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
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.
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!
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:
July 15th, 2013 - 11:41 AM
How to Move Your Game Room: Pool Tables and Arcade Games
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
July 11th, 2013 - 3:27 PM
How on earth do I pack and move all my electronics?
I hear ya! Packing electronics is a challenging task for anyone moving long-distance. That’s why we’re ready to give our tips and tricks for packing your electronics like a pro. Take a look below!
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.
July 9th, 2013 - 2:03 PM
What are the average costs associated with moving?
Glad you asked. Take a look at this chart below. It takes a good, hard look at the moving costs for the leading types of long-distance moving companies and can help you to determine the potential cost of your move.
A helpful chart for determining the average moving costs (click image to make larger)
July 5th, 2013 - 3:29 PM
Answering questions about long-distance moving
The US Census Bureau estimates that a person in the United States can expect to move 11.7 times in their lifetime.