Looking for moving options that help save money? Consider self moving! Unlike a full-service move where everything is taken care of from start to finish, a DIY move means doing some of the work yourself in exchange for substantial savings and other benefits. There are many upsides to this type of service, but here are five of our favorites:
Cost of service
Control of belongings
Let’s dive into these self move benefits and see how a DIY moving service like U-Pack® works for your situation.
Because it’s such a descriptive word, you may have already deduced that a self-move is a move that you do by yourself. Because you do some (or all) of the work, it’s a solution that’s known to cost significantly less than full-service moving. What’s important to note, though, is that there are a couple of different “levels” – if you will – of self-moving.
What does it cost to rent a truck for a self-move?
It depends on the size truck you rent, where you’re moving from and to, and when your move will take place. You can start comparing prices now, or wait until you have all those details set. While you’re comparing, consider U-Pack® as an option, too. U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” moving company that many do-it-yourselfers consider the best way to self-move. We’ll take a detailed look at what it costs to use both moving trucks and U-Pack for your long-distance move.
When it comes to moving, putting in a little effort can go a long way in terms of saving you money. While you could go with a complete do-it-yourself moving company (like a rental truck), why would you when there are options like U-Pack where you can do some of the work for a comparable savings?
U-Pack is a self-pack moving service where you do the packing and loading, but you don’t have to drive! When you’re trying to keep your moving costs down, but you don’t want to drive a rental truck, it’s the way to go.
Self-moving is a great option for apartment dwellers – especially those moving on a budget. You do some (or all) of the work, and if you're moving long distance, you'll save significantly. Because of the potential for savings, self-moving tends to be the most popular way to move to or from an apartment.
I’m thinking about using a self-moving company…how do they charge?
Well first, I think it’s great that you’re thinking about using a self-moving company. What we’ve found is that people are all about doing some or all of the work on their own to save money. It’s why the DIY network and sites like Pinterest are so super popular right now.
Ok, I used the words “simple” and “house moves” in the same phrase. Some may say those are words that don’t belong together; that a house move is never simple. In fact, if you know someone who’s moved recently (whether local or long distance), you may have even heard something along the lines of, “I’m never moving again!” whispered under their breath… or yelled at the top of their lungs. There’s no question that moving a house is hard work – especially if you’re moving on a budget and need to do some of the work on your own to save money. But there are ways to make it more convenient and affordable.
Have you heard of self-moving? It is a fairly new term in the moving industry, used to describe do-it-yourself moving. Here are answers to some common questions about self-moving.
What is self-moving?
Self-moving is when you move your household goods yourself. There are a couple different types of self-moving options: 1) using a rental truck or 2) using a “you pack, we drive” service. A self move always involves doing some of the work yourself, as opposed to using a full service mover.
Self-moving is a great way to move cheap, especially if you’re okay with doing a little work on your own in exchange for great rates. But truck rental isn’t the only cheap option available. Have you heard of U-Pack? It’s a “you pack, we drive” self-moving option that allows you to save money by doing the loading and unloading—but save stress by letting U-Pack do the driving. Customers love the convenience. Let’s take a closer look at what makes U-Pack a great alternative when you’re looking for self-moving services on the cheap.
A self-move is the affordable way to move. Naturally, because you do some of the work, you get big savings. When planning your move, it can be difficult to budget because it seems that no one will tell you how much a self-move costs. Are you ready for the answer? Drumroll please.