Like most people, I dread and loathe moving. It's such a hassle and one of the most stressful events in a person's life (which is why those of us who do it so often, really hate it).
I heard about UPack from a blog on moving and I am so glad I went with them. You won't find a cheaper way to move across the country unless you drive your own truck or get rid of everything.
A bonus is that you only pay for what you use of the trailer. That means, if you over or underestimate your size of move, ... See Moreyou only pay for what you use. We had estimated I would need 7 feet and I actually needed 10 (the trailers are different than moving trucks, so think of it as I had almost filled a 22' moving truck). There was no issue as your stuff goes in first, then the trailer is packed for a freight haul and brought to either the next depot or your location, the right is removed and your possessions can be picked up. It's cheaper to do depot-depot. Also, making a reservation online saves you $25.
I used UPack of Manassas, Virginia, at ABF Transport. They were very nice and the trailer was clean. I was told it would go out that Friday afternoon and arrive by the upcoming Wednesday. It arrived Tuesday and other than one broken casserole dish (due to the mover of the local company who dropped the box), everything was in same condition as we had packed it. The ABF Transport in Williston, VT, was equally as nice and helpful.
I can't emphasize enough how much I preferred this service to other moves I have had, some of which have been almost twice as expensive.
I just moved using U-Pack and had a wonderful experience. I moved from a small town in WY where the local moving companies are expensive and don’t really move people outside of the town. I needed to be moved to a ferry serviced island in WA. Both of my locations were remote and difficult to access. So U-Pack was the most affordable and convenient way to go. The container arrived as instructed and I was able to arrange a drop off at my new location for after 5:00 pm. The local freight company p... See Moreicked the truck back up after unloading at 7:30 pm. This was really accommodating and I was very happy with my experience. I used 2 moving companies to load and unload the container which was a great way to go. Highly recommend U-Pack!
Very easy to plan, drivers and scheduling staff were great, and I loved the ability to have the trailer for 5 days on each end of our move! U-Pack made moving easier and was able to deliver door to door!!! I also checked PODS, but they don't deliver to my destination- and were more expensive! Thank you U-Pack!!!
I stumbled on upack during a cross state move. I planned on getting the largest U-Haul but after seeing the cost I started looking around. U-Pack for the same price gave me a bigger trailer and I got to keep it for many days. Then they moved it cross country for me, saving me the gas on the uhaul. We actually needed part of a second trailer and they were super flexible in delivering one then the other. This is one of the few services/companies I would tell anyone to 100% go with, it's a no brainer.