Comparing moving services: 1-800-Pack-Rat® and U-Pack
At first glance, portable storage containers offer everything you want in a move: easy loading, no driving and plenty of options. And while many companies offer this type of equipment, the key to choosing the right service is to find the one with the best solution for your situation. Two commonly compared options are 1-800-Pack-Rat and U-Pack. Start with the big picture and narrow down into the specifics to figure out which one is the right match for your move.
“The U-Pack service was provided in a professional, timely and cost-effective manner. The ReloCube™ was easy to load and unload, and the furniture was delivered without damage.” – Robert G., who moved from Delaware to Arizona.
Does that sounds like the kind of move you want? A ReloCube might be the best option. See what Cubes are, how they work, and all the specifics.
As often as we can, we seek out things that make day-to-day life easier: grocery delivery, online ordering, site-to-store pickups. It makes sense that we’d want that same convenience when it comes to moving. Door-to-door moving containers are a great solution for those searching for an affordable and easy option for shipping household goods across the country. Loading is simple, and containers are brought right to your location. Take a look at how this type of moving works, compare options and see how much it costs.
When selecting a moving service, equipment options may be part of the decision-making process. U-Pack offers two types: moving containers and moving trailers, and they both have their advantages. Price is likely a large factor, but what other things should you consider? Take a look at the things that stay the same with U-Pack®, no matter which equipment you use, and the things to consider as you choose between our moving trailers and containers.
I’m moving — will a U-Pack ReloCube hold my stuff?
If you’re moving in a ReloCube, you might be wondering how much you can realistically expect to fit inside the container. While it’s easy to picture the CubeTM filled with boxes stacked in columns, adding furniture and other large items into the mix can make a difference. With its compact design, some people might think their belongings would never fit in a ReloCube. But don’t let the size be deceiving — you may be surprised by how much it can hold!
Both U-Pack® and U-Haul® offer portable moving and storage containers that help make long distance moving more convenient. Each container type features ground-level loading and a lockable exterior, and each company can move you to and from all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. While similarities are certainly present between the U-Box and ReloCube, differences in size, construction material and price can impact which service you choose.
Pack-Rat, also known as 1-800-Pack-Rat®, is a moving and storage company that is similar to other portable storage companies. They deliver a container to your home, give you time to load, and then pick it up – kind of like U-Pack®, but different. By looking at Pack-Rat next to a comparable moving service, you can see the differences clearly.
Because they’re easy to load and are delivered right to your door, moving and storage containers are one of the most popular methods of moving across the country. While several companies offer them, U-Pack consistently stands out. Customer reviews often mention U-Pack as both the best in customer service and the cheapest moving container storage option.
Storage Container used for moving – reserve one, or as many as you need, and only pay for the ones you use.
Shipping containers can be used for many things. Sure, you’ve probably seen some posts online where people use them for pools, garages, or even homes – but the most common uses are moving and storage. Renting a shipping container is easy, and when you rent one from U-Pack, they’re affordable too.
If you’re looking for a moving and storage solution that’s convenient and affordable, check out the U-Pack ReloCube. It’s a metal container that’s delivered right to your door – you load it up, and we’ll bring it to your new location, or store it as long as you need. Since Cube storage bins work a little different than the typical moving and storage equipment, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions to help determine if it’s the best solution for your move.