Packing and Preparing

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How to Pack Small Appliances for Moving

Items such as clocks, small radios and other small appliances need to be packed with plenty of padding to keep their delicate electronic components safe from damage.
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How to Pack the Kitchen for Moving

Packing your kitchen can sometimes be one of the most overwhelming parts of your move. Not only do you have fragile items, but you also have large appliances.
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How To Pack Books - Tips From Packing Experts

Packing books seems like an easy task, but our packing experts have shared several tips for you to consider when packing up your book collection.
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How To Pack Dishes & Fine China - two men United movers packing dishes in a kitchen- United Van Lines

How To Pack Dishes & Fine China

When packing china and other fragile items for a long-distance move, United recommends using a dish pack.
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How to Pack Your Bedroom - modern wooden wardrobe with women clothes hanging on rail in walk in closet design interior, 3d rendering- United Van Lines

How to Pack Your Bedroom

Ready to start packing up your bedroom?
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How to Pack the Living Room for Moving - young couple taking a break from packing their living room, using a box as a table for their breakfast muffins - United Van Lines

How to Pack the Living Room for Moving

Before you start packing up your family room, make sure you have all the supplies you will need: Sturdy boxes in various sizes with flaps that can be completely closed
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How to Move Wine

Fine wines require special handling and storage when transporting. Their delicate character and chemistry can be affected by movement, temperature and exposure to light.
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How to Move Appliances

Moving appliances from one home to another requires technical know-how and a great deal of planning. Ask your United Move Coordinator if you need help preparing appliances for your move.
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How to Pack Lampshades for Moving - Horizontal composition showing a detail of a minimalist sofa with living room setup around it. There is a table with decorative pieces, pillows, a carpet, a lampa and a curtain. Design is modern and minimalist. Gray wall behind makes it feel intimate. 3D render- United Van Lines

How to Pack Lampshades for Moving

Lamps and shades should be packed separately. How to Pack Lamp Bases: After removing the light bulb and lamp harp, wrap the base, harp and bulb separately in newsprint.
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How to Pack Food for Moving

Food and perishables are only allowed on some local moves. Be sure to check with your Moving Coordinator to see which items you are allowed to pack.
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How to Pack Bedding & More

Packing your linens and bedding is not a complicated task. However, there are a few fundamental things you will need to know to help streamline the process.
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How to Pack a Mirror for Moving - close-up of a woman hanging picture on a wall - United Van Lines

How to Pack a Mirror for Moving

For fine art, we recommend custom crating. Use glassine paper to protect the surface of oil paintings.
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