April 27th, 2015 - 1:25 PM
Look at the entire cost of one-way truck rental
Often when people ask about renting a moving truck for a one-way move, they’re looking for two things – ease and affordability. If those are you’re concerns, too, you’re in good company. While you’re going through the process of getting quotes and figuring out how much it’s going to cost, it’s important to look at more than just the price of renting the truck – there are almost always extra costs involved when it comes to one-way moving. Let’s take a look at what those extra costs might be, then at U-Pack, another type of moving company offering affordable moves without having to drive.
Is a one-way moving truck the best option for your move?
November 25th, 2014 - 11:05 AM
How do I start planning my move?
Planning a move across the country starts with getting quotes – it’s how you know exactly how much to budget. U-Pack® is an easy, affordable option for getting your belongings all the way across the country, and we make getting an online quote – and adjusting it later if you need to – really, really easy. Of course, if you’d rather speak to someone directly , you can also call 800-413-4799.
We only need to know three basic things to calculate your cross-country moving quote:
Where you’re moving to/from
How much you’re moving
Approximately when you’re moving
If you need a little help getting a quote, or understanding it, check out this video...
September 22nd, 2014 - 4:34 PM
You can move your belongings affordably
If you’re shipping at least one room of furnishings and your move is long distance U-Pack is almost always the cheapest way to ship household goods—especially when you compare to containerized shipping services like PODS® or traditional full-service moving companies.
September 9th, 2014 - 10:30 AM
What’s the price of using a ReloCube?
If you’re looking for an affordable way to move, you’ve undoubtedly come across the ReloCube in your search. Ground-level loading and the ability to put your own lock on it makes moving long distance so much more convenient than traditional truck rental. Though ReloCube prices differ based on where you’re moving from and to and when you’re moving, getting an online quote is super quick and easy. Just enter some basic details and we’ll show the price instantly.
March 10th, 2014 - 3:39 PM
Thinking about an out-of-state move?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Lots of people think about moving to a new state, but actually making the move? Well, that costs money. And in case you haven’t heard, moving isn’t exactly the cheapest thing to do. That’s why saving is so important. You not only want to have the means to make the move, but enough to get settled in after. So how much should you save? Great question.
How much money should you save before moving out of state?
While we’d love to tell you approximately how much to save, that’s just not realistic. Your move is unique, and that means the amount of money you save will be unique, too. Take a look at our list of costs you could encounter from a move out of state:
February 13th, 2014 - 11:06 AM
What’s the big deal with gas prices, anyway?
We get it; you’re used to stopping at the gas station week after week to fill up your personal vehicle, and the cost isn’t that bad In fact, the average fuel economy for new cars is 29.4 MPG – nope, not bad at all. So, when your friend tells you that gas prices could significantly impact the cost of your upcoming long-distance move, you might feel a little skeptical . But…what if they’re right?
Do gas prices impact moving costs?
It depends on how you move. If you choose the truck rental route, you’ll definitely want to factor the cost of gas into the equation. Think about it this way – your car probably gets somewhere between 20-30 MPG. Rental trucks, on the other hand, usually get between 6-12 MPG. That’s a BIG difference.
December 17th, 2013 - 8:29 AM
Find out your shipping costs
Whether you’re moving a house full of belongings or just enough for one small container, U-Pack Moving has shipping options to meet your needs. As you know, shipping costs vary based on location and how much you’re moving, but it’s easy to calculate the price with an online U-Pack quote. You’ll be able to see the price instantly.
November 5th, 2013 - 2:54 PM
How to Calculate Your Moving Costs
The best way to stick to your moving budget is to make sure you know exactly what you’ll be spending. By knowing your charges upfront, you can easily save and stick to your budget for your move. Let’s take a look at this moving cost calculator to help you plan.
Calculating Your Actual Move Costs
The biggest expense when moving is the cost of the moving service. While this varies a lot depending on the type of service you choose, getting quotes can help you see which services fit into your budget. U-Pack is a great mid-level option – you save tons of money by doing the loading and unloading yourself, but you don’t have to drive. Click over to U-Pack’s moving cost calculator here to determine how much your move will cost. You will put in details about your move to get a price.
September 19th, 2013 - 4:08 PM
6 Warning Signs Your Moving Cost May Go Up
Warning signs are important. When you’re driving down unfamiliar roads, it’s nice to know what’s coming. The “stop sign ahead” sign warns you of an approaching intersection, and the “curves in road” sign prompts you to slow down. They’re all designed to let you know what to expect up ahead.
Just like driving an unfamiliar road, moving comes with some unknowns that can end up costing you more than you anticipated. While there aren’t literal warning signs along the way, there are definitely some signals you can watch for to help avoid the unforeseen. Here are a few things to watch for:
1. You’re a hoarder.