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Moving tips

The most common mistakes people make when moving.

Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve a truck or trailer.

U-Haul recommends that you make your reservation 2 to 4 weeks ahead of time. also recommends that you set up your moving labor services 2 to 4 weeks prior to your move date. Keep in mind that the summer months are some of the busiest months in the moving industry. Nearly 45% of all moves occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. You can avoid the busy weekends at rental centers if you move between Monday and Thursday. You might also get cheaper rates on your moving rental truck during nonpeak times.

However, same-day and next-day services are available.

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Pack your boxes ahead of time.

Good packing is essential for a smooth move. Don't try to pack up your whole house all at once. Start packing one room at a time. A good place to start is with the least used rooms and finish with the rooms that you use every day. Don't forget to label your boxes, Smart Moving Tape is available online at We can help you find local movers who will pack and unpack for you, saving you work and time!

Going through all of your things in advance will give you a good opportunity to get rid of all the things you don't want anymore. Be sure to check out our moving calendar for more helpful information. Remember that the more you pack prior to moving day, the easier your moving day will be!

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Schedule local movers to unload at your destination.

While friends and family can help out, sometimes it's just more practical to hire local Moving Helpers™ that can do the work fast and with the right amount of care. offers you trained, experienced and local movers who can efficiently load and unload your belongings.

Hiring professional moving labor services is a great way to reduce the risk of personal injuries. A lot of the time, people without moving experience suffer back injuries while moving. For that reason we highly recommend that you get Moving Helpers™ that can potentially save you an expensive trip to the hospital.

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Make sure you have plenty of moving boxes & packing supplies.

People often underestimate the amount of boxes they will need for their move, so keep in mind that U-Haul offers a buy-back guarantee on all unused boxes.