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How to pack so you'll know where everything goes

By Jeremy
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.

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The unpacking order. Where to start first.

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.

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Moving with Children

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:

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Things Not to Pack

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: