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How to get moving quotes from movers

August 31st, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Let's do one more Flashback (since it's a holiday weekend and all)! If you're planning a move during the Fall or Winter months (the time of year when you'll typically find the lowest prices for moving), this post about how to get moving quotes should be very helpful. Have a safe, enjoyable Labor Day!!  

The first step in the moving process is to get moving quotes from movers. But how? Because each moving company is different, they’ll each have a different process to get a quote. Let’s look at how to get a free moving quote from U-Pack, then other traditional moving companies.

U-Pack Quote
It’s easy to get a U-Pack moving quote! All you do is enter in where you’re moving from/to, when you’re moving, and how much you’re moving. If you want to enter in your email address to receive a copy of your quote via email, you can, but it’s not required. Click the orange “Get Instant Quote” button and there it is! Your U-Pack quote includes the driver, fuel, sales tax, liability coverage, and estimated transit time. There’s no down-payment or deposit.  

Full-Service Quote
With full-service movers, you fill out your information online (full name, phone, email, city, state) and wait for a representative to contact you to set up an in-home estimate. During an in-home estimate, complete strangers come into your home, look at your belongings, and estimate your moving cost based on the weight of your belongings. If a belonging is hiding (like under the bed), then discovered on the day of the move, the price on your initial estimate will increase.

Truck Rental Quote
To get a truck rental quote, you enter in the day and place you can pick up the truck. Once you choose your pick up time, choose your drop-off location. Enter in your contact information, then pick your truck, towing equipment, and damage coverage. Some rental truck companies will make you pay a deposit or down payment on your move. Don’t forget to use the rental truck fuel cost calculator to determine your fuel costs.

Portable Storage Quote
For a portable storage quote, you are required to enter in your email address to get a quote. Once you click for your quote, you are told to call a representative with your quote # to complete your quote. Choosing a moving container with weatherproof construction is key to ensuring that your belongings are protected during transit or storage.

Now you know how to get moving quotes from movers! Start the comparison process by getting an instant moving quote from U-Pack. Do you have a question about your moving quote? Leave a comment or give us a call at 800-413-4799. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!

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