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How much does moving cost?

June 29th, 2012 - 2:57 PM

If you’ve been trying to answer the question, “How much does moving cost?” with a straight-forward answer, you’ll end up frustrated every time, simply because the real answer is, it all depends. It would be difficult, impossible even, to find someone who is moving the same belongings, on the same day, from and to the same place you’re moving. Your move is truly one-of-a-kind, so the price of your move is going to be one-of-a-kind as well. Here’s what your moving cost depends on:

Who you use
Your budget will determine who you use to move. To see which moving companies fall into your moving budget, compare moving quotes. You can get a quick, free moving quote from U-Pack to start comparing. Full-service moving services are the most expensive because they do everything for you. What they may not tell you is that they might transfer or co-mingle your belongings with others’ belongings. Truck rental may seem like the cheapest option, but U-Pack prices are comparable, and WE do the driving. U-Pack is the budget-friendly quality option for moving.

When you’re moving
Just like hotels, moving companies have peak and off-peak moving days. You can save money on your move by choosing an off-peak moving day.

Where you’re moving from and to
Just like in real estate, location matters. A longer distance move will cost more than a shorter distance move. Some moving companies, like U-Pack, offer discounted rates if you load/unload at the nearest terminal, instead of at your home. Get moving quotes to see how location affects your price. 

How much you’re moving
The more you have to move, the more you’ll pay to move that stuff to your new home. Consider donating or selling things you no longer need. Use U-Pack’s Space Estimator to see how much space your belongings will use in the moving trailer or moving container.

How much does moving cost? It depends.
You now know that your final moving cost depends on a few different factors. Once you have your free moving quote from U-Pack, start comparing it to other moving companies to find out how much your one-of-a-kind move will cost. Leave us a comment or call 800-413-4799 to discuss your move with a helpful U-Pack moving coordinator!

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