Feb
11

Average Moving Truck MPG

Whether you are renting from U-Haul, Penske or Budget you probably want to know what kind of gas mileage you can expect. It's important to be aware that the truck size is not the only factor in your fuel economy. Other variables, like the age of the truck, maintenance history, terrain...
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Dec
10

How to Choose A Rental Truck Size

Everyday we get several phone calls where the potential customer says, "I have an average three bedroom home" or something similar. The bottom line is that every move is different just like every home is different. You can have two identical homes as far as the structure is concerned but inside...
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Dec
03

What is the Height Clearance of a Rental Truck?

If you're renting a moving truck for your DIY move then you will want to be aware of the height clearance . This is important information to have as some bridges, overpasses and tunnels have a lower height clearance and, if not avoided, can cause significant damage to your moving truck....
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Dec
01

How Much Does A Rented Moving Truck Weigh?

You've rented a moving truck and you're driving to your new home when suddenly you see a weight limit sign . Uh-oh, how much does this truck weight?! The weight of a rental truck will vary by a number of factors: Size Rental company Make and model of the truck If...
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Aug
25

5 Must Have Items for Moving Day

It's safe to say that moving day is one of the most stressful days you will ever encounter. This is true for the majority of people, even those who meticulously planned and prepared for their move. You've likely planned for weeks or even months, so don't drop the ball at the...
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Jul
30

Your Ultimate Source for DIY Moving Guides and Resources

Whether you're just beginning to learn about do-it-yourself moving options or you just need help with a specific topic, the MovingLabor.com blog is a great resource. With so much information available how do you find the blog, article or guide that you are looking for? We've taken the liberty of making...
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Jun
23

Plastic Wrap for Moving: DIY Movers Guide

Plastic wrap, which is also known as shrink wrap and stretch wrap, is an important resource for your do-it-yourself move. Stretch wrap can solve a number of moving-related problems, from protecting your furniture to securing loose wires and doors. We've put together this movers guide to help you learn: Why plastic...
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Jun
18

6 Places to Get Free Moving Boxes

If you're preparing for an upcoming move you are probably on the hunt for moving boxes that won't destroy your budget. If that sounds like you then you've come to the right place! We've created a thorough list of the best places to find free or cheap used moving boxes and...
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Jun
16

Video Moving Tips

Over the years we've published hundreds of blogs, articles and guides with helpful tips and advice about do-it-yourself moving. One thing we have learned during this time is that some moving tips are far more effective as a 'how to' video instead of just words. With that in mind we've started...
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May
22

We'll Be Closed on Memorial Day 2015

Our National Customer Support & Operations office will be closed on Monday, May 25th 2015 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:30 am Eastern Time. Existing Customers Although Customer Support will be unavailable, all scheduled moves during this time...
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