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The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

August 22nd, 2014 - 4:59 PM

Moving Cheap from State to State

Right now we’re in the middle of “off-peak” moving season, but it won’t be long until summer arrives and things get really, really busy. If you’re searching for the cheapest way to move out of state, now may be the right time to do it (while rates are lower).

Whatever your reason for moving out of state: work, to be closer to family, to make a new start... it just seems intuitive to want to find the easiest, cheapest way to do it. Here are a few things to consider when you’re looking for the cheapest way to move out of state.

Compare Moving Quotes

When you’re looking for the cheapest way to move out of state, and starting to plan your move, start by getting a free moving quote. Of course, not all quotes are created equal. Different companies will include different things in their prices. U-Pack’s prices compare to other “cheap” moving services, but with U-Pack get you more. A U-Pack quote includes the moving equipment, transportation, fuel, taxes, and tolls. With everything compiled into one quote, you can make sure your price is in your budget.

How can you make sure you’re getting the cheapest state to state move with U-Pack? We have a few tips…

Take Only What You Need

U-Pack allows you to only pay for the space you use. That means when you move less, you pay less. To help lessen the load, before you get the moving boxes out, take an inventory of your home. Are there things you can get rid of? Do you really need the nine-year-old artificial Christmas tree hanging out in your attic? It does take up a lot of space, after all. Are there clothes you can purge from your closet? What about a garage sale? Are there things you’re willing to donate? All of these things can make a difference in the long-run.

Instead of renting an entire truck, you only pay for the space you use when doing a U-Pack move. If you choose the trailer option, you load your stuff inside and measure how many linear feet you’ve used. With the ReloCube moving container option, you just pay for the Cubes you use. So when you’re moving out of state, you can save on your overall moving cost by moving less stuff.

Do Some of the Work Yourself

It’s doubtful that you’ll ever find a full-service mover at the top of any “cheapest way to move out of state” list. They’re usually pricey because you’re paying for someone to do everything for you. While that’s convenient, it may be out of your price range. You might think that the only way to get a do-it-yourself move is with a moving truck. A truck rental may look like a money saver initially, don’t forget to add in gas (use our rental truck fuel estimator) insurance, taxes and other fees.

But, if you want to do it yourself and STILL save, U-Pack is a great solution! You do the loading and unloading and U-Pack does ALL the driving. And you get great prices – the price compares to truck rental! All fuel and taxes are included and no worries about driving a clunky rental truck from state to state! Even if you do need help loading or unloading, U-Pack can point you to affordable solutions..

Decide Between Moving Options

We know when it comes to moving to a new state, you have many options: Truck rental, portable storage containers, full service moves, and “you pack, they drive” services.

When you’re trying to decide between services and prices, U-Pack offers a great combination of savings with a great service. It works like this:

  • You pack and load your stuff (saving money) into a trailer or ReloCube.
  • U-Pack drives the moving truck or moving container out of state to your new home – fuel, taxes and the driver are included. That means you can travel on your time, and without the extra stress and hassle of driving a rental truck.
  • Your belongings travel state to state and arrive in 2-5 business days.
  • You unload and U-Pack picks up the empty equipment.

It really is as simple as it sounds.

Get a Free Moving Quote!

Moving with U-Pack saves you money compared to other moving services. You do the packing and loading, and we do the driving. Get a free moving quote to see how you can move with U-Pack. Call or click today to speak with a moving specialist – 1-800-413-4799. Or leave a comment with any questions.