Moving to the University of Kansas

Ready to be a Jayhawk and attend school on the Hill? Welcome to the University of Kansas, home to thousands of students, acres upon acres of campus, home to the crimson and blue and where you’ll boast the Rock Chalk Chant! Nestled in Lawrence with a population of 90,000, this college town is all about […]

How many seats are in a moving truck?

As you prepare for your upcoming move, a few questions that may come to mind, “How many seats are in a moving truck?” “Does the moving truck have bucket seats or bench seats?” Having a family of two or six, these are a few important questions to ask in making sure everyone can move in […]

Sustainable Tips for an Eco-Friendly Move

The phrases “Going Green” and “Being Green” have become increasingly popular during the past decade. Many of us have not only have become familiar with these terms, but also have become educated about the importance of living a green lifestyle. As mentioned in Moving Insider’s How to Find Sustainable Storage, being eco-friendly is “in” and […]

5 Tips for Picking Up Your Rental Truck

From packing to cleaning, there are many checklist items that have to be done before picking up your moving truck from the rental company. To make the pick up process as seamless as possible, I have listed 5 tips for picking up your truck on moving day. Have you confirmed your reservation?   Verify that […]

Food Truck Conversions

Ever wonder what happens to U-Haul trucks when they are done serving the movers of North America? You might think there is a U-Haul truck graveyard somewhere, but you don’t have to go far to see the retired vehicles. In fact, just head to your favorite lunch spot and if it’s a food truck, it […]

Moving on Christmas

Jingle bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman are all common Christmas songs. But where’s the one about moving on Christmas? That’s right, sadly there are none. It’s really nothing you have to be a Grinch or Scrooge about; however, there are plenty of holiday songs to lift your spirits when it comes to […]

Asking Friends to Help you Move: Why You Shouldn’t Do It

Moving day is approaching, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? “How am I going to haul all my belongings?” Most commonly, the individual who is planning to move tends to seek out which friend or family member that owns a truck in order to help move their belongings.  I’ll be honest, I […]

What Type of Fuel is Used in a Moving Truck

Stephan H asked, “What type of fuel is used in a moving truck?” That is a great question, Stephan! The common thought is that all moving trucks are diesel; however, over the years this has changed. More and more moving companies are opting to change their fleets to unleaded gas. U-Haul, for example, has an […]

How To Navigate Small Streets and Alleys When Moving

It is usually quite easy to navigate streets with a moving van, however we know that many of you live on tight streets or may only have vehicle access to your home through an alley or parking garage. We have some tips for you to be able to be able to navigate small streets and […]

Using a Pickup Truck for Moving

From business use to home improvement projects, pickup trucks are used for a variety of different reasons. Using a U-Haul pick up truck for moving has many advantages: Small Jobs When it comes to moving, the size of your move will be the indicator of what size truck you will need to rent. If you have […]

How to Connect Your MP3 player to a Moving Truck

Tolstoy said that “music is the shorthand of emotion.” With that in mind, one could argue that unsavory music (or lack thereof) could be the shorthand of correlating emotions. Whether it’s across town or across the country, listening to music on your drive can help to relieve the stress built up from moving day. It […]

Unique U-Haul Truck Conversions

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the trucks and vans that retire from production at U-Haul?  If you’re like me, you may hope they all get to retire and hang out together in a small sleepy town and once or twice a year get cleaned up and put to work in the town […]