Moving & Packing Tips: Move like a Pro

United Van Lines knows that preparation is the key to a successful move. We have compiled this collection of the most popular moving and packing tips to help make your move easier.

Need help moving antiques? Not sure what to do with the pets? Are you forgetting something? United is here to answer all of your questions and help guide you through every step of your move.

Need extra hands? United Van Lines agents offer a variety of packing services designed to make your move simple.

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Moving into a new home involves much more than just relocating your belongings. You need to re-establish your local support system, set up new accounts and notify government agencies of your new address. Here are a hand full of often overlooked items you should consider prior to moving day.
Small boxes are ideal for heavy or fragile items that must be packed on their own to ensure ease of handling.
Moving doesn’t have to be a hassle! One of United’s goals as your moving services provider is to make the moving process as stress-free as possible, and in that spirit we are pleased to offer you this handy moving planner.
United Van Lines is dedicated to the safe transport of your household goods. Hazardous items that pose a potential threat to the health and safety of United movers (i.e. explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances) should not be packed into your shipment.
Surviving the first night in your new home can be difficult without the right supplies. We recommend you pack a “first night” box with items you’ll need for basic unpacking, cleaning, eating and hygiene.
Start with out-of-season items. Next, pack things used infrequently. Leave until last the things you'll need until moving day.
After surviving the tedium of prepping, packing, moving out and traveling – move-in day will feel like a breeze. Approach the day with a plan in-hand and you won’t have a problem settling in to your new home.
Stock up on packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing foam, packing tape, plastic totes – anything and everything you can gather ahead of time will help when it’s time to begin packing.
It is better to be safe than sorry when packing your personal valuables. Items that require additional security or special access are better kept in your personal vehicle during a move.
Once you have finally finished packing all of your boxes, it is time to load the moving container. There are some special loading techniques you should use to ensure you can fit as many of your items into the container at one time while maintaining safe weight distribution.