The Cheapest Way to Move

Finding the cheapest moving options

One of the biggest concerns when moving long distance is often the cost. The good news is finding a moving solution that won't blow your budget is possible.  

Whether moving to a new state or across the country, comparing quotes and using our money-saving tips can help you find a low-cost moving option without sacrificing service.

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Moving for cheap 

The most affordable solutions can vary depending on the distance or types of things being moved. You’ll want to compare costs for different moving companies to find the best price for services that meet your needs. 

Let’s look at examples of money-saving moving options for different types of moves. 


When a move crosses state lines, it can become more expensive because of fuel costs. Often, the cheapest way to move out of state is with a DIY moving solution like U-Pack®.  

With U-Pack, we handle transporting your things, and you take care of packing, loading and unloading to save money. 


A full-service mover can be a convenient option, but it’s not the most affordable solution for moving across the country. More services (packing, loading or unloading) can significantly increase the cost of the move.  

Often, pairing a DIY solution with added moving labor is less expensive. For example, you could book a self-service moving option like U-Pack and add hourly services to help load the heaviest items. This can save money over full-service movers. 

Learn more about adding labor to a U-Pack move


Most people find cheap rental trucks for in-town or in-state moves. Just make sure to include the cost of fuel in the moving budget. 

Note: U-Pack is unable to service in-state moves.

Moving furniture

Consider hiring a moving service instead of parcel shipping to save money when moving furniture to another state. 

With U-Pack, the price is based on the space you take up in a moving trailer (down to a minimum of 5 linear feet) or the number of ReloCube® moving containers used. We don’t base our shipments on weight like most parcel shippers, so we’re often the cheapest way to ship furniture to another state.  

What else to consider for cheap moving

When trying to stick to a budget, saving money where you can is important.  

Cheap moves out of state with U-Pack

U-Pack makes it easy to figure out moving costs. Get a free, no-obligation quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant.  

If you have any questions about finding the cheapest way to move or how U-Pack works, let us know in the comments. We’re ready to help!