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If you’ve started planning a move, you are going to need expert advice from professional movers. United agents are some of the best in the business and have years of experience moving families - like yours - through every imaginable scenario.

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Large mirrors require special preparation and a padded carton to ensure safe travel. You should attempt to find a special flat box or glass carton sized specifically for your mirror when purchasing boxes.
When packing for a move, we recommend using a dish pack — an exceptionally sturdy corrugated carton of double-wall construction — for china, glassware and other fragile items less than 18 inches in size.
One of the first things to do when you’re moving is to submit a change of address with the Post Office. The reasons why are obvious—even if you’ve already contacted every single person you’ve ever met and every company you’ve ever done business with to inform them of your new address, there still exists a small chance that somebody somewhere will not get the message.

Home entertainment has evolved significantly over the past decade. Advances in internet technology have changed when, where and how we consume television. On-demand trends that emerged with wired services like Tivo have developed into expansive networks of streaming video feeds, offering personalized entertainment at a fraction of the cost of traditional services.

Washers and dryers are often damaged in a move when their drums have not been properly secured during pre-moving preparation and servicing. This can result in costly repairs and parts replacement. In comparison, the cost of professional servicing is nominal.

An investment in home security deserves your time and careful attention. Not only is your family’s security at stake, but your wallet may need some protection as well. Unfortunately for the time-strapped mover, the research process has been complicated by all of the newest options in home security technology.

When selecting a moving company, it is your responsibility to evaluate a carrier’s reputation and compliance with federal regulations. It is important that you fully understand the terms of your move and are aware of the remedies available to you in the case that issues arise.
Blankets, sheets, tablecloths and towels are susceptible to damage during transit and storage. Wardrobe boxes are ideal for moving curtains and draperies. Area rugs should be vacuumed and cleaned prior to a move.
Pack only food items you are sure will travel well. Keep in mind that there are laws that prohibit movers from transporting some types of perishable goods, so check with your United agent before packing your food.
Wine is an investment that can be easily lost if mishandled during a move. Proper preparation and packing can minimize the risk of damage and spoilage, helping your wine be moved safely.