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Door-to-Door Storage

July 24th, 2013 - 11:26 AM

See How Easy Door-to-Door Storage is With U-Pack

Door-to-door storage is such an awesome concept. Who wants to load their stuff, unload it into a storage building, then load it back up just to unload it again?  

No one. That’s who.

Instead, with door-to-door storage, you can get the storage container dropped off right at your door, load it up, then when you’re ready, get it delivered right to your new location.

Load once. Unload once. Talk about convenience.

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How to Save on Moving

July 22nd, 2013 - 2:06 PM

10 Ways to Save on Moving

Do you love getting a good deal? No matter if you’re an extreme coupon clipper, someone who scours the web for deals, or just someone who likes a good deal – I have some great tips to help you save on your move. Why pay more for moving than you have to? Just take time to do one (or all 10!) of these money saving ideas and you’ll save big on your move!

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How to Pack a Bicycle

July 18th, 2013 - 1:38 PM

I’m moving long-distance…can you help me learn how to pack a bike?

Many people who choose to do the packing themselves to save money find that packing a bike can be complicated. We’re here to help uncomplicate things. If you own a bicycle, we’ll help you learn how to pack it for your upcoming long-distance move. Let’s get started.

How to pack a bicycle

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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