February 15th, 2019 - 3:48 PM
Keeping gym equipment safe during a move
Having your own exercise equipment is a great way to keep in shape without leaving the comfort of your home. But, as convenient as it is to have a home gym, most exercise machines are heavy or oddly shaped, which can make them difficult to move. Before moving day, find out the best ways to disassemble your fitness gear to keep it safe during transit.
February 13th, 2019 - 11:03 AM
How to pack and ship a TV
A flat-screen TV is often one of the most fragile and costly items in any home. When it comes to transporting one for a long-distance move, there are ways to pack it to help ensure the best protection. Start by gathering the necessary supplies, and then follow the steps below to pack your TV safely for transit.
February 12th, 2019 - 9:04 AM
How to pack bowls, plates and other dishes
The kitchen may be the most labor-intensive room in your home to pack. This includes all the individual dishes, cups, utensils, pots and pans — and most of them are fragile — so it takes time. It isn’t difficult, but repeating the process over and over for each piece can get tiresome. But, taking the time and effort to do it correctly helps ensure it arrives in good condition. Here are the simple steps to pack dishes, along with tips for packing each specific type of item.
February 11th, 2019 - 3:18 PM
Parking moving equipment at apartments and storage complexes
Whether you’re moving a small number of belongings or an entire household to or from an apartment or storage complex, planning for parking is crucial. Because lots at these facilities can be small, narrow and private, finding adequate space for large moving equipment may be difficult. Can you leave the equipment overnight? Is there a designated area to park the trailer or container? What if no parking is available? The first step is talking to management to determine what the rules are, and then find a moving company to accommodate them.
February 6th, 2019 - 1:12 PM
Moving with house plants
A house plant is a living, breathing organism and requires special care — especially when it comes time to move. If you’re moving out of state, you may need to do a little more prep work to not only ensure your plants arrive safely, but to be in compliance with the law, as each state has its own set of regulations and certification requirements for moving with plants. Learn the best practices for transporting plants and how you can take them with you to your new state.
February 4th, 2019 - 8:58 AM
What types of trailers does U-Haul offer?
When considering a trailer for a do-it-yourself move, it’s important to take stock of what you have so you can decide the best way to transport it. Do your belongings have to be kept inside or can they be safely exposed to the elements during a long trip? Maybe it’s a mixture of both.
February 1st, 2019 - 7:39 AM
How to pack your outdoor items
Some of your favorite belongings are in the backyard. You’ve hosted numerous swimming parties in that turquoise-watered pool. The kids have enjoyed many laughs on the trampoline and slide. And some of the tastiest burgers were cooked on that grill. But now it’s time to move and enjoy them in a new backyard. What’s the best way to pack these outside items so that they stay in good shape for years to come? Use the packing steps below to help ensure your outdoor equipment is safe during a long-distance move.
January 30th, 2019 - 11:45 AM
Safely transporting fish and their tanks
Relocating fish and their aquariums to a new home — especially for a long-distance move — requires careful thought and preparation. And though the task can be time-consuming and more involved than moving other types of pets, it’s possible to do it successfully. To help ensure your aquatic friends and their tanks travel safely, gather the necessary supplies, and follow the steps below.
January 28th, 2019 - 3:25 PM
Cleaning your apartment
An apartment may not be as big as a house, but when it comes to cleaning, it requires the same attention to detail. There are many ways to go about cleaning, but we’ve streamlined the process so you don’t have to spend days scrubbing. Whether you’re looking to deep clean before moving in or moving out, or just want some pointers for fast spot cleaning and upkeep, follow these apartment cleaning tips to make sure you’re getting everything done well.
January 25th, 2019 - 3:53 PM
Moving? Plastic wrap is a must-have!
Stretch wrap is an essential in your kitchen, but did you know it’s also important for your move? It can protect furniture from scratches and scuffs, bundle hard-to-pack items like bed rails, and keep moving blankets in place on furniture. Since it sticks to itself, but not to surfaces, plastic wrap is great for bundling and protecting items without causing damage or leaving a sticky residue.