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Peak Moving Season: Tips and Guide

With the arrival of the busy peak moving season, we’re here to help, in every way we can.

Book Your Move Early

We expect the peak moving season to be busy. Rest assured, we are working hard to move you on your preferred date. We also want to help you navigate things in the meantime so that your move is streamlined and stress-free.  Our best advice is to book your move as soon as possible — as far in advance as possible is ideal. Here are some tips and advice from our moving professionals that can help simplify the moving process. 
  • How Early in Advance Should I Hire Movers?

    Booking your move early lets us more efficiently plan and manage everything around your relocation. Following are more details about booking your specific move type. 
  • What to Do When You Can't Book Your Preferred Move Date?

    During this year’s summer moving season, booking early is recommended. If that’s simply not an option and you know you want a full-service move, consider this advice from our experts. 
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How to Tell the Difference Between Real Movers and Fake Movers

Regardless of who you move with, we want to help ensure you’re not the victim of a moving scam. Get tips on what to look for. 
Spot Fake Movers
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Step-By-Step Guide for a Seamless Long-Distance Move

In this guide, you’ll learn the step-by-step process involved in planning and executing a seamless move with United — no matter how far away your new home is.
The Guide to Moving Long Distance With United
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The Week-by-Week Checklist

We can help you get organized for your move eight weeks in advance. Check out our comprehensive checklist to streamline and simplify the tasks at hand.
Week By Week Moving Checklist
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What to Do When You Get There Before Your Belongings

Will there be a gap between when your valuables are scheduled to arrive and when you cross the threshold of your new front door? Here’s what to do.
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