Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Take A Box, Leave A Box

Reuse is the middle child in the reduce, reuse, recycle family, and is often out-shined by both its siblings. People should be aware that the three Rs are placed in order of effectiveness. Reduction should always be the first consideration, and while recycling normally gets all the hype, reusing is the better option. Reusing prevents the need […]

Ask the Expert: Moving Box Water Durability

Welcome back to our “What Goes Into a Moving Box?” series! Before you proceed reading, make sure you are caught up on Part 1: Moving Box Durability and Part 2: Moving Box Usefulness.  Besides making it simple and convenient to move, U-Haul also tries to prepare the DIY mover for every possible scenario from a snow storm to […]

Ask the Expert: Features of a Moving Box: Usefulness

Welcome back to our “What Goes Into a Moving Box?” series! Before you read any further, make sure you are caught up on Part 1: Moving Box Durability. As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, U-Haul has an entire test lab dedicated to creating the best possible box to safely transport your possessions from Point A […]

Ask the Expert: What Goes Into a Moving Box? Part 1

When it comes to moving, U-Haul truly is the expert in the DIY moving field – what other company has a fully staffed, dedicated test lab to make sure that the customer gets the best product possible at the lowest cost? No other company that we know of, that’s for sure. Moving Insider got a […]

How Do I Avoid a Parking Ticket on Moving Day?

Parking laws rely highly on whether a vehicle is categorized as commercial or not.  Avoid a parking ticket by paying attention to local ordinances. The definition of a “commercial vehicle” will depend on each state or province.  It is always a good idea to go to your state’s Department of Transportation website or hotline in […]

How to Drop Off Equipment After Hours

Updated 4/16/19 Need to drop off rental equipment at U-Haul after or before hours? No problem! Truck Share 24/7 is available to customers who are either returning rental vehicles after business hours or want to return the rental online during regular business hours without the help of a U-Haul location’s customer service representative. Read the […]

Split Dispatch for an Auto Transport and Moving truck

Your planning your next BIG move and everything must go…EVERYTHING! Your belongings, family and personal vehicle. So you’ll probably need to move your belongings in a moving truck and tow your personal vehicle on an auto transport. Here are a few tips for if you are considering this option. Auto Transport vs. Tow Dolly Once […]

How to Pay Your Storage Unit

You’ve signed all the paperwork and have packed your storage unit full, but how do you make your monthly payments? U-Haul storage facilities have options that make paying for your storage unit easy! In Person If you’d like to pay for your storage unit in person, you can do so at your storage facility. Automatic […]

How to Read Your Rental Contract

It’s moving day! Yay, you’re full of excitement and many mixed emotions as the BIG day has arrived! A walk-around  to check your rental truck has been done, papers have been signed but as you leave the center, you look at the contract you just signed and think, ‘How do I read my rental contract?’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does Insurance Cover Accidents During Unloading?

Insurance when renting a moving truck can get tricky. Some credit card companies or personal insurance companies claim to have renter’s insurance for vehicles, but you have to read the fine print carefully. Many of these apply only to cars or vehicles that are four-wheeled. So be sure to check with your credit card company […]