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Moving with uShip

Let uShip help you tackle your next move. We know how important it is to find the best moving company at the best price, and with our marketplace, you can find just that! We'll help you figure out how to move, help you get you rates from reliable moving companies and give you some tips along the way. If you need any assistance along the way, contact us and we'll help you get back on your way to your new home.

With uShip's marketplace, it's easy to find trustworthy moving companies who can meet your needs within your budget. Create a listing with your detailed needs, dates and locations for your move, and a list of your items to be moved. Professional moving companies will then sent you quotes for your review as they compete for your business, ensuring you get the best moving rates around.

How to Move with uShip

uShip makes moving as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 | Create Your Listing

List your move with as much detail as you can. Be sure to include required dates or a time frame for your move, a list of large and small items to be moved, number of boxes, measurements of all large furniture, photographs, and the level of service required. There are a few different levels of moving services depending on your needs. There's self service, when you move your items on and off the truck and loading service, when you pack your items and the moving company loads and unloads the truck for you. Another option is white glove or full service movers, when the movers pack and wrap your items for you and place it in your new home.

Make sure you have an itemized list of your move. A detailed listing allows movers to place more accurate quotes on your move and reduces the chance for surprise costs on moving day.

Man and woman preparing for their home move
Mover with two boxes on a dolly

2 | Choose the Best Moving Company

After your listing is created, you will start receiving moving quotes from accredited companies. They'll be competing to win your business, so you'll get the best moving rates. As the moving quotes come in, you can ask questions of the companies and talk to them directly. This will give you a better feel for the movers.

Every moving company on uShip has their own profile with their transportation history, safety records and customer rated feedback. We strongly encourage you to review the moving companies by using their profiles. Most movers will have photos of their trucks on their profiles, and you can see completed shipments along with the review direct from the customer. By reviewing the profiles of the moving companies, talking to them through their quotes, and comparing prices, you can feel confident you're choosing the best moving company for you.

3 | Moving Transport & Delivery

Once you have chosen your movers, contact them directly with any additional details, concerns, or questions you may have. Let them know more about the pick up and delivery areas. Some moving trucks may have a hard time getting to certain neighborhoods. Should you run into any issues, please let us know. We are here to help before, during and after your move.

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How Much Does it Cost to Move?

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when calculating the cost to move. The size of the move, the distance and the service type requested all have impact on the cost. The moving cost for smaller sized, local moves is around $300 to $500, while larger cross country moves average $1,500 to $3,000.

For a more detailed look into what your move may cost, check out our cost to move page. Here, you will see hundreds of household moves completed through the uShip marketplace. This will give you a good idea of what your moving services may cost and an idea of how we work.

Family sitting with their moved boxes

Moving Insurance Coverage

All licensed moving companies are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to carry a minimum amount of cargo insurance. Look at the moving company's profile on uShip to see what kind of coverage they have. Licensed movers are also required to provide you with written proof of insurance. This certificate will detail their coverage and name their insurance provider. Feel free to verify the information on the certificate before you hand over your items.

We encourage all of our shipping customers to consider obtaining a third-party insurance provider. Find out more by visiting the uShip Cargo Insurance page.

Planning Your Big Move

Proper planning can eliminate many of the common headaches that may come from household moves. Having an organized moving checklist from the beginning of the process can help you plan your relocation and make sure you don't leave out any important details when packing up your home. There are things you may not have thought of beforehand, like properly moving furniture or holding a garage sale to help lighten the load for your chosen moving company. Consider the following:

  • Change your address
  • Disconnect and transfer utilities
  • Close accounts associated with previous address
  • Transfer services

Moving Tips

  • Know which moving service type is best for you.
  • Potential moving costs.
  • Know your transporter's moving history and customer reputation.
  • Know your insurance options and how your household items are protected.

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