Let’s be honest, moving is usually never a pleasant experience. Between the logistics of moving your life, cleaning up your old house, finding a new place to live…it pretty much becomes a game of survival, right? That is how I felt when I started planning my move from South Florida to South Texas. The 1,600 miles between my new home and my old home was going to make this move especially painful, so I was determined to do the proper research and find a moving company who would going to be there for me every step of this process and do everything in their power to help things goes as smoothly as possible.
Saying all that, I was really excited when I had the chance to partner with U-Pack for this move and be able to share my experience with all of you. For those who don’t know, U-Pack is the “you pack, we drive” moving company that makes staying on budget easy and is flexible enough to make the experience as easy as possible!
So, if you are perusing the internet looking for a moving solution, let me share with you the things I appreciated about U-Pack, my experience with their trailer service, and why I recommend them:
- Budget-friendly: With U-Pack, you pay only for the space you use, so you know the exact price as you load. There are no surprises and no hidden fees. Since you are the one packing the truck, you can see with your own eyes how much money you will be paying and can make decisions based on your budget. This was huge for me because I was struggling with the vague quotes I was getting from the full-service movers. Not knowing how much money I was about to spend until it was already spent was just not going to work for me. On the flip side, I was afraid I might over or underestimate the space I needed with a rental truck – and then I would be stuck with that decision!
- Flexible Scheduling: Since I was planning to take my time on the 1,600 mile drive from Florida to Texas, I was having a hard time giving the moving companies exact dates for my trip. I appreciated the flexibility of U-Pack who delivered the trailer within a day after I requested it, let me keep it for several days and then picked it up again when I was finished. The packing process ended up taking longer than I had planned, so that flexibility was a stress-saver! During the delivery process, they were actually 1 day ahead of schedule and let me know in case I wanted the trailer delivered early!
- Peace of mind & Control of Process: Some people might not value this aspect as much as I did, but I was really dreading having strangers in my house packing up my belongings. So with U-Pack, I was able to pack and load my own belongings myself (well, with family and friends of course…I’m not that crazy!). This gave me the peace of mind that my items would be safely packed and everything would arrive just as I had left it. I also appreciated their online tracking system which gave me step-by-step updates so I knew exactly where the trailer was during the transportation process.
- Friendly service: From start to finish, I had a great experience with U-Pack. From the sales person, to the dispatcher, to the trailer driver, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I also appreciate that the U-Pack sales team didn’t turn into used cars salesmen like I felt from some of the other full-service movers. I’m still getting sales calls from some of them, even though I was clear that I was no longer interested. U-Pack is happy to have your business, but defintely don’t harass you in the process.
Hopefully this perspective will help you get closer to making the important decision of how to move your belongings! I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about my experience, so please send me a tweet to @TravelBlogueras and I’ll reply back right away!
If you are ready to get your plans rolling, then you can get a quote from U-Pack today and see how they compare to moving with full-service movers, rental truck companies, PODS® and other self-move services.