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Packing Paper for Moving

February 5th, 2016 - 8:38 AM
Packing Paper for Moving

Using packing paper for a move

Besides having plenty of moving boxes, the other moving supply you need to have on hand is packing paper. And plenty of it! You can’t have enough packing paper– it provides protection for almost all of your belongings. You can use it in a variety of ways, from wrapping dishes and knick-knacks to padding boxes. Let’s take a closer look at what type of packing paper we offer, why it’s ideal for moving, and how to use it.

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Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

January 25th, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Mistakes to Avoid when Packing for a Move

10 Common Packing Mistakes

Packing for a move is often the most dreaded part of any relocation. It’s so much more than just making sure everything gets put into a box; there’s organizing, wrapping, and taking inventory of your belongings. That’s where many people get it wrong – they wait until the last minute, throw things in boxes, and hope they make it ok. After helping over 850,000 customers move over a billion miles, we’ve identified some common packing mistakes so you can learn what NOT to do when packing for a move.

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How to Pack Shoes

December 1st, 2015 - 9:04 AM
How to Pack Shoes

Packing Shoes for Moving

Whether you have a few pairs of shoes or too many to count, it’s important to pack them properly when you’re moving. Throwing them into a box may be the quick way to do it, but it isn’t the most effective. You could end up with damaged, dirty, or even moldy shoes! Packing shoes the right way ensures they arrive in good condition.

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How to pack silverware

June 11th, 2015 - 1:20 PM
How to pack silverware

How to pack your silverware for moving

Your everyday silverware is an essential part of the kitchen, and one of the first things you may use after you move. That’s why it’s important to make sure it’s properly packed so it arrives ready to use in your new home. You’ll need the following supplies to get started:

  • A small moving box
  • Packing paper or a small roll of stretch wrap with a tension control handle
  • Tape
  • A marker

If you’re more of a visual learner, watch this video for easy packing instructions:

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How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

May 27th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

Packing picture frames and knickknacks for moving

When moving long distance, it’s important to learn how to properly pack the picture frames and knickknacks that are proudly displayed around your house. While these types of items might not be the first thing on your mind to pack, they definitely shouldn’t be forgotten.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

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How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

April 29th, 2015 - 10:53 AM
How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

Packing your DVDS, CDs, and video games for moving

While digital media continues to grow in popularity, there are still plenty of people who own physical copies of their favorite movies, music, and video games. Here’s how to properly pack your disc collection for moving so it travels safely to your new home.

These are the supplies you’ll need:

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How to pack small appliances

April 2nd, 2015 - 1:37 PM
How to pack small appliances

Packing Small Appliances for a Move

Small kitchen appliances like your toaster, microwave, or coffee maker are just some of the essential items you’ll use after you move into your new home. As you prepare to move, it’s a good idea to know how to properly pack your small appliances so they arrive safe, secure, and ready to use.

Here’s what you’ll need: (Get these supplies from the U-Pack Box Store)