January 7th, 2019 - 10:30 AM
How is packing for storage different from packing for a move?
While careful packing is important for any move, one that involves storage brings some unique challenges to protect against: temperature changes, humidity and potential pests to name a few. Because of these conditions, you’ll want to take a few extra precautions before placing items in storage.
Start with this packing guide to learn how to protect your belongings, and then keep reading for specifics on packing for storage.
January 7th, 2019 - 10:21 AM
How to move with cats
Fact: Cats love boxes. But that doesn’t mean cats love moving. And many of them don’t. According to the ASPCA and WebMD, a move can create fear responses in cats — including crying, hiding and aggression. But while a move is a big change for them, it is possible to reduce the stress your pet feels.
January 4th, 2019 - 8:39 AM
Need to tow your car with a Penske rental?
Picture this: You’re trying to figure out how to get your car and all of your belongings to your new house. You rent a Penske truck, which takes care of the household goods. But if you’re driving the truck, how do you get your car there? Towing a Penske® trailer could work, but it may complicate an already difficult drive. Learn more about Penske trailer options, take a look at a few things to be aware of during the trip, and explore alternatives for moving.
January 4th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
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.
January 3rd, 2019 - 9:25 AM
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.
January 2nd, 2019 - 9:27 AM
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.
December 28th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
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.
December 27th, 2018 - 8:54 AM
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.
December 26th, 2018 - 2:57 PM
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.
December 26th, 2018 - 2:26 PM
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.