Did you know that when moving long distance in a rental truck, it may cost more for fuel than it does to rent the truck? It’s true! While truck rental may seem like the most affordable option, adding in the cost to fill it up may make it more expensive than you planned. To help you check this cost in advance, U-Pack has an easy-to-use gas cost estimator. Find out how to use this online calculator, what factors contribute to fuel costs in a rental truck and how to move without paying extra for gas.
If you’re a visual learner, U-Pack has you covered when it’s time to move! We have tons of videos online that walk you through everything from moving equipment options, to step-by-step packing, and even moving hacks like packing a suitcase (not to mention videos that feature adorable dogs and reality TV stars).
At U-Pack, we want to be your one-stop moving shop. Of course, we’d love it if you moved with us, but even if you don’t, we’re here to help. We know that with any cross country move, there are a lot of pieces to coordinate. We’ve gathered resources for before, during, and after your move in one central location. Bookmark or “pin” this page to save it for later!
General Moving Resources
We have a few pages that are valuable to you no matter where you’re at in the moving process.
No matter what you’re tackling, you need the right tools for the job. If you’re digging a hole, you need a shovel. And if you’re changing a tire, you need a jack. It’s the same with moving; you need the right moving tools. The US Census Bureau reports that the average person moves 11 times in their lifetime – so though you may not need moving tools often, it’s always good to know where they are when you do! To make it easy, we’ve gathered all the moving resources you’ll need to plan for your move. Check them out below.
Make your moving checklist work for you What's the best way to get through your move without excessive stress or forgetting something important? Print off a moving checklist and check tasks off as they're completed.
I know it's tempting just to wing it. Who needs a moving checklist, right? Take it from a self-proclaimed obsessive list maker. It will make things easier.
True, a lot of people live in standard-size houses and can easily figure out how much trailer space or how many ReloCubes they'll need using just a simple space estimator or truck rental conversion chart. Also true, many people don't. And when you don't, it can be a challenge to figure out how much space you'll need.
Wow, talk about a can of worms! When I started researching fuel calculation so that you, our customer, would know how much better you can budget when using U-Pack, I got more than I bargained for. I was looking for information about the size of rental truck gas tanks and ran across a web site that discussed how driving a rental truck is so much different than your own vehicle. It is definitely something to think about when weighing your options.