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Moving Tips To Help You Move Like a Pro

August 7th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Our Favorite Moving Tips

If you want to move like a pro, you came to the right place. U-Pack® is all about moving. It’s what we talk about all day long – and we love it. Over the years, we’ve been able to glean a ton of experience have accumulated an abundance of moving tips. We hope you’ll find just the thing you need to help your move go a little more smoothly. Here are some of our favorite tips: 

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When is the Best Time to Move?

August 2nd, 2013 - 1:06 PM

Determine the Best Time to Move

Is your life scheduled down to the minute, or are you more fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants? Regardless of your personality type, one thing you will want to plan and get scheduled is your move date. But when is the best time to move? It all depends on the things that are important to you, like your budget, kids schedules, housing and employment.

The Ideal Time to Move – What Matters to You?

Budget

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How do you move out state?

July 31st, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Moving Out of State?

Moving down the street is much different from moving out of state. Not just in terms of distance, but also all the prep work! When moving to a new state, you’re changing school districts, doctors, banks, churches, gyms, usually changing your job, and sometimes even changing cultures. It has the potential to be a difficult transition.

Your to-do list can become overwhelming, so let me break it down. Here are the six areas not to overlook when moving out of state: kids, pets, car, paperwork, and household goods.

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The Only Relocation Checklist You'll Ever Need

July 30th, 2013 - 1:53 PM

The Ultimate Relocation Checklist

Since you’re here, I’m guessing you’re a checklist person like me. I totally get it. Without checklists, I’m utterly disorganized and overwhelmed. You may laugh, but if you were to look at my iPhone right now, you’d find six apps that are “to-do” list related. (It’s seriously time to narrow it down). 

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How to Pack a Bicycle

July 18th, 2013 - 1:38 PM

I’m moving long-distance…can you help me learn how to pack a bike?

Many people who choose to do the packing themselves to save money find that packing a bike can be complicated. We’re here to help uncomplicate things. If you own a bicycle, we’ll help you learn how to pack it for your upcoming long-distance move. Let’s get started.

How to pack a bicycle

 

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How to Move Appliances

July 17th, 2013 - 3:37 PM

Tips for Moving Appliances

 

Back when I lived in an apartment, I saw a terrible situation unfold as new neighbors moved in. When they began unloading their moving truck everyone noticed an absolutely awful stench. It took a little digging, but they eventually figured out that it was coming from some of their appliances. Unbelievably, they left wet laundry in the washer and dirty dishes in the dishwasher – and apparently it had been there a while. When I say the smell was horrible, that’s no exaggeration. And when I say I was incredibly thankful that I didn’t have to be involved in the clean-up, that’s no exaggeration either.

 

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The Craft Room: How to Pack a Sewing Machine and More!

July 17th, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Moving the Craft Room: Packing the Sewing Machine and Craft Supplies

What’s your craft of choice? Quilting, crocheting, painting, jewelry making – a little bit of everything? Whether your craft supplies are made up of small beads or huge canvases, and whether they’re kept in totes in the closet or in a dreamy, organized craft room, when it comes time to move it’s important to protect your investment. Today let’s talk about some tips for packing your craft supplies, including how to pack a sewing machine!

 

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How to pack and store your photos for a move

July 15th, 2013 - 3:49 PM

I’m moving soon. How do I pack and store my photos?

Between scheduling the moving company and packing up the kitchen, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But don’t forget about that shelf in the hallway closet piled high with family photos. You’ve been meaning to organize them, but now there’s just no time. You need to get them to your new home safe and secure. While we recommend keeping your photographs with you during the move, we have some great tips and advice for packing them, and storing them once you get to your new home.

Basic advice for moving and storing photos: