This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of U-Pack. All opinions are 100% mine.
Moving is tough.
I’ve always sucked at saying goodbye, and no matter how excited I am to get to our new location, the goodbyes never seem to get any easier. It’s hard to leave what’s familiar and comfortable, even if you’ve only been there for a short amount of time compared to “normal” civilian families (let’s face it, 3 or 4 years in one location really isn’t that long).
While it’s hard leaving your neighborhood, your friends, your job, your school, your church, and sometimes even your favorite hair salon or coffee shop, the thrill of traveling somewhere new can still be exciting.
On top of the bittersweet emotional rollercoaster that a PCS can bring, there’s also that one thing that’s not so fun to think about… The cost.
As a military spouse, I’m very aware of how expensive moving can be. Sure, the military will pay to move your stuff for you, but there are so many hidden costs that make moving across the country such a pain. For instance, we had to pay almost twice as much for our car insurance after our last move from Texas to California (turns out auto insurance is way cheaper in Texas!), we ate out WAY more than usual (which adds up fast!), and we needed to buy furniture for our new place once we moved in. While the military reimburses you for hotel expenses and a few other moving costs, we found ourselves spending a LOT of out-of-pocket money on things related to our last move.
I recently found a company that understands the moving struggle (it’s real y’all) and I wish I had known about it sooner. If you want to ease the financial burden of relocating your family, you definitely need to check-out U-Pack.
My husband and I have moved 3 times now in the little over 2 years we’ve been married, and every time it’s been a headache. From the cost of moving to having to schedule movers to come over to worrying about our stuff getting broken, there’s always something that makes the move a little more complicated than it should be.
This company is completely changing the game when it comes to moving. It offers the best of both worlds: you pack everything yourself (which allows you to pocket the extra money from the military) and THEY drive. Genius, right?
I have to say, not worrying about other people packing our stuff for us is such a blessing. The way some movers have handled our belongings in the past is a total nightmare! Even though the military will reimburse you for the furniture that gets broken and the dishes that get shattered, there are some things that money simply can’t replace. Instead of trusting people you don’t know to move the things that really matter to you, why not move them yourself? Especially if it saves money and especially if you don’t have to drive the big moving trucks!
This unique moving company also has different equipment options to choose from and flexible moving choices, such as expedited transit if you’re in a hurry or storage options. They make moving affordably a piece of cake by giving you the comfort of traveling to your new home in your own vehicle, without having to sacrifice the extra money the military gives you to move yourself.
Don’t worry if you’ve never moved by yourself before, U-Pack has so many helpful resources, such as this free moving checklist, packing tips & advice, and “how to” instructions that make it easy for everybody.
Moving can already be hard emotionally, there’s no reason to make it hard financially too. If you’d like an instant quote for your next move, visit UPack.com and simply type your information into the boxes on the right side of the page.
I don’t know about you, but I will definitely be utilizing this company for our next move!