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May 1st, 2013 - 3:43 PM

How to Pack and Move Cheap

“Do-it-yourself” is sort of a code word for saving money. That’s why so many people want to pack and move themselves; it a great way to avoid overpaying for your move. With so many “pack and move” options available – how do you select the right service for your move?

Find the Pack and Move Option that’s Right for You

If you’re looking to pack and move yourself, take a minute to answer these questions:

  • Do you prefer an experienced driver, or do you want to drive the truck yourself?
  • How much are you moving?
  • Do you have a limited moving budget?

Let’s tackle the options based on your answers.

Do Your Own Packing and Let U-Pack Do the Driving!

If you prefer to make the trip in your own vehicle and let the experienced drivers do the driving, U-Pack is the ideal “pack and move” option for you. With this service, the moving equipment is brought right to you. You pack up all of your belongings, load them inside, and U-Pack drives to your new location. And when you move with U-Pack, you don’t have to pay for “extras” like fuel, taxes or tolls. To compare prices and see the savings, get a free moving quote from U-Pack (it’s instant, and there’s no obligation).

Pack and Move a Little…or a Lot

Small Moves. If you are moving a small apartment or smaller home, the “pack and move” option for you might be a ReloCube® moving container. ReloCubes are great for small moves! It’s a 6’ x 7’ x 8’ metal, weatherproof container that sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading. U-Pack will drop one (or as many as you need) at your location, you load your belongings, then we pick it up and deliver to your new location. You can reserve as many Cubes as you think you’ll need – but only pay for the ones you use. Get a free moving quote for ReloCube prices.  

Moves of Any Size. If you are moving a little or a lot, you’ll love the flexibility. With U-Pack’s moving trailer option, you can move as little as a studio apartment or as much as you need. The trailers are 28-feet long, and you only pay for the space you use (with a 5 ft. minimum). It’s a perfect option for keeping moving costs low! Instead of renting an entire truck, you just pay for the space you use. Use our space estimator to help determine how much space you need. Then get a free moving quote to determine your price.

Stay Within Your Moving Budget When You Do Your Own Packing

If you have a set budget for moving, U-Pack has money-saving options to fit your needs. If you’re looking to save even more money, check out the terminal-to-terminal option. By loading and unloading at our service center, you can save even more on you “pack and move” option with U-Pack. After you get a moving quote, call a moving specialist at 1-800-413-4799 to discuss your money saving options.

Save Money with U-Pack

78% of U-Pack’s customers were considering another type of moving service, but chose U-Pack based on the price. Get a free moving quote to find out the price for your move. And if you have any questions about U-Pack’s “pack and move” service, just leave a comment below. I’m happy to help!

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