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 […]

Moving with Stairs

The thought of dragging furniture up a flight of stairs into your first apartment on the second floor or a 2-story house can be discouraging for some DIY movers. Not to mention it can be a backache for some if not done properly. Have no fear, here are tips on you can make moving with […]

What’s Included In My Trailer Rental?

Are you new to do-it-yourself moving? If so, knowing what is included in your trailer rental and the extra items you might need is important to having a successful DIY move. Trailers are a popular moving option, as you can be in the comfort of your own car while towing your belongings. The first step […]

Moving at Night

Maybe it’s hot, maybe you can only find a loading spot in close proximity after hours. It’s understandable that in some cases, not every move can be planned. If you’re in a situation where you have to load your moving truck at night, take precaution. With a little extra precaution moving at night can be a breeze! […]

How Many Hours Does It Take To Move? Infographic!

How many hours does it take to move? Well, let’s see.  How many times have you moved? Once, twice, maybe five times? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or have only moved once before you should know that predicting the length of a move is difficult. However, if you want to cut down on the time […]

Unloading a Truck in the Summer

Planning your next move for the summer months? Summer is the most popular time of the year to move, so you won’t be alone. If you can, move on a weekday in the middle of the month to avoid as much traffic as possible. Avoid the last weekend in July, because this weekend is very popular […]

Dealing With Moving Day Stress

Whether it’s a day to dread or to be excited about, all in all it is a bittersweet day, it’s moving day. It’s time to pack, rent a moving truck, load, unload, organize, clean, return apartment keys, etc. Thinking of everything as a whole can definitely seem very stressful. Although what are some tips you can do […]

DIY Portable Storage

So you are moving by yourself and realize “How am I supposed to pack all this stuff?” Don’t worry, you’ve got options, its just a matter of deciding what works best for you. You could ask a friend or rent a truck, but have you considered portable storage? U-Haul offers U-Box containers that you can […]

The Convenience of Portable Storage

If you’ve ever used portable storage, you know that it can serve a variety of purposes and also saves time. Here is a breakdown of the convenience of portable storage: When does portable storage come in handy? When you are moving from one home to another When you are in between homes and need to […]

How Many Hours Do I Need for Moving Help Providers?

Moving Help Providers are professionals, and often people are amazed at how quickly they’re able to finish a job. However, Moving Help Providers are not superheroes. They can’t fly up four flights of stairs and lift a mattress with one hand and a dresser with another. Being able to estimate the number of hours you […]

Moving While Pregnant

Two years ago my wife and I moved into a new house, she was four months pregnant with our third child. Needless to say we have been through this before. My wife is a tough gal and prides herself on accomplishments. Naturally, she wanted to have an impact on moving day and help load our […]

Quick Unpacking Tips

Having moved many times and in many situations, only one thing has been a constant; the hassle of unpacking. It’s my least favorite thing to do and, based on how many people I’ve talked to who still have things in boxes years later, I’m not alone. With that little confession out of the way, I […]