Packing and Preparing

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Separating Heirlooms from Clutter

Perhaps you’re just starting to plan your move. Or you’ve inherited a relative’s home and you can’t tell the junk from the gems.
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Moving Bulky, Hard-to-Handle Outdoor Gear

While moving is never easy, partnering with an experienced full-service mover like United Van Lines definitely simplifies and streamlines the process.
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10 Questions to Ask Moving Companies

Know what to ask your movers — and how to book the right one — with this handy guide.
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Pack Your Car for Your Long-Distance Move

Does your long-distance move involve a road trip? Know what you need to keep with you when you hit the road.
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Icon. Spokesperson. Friend-in-Need. How Bette Made Moving Better

Promoting everything from frosted corn flakes to auto insurance, quick service burgers to brownie mixes, corporate mascots help build a brand’s identity.
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New Home Moving Day Tips

Congratulations on your new home! Moving into a new house can be an exciting time, but it can also bring its share of challenges if you don’t stay organized.
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Planning Tips For Move Out Day

It’s finally here — moving day! You’ve done your due diligence throughout the move process, from decluttering your house to organizing and packing all your belongings.
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Declutter Before Your Move: 3 Complete Tips To Lighten Your Load

Why Should I Declutter Before I Move? Because owning too much “stuff” is not all it’s stacked up to be.
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The Only Moving Supplies List You'll Ever Need

How Important Is It to Have a List of All the Supplies I Will Need for My upcoming Move?
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Top 9 Tips For Moving Safely During COVID-19

As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak, if you are planning a move with a professional moving company, you may want to consider some additional actions to help support
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Top 20 Reasons to Hire a Professional Mover

Top 20 reasons why hiring professional movers can make your life easier: There’s much more to moving than simply packing up and transporting your household belongings.
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Best Tips for Moving in Winter

While the months between May and September are typically peak season for long-distance moves, circumstances — including a new job or a desire to lower moving costs — can find
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