Making a Move without Using a Moving Truck

As if moving isn’t stressful enough, I frequently hear from my friends, family and acquaintances that the thought of driving a moving truck (of any size) is quite possibly the most stressful part about it. Well, if you’re planning a move in the future and this thought has crossed your mind or even scared you […]

Using a Truck Ramp to Load and Unload

Truck ramps are created to make your move easier. Of course not all trucks are created equally. U-Haul moving trucks with a lower deck height have E-Z Load Ramps® that are shorter, wider and more rigid making it  50% easier to use than other competitors’ trucks. Here are some tips for using a truck ramp to load […]

How to Make Basic Home Repairs

Ahh, doesn’t it feel relaxing? You’ve dropped off the moving truck and you know that you’ve completed one of the last steps in a DIY move. All that’s left to do is to unpack and make that new home truly yours! But what about that ding you put in the wall (should have used the forearm […]

How to Unload a Cargo Van

Efficiency is the name of the game in DIY moves — every step must be well planned and organized for a successful move. With this in mind, most people forget about the last step of the moving process, unloading. Unload in the wrong manner and you can add hours onto your moving time. Unload the […]

The First Room to Unpack After Your Move

A DIY move is complete when you close the back door on the moving truck and put the lock on it ready to go, right? I wish that was right. A lot of people forget that the unloading of the moving truck at your new house is just as important if not more important than […]

Moving Boxes: The Trade-off Between Price and Quality

Moving boxes — they are one of the most important tools that you can have in your repertoire for your upcoming move. But, did you know that not all boxes are created equal? Some boxes for moving are better suited for the job than others, and by that I mean unfortunately those free boxes you scavenged on […]

Estimating the Mileage Fees for Your Move

If you’re about to embark on your very first DIY move, then you may be wondering how to budget for your move. In this post, we’ll explain how to figure in the cost of renting a moving truck based on mileage fees for the distance traveled during your move. One Way vs. In-Town Moves The […]

How to Rent a Moving Truck

Updated on 2/10/17 Once you’ve decided that a DIY move is the way to go, you will need to rent a moving truck. Below is the process you can expect when renting a moving truck. Before you rent a truck, remember: There is a minimum age requirement for renting a truck, depending on the company. U-Haul requires […]

Planning Your Summer Move

It’s moving season! Did you know that 45 percent of all moves occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day? That means almost half of all moves take place during three short months. If you are planning on moving during the summer, here are some helpful tips you might want to keep in mind. Reserve your […]