Is it possible to save money with a U-Pack move?
Absolutely! U-Pack® is a DIY moving service where you pack and load, and then we handle the driving. Our quotes are all-inclusive, meaning that the equipment, transportation and liability coverage are included. U-Pack is already one of the most economical ways to move long distance, but you can save even more by using one or more of the following tips:
Be flexible with your moving date
If possible, consider moving during off-peak times to get a cheaper rate. The lowest prices are usually October to April when less people are relocating. If you’re moving during peak times of May to September, aim for the middle of the month and week when prices are often lower than rates for the beginning of months or weekends. Get a quote online or speak to one of our helpful moving consultants at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to find the best time and rate for your long-distance move.
Compare prices for different equipment
U-Pack offers two types of equipment — space in a moving trailer or a ReloCube® moving container — and rates will differ by type. If both equipment types are available, you can toggle between them on the quote to see which option best meets your needs and budget.
Consider loading or unloading at a local service center
Although U-Pack quotes generally include door-to-door delivery, you can save money by choosing to load and/or unload at a local service center. While this option is a bit more work, it can help significantly lower the cost of a move. Check out our delivery options to find the right solution for your needs.
Move less stuff
Since your price is determined by the amount of space used in the trailer or the number of ReloCube containers filled, loading fewer things means paying less. Before packing, clean out your belongings by hosting a garage sale or donating unwanted items. Don’t forget to pack and load well to maximize space in the moving equipment.
Reserve your move online and book it early
Reserve a U-Pack move online to get an automatic $25 discount! Look for the price reduction on the reservation summary when you confirm the details. Learn more about other discounts we offer.
Also, with rising fuel prices, the earlier you book a move, the better. At U-Pack, the rate won’t increase on your reserved move if fuel prices get higher before then. As long as you don’t change the dates after booking, the price is set and there won’t be any additional fees for fuel.
Have questions? Call us or leave a comment below. We’re happy to help!
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