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Portable Storage Units

Convenient, low-cost moving & storage solution

Leave the driving to the professionals and still save money! Portable storage containers are an excellent option for DIY customers moving on a budget. We deliver a ReloCube®or trailer to your home, you get up to three business days to load, and then we store it or drive it to your new place, in your new city.

When it comes to moving and storage, it’s the ultimate in convenience.

Compare to PODS®

Designed with ease and affordability in mind, U-Pack offers weatherproof containers, ground-level loading and unloading, and most importantly, low prices and highly acclaimed customer service. It’s everything you want from a portable storage company, and it’s why so many customers call U-Pack the “affordable alternative to PODS®.”

When you compare U-Pack to companies like PODS®, you’ll recognize some similarities, but you’ll also see noticeable differences. U-Pack customers enjoy fast transit times, flexible equipment options, a vast service area, and competitive prices.


chart comparing U-Pack portable storage options to PODS portable storage options


PODS® and U-Pack portable storage size comparison

ReloCubes come in one size and fit perfectly into a standard parking space. Each container holds approximately one room of furniture and boxes. You can reserve as many as you think you need and only pay for the ones you use. Learn more about ReloCube size and parking.

Schematic of the U-Pack ReloCube. A 6 foot by 7 foot by 8 foot portable storage container

Need more flexibility? The 28-foot moving trailer is an excellent solution. Simply pay for the space you use — down to a five foot minimum. Learn more about how to calculate your trailer move price based on linear feet.

Schematic of U-Pack's 28 foot moving trailer. An alternative to portable moving containers.

For long-distance moves, PODS® containers come in three sizes – 7’ x 7’ x 8’, 12’ x 8’ x 8’ and 16’ x 8’ x 8’.

A schematic of PODS portable storage container sizes.

How do PODS® rates compare to U-Pack?

While PODS® and U-Pack share a similar approach to moving long distance, the choice to go U-Pack frequently comes down to price. When you’re moving long distance, U-Pack is often much more affordable. Go ahead, get a U-Pack quote and compare to PODS® rates — see how much you can save!  

And when it comes to payment, customers appreciate the flexibility U-Pack offers. There’s no down payment or deposit — just pay by credit card after your containers are loaded and in transit. Storage is billed on a 30-day basis.

With PODS® containers, payment is required up front, approximately five days before the delivery day. Billing is set up on a monthly basis and ends when you’re finished using the container for storage, moving or both.

Money-saving tips

  • Check out the U-Pack Terminal-to-Terminal option — it’s especially good for small moves. Just bring your belongings to the terminal closest to your location to load, and unload them at the service center closest to your location. It’s a great money saver!  
  • Select an off-peak moving day to get the lowest price for your move. Call a U-Pack moving consultant at 877-453-7274 to determine the best date.
  • Move less to pay less. Because you pay for the space you use, purging beforehand is always a good idea. Consider donating, having a moving sale, or throwing away items you don’t need to move.

PODS® container delivery compared to U-Pack

Door-to-door delivery is what makes portable storage such a great solution when you're moving a long distance. When you compare U-Pack to moving with PODS®, you may find that PODS®doesn't offer delivery to your door in some locations. That's rarely the case with U-Pack. With access to a nationwide network of service centers, you can move door-to-door in a ReloCube or moving trailer to locations in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Get a U-Pack moving quote today to verify delivery to your locations!

Here’s what our customers said about U-Pack compared to PODS®

The only way to go

“U-Pack did an excellent job in all aspects. For a cross country move, you can’t beat the price. Half the price of PODS®. Cheaper than renting and driving a U-Haul truck. U-Pack is the only way to go – Good job U-Pack!!” - David B., Vista, CA

Lower prices than other portable storage companies

I was impressed with my experience. The prices were so much better than other portable storage companies, and everyone I spoke with on the phone or in person (the delivery drivers) were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend your services and company to friends making a big move!" - Abby H., Nashville, TN

Price competitive with truck rental

"We had a great experience with U-Pack. I would definitely use this service again if needed and recommend it to others. The price was very competitive with truck rental companies but was less than PODS®," – Erin D. Vista, CA

Great customer service

I am very pleased with the customer service I received both over the telephone and in person. Also, and most importantly, my belongings were in perfect condition when I unloaded my portable storage unit in West Allis, WI, after utilizing the storage facility for approximately two months after my belongings were initially moved. I will definitely be recommending your company to anyone I know that is moving. - Jennifer M., Brooklyn, NY

Cost less than PODS®

“Very good experience. I would definitely recommend. Cost half of what PODS® quote was and transit time was only 5 days." – Christina R., Kendall, FL

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