Way to Pack Picture Frames and Mirrors

How to pack pictures, mirrors, canvases and similar items for moving 

When it comes to packing household goods, some belongings require special care and attention. This is especially true for things like framed pictures, mirrors and professional artwork. You don’t want to arrive at your new home and find shattered glass, chipped frames or punctured canvases. To prevent this type of damage, carefully follow the step-by-step processes below.   

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Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

December 27th, 2018 - 8:54 AM
Do Penske Coupons Really Save Money?

Saving money with a Penske® discount code

Does a coupon code really make a difference on something like a rental truck? It depends on the move! While some coupons take a little bit off the cost of the rental truck, most won’t cover any of the “soft costs” like fuel, travel expenses and liability coverage. Let’s dig in to how Penske coupons work and explore other ways to save on your move. 

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How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

December 26th, 2018 - 2:57 PM
How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

How much does a moving truck cost?

Rental truck costs are based on factors like origin and destination, move date and equipment size. And because every move is different, the only way to know exactly how much it will cost you to rent a truck is to get quotes from multiple companies and compare the rates. 

But if you’re not quite ready to get a quote, or you don’t know which companies to consider, you can use the examples below to help steer you in the right direction.

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Ryder Truck Rental

December 26th, 2018 - 2:26 PM
Ryder Truck Rental

Things you should know about Ryder® rentals

As you start looking at rental truck options for an upcoming move, you might be thinking about using a Ryder truck. If so, there are some things to consider before making a reservation. Learn what equipment is available, get answers to FAQs, and learn what costs to expect when renting from them.

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Penske Truck Rental

December 21st, 2018 - 9:23 AM
Penske Truck Rental

Using a Penske® rental truck to move 

So, you’re thinking about using a Penske truck to complete your do-it-yourself move. You probably have some questions about the service — like what trucks they offer, which size you need, how much the service costs, etc. To help you find the answers easily, we created a list of frequently asked questions about their trucks and services. Explore this information to find out if Penske is a good fit for your move.   

Want details and answers to FAQs about rental trucks in general? Check out this resource on renting moving trucks

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Budget Trailer Rental

December 20th, 2018 - 1:30 PM
Budget Trailer Rental

Need to tow a car with a Budget® trailer rental?

If you’re thinking about renting a Budget trailer to tow your car, there are a few things to consider. Take a look at the different types of equipment Budget offers, learn how towing can impact your move and explore towing alternatives to make sure your move will go smoothly.

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Making an Army DITY Move

December 18th, 2018 - 10:33 AM
Making an Army DITY Move

Moving in the Army

As anyone living the Army life knows, frequent moving is part of the routine. But even though relocating is common for an Army family, there are still a lot of things to consider for each move — especially when doing it yourself (DITY). So when you receive your PCS orders and start planning your move, here are some things to consider as you work through the process.