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The Cheapest Way to Move

June 16th, 2020 - 3:13 PM
The Cheapest Way to Move

Finding the best way to move on a budget

If you’ve started digging into moving costs, you’ve likely seen that the moving service is typically the biggest expense you’ll have. So, if you’re trying to move cheaply, it makes sense that finding an affordable company is a great way to go about it. If your goal is to find a low-cost moving option that delivers great customer service, consider U-Pack. For long-distance moves, our rates are often the most affordable — and you don't have to drive!    

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Money Saving Moving Option

June 4th, 2020 - 11:31 AM
Money Saving Moving Option

How to save money on your U-Pack move

As a “do-it-yourself” moving service, U-Pack is already one of the cheapest ways to move long distance. But there are ways to save even more! Some save you a few bucks, while others could reduce your rate by hundreds. Take a look at some of our top ways to reduce the cost of your U-Pack move.  

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Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

June 2nd, 2020 - 3:00 PM
Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

Quick guide to moving estimates 

Getting quotes from multiple companies is one of the first steps in planning a move. But if you’re new to long-distance moving, the differences in how you get estimates and what the details mean can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve broken down some of the biggest questions and concerns about moving estimates to help you navigate the process with ease. 

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How much money should you save before moving out of state?

May 21st, 2020 - 8:01 AM
How much money should you save before moving out of state?

Budgeting for a long-distance move

The best way to prepare for the financial side of moving is to create a budget. You can do this on paper, but it may be easier to use an Excel spreadsheet or a budgeting app to keep track of expenses as you go. It’s important to remember that not every charge will happen at the same time, so dividing them into different periods can make it easier to save. 

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Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

June 19th, 2019 - 3:28 PM
Complete Guide to Cheap Truck Rental

Comparing cheap moving trucks

Choosing the right truck rental company can make or break your moving budget. And if you don’t have much money to spare, you’ll not only be looking for the cheapest option, but also comparing moving truck deals to find the best value. It’s important to note that the low advertised prices may not be what you actually pay. Those rates are for local moves — long-distance ones have a much higher price tag. How can you get the cheapest rental truck when you’re moving long distance? Keep reading to find out.

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How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

December 26th, 2018 - 2:57 PM
How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

How much does a moving truck cost?

Rental truck costs are based on factors like origin and destination, move date and equipment size. And because every move is different, the only way to know exactly how much it will cost you to rent a truck is to get quotes from multiple companies and compare the rates. 

But if you’re not quite ready to get a quote, or you don’t know which companies to consider, you can use the examples below to help steer you in the right direction.

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Do gas prices impact moving costs?

September 11th, 2018 - 3:29 PM
Do gas prices impact moving costs?

How fluctuating gas prices can shift moving costs

Many of the factors that affect moving costs are very conceptual and complex, but one of the easiest to understand is fuel. Moving from one place to another requires transportation for you and your belongings, and most forms of transportation utilize gasoline. As gas prices change, moving costs sometimes change with them. But how big is the impact? Start with a quick overview of why fuel prices change, and then see how they influence moving costs.

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Moving Cost Calculator

September 10th, 2018 - 2:48 PM
Moving Cost Calculator

Calculate moving expenses with a moving cost estimator

The formula for determining the price of a move takes many things into account: equipment availability, distance, fuel expenses and market demand to name a few. To help take the difficulty out, U-Pack offers an online calculator that makes it easy to estimate moving costs. Find out how to use the U-Pack cost tool and learn more about the main components that determine rates.