Making a Budget for Moving Supplies

When you’re on a tight budget—as many people are these days—you want to make sure you plan ahead to avoid any unexpected costs during your move. After you reserve your moving truck or trailer rental, you’ll want to calculate a budget for moving supplies. Here are a few tips to help make this an easy […]

Pirate Movers Hold Household Goods Hostage: Don’t let it Happen to You!

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proceeding to suspend the right of a moving service company from doing business after determining that the moving company held a customer’s household goods hostage and refused to release them unless the customer paid additional money to the moving company (Agency Group, n.d-a). […]

How to Reduce Fuel Costs in Your Moving Truck Rental

When it comes to saving money during your DIY move, a moving truck rental is a great start. But, did you know that there are other things you can do throughout the course of your move to reduce costs? We all know that moving can be expensive, so save money in fuel costs by following […]

Understanding Your Towing Capabilities: An Interview with Bob De Kruyff

When it comes to renting a trailer, it is very important to have a good understanding of your vehicle’s towing capabilities. We sat down with moving and safety expert, Bob De Kruyff from U-Haul to get answers to the most important questions you may have when it comes to understanding your towing capacity. Review our […]

Moving in the Winter: Part 1, Safety

Brrr! It’s fall and winter is just around the corner. Can you believe that some areas are already seeing some snow? If you are planning on moving in the winter, we want to make sure your move is smooth and drama-free. Here are several ways you can stay safe during the cold weather months. Loading/Unloading […]

Adjusting Your Pet to a New Home

Moving can be a stressful time for everyone, even your pets. Animals, like children, thrive on routine and familiarity. If one thing is out of place in their daily routine, they get upset. Here are some tips on adjusting your pet to its new surroundings. Pet safe area during move With all your friends and […]

Being Realistic: How to Avoid Moving Day Disasters

Just like weddings, even a well-planned move can have some hiccups. It can be difficult trying to coordinate the timing of everything: moving help, truck or trailer rental, wait times. Here are five hair-pulling frustrations and solutions on how to avoid these potential moving day disasters. Disaster: Not enough moving supplies. It’s the day before […]

8 Tips for Parking and Backing up a Moving Truck

Are you afraid of driving a moving truck? Fear not! By following a few basic safety tips, you will be able to operate your moving truck safely and correctly. In this post, we share some crucial parking and backing up tips that will help you complete your DIY move with ease. Parking When parking your […]

Reusing Leftover Moving Supplies After the Move

Once you’ve completed your move and you’re unpacked and settled in, you may begin to wonder what to do with all of the leftover moving supplies you’ve collected in the process. If you know someone moving soon who could use them, then that’s great. But, if you don’t, there are many creative and ingenious ways […]

Moving Products Made in the USA

This week we feature some of our favorite U.S.A made moving products, in honor of Independence Day, and our undying support for all things American! The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate the birth of our great country, and be thankful for the freedoms we have been afforded as Americans. Supporting our country […]

4 Tips for Towing a Trailer

When it comes to do-it-yourself moves, preparation and safety are both key. If you are renting a trailer to move your furniture and belongings, then take a look at our top four tips for a safe trailering experience. 1. Load the trailer heavy in the front The way you load your trailer will affect how the […]

Keeping Your Kids Entertained During the Move

It is a well known fact that kids are especially restless. When it comes to a cross-country move, how can you keep them entertained during the long stretches on the road? Below, we share some of our favorite activities to keep your kids busy during the move. These activities are a surefire way to keep […]