April 6th, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Full service isn’t the only option for moving help
If you’re moving long distance and don’t want to do all the work, what options do you have? You could hire a full service mover, but that can get expensive. Or you could hire movers from online message boards, but how can you make sure they can be trusted? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to blow your budget. U-Pack offers a solution that involves combining U-Pack with moving help to give you the services you need at a price you can afford.
August 19th, 2014 - 4:02 PM
Need a Hand?
There may be situations where doing your own packing and loading isn't an option. The self-move service price may look great, but doing the physical part of the move just won't work. Do you throw in the towel and go with a full-service mover? Sure they do it all – the packing, loading and driving – but what about the price? The cost of a full-service mover can put a serious hurt on your pocket book. So what does a budget-conscious consumer do?
Local Loading and Unloading Assistance
You can go ahead and opt for the self-move service, and just hire local loading and unloading assistance to move the big stuff. In most cases you'll find that it's less expensive to pair a self-move service with local labor than it is to hire a full-service mover. And it's easy.
July 28th, 2014 - 4:15 PM
Prepare Before Moving Day
Though U-Pack is a do-it-yourself "you pack, we drive" service, you may need help loading the big stuff without spending a lot on full-service movers. There's a solution that can help you stay within your budget while still getting the help you need; you can use a DIY service then hire movers and packers to load on an hourly basis.
If that's the route you decide to go, you'll be directing the labor, so it's important to get your home and your belongings ready for moving day. Preparing ahead of time can help your movers and packers work more quickly and efficiently, and that can be a big money saver in the long run.
Start with the two "P's"— Purge and Prepare.
March 7th, 2014 - 10:13 AM
Need some loading help?
The moving industry has come a long way. It used to be that you either had to do everything yourself or hire someone to do it all for you. Fast forward to today and you can practically hire movers to do any part of the moving processes you need help with. If you’re in the market for loading help, we’ll walk you through what to look for in a mover, how to prepare for your help, and what to expect from your loaders on moving day.
Hiring movers to load a truck
The first step in the process is to find a mover that will do the loading. This will require some research on your part, so we recommend asking family, friends, coworkers, etc. for recommendations. We refer customers to Moving Staffers.
March 25th, 2013 - 2:44 PM
Do I need movers and packers?
Are you looking for movers and packers? Did you know that you can actually save money on your move by doing the packing yourself? While this option doesn’t work for everyone, many people like the idea of packing their own stuff, then hiring movers to do the loading, unloading and driving. Some even like to do their own loading and unloading, too – especially if it means saving more money.
February 22nd, 2013 - 9:24 AM
Get moving help that’s affordable
Moving help often comes in two categories: 1) expensive full-service movers, or 2) cheap inexperienced laborers. However, U-Pack gives you a third option to consider: experienced, affordable moving help.
While you may recognize U-Pack as a “you pack, we drive” service that provides the moving equipment and the transportation, what you may not be aware of is that U-Pack can also recommend affordable moving help to assist with loading and unloading. That’s right. U-Pack has access to a nationwide network of experienced moving help that can help you do a little, or a lot. Let’s take a look at how that works.
January 16th, 2013 - 1:46 PM
I like clothes. A lot. If shopping was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. When we moved, I had to learn how to properly pack my clothing so that it didn’t get damaged, wrinkled, or destroyed in the move. Let me share with you how to move clothes so that your clothing—whether a little or a lot—gets moved properly.
October 23rd, 2012 - 2:39 PM
If you’re at that point where you’re saying, “Help me move!!” U-Pack has the perfect solution. You can save significantly by doing your own packing, loading and unloading. Or, if you like the idea of saving money, but need help moving the heavy stuff, just request pricing for loading/and or unloading help – whatever suits your needs.
Getting a U-Pack quote is easy . Call 800-413-4799 to speak with a knowledgeable moving specialist, or simply enter a little information about your move online and you’ll see the price instantly. No worries if you don’t know the specifics yet – you can always come back and tweak it later.
October 5th, 2011 - 12:48 PM
This may be one of the most popular questions our customers ask. And the answer is YES. Any standard-size mattress will fit inside a ReloCube .
The internal dimensions of a ReloCube are 70" x 83" x 93" .
Standard mattress sizes are:
Crib Mattress: 28" x 52"
Twin Mattress: 39" x 75"
XL Twin Mattress: 36" x 80"
Full Mattress: 54" x 75"
XL Full Mattress: 54" x 80"
Queen Mattress: 60" x 80"
King Mattress: 76" x 80"
Cal- King Mattress: 72" x 84"
King Split Mattress: 76" x 80"
September 21st, 2011 - 8:53 AM
Questions about the U-Pack service often revolve around what will fit inside the ReloCube . One of the questions we get most often is, "Will my sofa fit into a ReloCube?" This is a little more difficult to answer than the mattress question - which we'll talk about in a future post - but only because sofas come in so many shapes and sizes. So pull out your measuring tape, it's going to require that you measure the length of your sofa to determine if it'll fit into the ReloCube.
Now, let's talk about the internal dimensions of the ReloCube. It's 70" x 83" x 93" . Here's an illustration of what it looks like inside: ReloCube Dimensions.