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How to Move to Another Place

October 29th, 2012 - 2:33 PM

U-Pack’s specialty is long-distance moving, so that’s what we’ll talk about today—how to move to another place when it’s far away.

As you already know, you have several options for moving long-distance. You can do it ALL yourself (i.e. rent a big truck and drive it), you can hire someone to do it ALL (i.e. a full-service mover), or you can choose an option that’s right in the middle (i.e. a “you pack, we drive” service like U-Pack). Really, it all depends on your budget, and how much work you’re willing and able to do. Truck rental and “you pack, we drive” almost always cost significantly less than full-service options.

The absolute best place to get started is by getting moving quotes. Typically you can get rental truck and “you pack, we drive” quotes online. Most full-service companies require an in-home estimate. That just means a representative of the company walks through your home, looks at your stuff, and estimates the weight. It seems a little invasive, so I prefer an option where I can do the space estimation online (U-Pack’s Space Estimator tools are very useful).

If you haven’t already, I recommend getting a free moving quote from U-Pack – just enter a little information about your move and you’ll see the price instantly.

Now, if you’re super-detailed like me, I think you’ll find it necessary to compare each moving option very carefully.  This move cost calculator and expense chart is a great way to compare the expenses you can expect from each moving option.  

Free, Printable Moving Checklist
Once you’ve decided on a mover (we hope you chose U-Pack!), the next step on your path to moving to another place is to organize your move. You can do this easily with U-Pack’s detailed Moving Checklist. It’s designed for even the most unorganized among us. Just keep your checklist handy throughout the entire process to serve as a reminder as what to do before, during and after your move. It’s a must-have. 

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