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.
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.
June 18th, 2013 - 3:45 PM
I’m moving soon and have no idea how to pack. Where do I start?
February 2nd, 2013 - 8:33 PM
There's a big difference between moving across town and moving across the country. Besides the extra time and expense, you also have to pack differently for a long-distance move.
April 27th, 2012 - 8:18 AM
It’s Flashback Friday! Each week we take a look back at a post that’s been helpful to our readers in the past. Today’s flashback is all about boxes and moving supplies. They’re something everyone who’s moving needs, so it was an obvious choice! Happy Friday!
February 27th, 2012 - 10:59 AM
The key to an easy move is organization. If you start out organized, it’s more likely that you’ll end organized. And if you’ve ever moved before, you know ending feeling organized is a task in itself!
The best thing you can do before you start the packing process is start early and de-clutter. Don’t move what you don’t need. Trust me; you’ll save energy and money in the long run.
August 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 PM
There are moving boxes everywhere! Where to begin? Though at first sight it may seem overwhelming, there are things you can do to make the unpacking process go a little smoother. First, if you're reading this BEFORE you start packing, the one thing you can do to have the most impact on unpacking day is label your boxes. Trust me. You'll be glad you did. So, when you're packing silverware and kitchen utensils, write "Kitchen/Silverware/Utensils" on the box. Easy enough. Now when you're unloading boxes, you'll know what room to place them in. And when you start unpacking, you'll know where to start first.
June 8th, 2009 - 1:58 PM
I know. Packing is a pain.
November 18th, 2008 - 4:25 PM
If you think about it, moving is as hard for kids as it is for adults. They're leaving behind familiar places and important friends just like we do. And, they're faced with a lot of "new" things, like finding new friends and starting a new school – that can be scary!
Here are some things to keep in mind while you're packing your kids' stuff. They're going to need lots of love, lots of time, and lots of attention to their feelings.
You might also consider the following tips to make the transition easier for the entire family:
September 17th, 2008 - 1:17 PM
When in doubt, Leave it out
I'm often asked, "What can I not move?" My normal response is, "What did you have in mind?" To accurately answer your question, I would have to provide you with a laundry list of items, half of which probably wouldn't pertain to you or your move. It will usually save you some time if you tell me the items you have questions or concerns about.
This might help too
U-Pack has a "do not ship" list at upack.com. Check it out. You're probably going to find similar items listed with any company you choose to move with.
Here's an overview: