Benefits of Ordering Moving Supplies Online

One of the most important pieces of a successful move is having all of the moving supplies you need. Sure, you could stop by your local U-Haul store and pick up the things you need there, but what if I told you there was an even better way of going about things? Here are some of the benefits you receive when choosing to order your moving supplies online:

Benefits of Ordering Moving Supplies Online

Easy Planning

Ordering your moving supplies online is one of the best steps in pre-planning for your move. Because you can see the items you need, all in one place, you can avoid forgetting anything. Additionally, all costs, for everything you need, are displayed up front in your shopping cart to make budgeting easier. If you opt for delivery, you can begin packing earlier in the moving process without leaving your house. Then, if you happen to find you forgot anything you can pick up those last-minute items when picking up your moving truck or other rental equipment. On the opposite side, if you ordered too many boxes, you can easily return them in-store when picking up your truck or trailer using the buy-back guarantee.


Whatever your moving budget, ordering moving supplies online allows you to see all costs together and continually re-assess. When shopping in-store, I often don’t realize my costs until at the register. Alongside this, you may not be thinking about additional moving services you are using such as equipment rentals or Moving Help Providers®. Online, all of these services will appear in your shopping cart so you know exactly what your move will cost. If when adding your supplies you realize you’re spending less than expected, you can then choose to treat yourself and opt for Moving Help® to take a load off! Note that your budget may shift as you realize how much you really do need for the easiest moving experience.

Built-In Checklist

Rather than coming home from the store and realizing you forgot something, you can use your shopping cart as a built-in checklist. Everything you know you need can be added and listed all together. Alongside this, when ordering online, you have access to features such as the moving supply calculator to help ensure you have enough supplies the first time around. All you have to do is enter some simple information such as what rooms you’re moving and you can see U-Haul’s recommended supply list on the right. Another helpful benefit of ordering online is that product descriptions are available if you aren’t sure what something is used for.

From here, you will have a basic idea of some moving supplies that may be useful for your move. Based on other specific details that you know such as needing an extra stretch wrap for dresser drawers or furniture sliders for your couch, you can continue to add items to your cart until your checklist is complete.

Benefits of Ordering Moving Supplies Online

Bundle the Buy

Everything you need, for every part of your move, is available online, all in one place, making things so much easier. Boxes, couch coverstruck rentals… even hitch accessories and grilling tools are all available online! Whether you choose in-store pickup or delivery, everything you need will be conveniently packaged together. No need for concern that something you needed is not stocked in-store.

My best tip when looking at supplies is that you can really never have too many. All supplies are designed to be used more than once and often for additional non-moving tasks. U-Haul also offers a 100% buy-back guarantee of any unused U-Haul box, with the receipt, at any U-Haul center nationwide. Scan through the various tabs of moving supplies that are available and add/remove items from your cart as needed. If you’re a grilling or sports aficionado, you can even meat marinade injectors or bike racks to your cart to use after your move! U-Haul offers free shipping on all orders over $50 so don’t feel guilty about choosing not to leave your house.  Plus, you basically get a bonus box when choosing delivery since everything has to be packaged up to ship.

  • Everything you need, all in one place
  • Free shipping on all orders over $50
  • 100% buy-back guarantee of any unused U-Haul box

Benefits of Ordering Moving Supplies Online

Save Time & Order Moving Supplies Online

Between work, chores and the thousands of other things on your plate, you have no time to waste. Ordering your moving supplies online is a huge time saver for numerous reasons. If pick up your supplies in store, they’ll be pre-bundled together. No more going aisle by aisle trying to pick things up.  No more bringing items to the register. Most of all, no more trying to fit everything in your personal vehicle. If you choose to have them delivered to your door, you don’t even have to spend the time visiting a U-Haul store! By ordering online and using helpful tools such as the moving supply calculator to determine exactly what you need, you won’t have to make multiple trips back and forth due to missing an item.

To save the most time, I recommend ordering online and having items delivered to you. This way, you avoid any time picking up items and you can begin packing some things up earlier. Packing earlier also allows you to re-evaluate what your needs are and potentially pick up additional items when picking up your truck or trailer. It also allows you to assess how many boxes or other furniture pieces you need moved and add some help for moving day. If you order online and choose to use a U-Box® Container, can even choose to not leave your house for your move at all!

Benefits of Ordering Moving Supplies Online

Do you usually order your moving supplies online or purchase them in-store? Share your experiences in the comments!