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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:

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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.

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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.


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Throw it out before moving out

August 13th, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Things to get rid of before you move

Quite possibly one of the most difficult tasks in moving is deciding what to take with you and what to part with. Putting the beloved sweater you haven’t worn in five years in the “give-away” pile can be a little heart-wrenching. But, when it’s all said and done, most people find that parting with some stored “treasures” can make moving a much more enjoyable experience, not to mention that it can be a big money saver!

When you move with U-Pack, you pay only for the space you use—whether that’s linear footage in a moving trailer or a certain number of ReloCubes. So, moving less means paying less.

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How To Pack Dishes

July 12th, 2013 - 2:00 PM

What’s the best way to pack dishes?

If you’re moving long distance and saving money by doing a U-Pack self-move, it’s important to know how to pack your dishes so they travel safely and securely across the country. Today, let’s take a look at some tips on how the experts pack dishes for moving.


The right supplies for packing dishes

Getting the right supplies means buying moving boxes that can handle the weight of your dishes.

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How to Pack a TV

July 11th, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Packing and moving your TV

For many people, the TV is one of their most valuable possessions (I know this is true for my husband!). When we moved two years ago, he was most concerned about keeping his TV safe during the move. So we did our homework and found some great information for how to pack a TV and its accessories. Take a look!

How to pack a TV

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What's the secret to packing clothing?

July 10th, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Tips for Packing Clothing

Hmmm is there really a secret to packing clothing? Yes! And packing it properly can be a big money-saver.

Packing clothing is often one the last things people think about when doing their pre-move planning. We see a lot of people just throw it all in trash bags or boxes and move on. But, as you probably know, this is definitely not the best or most efficient strategy. If you stop and think about the amount of money you have invested in clothing, it’ll definitely make you want to use the best techniques to pack it.

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The Complete Beginners Guide to Packing

July 10th, 2013 - 2:29 PM

How to Pack the Right Way

When you use a service like U-Pack—where you do the packing—it’s super important to make sure you’re up-to-speed on the tips and techniques that help you pack like a pro.

Over the next several days, we’ll focus on giving you step-by-step instructions on how to pack and move some common items like electronics, appliances, books, bicycles, and furniture. But we’re going to go a step further and take a look at some uncommon things – like pianos, arcade games, collectibles, pool tables and sewing machines.