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Tips for lowering the cost of your move

August 17th, 2009 - 11:35 AM

Determining the Cost of Your Move
With U-Pack it's simple to determine the cost of your move. We simply base the moving cost on where you're moving from and to, how much moving trailer space or number of ReloCubes you use and your move date. 

So, you don't have to worry about determining how much everything weighs like you do with typical moving companies. Just use our easy space estimator to calculate your linear footage or number of needed ReloCubes and get a quick and accurate moving cost estimate.

Here are some helpful tips for lowering your moving cost:

Do a U-Pack terminal to terminal move.  If lowering your moving cost is the goal, load and unload your items at an ABF service center instead of door to door delivery. This can oftentimes drop a few hundred dollars off your move price.

Have a moving sale and get rid of stuff. Moving less stuff means taking up less space. If you don't plan to use it at your new home, don't move it. Moving less is a sure-fire way to lower your moving cost.

Change your move date: U-Pack, like many services, has "peak" and "off-peak" days. Check with your U-Pack Moving Consultant to determine the best day to move. If your move day is flexible (the day we deliver the moving trailer or ReloCube to start loading), you can often choose an off-peak day and lower your cost to move. Typically the off-peak days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the beginning of the month.

Let us know if you would like to see how much U-Pack can lower your cost to move.

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