Moving Tips

The key to a smooth move is organization. Based on our years of experience, we have compiled a series of helpful moving tips to assist you in organizing and planning your next move.

  • Instant Aid Box Pack: a Movers Instant Aid Box containing things that might be needed immediately upon arrival at your new home. Package each group of items in a large paper bag or box and clearly label and carry your Instant Aid Box with you instead of loading it in the moving truck.
  • Non-Allowables List: United Van Lines provides a list of some common non-allowable items that cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Make sure you know what you can and can’t load on the truck before moving day.
  • Packing Tips: Good packing is essential for a stress-free move. If you choose to do some or all of your own packing, it is especially important that you’re familiar with the packing techniques and moving boxes that will best protect your possessions.View the information on United Van Lines Web site for best packing practices.Or, if you would rather leave the packing to someone else, contact us for a packing services estimate.
  • Weekly Moving Reminders: Use our printable moving reminder to help make your move. You can also sign up for weekly e-mail reminders and United will e-mail you each week during the eight weeks leading up to your move.