What Will My Moving Price Be?
Understanding Moving Costs
Some of the biggest questions about moving are focused on price: How much will it be? How and when will I need to pay for it? Are there ways to save money? These questions are vital for planning a move, and the answers can greatly impact the service you choose. Get to know the basics of moving costs and learn how to plan your budget.
Is saving money your biggest concern? You may be interested in this guide to finding the cheapest way to move.
How Much Will My Move Be?
Choosing a moving service is like shopping for a car. Options range from economy cars to luxury vehicles (or complete DIY moving to full-service), and the price depends on the features you want included. With cars, you have options like heated seats, lane assistance and blind-spot detection. But with moving, you have things like packing and loading help, storage, and faster transportation. Along with those potential extra costs, you’ll need to account for standard moving expenses like:
Each of these factors contribute to the total moving cost, so understanding how they fit together is crucial for determining how much you can expect to spend.
Is There an Average Price I Can Budget for?
Every move comes with a unique set of circumstances, all of which can affect the price. This makes it difficult to estimate an average moving cost, but you can get a good idea of what you may have to pay by considering how far you’re moving and what services you’ll need.
Because of the distance involved, a long-distance move will typically cost more than a local move, and a cross-country move can be even more. The way services affect your price will depend on the moving company, so be sure to take that into account when comparing quotes from movers.
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- Budgeting for Out-of-State Moves. Learn about moving costs and get tips for saving up money.
- Moving Company Cost Example. See real quotes from moving companies to compare options.
- Understanding Moving Estimates. Learn what to look for in a moving estimate.
Payment terms vary by company. Some require a down payment or full payment up-front, others don’t charge until later in the process. Get to know the policies for the movers you’re considering so you know what to expect. It’s also good to know if a credit card will be required.
U-Pack offers a few different ways to pay, and we don’t require a deposit or down payment. You aren’t charged until the shipment is loaded and we know how much space you’ve used in the equipment. Check out our billing and payment page for more information.
U-Pack Price FAQs
How Much Will U-Pack Cost?
Like with most moving companies, U-Pack rates depend on how far you’re moving, how much you’re moving and when you’re moving. Our prices are typically competitive with truck rental, but the service is more convenient because you don’t have to drive!
It’s easy to figure out the price for your specific move. We take the details (origin, destination, move date, home size) and give you an instant rate. Get a quote online or call 877-453-7274.
To better understand the pieces of the moving price puzzle, read about our moving cost calculator.
Will My Price Ever Change?
U-Pack makes every attempt to fully disclose an accurate moving price, based on the information customers provide about their moves. We want you to have all the information necessary to make an educated, informed buying decision. Because of this, there are very few things that can cause your price to change. Things like using more space than quoted or changing the origin/destination are most common, but you may also see additional charges for things like missed delivery appointments. Read about the rare occasions that can make your final cost different from your quote in these billing questions.
This guide to moving quotes helps decipher your rates and gives tips for getting the most accurate rate possible.
Do You Offer Any Discounts?
Yes, we do! We offer discounts for military members and students, and everyone can receive a $25 price decrease by reserving a move online. Call us to learn more about our discount programs.
Contact Us for Other Questions about Moving Costs
A U-Pack moving consultant can help you determine your rates and answer pricing questions. Call us at 800-413-4799 or get a moving quote online.