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How to Move Appliances

July 17th, 2013 - 3:37 PM

Tips for Moving Appliances

 

Back when I lived in an apartment, I saw a terrible situation unfold as new neighbors moved in. When they began unloading their moving truck everyone noticed an absolutely awful stench. It took a little digging, but they eventually figured out that it was coming from some of their appliances. Unbelievably, they left wet laundry in the washer and dirty dishes in the dishwasher – and apparently it had been there a while. When I say the smell was horrible, that’s no exaggeration. And when I say I was incredibly thankful that I didn’t have to be involved in the clean-up, that’s no exaggeration either.

 

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The Craft Room: How to Pack a Sewing Machine and More!

July 17th, 2013 - 1:34 PM

Moving the Craft Room: Packing the Sewing Machine and Craft Supplies

What’s your craft of choice? Quilting, crocheting, painting, jewelry making – a little bit of everything? Whether your craft supplies are made up of small beads or huge canvases, and whether they’re kept in totes in the closet or in a dreamy, organized craft room, when it comes time to move it’s important to protect your investment. Today let’s talk about some tips for packing your craft supplies, including how to pack a sewing machine!

 

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How to pack and store your photos for a move

July 15th, 2013 - 3:49 PM

I’m moving soon. How do I pack and store my photos?

Between scheduling the moving company and packing up the kitchen, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But don’t forget about that shelf in the hallway closet piled high with family photos. You’ve been meaning to organize them, but now there’s just no time. You need to get them to your new home safe and secure. While we recommend keeping your photographs with you during the move, we have some great tips and advice for packing them, and storing them once you get to your new home.

Basic advice for moving and storing photos:

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How to Pack a TV

July 11th, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Packing and moving your TV

For many people, the TV is one of their most valuable possessions (I know this is true for my husband!). When we moved two years ago, he was most concerned about keeping his TV safe during the move. So we did our homework and found some great information for how to pack a TV and its accessories. Take a look!

How to pack a TV

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The Complete Beginners Guide to Packing

July 10th, 2013 - 2:29 PM

How to Pack the Right Way

When you use a service like U-Pack—where you do the packing—it’s super important to make sure you’re up-to-speed on the tips and techniques that help you pack like a pro.

Over the next several days, we’ll focus on giving you step-by-step instructions on how to pack and move some common items like electronics, appliances, books, bicycles, and furniture. But we’re going to go a step further and take a look at some uncommon things – like pianos, arcade games, collectibles, pool tables and sewing machines.

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What are the most affordable moving companies?

July 3rd, 2013 - 2:19 PM

I’m on a budget, so I’m looking for the most affordable moving companies.

You’re not alone, my friend. Most people moving to a new state are on a budget too, so finding an affordable moving company is top priority. I think you’ll find when you start researching and comparing your options, the “affordability” factor will lie with do-it-yourself moving companies rather than full-service movers. So that’s where we’ll focus in on.

Affordable Moving Company Options

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Breaking Down Moving Company Quotes

July 3rd, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Moving Company Quotes

Are you moving soon? Do you have a budget you are trying to stick to? When you are moving, the best way to stick to your moving budget is by getting quotes from moving companies to make sure you choose a company that fits your needs. These moving quotes will show you two things: 1) how much your move will cost, and 2) what services are included for that cost. Once you have that information, you can narrow down which moving company is for your move.

How to Get Moving Company Quotes

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How to Pack Jewlery

July 1st, 2013 - 3:03 PM

How to Pack Jewelry For a Move

Whether you have a couple pieces of special jewelry, or lots of costume jewelry, when you move you will want to pack it properly. I love accessories and have moved my fairly large jewelry collection several times. Here are some tips for how to pack jewelry.

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Long Distance Moves FAQs

June 28th, 2013 - 1:25 PM

U-Pack Moving is a service that specializes in out-of-state, long-distance moves. Because it's our speciality, we get the opportunity to talk to a lot of people who have a lot of questions about how it works, the best ways to do it, and how much it costs. Today I'll spend some time responding to some of our customers' most frequently asked questions about long-distance moving.

What is best for long-distance moves—truck rental or movers?

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How to Organize Toys

June 28th, 2013 - 1:17 PM

Tips from the toy organization expert

I don’t claim to be an expert at many things, but I know toys. I can tell you just about anything you need to know about the latest Skylander® product to hit the market, which Lego® set has which character, and I can bake a cake in an Easy Bake Oven like a champ. I’m not a toy collector per se, but I do have 7 kids (and 6 are under 10), so I’ll proudly wear the “toy expert” badge.