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Planning a You Pack Move

June 24th, 2013 - 4:01 PM

You Pack Moving Services

We talk a lot about the fact that self-move “You Pack” services are really popular right now. People seem to be drawn to the idea of saving money by doing some of the work on their own (especially when it’s a significant savings).

I totally get that.

It makes complete sense that you’d want to avoid spending outrageous amounts of money by hiring someone to do it all if you can get friends and family to help out and move at a fraction of the cost.

That’s exactly the purpose of a “You Pack” move.

You save money and you have more control over how things are packed and loaded. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re on the right track.

Let’s talk a little about how “You Pack” companies work.

Since this type of service has been around for a while, I’m guessing you’re at least familiar with the concept, so I'll explain it fairly basically. When you do a “You Pack” move, a driver brings the container right to your door, and you load it. Then it’s delivered to the door at your new location, and you unload it. You might call it the “middle ground” between truck rental and full-service moving.

Is a “You Pack” service for me?

If you’re moving from a single-family home, condominium, apartment complex, military base, college campus, or storage facility, and you’re able to do your own packing, loading, and unloading, a “You Pack” move is a great solution! It’s a little surprising that the price would be comparable to renting a truck and driving it yourself, but often it is. And it’s definitely worth checking out; you may see a hefty savings.   

How U-Pack’s “You Pack, We Drive” service works

One of the most familiar companies in the industry when it comes to “You Pack” moves is U-Pack® Moving. Just like the name suggests, you pack, load, and unload, and U-Pack does the driving.

U-Pack offers a couple of options when it comes to the type of container you load into: you can select a trailer, or ReloCube(s). Normally people with smaller moves and those with parking concerns select the ReloCube option, and people with larger moves and those who need a little more space flexibility go with the trailer option.

In either case, the equipment is dropped at your door for loading and unloading, and you pay only for the space you use. You get three business days for loading and unloading, and you don’t have to pay for anything until after you know exactly how much space you’ve used. It’s a super-convenient way to move!

If a “You Pack” move sounds like a good option for you, getting a quote to compare prices is easy. You can get one instantly online by entering where, when and how much you’re moving, or you can feel free to give us a call at 800-413-4799. A U-Pack moving consultant can help you determine which equipment would be best for your move, based on your needs and budget.

Do you have questions about “You Pack” moves? Let me know in the comments below. I look forward to helping!

More “You Pack” Moving Resources

Self-Moving: Frequently Asked Questions
Self-Moving: Cheap Options
How much does a self-move cost?
What’s a self move?