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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)

How to Pack Linens and Towels

March 31st, 2015 - 2:00 PM
How to Pack Linens and Towels

Packing Linens and Towels for Moving

After a long day of moving, you just want to take a hot shower and crawl into bed. We get it; that’s why it’s important to pack your towels and sheets properly so they arrive at your new home fresh, clean and ready to use.

These are the supplies you’ll need to get started:

Storage Containers for Moving

March 26th, 2015 - 3:34 PM
Storage Containers for Moving

The Best Way to Store and Move

Because they’re easy to load and are delivered right to your door, moving and storage containers are one of the most popular methods of moving across the country. While several companies offer them, U-Pack consistently stands out. Customer reviews often mention U-Pack as both the best in customer service and the cheapest moving container storage option.

Storage Container used for moving – reserve one, or as many as you need, and only pay for the ones you use.

Storage Trailers

March 16th, 2015 - 3:28 PM
Storage Trailers

Looking to rent a trailer for storage?

If you’re moving long distance and you need storage in transit, U-Pack is an easy solution. Just load your belongings into the trailer and store them there until you’re ready for delivery. It’s a great way to avoid the work involved with loading and unloading at a traditional storage facility. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from U-Pack trailer storage, including how it works and how to get a quote.

Military PCS to Alaska

March 13th, 2015 - 2:46 PM
Military PCS to Alaska

Your Alaska PCS Guide

Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, if you’re completing a military move, having a plan in place is a must – and it’s even more important if you’re PCSing to Alaska. This guide is designed to help you determine the best way to get your household goods to Alaska and answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

 

How to Pack a Lamp

March 6th, 2015 - 9:34 AM
How to Pack a Lamp

Packing a Lamp for Moving

Because of their odd shape, lamps can be a challenge to pack. But, since they’re fragile items, it’s very important to make sure they’re packed properly so that they travel cross country to your new home safely and securely.

You’ll need a few supplies to get started:

Top Schools in the US

March 2nd, 2015 - 3:42 PM
Top Schools in the US

Want to move to one of the best school districts?

For many homebuyers, the quality of the local school district is a primary concern. Before you sign the closing papers, it’s important to make sure the schools in your area will help your child excel. If you’re looking to move somewhere with a great educational system, our latest infographic on top school districts can help. Here’s an overview of the top 10 best schools and what makes them a great place for your children.

 

First Night in a New House

February 27th, 2015 - 2:16 PM
First Night in a New House

What to Pack for the First Night in a New Home

While you’re packing for your move, take time to consider the unpacking. When you arrive at your new place, there are a few things to set up such as your bed and coffee pot that will make your new house feel like home. If you make a plan for how you’ll pack those things, it’ll be easier to find the essentials and get settled in. We’ve laid out a game plan to help you have a successful first night in your new house.

Freight Shipping Services for Moving

February 25th, 2015 - 8:53 AM
Freight Shipping Services for Moving

Household Goods Freight Shipping Options

U-Pack® specializes in shipping household goods, with a service built around making moving easy for customers. We utilize freight trailers for door-to-door moving, giving you the ultimate in flexibility.  This differs from traditional moving companies like full-service movers or truck rental – it’s a better, more affordable way to move.

 

What to pack first when moving

February 20th, 2015 - 2:59 PM
What to pack first when moving

What should I pack first?

Mark Twain once said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” What great advice for those planning a move across the country! When you’re dealing with an overwhelming task like packing up your house – where you know you have to do it, but you don’t know where to start – why not tackle the “big frog” first? You’ll be glad you did.

 

How to pack a computer for moving

February 17th, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Need to pack up your computer?

When moving to a new home, it’s important to know how to properly pack one of your most valuable items – your computer. By learning how to pack it with the most care, you can ensure it will arrive safely to your new home, ready for use.

More of a visual learner?  Watch this quick video on how to pack your computer.

Preparing your computer for your upcoming move

Before you begin packing, you’ll need to take care of a few things on the front end:

Moving Help Center

February 16th, 2015 - 3:45 PM
Moving Help Center

Moving Assistance from Start to Finish

At U-Pack, we want to be your one-stop moving shop. Of course, we’d love it if you moved with us, but even if you don’t, we’re here to help. We know that with any cross country move, there are a lot of pieces to coordinate. We’ve gathered resources for before, during, and after your move in one central location. Bookmark or “pin” this page to save it for later!

 

General Moving Resources

We have a few pages that are valuable to you no matter where you’re at in the moving process.

Shipping Container Rental

February 11th, 2015 - 9:55 AM
Shipping Container Rental

Rent Shipping Containers from U-Pack®

Shipping containers can be used for many things. Sure, you’ve probably seen some posts online where people use them for pools, garages, or even homes – but the most common uses are moving and storage. Renting a shipping container is easy, and when you rent one from U-Pack, they’re affordable too.

Moving Tools

February 9th, 2015 - 4:34 PM
Moving Tools

Moving Calculators, Resources, and Estimators

No matter what you’re tackling, you need the right tools for the job. If you’re digging a hole, you need a shovel. And if you’re changing a tire, you need a jack. It’s the same with moving; you need the right moving tools. The US Census Bureau reports that the average person moves 11 times in their lifetime – so though you may not need moving tools often, it’s always good to know where they are when you do!  To make it easy, we’ve gathered all the moving resources you’ll need to plan for your move. Check them out below.

 

Cube Storage Bins for Long Distance Moving

February 6th, 2015 - 1:24 PM
Cube Storage Bins for Long Distance Moving

The U-Pack Cube™:  A Storage Bin Made for Moving

If you’re looking for a moving and storage solution that’s convenient and affordable, check out the U-Pack ReloCube.  It’s a metal container that’s delivered right to your door – you load it up, and we’ll bring it to your new location, or store it as long as you need.  Since Cube storage bins work a little different than the typical moving and storage equipment, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions to help determine if it’s the best solution for your move.