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.
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 (a moving trailer or moving container) and the transportation, what you may not be aware of is that U-Pack can also recommend affordable moving help to assis... Read More
While U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” service, some people still need help with packing and loading but don’t want to spend a lot on full-service moving. U-Pack’s solution is to recommend experienced movers and packers on an hourly basis to help with the big stuff.
If you’ve decided to get help with this portion of your move, it’s important to get your home ready so the movers and packers are able to work quickly and efficiently. If you’re anything like me, you’ll do pretty much anything to save a few bucks and make life easier. That’s exactly what will happen if you can get things prepared ahead of time. So what can you do to get ready for the movers and packers? T... Read More
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.
First, sort and condense your clothing Because your price to move is directly related to how much you’re moving, there’s no use moving clothing (or other things) you no longer want. If you have clothing you no longer wear or that no longer fits, consider donating or selling it. Personally I don’t like the idea of having a garage sale (they’re a lot of work), so my unwanted clothing gets donated charity. If you like the idea of a garage sale, c... Read More
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 (and free). 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.
If you need help figuring out how much trailer space (or how many ReloCubes) y... Read More
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 (or an ABF trailer).
The internal dimensions of a ReloCube® are 70" x 83" x 93" (lwh).
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&quo... Read More
Questions about the U-Pack service often revolve around what will fit inside the ReloCube (U-Pack's equivalent to a PODS® container). One of the questions we get most often (next to "will a mattress fit into a ReloCube?") 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" (DWH). Here's an illustration of what it looks like inside: ... Read More
Another avenue for GREAT moving tips! Several months back we introduced you to MoveBuilder. Just to refresh your memory, MoveBuilder is a moving company where customers can choose from a variety of moving services— like packing, loading, unloading and crating— to "build" a move that fits their needs and budget.
So, last month MoveBuilder introduced The Blueprint, their Moving Blog…and it's awesome. And when we see something awesome, we tell people about it.
At The Blueprint, you'll find tons of helpful information about moving and some great moving advice. You can also use the "Ask a MoveBuilder" tool to submit a question and they'll email the answer right to you... Read More
No matter the reason, there may be times in life when doing your own packing and loading is not an option. The self-move service price may look great, but doing the physical part of the move doesn't. 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 - it might even hurt worse than the pain you've already got in your back. So what do you do?
Local Loading and Unloading Assistance
Go ahead and go for the self-move service and hire local loading and unloading assistance! It's usu... Read More