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Shipping Rates for Household Goods

July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Options for shipping household goods

Shipping household goods is an excellent alternative to handling a move yourself. Instead of doing all the work, it frees you up to travel as a family or catch a quick flight. But what are your shipping options, and how much does it cost?

If you’re moving only a few boxes (and no furniture), it may be cheapest to ship via parcel service, or by plane, train or bus. But, if you’re moving a household with furniture and boxes to a new location, using a moving service is better.

person preparing books for household goods shipping

How much does it cost to ship household items?

Shipping rates vary depending on the company you use. Your options include:

  • Full-service movers – you pay for labor and transportation (typically the higher-priced option)
  • Self-move services – you pack and load, and they take care of the transportation (typically the lower-cost option)

Take a look at a few cost examples to see how much it costs to ship your household goods with U-Pack. Keep in mind that rates can change daily, and they vary by location, date and shipment size. The best way to see your cost is to get a quote.

Example 1: ReloCube

One ReloCube® is ideal for a studio apartment or one room’s worth of household goods and furniture. Let’s look at a small-move example using one CubeTMfrom Houston, Texas, to Springfield, Missouri (670 miles). For this situation, U-Pack shipping rates were $794 for one moving container.

Example 2: Trailer

For this next example, we’re moving a two-bedroom home from Denver, Colorado, to Indianapolis, Indiana (1,085 miles). Using 13 linear feet in our trailer (recommended for this home size), our rate was $1,385. But, if you could fit into less space, the price decreases. 

Suggested reading: Understanding moving costs and factors that can affect your rate.

See how much it will cost to ship your stuff with a free quote!

Ready to find out how much it will cost to ship your household goods? Get a free online quote or call 800-413-4799. For questions about our pricing or how U-Pack works, leave a comment below.