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Shipping Rates for Household Goods

July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Shipping Rates for Household Goods

Options for shipping household goods

Shipping household goods is an excellent alternative to handling a move yourself. Instead of doing all the work, it frees you up to travel as a family or catch a quick flight. But what are your shipping options, and how much does it cost?

If you’re moving only a few boxes (and no furniture), it may be cheapest to ship via parcel service, or by plane, train or bus. But, if you’re moving a household with furniture and boxes to a new location, using a moving service is better.

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The Cheapest Way to Move Out of the Bay Area

March 28th, 2018 - 1:10 PM
The Cheapest Way to Move Out of the Bay Area

Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area?

According to a report by real-estate brokerage firm Redfin, more people are moving out of the San Francisco area than anywhere else in the United States. This is linked to factors such as tax rates and housing costs, but the sheer amount of people leaving is actually making it more expensive for others to move. When demand is high, moving rates often increase.

If you’re making plans to leave San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont or another Bay Area city, you might want to do a little shopping around. By getting multiple quotes, you’re more likely to find the best price. Compare rates to find out which option is cheapest.

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Cheapest Way to Move a Small Amount of Furniture

December 13th, 2017 - 1:27 PM
Cheapest Way to Move a Small Amount of Furniture

Finding cheap furniture movers​

Not everyone who is moving has an entire household’s worth of belongings. Many people have just a few pieces of furniture and a handful of personal belongings, which can make it difficult to use a traditional moving service that’s designed for bigger shipments. When it comes to finding cheap furniture movers for smaller shipments, there are a few options to consider. See how each service works and determine the cheapest option.

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One-Way Move Options

November 22nd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
One-Way Move Options

What is a one-way move?

If you’re thinking, “aren’t all moves one-way?”, it helps to know that one-way moving refers to the locations and equipment you use to move your belongings, not the direction you move. With a one-way move, the equipment is delivered to you or picked up through a location near your origin and returned to another location near your destination. One-way moving is typical if you’re moving long distance; it’s the opposite of a local move where you pick up and drop off moving equipment at the same location.  If you’re moving out of state or across the country, take a look at the possibilities for one-way moving and compare services and rates.

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Where Can I Find the Best Moving Discounts

November 7th, 2016 - 4:09 PM

How to get moving deals

If you’re trying to reduce the cost of your move, there are many options available. You can choose a lower-priced moving service, try to do it all yourself, or ask for special deals to be applied. While discounts are typically great ways to save, you may find taking $25 or $50 off of an already overpriced move doesn’t make much of an impact. Starting with a discount moving service, and then making adjustments to fit your needs, is often a better way to go.   

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Moving Quotes Online

August 10th, 2016 - 2:33 PM
Moving Quotes Online

Compare moving company quotes

If you’re planning an upcoming move, one of the first things you’ll need to do is figure out pricing. Most companies allow you to get a moving quote online, but how can you be sure you’re getting the best rate? Since each company offers different services, it can often feel like comparing apples to oranges – leaving you unsure of what choice to make. The good news is there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best price possible.

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Moving Coupons

July 6th, 2016 - 3:40 PM
Moving Coupons

Searching for moving coupons 

When it comes to saving money on moving costs, every little bit counts. It all adds up and helps keep more money in your wallet — $25 here, $50 there. Moving coupons are especially valuable when trying to save a few extra dollars on a move. But where do you find them, and do you meet the criteria to use them? Let’s look at U-Pack® discounts, then compare them to other companies’ coupons.  

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Typical Relocation Expenses

December 28th, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Typical Relocation Expenses

How to budget for relocation costs

If you haven’t moved long distance before, or if it’s been a long time since you made a move, you may not know what relocation expenses to include in your budget. One of your biggest costs will the relocation service itself, but there are a few other important things to consider (like packing supplies, help loading and unloading, and travel). Let’s explore some typical moving costs, followed by ways to keep your moving expenses low.

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Moving Service Costs Explained

October 12th, 2015 - 10:39 AM
Moving Service Costs Explained

What goes into the price of a moving service?

Several factors contribute to your final price when moving. Depending on which type of moving service you choose, those factors will either help you save on your move or end up adding to your cost. Let's dive into the list of things that can play a part in the total investment you make.  By looking at these elements, you’ll better understand which service best fits your needs and budget.

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Quotes for Cross-Country Moves

November 25th, 2014 - 11:05 AM

How do I start planning my move?

Planning a move across the country starts with getting quotes – it’s how you know exactly how much to budget. U-Pack® is an easy, affordable option for getting your belongings all the way across the country, and we make getting an online quote – and adjusting it later if you need to – really, really easy. Of course, if you’d rather speak to someone directly (and experience great customer service), you can also call 800-413-4799.  

We only need to know three basic things to calculate your cross-country moving quote: