Pre-Move Planning

Ready to begin planning for your move? Check out all of our “Before You Move” moving guidance below. We have put together a helpful collection of insights, including tips on saving money on your moving costs, decluttering, identifying moving scams and so much more! Dive in!

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Top Questions for Moving Companies - couple meeting with moving consultant in home - United Van Lines

Top Questions for Moving Companies

Ask the right questions; avoid unnecessary charges. The interview process is one that should not be taken lightly.
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Moving FAQ - Couple in the kitchen - United Van Lines

Moving FAQ

When should I call a moving company? The earlier, the better.
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Estimate Your Moving Costs - Man taking photo with phone in home - United Van Lines

Estimate Your Moving Costs

The first step in estimating your local or long-distance moving costs is to consider if you are going to use a professional moving company or move your belongings yourself.
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How to Understand Moving Costs - United Van Lines mover reviewing moving costs with a customer in her kitchen- United Van Lines

How to Understand Moving Costs

When budgeting for an impending move, there is more to consider than money when evaluating cost.
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How to Cut Moving Costs - Male volunteer holding donation box with old toys - United Van Lines

How to Cut Moving Costs

Don’t Leave Money on the Table 1. Timing is Everything If at all possible, avoid moving during peak times to save extra expense.
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How to Choose a Mover

Moving Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful Yes, moving can be complicated, but, with a little research and planning, you can avoid moving scams and eliminate much of the stress associated
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How to Avoid Surprise Moving Charges - two movers transporting boxes from a home - United Van Lines

How to Avoid Surprise Moving Charges

12 Charges That Can Surprise Movers - Don't Let Moving Charges Sneak Up on You...
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How to Avoid Moving Scams - stacks of moving boxes with a mover in the background - United Van Lines

How to Avoid Moving Scams

Don't fall victim to moving scams. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the primary agency charged with protecting interstate moving consumers.
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How to Move to Chicago

Top 8 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Chicago Considering moving to Chicago?
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