What is the cheapest way to move furniture to another state?
So, you’re moving to a different state and have lots of furniture to move. Of course, you want to move it all affordably, but how do you know the cheapest way to move your king-size bed and Grandma’s china cabinet? There are several things to consider when you’re searching for the cheapest option for moving your stuff.
Weight vs. Space
First, many moving companies charge based on the weight of your furniture. This can be a huge problem. Your bathroom scale can’t exactly weigh your dining room table. So how can you estimate your cost? Unless you’ve moved before, and are moving the same size home again, it’s very difficult. So, I suggest choosing a moving option that charges by space, not weight. You can easily measure that your couch is 6 feet long. And since U-Pack charges only for the space you use, you’ll find that more often than not, it’s the cheapest option for moving furniture to another state.
Packing and Loading/Unloading
When you move with a full-service moving company, you can expect to pay for packing, loading and unloading. However, if you choose a “you pack, we drive” service like U-Pack, you can save a lot of money by packing and loading your furniture yourself. You may even be able to bribe a few friends to help you load the sofa; the cost of a couple of pizzas is much cheaper than paying a company to do it all for you.
If your moving dates are flexible, choose off-peak days – this is when you’ll get the cheapest prices. Use our moving calendar tool to see which days are most affordable.
Fees, Safety and Time
You’ve heard the saying “You get what you pay for?” It really is true that some offers are just too good to be true. If you’re paying for it, you definitely want to make sure you’re getting what you need, and you certainly don’t want to end up paying much more than you expect. So when you’re comparing moving options, there are definitely a few extras to consider: Are there additional fees? How safe are my belongings in transit? How long will it take to get my items from point A to point B?
Here’s how U-Pack answers those questions: The cost is all inclusive; there’s no extra charge for fuel, mileage or taxes. U-Pack is known for safety; ABF is the only six-time winner of the American Trucking Associations’ Excellence in Security Award. U-Pack does the driving for you, so you don’t have to maneuver a big moving truck on unfamiliar highways. We move you quickly too; the average transit time is 2-5 business days (compare that to 7-21 day transit times other companies offer). And if you need it, U-Pack can even guarantee the EXACT day your shipment will arrive at your destination – a perfect option if you’re on a tight schedule.
Get a free moving quote!
So, if you’re searching for the cheapest way to move furniture to another state, you really should get a free moving quote from U-Pack. It’s a great option when you want a reliable, safe, timely option that’s also affordable. You pack. We drive. You save.®
What are you waiting for? Get your free moving quote today online or call one of our moving specialists at 1-800-413-4799.