September 15th, 2017 - 9:26 AM
Using movers to load or unload
DIY moving has many benefits — lower rates, flexibility, and the ability to control the move from start to finish. But sometimes you need a little help. If you’re trying to cut costs but want assistance with some of the work, hiring moving labor is a great solution. You’ll get the help you want without the high price of a full-service move. Find out how to hire a crew, how to prepare for the big day, and how to manage the crew when they arrive.
If you haven’t reserved moving equipment yet, U-Pack® prices are affordable and include two equipment options — the moving trailer or moving container. In most cases, U-Pack rates are comparable to truck rental. Click here to get a free quote.
September 1st, 2017 - 1:52 PM
Shipping a sofa in a U-Pack ReloCube
The ReloCube® moving container has many great attributes — affordable pricing, flexible options, and a size that allows it to fit in a standard parking space. But will its compact size be a problem when loading large furniture like a sofa? Most sofas will fit, but be sure to measure first. Find out what size furniture can fit in a CubeTM, learn what to do if your couch won’t fit, and get tips on prepping a sofa for a long distance move.
July 27th, 2016 - 3:04 PM
Need a hand with packing and moving?
While do-it-yourself moving is a great way to save money, there are lots of situations where you may need some help—especially when it comes to packing and loading. Whether you’re a first-time mover that needs help or just don’t want to do the heavy lifting this time around, you can still enjoy low rates and an easy moving service without having to do all the work yourself! U-Pack offers invaluable packing tips and a recommendation for affordable loading help so you can move without the high price of a full service mover and still get the help you need.
June 13th, 2016 - 4:09 PM
How to hire packers and movers
Do you think you need help with your move? If you were considering hiring movers to do the packing and loading, but didn't want to pay the high price tag of traditional movers, there are affordable alternatives. Did you know you can actually save quite a bit of money on your move by doing the packing yourself? While this option doesn’t work for everyone, many people like the idea of packing their own stuff, then hiring movers to do the loading, unloading. It's a great way to save money moving!
April 6th, 2015 - 10:02 AM
Full service isn’t the only option for moving help
If you’re moving long distance and don’t want to do all the work, what options do you have? You could hire a full service mover, but that can get expensive. Or you could hire movers from online message boards, but how can you make sure they can be trusted? It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to blow your budget. U-Pack offers a solution that involves combining U-Pack with moving help to give you the services you need at a price you can afford.
July 28th, 2014 - 4:15 PM
Prepare Before Moving Day
Though U-Pack is a do-it-yourself "you pack, we drive" service, you may need help loading the big stuff without spending a lot on full-service movers. There's a solution that can help you stay within your budget while still getting the help you need; you can use a DIY service then hire movers and packers to load on an hourly basis.
February 22nd, 2013 - 9:24 AM
Get moving assistance that’s affordable
Moving labor often comes in two categories: 1) expensive full-service movers, or 2) cheap inexperienced laborers. However, U-Pack gives you a third option to consider: experienced, affordable moving assistance.
January 16th, 2013 - 1:46 PM
I like clothes. A lot. If shopping was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. When we moved, I had to learn how to properly pack my clothing so that it didn’t get damaged, wrinkled, or destroyed in the move. Let me share with you how to move clothes so that your clothing—whether a little or a lot—gets moved properly.
October 23rd, 2012 - 2:39 PM
If you’re at that point where you’re saying, “Help me move!!” U-Pack has the perfect solution. You can save significantly by doing your own packing, loading and unloading. Or, if you like the idea of saving money, but need help moving the heavy stuff, just request pricing for loading/and or unloading help – whatever suits your needs.
October 5th, 2011 - 12:48 PM
This may be one of the most popular questions our customers ask. And the answer is YES. Any standard-size mattress will fit inside a ReloCube (or a trailer).
The internal dimensions of a ReloCube are 70" x 83" x 93" (lwh).
Standard mattress sizes are:
Crib Mattress: 28" x 52"
Twin Mattress: 39" x 75"
XL Twin Mattress: 36" x 80"
Full Mattress: 54" x 75"
XL Full Mattress: 54" x 80"
Queen Mattress: 60" x 80"
King Mattress: 76" x 80"
Cal- King Mattress: 72" x 84"