October 31st, 2018 - 9:49 AM
How U-Haul® prices add up
As you compare moving options, you might think at first glance that truck rental is the cheapest. However, the price quoted online isn’t the entire picture. Several expenses aren’t included in that initial rate, and adding those in could put you over budget. Keep reading to learn more about what U-Haul® rates include and what those extras are, then compare sample moves to help you choose the right service.
October 29th, 2018 - 1:47 PM
Getting weight tickets for a military move
One of the biggest concerns when completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), also known as a Do-It-Yourself (DITY) move, is getting reimbursed. While there’s other paperwork to complete, weight tickets are a vital component. If you’re using a rental truck, you have to figure out how to get them, and if you’re hiring a moving company, you have to make sure they take care of everything. Learn more about what weight tickets you need, how to get them and how U-Pack simplifies the PPM process.
October 26th, 2018 - 1:09 PM
How much will my military move cost?
One of the most important parts of completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM)/do-it-yourself (DITY) move is staying within your reimbursement budget. Since you’ll get to keep any additional money, finding ways to keep your moving costs low can make a big impact. Learn how to use a DITY move calculator to determine the government payout, then figure out the costs of your PPM to see if it’s a cost-effective option.
October 25th, 2018 - 2:10 PM
Speed limits for U-Haul equipment
Planning to rent a U-Haul® truck or trailer for your move? Before getting behind the wheel, it’s important to know the recommended speed limit for driving one of their trucks or towing their trailers. This way you can keep yourself, your passengers and belongings, and other motorists safe. Continue reading for details on the speed limits U-Haul recommends.
October 24th, 2018 - 12:53 PM
Weigh station rules for rental trucks
Planning to drive your household goods across the country in a rental truck? You may need to get the truck weighed during the trip! While not every state requires you to stop at weigh stations in a rental truck, bypassing them in one that does can lead to costly fines. Use the following information as you map your course.
October 22nd, 2018 - 1:07 PM
How to determine moving truck sizes
Picking the right size moving truck can be tricky. It’s tough to imagine all the furniture and items scattered around your home packed tightly together — how much space will you need? Get too small of a truck, and you’ll run out of room. Get too big of one, and there’s extra room for items to shift (plus, you’re paying for unused space). Sort of like Goldilocks, you have to find the one that’s just right. Take a closer look at the capacities of each piece of equipment to determine your best option.
October 19th, 2018 - 8:49 AM
Moving in the winter
To some, winter weather brings on thoughts of sweaters, hot chocolate, holidays and spending time with family. But for others, winter is thought of as the perfect time to move. Because the winter months are typically considered “off-peak” moving season (when prices usually go down), many people opt to move this time of year. But as you consider the advantages, you also want to be mindful about how best to move in the cold weather. If you’re preparing for a long-distance move during the winter, follow these eight tips to ensure you’re prepared.
October 18th, 2018 - 3:57 PM
A look at Hawaii moving costs
Hawaii has some appealing draws: an abundance of beaches, breathtaking scenery, tropical weather and great food, just to name a few. But before you can make a dream of living on the islands a reality, you’ll need to figure out how much it costs to move there. Learn what expenses you should budget for and see how much it costs to move to Hawaii with U-Pack®.
October 18th, 2018 - 8:43 AM
Do you have what you need to rent a U-Haul?
A rental truck is a big, expensive piece of equipment, which is why companies have certain requirements for people to use them. Before attempting to rent a U-Haul®, look through the list below to ensure you can rent a truck. You’ll need to meet their age requirements and have the right license and credit card.
October 17th, 2018 - 8:54 AM
Preparing to move to another state
Moving out of state requires a little more work and planning than moving across town. It involves a longer drive, hiring a moving service and dealing with new utility companies. We’ve simplified the process to four major steps to make preparing for the move easy. Start by making plans, then work through the rest of the list to take care of everything else.
For more information about planning a move, check out this guide to moving long distance.