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Cheapest Way to Move a Small Amount of Furniture

July 22nd, 2015 - 3:23 PM

How to Ship a Small Amount of Furniture Affordably

If you ask your friends how to move furniture on the cheap, you’ll get a variety of answers. Some will tell you not to move it at all – just sell everything and buy new. Some will tell you to rent a truck and drive it there yourself. Some might have the best idea: use U-Pack®, a convenient way to move furniture, even if it’s just a few pieces, for a cheap price.

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Options for Moving Sm​​all Amounts of Furniture

Rental trucks. If you only have a few pieces of furniture to move, you probably won’t be able to fill a rental truck. And, if you can’t fill a truck, there are a few issues you face. First, you end up paying for a truck you don’t fill all the way. Second, your items can shift inside the truck (a tip for safely moving your furniture is to pack high and tight). Third, you actually have to drive the rental truck (and pay for fuel!). So, rental trucks may not be the ideal option when you only have a few things to move.

Portable storage container. To move a small amount of furniture, you need a small container. Many companies offer containers, but for a small amount of stuff, the more compact, the better. The U-Pack ReloCube is ideal. It’s a portable storage container measuring 6’ x 7’ x 8’. It’s weatherproof, custom-built, with tie down points located all throughout the interior – great for securing your items and keeping them safe during transit. The Cube is perfect for moving just a few pieces of furniture because you load it yourself and you can tightly fit everything into it (making for a safe trip). The ReloCube is a really great option for smaller moves.

Moving trailer. If you’re not sure how much space you’ll need, a U-Pack moving trailer is a great option. It’s designed with flexibility in mind. Though it’s 28’ x 8’ x 9’ (LxWxH), you can use as much space as you need. To help you picture how the linear footage works, imagine the interior as 28 “slices,” and each “slice” is one foot of the trailer’s length, along with the full height and width. You can use as few as 5 “slices,” all 28, or anywhere in between. For a small amount of furniture, you may only need five linear feet, or you might need an extra foot or two. You only pay for the space you use, so you can load your furniture inside without worrying of running out of space. And, just like a ReloCube, with a U-Pack moving trailer, you don’t have to drive. You can get a quote here to check prices.

Getting help for moving a small amount of furniture

Sometimes furniture can be bulky and heavy. If you need some assistance loading or unloading your furniture into the trailer or Cube, U-Pack recommends Moving Staffers, a nationwide moving labor company.

More reasons to move small items with U-Pack

  • Most moves are completed on average within 2-5 business days – customers love the quick delivery
  • You can save on average of $300 if you complete a terminal to terminal move with us instead of a door-to-door move (read more ways to save here)
  • Standard liability coverage, taxes, fuel, and the driver are included in your quote.

What’s the best way to move a few pieces of furniture?

Check out U-Pack! Not only can you move without having to drive, but you have the flexibility to either use a moving container or moving trailer. When you’re moving long distance, U-Pack often offers prices that are comparable to truck rental. It’s the better way to move.

Get a free moving quote for your small amount of furniture or call one of our moving consultants at 800-413-4799.