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Moving Service Costs Explained

October 12th, 2015 - 10:39 AM
Moving Service Costs Explained

What goes into the price of a moving service?

Several factors contribute to your final price when moving. Depending on which type of moving service you choose, those factors will either help you save on your move or end up adding to your cost. Let's dive into the list of things that can play a part in the total investment you make.  By looking at these elements, you’ll better understand which service best fits your needs and budget.

Moving Labels

October 5th, 2015 - 3:54 PM
Moving Labels

Free Printable Moving Labels

When you start packing up your house for the move, it’s a smart idea to think ahead to the unpacking process. Try these strategies for labeling moving boxes  to stay organized as you pack—it’ll make settling in after the move much easier. Bonus: we’ve also included some free color-coded printable moving labels for you to use at the bottom of this post!

Moving Your Car

September 18th, 2015 - 8:55 AM
Moving Your Car

How to Move Your Car

Moving long distance involves plenty of planning, including finding a moving company for your household goods, making travel arrangements for yourself and your family, and figuring out how to move your car, too. While U-Pack is an excellent solution for your personal belongings, we don’t provide auto shipping services.  However, we have referrals to trusted partners and information to help make moving your car as easy as possible.

Self-Moving Companies: How Does it Work?

July 27th, 2015 - 2:41 PM
Self-Moving Companies: How Does it Work?

What is a self-move?

Because it’s such a descriptive word, you may have already deduced that a self-move is a move that you do by yourself. Because you do some (or all) of the work, it’s a solution that’s known to cost significantly less than full-service moving. What’s important to note, though, is that there are a couple of different “levels” – if you will – of self-moving.

Moving to California

July 8th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
Moving to California

Making the move to California

With new adventures to last a lifetime, career opportunities around every corner, and beautiful sights at every turn, it’s no wonder that California is the most populous state in the U.S. – and, with 163,000 sq. miles of land, there’s plenty of room to call it your own. If you’re thinking about living in the Golden State, this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for preparing for your move and learning about life as Californian.

Moving to Florida

June 26th, 2015 - 3:09 PM
Moving to Florida

Planning a move to Florida

Home to more than 19 million people, Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. – yes, even more populated than New York! With beautiful beaches, great weather, and friendly residents, there’s a lot to love about the Sunshine State. If you’re considering a move to Florida, this guide will answer your most-asked questions – let’s dive right in.

How to pack silverware

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

Packing the kitchen: what to know about boxing silverware

The most important thing to remember when packing up silverware is to not let your items get damaged or misplaced while in transit. Your silverware gets used every day and is an essential part of your kitchen. Make sure it’s properly packed so it arrives ready to use at your new home. 

How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

May 29th, 2015 - 8:08 AM
How to Lift Boxes to Avoid Injury

What’s the best way to lift a heavy box?

Moving—whether it’s locally or long distance—almost always requires lifting at least a few heavy boxes. To avoid injury to your back, we recommend watching this video to learn how to properly lift boxes before you start moving. It includes tips and best practices from Mayo Clinic and other reputable health experts.

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: