Tips for Renting a Moving Truck

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There is no shortage of companies offering truck rentals for moving, but which one is the best for your needs? The moving tips in this post will help you choose the truck that is right for your circumstances.

Size
One very important thing to consider is the size of the truck. If you are moving about one or two rooms of furniture to a self storage unit, a 12-foot truck should be sufficient. In the event that you have a house full of furniture to transport, a 16-foot or 26-foot truck should be adequate. If you overestimate the size of the truck that you will need, you can eliminate the need to make several trips because you rented a truck that was too small.

Time
Also, estimate how much time you believe you will need to complete your move. The worst case scenario is that you will have a truck that is large enough, but you don’t have enough time to complete your move. This can result in extra charges. Before you decide which provider to use, ask if the moving company bills by the hour, day or week. Some even charge by the weekend. If you believe you will need an extended amount of time, you may be able to find a company that is offering a good deal for the week.

Choosing a Moving Service
If you aren’t planning on driving the vehicle yourself and wish to hire a moving company to perform this service, make sure that you follow these moving tips: First, ensure that the mover has an operating license and insurance and then obtain a quote. Beware if the quote is very low because there may be additional hidden fees, or the company may not be very reputable. It’s always a good idea to ask for referrals from friends and family, and peruse the user generated reviews about a company on the web.

These simple tips should help make your move a smooth and efficient, whether you are adding to a self storage unit or clearing it out. To find self storage in your new neighborhood, check out FindLocalStorage.com.

2 thoughts on “Tips for Renting a Moving Truck

  1. It’s good to know that when it comes to renting a moving truck that one thing we need to look into is how much time we think that we need it for. I am glad you pointed out that knowing this will help us find the company that will fit our schedule, and hopefully avoid extra charges. When my husband and I are ready for that part of our big move then we will keep that in mind.

  2. Thanks for letting me know that a 16- to 26-foot long truck will be good for all the furniture that’s in a house. I’m going to be moving to a new house soon so that my kids will be closer to their grandparents and cousins. We’ll have to find a truck to rent that’s about that big.

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