The price of using a ReloCube moving container
Moving containers like U-Pack’s ReloCube® are helpful in many scenarios like having limited parking space, the need for a portable storage solution or a preference for ground-level loading. You might worry about the cost of such a convenient way to move long-distance, but the prices are often comparable to rental trucks (without having to drive the equipment or pay extra for fuel). While the rates will vary depending on which company you choose, there are some things you can do to ensure the best value for your money.
Let’s look at average rates for a ReloCube and quotes for an example move to see how U-Pack’s prices compare to another popular option.
What you can expect to spend on a ReloCube
The average rate for a single ReloCube delivered door-to-door is around $2,500, which includes the equipment, delivery, transportation and liability coverage. Actual costs will vary depending on equipment availability, the date and the distance between your origin and destination.
Need storage? Learn how much portable storage costs.
How do other moving container costs compare?
To give you an example of pricing differences, we looked at prices for a studio apartment move from Albuquerque, NM, to Richmond, VA, in June 2023 for both U-Pack ReloCubes and U-Haul U-Boxes®. Prices were accurate at time of posting, but actual moving costs will vary.
For this move, U-Pack recommended one ReloCube moving container for a total cost of $2,143.
U-Haul recommended one U-Box container for a total cost of $2,191. While the rate is comparable to U-Pack, keep in mind that U-Haul’s container is smaller and typically made of plywood rather than metal.
Getting the best price for your ReloCube
It’s possible to get an even better deal when booking with U-Pack. Here are some additional ways to save money on your move:
Opt for service center delivery
If you’re willing and able to take on a little extra work to load and unload at a local service center, you could save hundreds of dollars on your move. This option makes a U-Pack move even more budget-friendly.
Book your move online
When you reserve your ReloCubes online, you’ll automatically get a $25 discount! And you can combine the savings with coupon code BLOG25 for an additional $25 off as a thank you for reading the U-Pack blog!
Adjust your moving dates
Some days and seasons are less busy for moving, so you can get lower rates by choosing those times. If you can be flexible, one of our moving consultants can help find the cheapest days to move. Just give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to check your moving date range for the best price.
Reserve all Cubes upfront and use as few as possible
We recommend reserving as many Cubes you might need when you book your move. For example, if you’re unsure if you need 2 or 3 Cubes, it’s best to reserve 3. If you end up not using one, U-Pack will pick up the empty Cube at no charge! However, if you only reserve 2 and need another one after you’ve begun loading, there will be an extra delivery charge.
In addition, if you’re able to downsize your things before the move and pack and load strategically to use fewer containers, you’ll pay less overall (and don’t forget that U-Pack will pick up empty containers for free!).
Want to know the cost of your move?
You can get a free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. If you have any questions about U-Pack services or the cost of moving companies, let us know in the comments. We’re always happy to help!
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