Surviving the first night in your new home can be difficult without the right supplies. We recommend you pack a “first night” box with items you’ll need for basic unpacking, cleaning, eating and hygiene.
United Van Lines is dedicated to the safe transport of your household goods. Hazardous items that pose a potential threat to the health and safety of United movers (i.e. explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances) should not be packed into your shipment.
Moving into a new home involves much more than just relocating your belongings. You need to re-establish your local support system, set up new accounts and notify government agencies of your new address. Here are a hand full of often overlooked items you should consider prior to moving day.
Moving doesn’t have to be a hassle! One of United’s goals as your moving services provider is to make the moving process as stress-free as possible, and in that spirit we are pleased to offer you this handy moving planner.
After surviving the tedium of prepping, packing, moving out and traveling – move-in day will feel like a breeze. Approach the day with a plan in-hand and you won’t have a problem settling in to your new home.
Packing your kitchen can sometimes be one of the most overwhelming parts of your move. Not only do you have fragile items like plates and glasses, but you also have large appliances. You also have many items that you need to sort through and throw away like perishable foods and household chemicals.
Most families have a wide variety of items in their living room, including large furniture, electronics and fragile objects like lamps, photographs and decor. Follow our moving tips to safely pack up all of these valuable pieces.
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.
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.
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With such a wide variety of items and possessions that can be moved during a relocation, there are multitudes of different pointers, tricks, and techniques that can be applied to make the actual move more efficient and less of a hassle for everyone involved. With our moving tips, you can equip yourself with professionally time-tested methods to safely transport a number of things, from large items to delicate works of art or even belongings that may not have such a “normal” shape. The easier your move is for you, the more you can look forward to where you will be once it ends!