Moving Aids

Rely on United to Help:

Moving AidsPre-planning is the key to an easier move. That’s what this guide is all about – getting ready for an important event in your life. The guide explains many of the things you should know about your move and defines some of the technical terms used in moving. Other important features include a timetable of suggested preparations for moving, as well as personal household inventory forms.



We’ll Make the Going Easier

We want our service – before, during and after your move – to live up to your expectations. The first thing to do if you need additional help is get in touch with your local United agent. Provide the facts. The agent will immediately assist you with any moving concerns. That way, you can get on with the business of moving… and so can we.


Pre-Planning With The Help of Chipman's Preferred Relocation Partners

Talk over moving plans with your knowledgeable United Van Lines agent.



Good packing is essential to a good move. Unless your belongings are properly prepared before they are loaded on the van, the risk of damage is greatly increased.

Our skilled packers do a professional job of getting your household goods ready for moving. They have the know-how, experience, equipment and materials needed for maximum protection.

Specially designed containers are used for such items as crystal, china, lamp shades and books. Closet-size wardrobes keep your clothing fresh, clean and wrinkly-free.


One of the Nice Things About a United Move Is What You Don’t Get

We think that it’s important to keep your belongings fresh. That’s why we go to the trouble of treating our vans with the exclusive Sanitized ® – treated process. The result: an environment free from mildew, mold, insects and unpleasant odors. Best of all, there’s no charge for this extra protection.


Consumer Materials:

United Van Lines is known throughout the moving industry for its extensive consumer literature library. Each booklet has been written to meet specific customer needs and interests. The following booklets can be obtained free of charge from your United agent. Rights & Responsibilites(23586 bytes)

*  Answers to Questions About Moving… answers commonly asked questions about moving pets, plants, valuables and other items.

Things You Should Know About Moving
Six to Eight weeks Before Moving Day
Four to Six Weeks Before Moving Day
Two to Three Weeks Before Moving Day
Three Days Before Moving Day
Day Before Moving Day
Moving Day
At Destination
Getting Settled
Take-With-Me Inventory
Personal Household Inventory
UVL Phone Directory
Glossary of Moving Terms

*  Doing Your Own Packing… contains suggestions about cartons, packing materials and labeling to make moving easier for those doing some or all of their own packing.

*  Moving Appliances & Other Home Furnishings… discusses preparation of major appliances, electronic equipment and other high-value items.

*  Moving With Children

*  Moving With House Plants

*  Moving With Pets… includes a special section on horses.

Pre-Planning A Garage Sale… organizing hints, pricing suggestions, advertising ideas, display and labeling merchandise, plus what to do with those items that you can’t sell.