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The Moving Resources Everyone Should Know About

August 8th, 2012 - 1:35 PM

You’ve heard it over and over... moving is stressful. While there’s truth to that statement, here’s some really great news: there are moving resources available that were designed to take some of the pressure off and make the whole process much, much more manageable. I’ve included some of the best for your reading pleasure.

Helpful Moving Resources:

Get a moving quote: U-Pack offers free instant moving quotes. There’s no need for an in-home estimate – get prices quickly with a call or a click.

Space Estimators: Figuring out how much space you’ll need is difficult on your own, and who wants strangers walking through their house for an in-home estimate? U-Pack’s Space Estimator Tool was designed to make the process a little easier. You can go the simple route, or get more detailed by entering all of the items you’re moving.

Tell everyone you’ve moved: Send your friends and family a free e-card with your new mailing address. Choose from a fun assortment of “I’ve moved,” “We’ve moved,” or “Packing Party” designs. And don’t worry, we practice permission marketing so we don’t save or share the email addresses you enter. It’s just a fun U-Pack perk.

Moving Checklist: Here’s a recently-updated, printable, FREE comprehensive list of what to do every step of your move. It starts at 8-weeks out and goes all the way until after your move. You’ll find everything from disconnecting utilities to cleaning your home. It’s a must-have!

Moving To-Do Checklist: While not quite as comprehensive as the moving checklist, this is a great tool to print and carry with you to make sure you haven’t left out any of the important stuff.

Moving Advice: If you need a little expert advice so you can move like a pro? You’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Moving Tips: Here’s where you’ll find a comprehensive list of things you can do to make the entire moving process easier, and save money while you’re at it.

Packing Tips: Doing your own packing is a great money saver! Check out these tips to learn some packing best practices.

Loading Tips: You’ll save big by doing your own loading, but it takes some knowledge and skill to do it correctly. Before moving day make certain you’re aware of the best way to load your shipment.

Moving Videos: Many people are visual learners. If that’s you, U-Pack’s moving videos are a great resource. You’ll find tons of videos covering everything from instructions on how to get an online moving quote to how to install the bulkhead correctly.

Do-Not-Ship Items: There are some items you want to avoid loading onto the moving truck. Check out the “Do-not-ship” list before moving day.

Track Your Move: There’s something comforting about knowing where your shipment is as it travels. With U-Pack, you can do that online or by phone, 24/7.

Forms & Documents: Here’s where you can print off things like Canadian customs forms, a Puerto Rico SED form, sample certificate of liability, sample U-Pack Move Plan and a Gypsy Moth/Insect Inspection Checklist.

Print Invoices, Receipts and Other Documents: Need a copy of your delivery receipt, certified weight tickets or customs documents? You can download and print them here – you’ll just need your ABF Freight Tracking number and your U-Pack Reference number. If you don’t have those, give us a call, and we can help!