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How to pack silverware

June 11th, 2015 - 1:20 PM
How to pack silverware

Packing the kitchen: what to know about boxing silverware

The most important thing to remember when packing up silverware is to not let your items get damaged or misplaced while in transit. Your silverware gets used every day and is an essential part of your kitchen. Make sure it’s properly packed so it arrives ready to use at your new home. 

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How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

May 27th, 2015 - 3:33 PM
How to pack picture frames and knickknacks

Packing picture frames and knickknacks for moving

When moving long distance, it’s important to learn how to properly pack the picture frames and knickknacks that are proudly displayed around your house. While these types of items might not be the first thing on your mind to pack, they definitely shouldn’t be forgotten.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

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How to Pack Toys for Moving

May 6th, 2015 - 3:14 PM
How to Pack Toys for Moving

Packing toys for a move

Toys come in all shapes and sizes, which can make them difficult to pack for a long-distance move. If you have kids, we’ll show you how to properly pack their treasured toys so they travel safe and sound, and are ready for play at your new home.

Gather these supplies to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker
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How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

April 29th, 2015 - 10:53 AM
How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

What to know about packing DVDs, CDs and video games for moving

While most forms of entertainment have shifted toward digital formats, there are still plenty of people who own physical copies of their favorite movies, TV shows, music and video games. If you’re moving, this post will help you properly pack your entertainment collection. 

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Do you need help with moving?

April 6th, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Do you need help with moving?

Full service isn’t the only option for moving help

If you’re moving long distance and don’t want to do all the work, what options do you have? You could hire a full service mover, but that can get expensive. Or you could hire movers from online message boards, but how can you make sure they can be trusted? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to blow your budget. U-Pack offers a solution that involves combining U-Pack with moving help to give you the services you need at a price you can afford.

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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:

  • Moving boxes (one big enough to fit the lamp shade, and another to fit the lamp base)
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Foam or other protective material

Watch this video for the step by step guide for packing a lamp.

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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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How to Get Your Home Ready for the Movers and Packers

July 28th, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Prepare Before Moving Day

Though U-Pack is a do-it-yourself "you pack, we drive" service, you may need help loading the big stuff without spending a lot on full-service movers. There's a solution that can help you stay within your budget while still getting the help you need; you can use a DIY service then hire movers and packers to load on an hourly basis.