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The Unpacking Order: Where To Start First

January 25th, 2019 - 5:59 AM
The Unpacking Order: Where To Start First

How to unpack after a move

A common sight during a move is the giant mound of boxes. Whether it’s at the start, when packing up, or at the destination before unpacking, it can be a little overwhelming. When everything you own is sitting in boxes, where do you begin? Hopefully, you followed our packing tips, so everything is packed well and somewhat organized. (And if not, we have some tips to help!) Take a closer look at the best way to unpack after a move to get settled as quickly and as easily as possible. 

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How to Move Beds and Mattresses

January 17th, 2019 - 3:56 PM
How to Move Beds and Mattresses

Steps for packing and moving beds and mattresses 

Because of their weight and bulkiness, mattresses and beds can be time-consuming and challenging to pack. But taking the time to disassemble, wrap and load these items properly is essential to ensure they travel safely to your new home. Start the process by carefully following the steps below and reading through some helpful tips.  

Check out more household packing tips in this resource. 

Gather materials 

Before you begin packing, be sure to have the appropriate supplies: 

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How to Pack for Storage

January 7th, 2019 - 10:30 AM
How to Pack for Storage

How is packing for storage different from packing for a move?

While careful packing is important for any move, one that involves storage brings some unique challenges to protect against: temperature changes, humidity and potential pests to name a few. Because of these conditions, you’ll want to take a few extra precautions before placing items in storage. 

Start with this packing guide to learn how to protect your belongings, and then keep reading for specifics on packing for storage. 

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How to Pack Linens and Towels

January 3rd, 2019 - 9:25 AM
How to Pack Linens and Towels

Protecting linens, towels, bedding, rugs and other soft goods

Towels, sheets and pillows may not be items you’re worried about before the move. Since they aren’t breakable or fragile, you may just think about bagging them and throwing them in the moving trailer. However, bags can easily be punctured, damaging the items inside. To ensure everything arrives at your new home ready to use, follow these tips for packing soft goods. 

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The Best Way to Pack Picture Frames and Mirrors

December 28th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
The Best Way to Pack Picture Frames and Mirrors

How to pack pictures, mirrors, canvases and similar items for moving 

When it comes to packing household goods, some belongings require special care and attention. This is especially true for things like framed pictures, mirrors and professional artwork. You don’t want to arrive at your new home and find shattered glass, chipped frames or punctured canvases. To prevent this type of damage, carefully follow the step-by-step processes below.   

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Throw it out before moving out

August 13th, 2018 - 3:04 PM
Throw it out before moving out

Do you have too much stuff to move?

Does the thought of moving every item in your home seem daunting? Maybe that’s because you have more stuff than you need! With a little time and effort, you can pare down your belongings to a more manageable amount before the packing process starts. Don’t spend time, energy and money packing, moving and unpacking unwanted objects. Instead, find a decluttering method that works for you, and then sell, donate, recycle or throw out the things you no longer need.

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Finding Movers and Packers

August 8th, 2018 - 3:05 PM
Finding Movers and Packers

Need help moving? Here’s how to find it!  

Moving can involve a lot of hard work. And things like heavy furniture, bulky items, stairs and narrow hallways can make it even more complicated — especially if you’re moving alone or with only a few people to help. To make it easier, you can add labor to your U-Pack move and get assistance with the heavy lifting. We make it easy to find local movers, and you still get to move affordably!  

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Where to buy cheap moving boxes

April 20th, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Where to buy cheap moving boxes

The best place to buy moving boxes​

If you’ve ever compared value items to name brand, you’ve probably noticed that choosing the cheaper option sometimes means losing a little quality. This may not make a difference if you’re buying basics like white vinegar, but it could be really important for something like running shoes. You want shoes that will support and protect your feet the entire time you’re wearing them, and quality shoes are designed to do just that.

The same idea applies to moving boxes. They protect your belongings during transit and help ensure items arrive in good condition. But quality material doesn’t have to be expensive — the U-Pack Box Store offers professional moving supplies at reasonable prices. Learn more about why “cheap” or free boxes may not be the best option, and see what makes U-Pack supplies a better choice.

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How Long Does It Take To Pack

March 26th, 2018 - 2:54 PM
How Long Does It Take To Pack

You’re moving soon — when should you start packing? 

As you prepare to move, one of the first steps is to survey your home and look at everything you need to pack. You’re probably wondering how long the process will take. Depending on the size of the home and how much of work you  choose to do each day, it can take anywhere from 1-7 days to pack. Consider the size of your home, the amount of help you have and how much time you plan to spend working on it each day. Let’s take a closer look at how long it could take to pack and get tips on how to speed things up.