Packing and Loading

Who does the packing?

Moving with U-Pack means you do the packing, loading and unloading and U-Pack does the driving. If you need help with packing, we're happy to refer Read more...

What can't be shipped on a U-Pack shipment?

Your shipment should not include anything that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or perishable. Such items include, but are not limited to, the following: Read more...

What typically fits in a ReloCube?

The ReloCubes measure 6'3"D x 7'W x 8'4"H externally, and internally measures 70"D x 82"W x 93"H. The Cube is large Read more...

I need help loading.

U-Pack refers customers who need loading help to Moving Staffers, a nationwide network of experienced moving labor. Get a quote from U-Pack to see what Read more...

What is the best way to pack and load?

We recommend loading “high and tight” utilizing all the space in the trailer or ReloCube. Stack items from floor to ceiling, putting heavy Read more...

How do I move my motorcycle?

U-Pack can help you move your motorcycle long distance. Just load it into the moving trailer or ReloCube with your other households goods. You must drain Read more...

How do I use straps or rope to secure my items?

U-Pack trailers and moving containers include tie-down points to secure your items during the move with rope and straps. See tie-down points in the Read more...

Why can I not pack photos or antiques?

Because of the one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable nature of photos and antiques, we recommend keeping these items with you during a move. Your U-Pack move Read more...

Does my quote include loading or unloading?

U-Pack is a “you pack, we drive” moving company, meaning that U-Pack customers do their own packing, loading, and unloading. If you need help Read more...

Can I rent moving blankets from U-Pack?

U-Pack does not offer moving blankets for rent, but you can purchase high-quality quilted moving blankets to protect your furniture during the move from Read more...

I only need to move one piece of furniture. Can you do that?

We're happy to move one piece of furniture for you - just keep in mind that our trailers have a 5 ft. space minimum for all shipments, and the Read more...

Does a king size bed fit into a ReloCube?

Yes. A typical king size mattress is 76” x 80”, and the interior dimensions of a Cube are 70” x 82” x 93” (DWH). A king size Read more...

How do I move a piano?

First, if you’re moving a piano down stairs, calling a professional should be the first thing on your to-do list. A multi-story move with a fragile Read more...

Do weekends count for my 3 day loading limit?

With a typical U-Pack move, you're given three business days to load and unload. Because weekends (Saturday and Sunday) aren't considered business Read more...

Are there places to secure items in the ReloCube or trailer?

Both trailers and ReloCubes are equipped with tie-down points throughout. We do recommend securing your belongings using ropes, straps, or bungee cords. Read more...

Do you have anyone that helps with the packing?

We refer any customer who needs help with packing to Moving Staffers. Read more...

What happens if my stuff gets broken?

One the benefits of moving with U-Pack is that you’re in control of the way your items are packed and loaded. We have some great packing and loading Read more...

How do I move a memory foam mattress?

U-Pack experts have written a blog post about how to move a mattress that would be a good resource for understanding more about moving your mattress. The Read more...

Looking for packing and loading tips?

You can find downloadable and printable packing tips and loading tips on our website, or by watching these helpful videos! Read more...

Can I move my lawn mower in the trailer or ReloCube?

Yes, you can move your lawn mower with U-Pack. Before you load your lawn mower, you must drain all flammable fluids. Read more...

What if we need a full 28 ft. trailer?

Yes, you can fill the entire trailer with your belongings if necessary and your rate will be adjusted accordingly. If possible, leave enough space for the Read more...

Can I load at the service center?

Yes, it's possible. If you'd like to load your belongings at the service center, notify a U-Pack moving consultant by calling 844-700-5478. Read more...

How much will fit in 5 feet of space?

A studio apartment or one room’s worth of furnishings typically fits into 5 feet of trailer space. Will your items will fit into 5 ft. of space? Use Read more...

Is the day of delivery counted as one of the three days to pack?

Yes, your three days to load start the day the trailer or ReloCube® is dropped off. For example, if the trailer is dropped off on Monday, you would Read more...

Can I ship commercial freight with U-Pack?

Because U-Pack is licensed to move household goods, U-Pack standard liability coverage is for used household goods, which covers 10 cents per pound per Read more...

I have a concern about heat in the storage container.

While in transit, the temperature inside the trailer can go higher than the temps outside. That's why we provide a Do Not Ship list with items that Read more...

Can a car go in a trailer?

A car cannot go into a moving trailer. If you need to ship your car, we recommend using Mr. Car Shipper. Give them a call at 877-528-9627. Read more...

Where do you get the helpers from?

U-Pack refers customers who need loading help to Moving Staffers, a nationwide network of experienced moving labor. Read more...

Will the driver remove the bulkhead?

No, the driver does not remove the bulkhead. Once your items are loaded, you will secure the bulkhead in place. This bulkhead will not be removed until Read more...

If I order moving blankets today when do they arrive?

Most U-Pack box store orders placed before 4 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday, will ship the same day. Orders placed after 4 p.m., or on the weekends will ship the Read more...

If you need it for longer than 3 days what's the charge?

If you need more than three days to load or unload, call at U-Pack moving consultant at 844-700-5478. We can check our daily and monthly rates (vary Read more...

How do I move a dining room table with 4 chairs?

U-Pack can help you move your dining room table and chairs. Simply pack them into our ReloCube, or the moving trailer. We'll drive them to your new Read more...

Do I have to fill the entire trailer?

No, you don't! When you move in a trailer, you reserve a certain amount of space within the trailer to fill. Let's say you reserve 14 ft. of space. Read more...

What is the minimum amount of space I can use in the trailer?

In the moving trailer, the minimum amount of space you can use is 5 linear feet. If you use more than 5 feet of space, your price increases per additional Read more...

How do I load my couch?

Sofas come in many shapes and sizes. If your sofa measures between 83” to 92” in length, you should be able to fit it in the ReloCube ( Read more...

Do you have any videos about how to move?

Yes. Visit the U-Pack video page to watch videos with helpful tips and advice about moving. Read more...

Do I have to itemize all items packed?

While U-Pack doesn’t require an inventory list of all your packed items, it can be useful to do so. By knowing what you’ve packed and loaded, Read more...

What kind of anchors work on the interior walls of the Cube for tying things down?

Ratchet straps with "S" hooks on the end work for tying things down in the Cube. You can also use utility rope and loop it through the logistics Read more...

How do I move a washer and dryer?

Your washer and dryer require special care for moving long distance. Read all about moving a washer on the U-Pack blog. Read more...

Will my shipment be the only one in the trailer or ReloCube?

Yes. Your shipment is the only household goods shipment that will go into the trailer or ReloCube - there will be absolutely no co-mingling. Read more...

Can you pack things in the drawers of dressers?

Packing clothing in drawers is a great way to maximize your space. Here are more tips for moving a dresser. Read more...

How big are the wardrobe boxes?

Wardrobe boxes measure 24" x 24" x 40" and come in sets of 3. They're ideal for moving clothes directly from your closet to the box - Read more...

Does my loading or unloading time include weekends?

No. Loading/unloading time is only counted on business days. Read more...

How many linear feet are in the moving trailer?

There are 28 linear feet in the moving trailer. The U-Pack space estimator tool can help you determine how many linear feet your shipment will occupy in Read more...

Do I have to use boxes or can I use plastic totes?

We recommend using professional moving boxes for a few reasons: Plastic totes don’t stack well. Boxes can be stacked edge to edge, so they hold Read more...

Can I ship food?

Unopened, sealed non-perishable items can be moved, but be mindful of packing them properly. Also, if you have a long transit time, or plan on storing Read more...

Do my items go directly into the truck?

Yes, U-Pack will deliver an empty trailer and then you’ll load your items.   Read more...

Is there insurance if we use your packers?

U-Pack doesn't provide packers. If packing help is something you need, we can recommend packers to help you move. U-Pack doesn't provide insurance. Read more...

Can I pack alkaline batteries?

Our Do Not Ship list includes anything combustable, flammable or explosive, and this includes alkaline batteries. We ask that you take these batteries Read more...

Can I load at the terminal on a weekend?

Most of our terminals are open only Monday through Friday. To confirm the hours for your local terminal, call us at 844-700-5478.   Read more...

Does the truck have to be full before it moves to the new location?

Absolutely not! Just fill as much of the trailer as you need after it's delivered to your home, and when you're done loading, we'll pick it up Read more...

Where can I download a moving checklist?

You can download a free, comprehensive moving checklist from U-Pack! It's printable so you can take it with you on-the-go. In a crunch for time? Watch Read more...

Can U-Pack ship bottles of wine?

Alcoholic beverages such as wine are listed on U-Pack's Do Not Ship List, and therefore cannot be shipped in the moving trailer or ReloCube. Read more...

Can I move tools with U-Pack?

Yes, you can. Just be sure to drain any tools with oil, gas, or other fluids, as items that are combustible, flammable, or corrosive aren't allowed on Read more...

Should I use a tarp or plastic cover?

We recommend using a tarp or plastic cover to protect your items from dirt and dust during transit. Simply place the tarp or cover over your items when Read more...

After you fill up the trailer, where do you put the ramp?

Once you finish loading and install the bulkhead, you place the ramp in the trailer. It’s important that the ramp does not get put behind the Read more...

Can U-Pack move my golf cart?

U-Pack can help you move your golf cart long distance. Just load it into the moving trailer or ReloCube with your other households goods. Remember, you Read more...

How do I pack dishes or fragile china for my move?

It’s important to pack your dishes and china the right way to ensure safe travel during your move. The U-Pack blog provides excellent tips and Read more...

How do I move my ATV?

You can move your ATV with U-Pack, but first you’ll have to drain it of all flammable fluids. This can be done fairly easily by you, or at a Read more...

Can I put my grill in the ReloCube or trailer?

Your grill can be packed into the ReloCube or trailer, but propane tanks CANNOT be loaded into the moving equipment. So, if you have a propane grill, Read more...

Will my kayak fit?

We have had customers move kayaks before, but whether yours will fit in our trailer or Cube depends on its size. Please call us at 844-700-5478 to discuss. Read more...

Can I put a water bed in your Cube?

You can put a water bed in our Cube, but it would need to be emptied of all water first. Read more...

Can you move a spa or jacuzzi cross-country?

You can do it, but it would definitely call for qualified handling and very likely, professional crating to avoid damage to the construction of the hot Read more...

How do I maximize the space I use?

The idea is to pack as high and tight as possible! The less space you use in the trailer, the less you pay for your move (down to a 5 ft. minimum). Check Read more...

How many moving boxes will I need?

It depends on how much you're moving. Use our Room-by-Room Space Estimator tool to calculate how many boxes you might need. Then, go to our Box Read more...

Do I have to use all three business days to load or unload?

No, you don't have to use all three business days to load or unload - you can use one day, two days, or all three. When you're finished loading or Read more...

Can I move a grandfather clock?

Yes, you can. It will be important to disassemble any moving chimes and to ensure the clock is properly padded by a moving blanket. If you don't feel Read more...

How can I know the number of moving blankets I will need?

It depends on how much you're moving. Moving blankets vary in thickness, and are typically shipped in bundles. We recommend purchasing blankets based Read more...

Can you ship farm equipment?

We can't ship farm equipment, only household goods. If you need to ship your farm equipment, we recommend using ABF Multimodalâ„ . Contact them at 877-27 Read more...

Can I put a boat in your container?

Boats cannot be shipped in the moving trailer or ReloCube. If you need to move your boat, call U-Pack. We can point you in the right direction. Read more...

What are the loading rates?

A moving specialist can recommend moving help to you, often at rates that are much more affordable than traditional full service movers. Call 844-700-5478 Read more...

How do I pack and store photos for my move?

U-Pack recommends that you take your photos with you during your move instead of packing them in the moving trailer or ReloCube, as extreme temperatures Read more...

Do you recommend paper or bubble wrap?

Both packing paper and Bubble Wrap® are good choices for adding extra cushion and protection to fragile household items. Which one you use really Read more...

Do you sell bubble wrap?

The U-Pack Box Store offers a variety of Bubble Wrap® rolls and Bubble Wrap® bags. Just select the products you need and Read more...

What if there is a storm the day of my move?

If the storm prevents you from loading, let us know. We want to make sure you're safe while loading, and if parking restrictions/permitting do not Read more...

Is it safe to move delicate instruments such as cellos?

It's absolutely safe as long as the proper protection and packing techniques are used for your cello. Read more...

How should I properly lift moving boxes?

To prevent an injury on moving day, it's best to know how to properly lift heavy moving boxes. Watch this video to learn:   Read more...

Should I count a basement as a bedroom?

When moving contents from a basement, definitely consider adding it as an additional bedroom or possibly more than one bedroom, depending on the size of Read more...

Is the ReloCube sturdy enough for heavy outdoor equipment?

The ReloCube can hold up to 2,500 lbs. of household goods, including outdoor equipment. Just remember to drain all combustible fluids before loading any Read more...

Will U-Pack disassemble or reassemble my furniture?

U-Pack won't be able to disassemble or reassemble your furniture, but if you need help with this, we can refer you to Moving Staffers, a nationwide Read more...

How do I pack my TV and other electronics?

The U-Pack blog features several posts about how to pack a TV and other electronics: How to pack a TV, accessories, DVDs, and moreHow to move a large Read more...

How do I move a freezer?

U-Pack can move your freezer along with your other household goods, however you’ll need to remove the food and defrost the freezer prior to loading. Read more...

Do you pack your own items?

On the standard Upack move you do the loading and unloading and we take care of the driving. We recommend MovingStaffers forhelp with loading and Read more...