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Useful Tips, Tricks, and Links for People Planning to Move

Moving Plan

Moving is just one step of the process. We have tips, tricks and links to assist you with the rest.

Here are a few things we offer you:

FREE, No Obligation Estimates

Call today or email to schedule an onsite estimate, whether your moving into or out of the area, locally or long distance, we will arrange a United Van Lines estimator to meet with you at your home, review your needs, and provide you with moving information. Contact us now.

Your own Customized Moving Website

Keep your moving plan progressing smoothly by signing up for United Van Lines personalized moving website. Get email reminders, track your shipment, and more.


Our employees are background checked, drug tested, insured, and trained through United Van Lines Certification Process.

We own and operate our own fleet of trucks and can guarantee services, prices and dates.

Relocation Solutions

You may not move every day, but we do. Let our 40 + years of experience work for you. Not sure how to move something? Packing an heirloom or intricate art piece? Call or Email us and we will offer you advice and information.

Moving Checklist

With so much on your mind, it can be impossible to remember everything you need to finish before your move. Get help getting organized with a professional checklist


Moving Tips

The following is a partial list of moving tips, based on some of the most important things to consider. Refer to our packing tips and moving checklist for more detailed moving tips and helpful moving advice.

  • Stock up on packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, newspapers, packing foam, packing tape, plastic totes – anything and everything you can gather (ahead of time) will help when it’s time to begin packing.
  • Start the packing process early. The earlier you begin packing (view our packing tips), the more organized and stress-free you’ll be.
  • Start the packing process early. The earlier you begin packing (view our packing tips), the more organized and stress-free you’ll be.
  • Mark all moving containers with the contents and location in your new home. You can lose a lot of time (you and/or your movers) digging into boxes to figure out what they contain, and where they go in your new home.
  • De-clutter and purge unwanted items. The more items you can donate, give away or sell, the lighter your load will be – saving you packing time, loading time and ultimately – money.
  • Make a list of all utilities you’ll need to contact to set up end-of-service dates and final bill details; likewise with start-of-service dates at your new home. Check off each utility as you make arrangements.
  • Try to move during the week, when more services like banks, government offices, utilities, mechanics and tow-services are open, in the event you run into any problems and need assistance.
  • If you have pets, make plans well ahead of time as to where to keep them during the move – and how you’ll transport them to your new home.
  • If you’re having United do the packing and moving, make sure to separate valuable and/or irreplaceable items like important paperwork/documents, jewelry, family heirlooms, keepsakes, photos or any other items you’d feel more comfortable moving yourself.
  • Don’t forget to file your change of address with the Post Office.
  • Plan ahead regarding prescription medications – make sure you’ll have enough with you during your move, and transfer prescriptions to your new pharmacy in advance of your move.

Helpful Brochures

United Van Lines has compiled detailed brochures about moving issues. Contact us to request any of the following brochures:

  • Pre-Planned Moving Guide
  • Relocation Services
  • Tax Deductible Moving Expenses
  • Doing Your Own Packing
  • Protecting Your Belongings
  • Moving Your Computer
  • Moving Appliances