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Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

September 14th, 2018 - 8:31 AM
Moving Estimates: What You Need to Know

Estimating moving costs

Each moving company needs different information to provide a price. You may be asked things like how many rooms you have in your home, if the house has stairs, or if you’ll need help packing and loading. Or you may be required to have an agent come to your house to provide an estimate. Understanding the different ways movers determine pricing can help you make the best, most convenient decision. Take a look at some common methods and learn how to make the most of your moving budget.

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Do gas prices impact moving costs?

September 11th, 2018 - 3:29 PM
Do gas prices impact moving costs?

How fluctuating gas prices can shift moving costs

Many of the factors that affect moving costs are very conceptual and complex, but one of the easiest to understand is fuel. Moving from one place to another requires transportation for you and your belongings, and most forms of transportation utilize gasoline. As gas prices change, moving costs sometimes change with them. But how big is the impact? Start with a quick overview of why fuel prices change, and then see how they influence moving costs. 

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Moving Cost Calculator

September 10th, 2018 - 2:48 PM
Moving Cost Calculator

Calculate moving expenses with a moving cost estimator

The formula for determining the price of a move takes many things into account: equipment availability, distance, fuel expenses and market demand to name a few. To help take the difficulty out, U-Pack offers an online calculator that makes it easy to estimate moving costs. Find out how to use the U-Pack cost tool and learn more about the main components that determine rates.

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How much money should you save before moving out of state?

September 6th, 2018 - 3:30 PM
How much money should you save before moving out of state?

Budgeting and preparing to move out of state

If you’re planning a move to another state, you may be wondering how you’re going to save enough money before moving day. You’re probably used to saving for other big purchases like buying new furniture or booking vacations, but a long-distance move isn’t as common of an expense. Fortunately, saving for a move can be simple once you make a plan. Start by figuring out how much you’ll need to set back, and then follow some simple tips to save. 

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How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

July 16th, 2018 - 3:51 PM
How much does it cost to rent a moving truck one way?

Prices for one-way moving truck rentals

If you drive by a truck rental location, you might see signs advertising something like, “Trucks starting at $29.99!” That price point is very appealing, but may not be close to the rate you’ll get for your move if you’re moving one-way. Those prices are for a single day local rental. A one-way move that goes across the country can be very different. Explore the different costs and compare one-way truck rental to U-Pack® — a moving alternative where you don’t have to drive. 

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Shipping Rates for Household Goods

July 11th, 2018 - 8:35 AM
Shipping Rates for Household Goods

Affordable ways to ship household goods

Transporting household goods long distance can be a hectic experience. You’re not only dealing with getting your family to a new home, but you’re also having to maneuver a large truck or trailer through unfamiliar cities. The good news is it’s possible to move without driving. You can ship belongings with a full-service company or with a “you pack, we drive” service like U-Pack®. If you’re looking to keep rates affordable, U-Pack is often the best option. Keep reading to learn what goes into household goods shipping rates and how prices compare. 

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The Cheapest Way to Move Out of the Bay Area

March 28th, 2018 - 1:10 PM
The Cheapest Way to Move Out of the Bay Area

Leaving the San Francisco Bay Area?

According to a report by real-estate brokerage firm Redfin, more people are moving out of the San Francisco area than anywhere else in the United States. This is linked to factors such as tax rates and housing costs, but the sheer amount of people leaving is actually making it more expensive for others to move. When demand is high, moving rates often increase.

If you’re making plans to leave San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont or another Bay Area city, you might want to do a little shopping around. By getting multiple quotes, you’re more likely to find the best price. Compare rates to find out which option is cheapest.

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One-Way Move Options

November 22nd, 2017 - 8:04 AM
One-Way Move Options

What is a one-way move?

If you’re thinking, “aren’t all moves one-way?”, it helps to know that one-way moving refers to the locations and equipment you use to move your belongings, not the direction you move. With a one-way move, the equipment is delivered to you or picked up through a location near your origin and returned to another location near your destination. One-way moving is typical if you’re moving long distance; it’s the opposite of a local move where you pick up and drop off moving equipment at the same location.  If you’re moving out of state or across the country, take a look at the possibilities for one-way moving and compare services and rates.

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How much does a ReloCube cost?

July 12th, 2017 - 8:24 AM
How much does a ReloCube cost?

Checking ReloCube prices​

Most people have the same goals when moving — make it as easy and affordable as possible. To help you meet these objectives, U-Pack offers a ReloCube® moving container that is simple, convenient and affordable. They sit at ground-level for seamless loading, get delivered door to door, and are priced based on the number of containers you use. In fact, 78% of customers say they chose U-Pack because of the price! Take a look at how moving in a Cube works, what the cost includes, and how to check rates for your move. 

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Moving Quotes Online

August 10th, 2016 - 2:33 PM
Moving Quotes Online

Compare moving company quotes

If you’re planning an upcoming move, one of the first things you’ll need to do is figure out pricing. Most companies allow you to get a moving quote online, but how can you be sure you’re getting the best rate? Since each company offers different services, it can often feel like comparing apples to oranges – leaving you unsure of what choice to make. The good news is there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best price possible.