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Packing and Loading Help

Getting Help With Packing and Loading
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
8/19/2014
4:02 PM

Need a Hand?

There may be situations where doing your own packing and loading isn't an option. The self-move service price may look great, but doing the physical part of the move just won't work. Do you throw in the towel and go with a full-service mover? Sure they do it all – the packing, loading and driving – but what about the price? The cost of a full-service mover can put a serious hurt on your pocket book. So what does a budget-conscious consumer do? 

Help packing and loading

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How to Get Your Home Ready for the Movers and Packers
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Shane Google+
7/28/2014
4:15 PM

Prepare Before Moving Day

Though U-Pack is a do-it-yourself "you pack, we drive" service, you may need help loading the big stuff without spending a lot on full-service movers. There's a solution that can help you stay within your budget while still getting the help you need; you can use a DIY service then hire movers and packers to load on an hourly basis. 

If that's the route you decide to go, you'll be directing the labor, so it's important to get your home and your belongings ready for moving day. Preparing ahead of time can help your movers and packers work more quickly and efficiently, and that can be a big money saver in the long run.

Start with the two "P's"— Purge and Prepare.

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Hiring Movers to Load a Truck
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3/7/2014
10:13 AM

Need some loading help?

The moving industry has come a long way. It used to be that you either had to do everything yourself or hire someone to do it all for you. Fast forward to today and you can practically hire movers to do any part of the moving processes you need help with. If you’re in the market for loading help, we’ll walk you through what to look for in a mover, how to prepare for your help, and what to expect from your loaders on moving day.

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Hiring movers to load a truck

The first step in the process is to find a mover that will do the loading. This will require some research on your part, so we recommend asking family, friends, coworkers, etc. for recommendations. We refer customers to Moving Staffers.

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Finding Movers and Packers
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
3/25/2013
2:44 PM

Do I need movers and packers?

Are you looking for movers and packers? Did you know that you can actually save money on your move by doing the packing yourself? While this option doesn’t work for everyone, many people like the idea of packing their own stuff, then hiring movers to do the loading, unloading and driving. Some even like to do their own loading and unloading, too – especially if it means saving more money.

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Affordable Moving Help
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
2/22/2013
9:24 AM

Get moving help that’s affordable
Moving help often comes in two categories: 1) expensive full-service movers, or 2) cheap inexperienced laborers. However, U-Pack gives you a third option to consider: experienced, affordable moving help.

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How to Move Clothes
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Brittney Google+
1/16/2013
1:46 PM

I like clothes. A lot. If shopping was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. When we moved, I had to learn how to properly pack my clothing so that it didn’t get damaged, wrinkled, or destroyed in the move. Let me share with you how to move clothes so that your clothing—whether a little or a lot—gets moved properly.

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Help Me Move
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Christina Google+
10/23/2012
2:39 PM

If you’re at that point where you’re saying, “Help me move!!” U-Pack has the perfect solution. You can save significantly by doing your own packing, loading and unloading. Or, if you like the idea of saving money, but need help moving the heavy stuff, just request pricing for loading/and or unloading help – whatever suits your needs.

Getting a U-Pack quote is easy (and free). Call 800-413-4799 to speak with a knowledgeable moving specialist, or simply enter a little information about your move online and you’ll see the price instantly. No worries if you don’t know the specifics yet – you can always come back and tweak it later.

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Moving a Mattress - Will it fit inside a ReloCube?
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Jeremy 10/5/2011
12:48 PM

This may be one of the most popular questions our customers ask. And the answer is YES.   Any standard-size mattress will fit inside a ReloCube (or a trailer).

The internal dimensions of a ReloCube are 70" x 83" x 93" (lwh)

Standard mattress sizes are:

Crib Mattress:  28" x 52"
Twin Mattress:  39" x 75"
XL Twin Mattress:  36" x 80"
Full Mattress:  54" x 75"
XL Full Mattress:  54" x 80"
Queen Mattress:  60" x 80"
King Mattress: 76" x 80"
Cal- King Mattress:  72" x 84"
King Split Mattress:   76" x 80"

(mattress depth varies from 9-10" for a standard to 15-16" + for a pillow top)

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Moving a Sofa - Will it fit in a ReloCube?
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Jeremy 9/21/2011
8:53 AM

Questions about the U-Pack service often revolve around what will fit inside the ReloCube (U-Pack's equivalent to a PODS® container).  One of the questions we get most often (next to "will a mattress fit into a ReloCube?") is, "Will my sofa fit into a ReloCube?"  This is a little more difficult to answer than the mattress question - which we'll talk about in a future post - but only because sofas come in so many shapes and sizes. So pull out your measuring tape, it's going to require that you measure the length of your sofa to determine if it'll fit into the ReloCube.

Now, let's talk about the internal dimensions of the ReloCube.  It's 70" x 83" x 93" (DWH).  Here's an illustration of what it looks like inside: ReloCube Dimensions.

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New Moving Blog
Category:  Packing and Loading Help

Posted By:
Autumnn Google+
9/3/2010
3:58 PM

Another avenue for GREAT moving tips!
Several months back we introduced you to MoveBuilder. Just to refresh your memory, MoveBuilder is a moving company where customers can choose from a variety of moving services— like packing, loading, unloading and crating— to "build" a move that fits their needs and budget. 

So, last month MoveBuilder introduced The Blueprint, their Moving Blog…and it's awesome. And when we see something awesome, we tell people about it. 

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