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How to Pack Christmas Decorations for a Move

August 12th, 2019 - 1:39 PM
How to Pack Christmas Decorations for a Move

Tips for packing a Christmas tree, ornaments and other holiday décor 

What are your favorite Christmas decorations? Is it the reindeer ornament your child made out of craft sticks? What about the snow globe of Santa’s village passed down by your great-grandmother? Maybe it’s the tree, twinkling with little white lights and a sparkling star? 

Whatever the case, you pack these things away after the holidays each year, knowing they’ll be safe until next season. But now you’re moving, and your stuff has to travel across the country in the back of a truck. When it comes to fragile items like ornaments, it’s essential to pack with even more care than you would for storage. This helps ensure you’re able to deck the halls with your most treasured keepsakes for many seasons to come! Start by getting the right supplies, then follow these tips and best practices for packing decorations.

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Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

April 23rd, 2019 - 10:43 AM
Hiring Movers to Load a Truck

Need help loading and unloading a moving truck? U-Pack® can help! 

Loading and unloading during a move can involve some tough tasks. You may encounter things like heavy furniture, narrow hallways and carrying bulky items up and down stairs. To make the process easier, add labor to your U-Pack move. This way, you get help with the more difficult work without having to pay for a full-service company. Find out how to hire moving labor through U-Pack and what you need to know before booking a crew.  

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What's the secret to packing clothing?

February 26th, 2019 - 10:06 AM
What's the secret to packing clothing?

How to pack clothes

It seems like everyone has a different opinion on the best way to pack clothing. If you ask friends and family, you’ll probably get tips on rolling vs. folding, using packing cubes and keeping clothes on hangers. All of these can be great suggestions, but the best approach depends on whether you’re traveling or moving, and whether the garments are folded or hanging. Let’s take a look.

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How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

February 25th, 2019 - 1:16 PM
How to Use Paper Padding for Moving

Protect your items with paper pads

As you pack, you’ll need to protect furniture from damage, keep fragile lamps safe, and shield appliances from scratches and dings. Paper padding is a versatile moving supply that’s perfect for all of these applications. Take a closer look at what it is, learn how to use it, and find out how much you’ll need.

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Packing Paper for Moving

February 22nd, 2019 - 3:51 PM
Packing Paper for Moving

Using packing paper for a residential move 

When scanning any list of packing essentials, you’ll likely see packing paper at the top of the list. That’s because paper is versatile — you can use it in a variety of ways, from wrapping dishes and knick-knacks to padding boxes. Let’s take a closer look at what packing paper is, how much is needed, the advantages of using it, and how to use it.

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Moving a large screen TV

February 13th, 2019 - 11:03 AM
Moving a large screen TV

How to pack and ship a TV 

A flat-screen TV is often one of the most fragile and costly items in any home. When it comes to transporting one for a long-distance move, there are ways to pack it to help ensure the best protection. Start by gathering the necessary supplies, and then follow the steps below to pack your TV safely for transit. 

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How To Pack Dishes

February 12th, 2019 - 9:04 AM
How To Pack Dishes

How to pack bowls, plates and other dishes

Packing dishes isn’t difficult, but since most of them will be fragile, it may take some time. Repeating the process over and over for each piece can get tiresome, but taking the time to do it correctly helps ensure they arrive in good condition. Below are the simple steps to pack dishes. 

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How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

January 25th, 2019 - 3:53 PM
How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

Moving? Plastic wrap is a must-have!

Stretch wrap is an essential in your kitchen, but did you know it’s also important for your move? It can protect furniture from scratches and scuffs, bundle hard-to-pack items like bed rails, and keep moving blankets in place on furniture. Since it sticks to itself, but not to surfaces, plastic wrap is great for bundling and protecting items without causing damage or leaving a sticky residue.