Tips For Renting a Moving Truck

It’s a do it yourself type of world today. Everyone enjoys doing their own remodeling jobs and anything they can do themselves. Even when it comes to moving, most people prefer to move themselves.

There are many rental companies available today where you can rent your own moving van complete with accessories and packing supplies. There are many different sizes you can rent from a small van to a huge 24-foot truck. There are all kinds of accessories also that you can rent such as flat bed dollies for furniture, upright dollies for boxes, packing materials, tape, and a wide variety of different size boxes. You can even rent huge boxes to hang clothes in for transport.

When considering renting a moving truck there are a few things you should think about. The first thing is to determine exactly what size moving truck you will need. The best way to determine this is to walk around your home and make a list of all the furniture. Range the list from the largest to the smallest piece of furniture but do not include mattresses and box springs. Most moving trucks have an area called the bulkhead, which is right above the cab. This is where all bedding is stored. The size is usually equal to a double size bed so if you have a larger bed or a custom bed you will have to place it in the main area of the truck and using the straps to secure it into position. Be sure to rent a size larger than what you actually will need. This is in case you end up with more boxes than you planned on moving.

The next step is to make a list of how many boxes you will need and the sizes. Be sure to ask at the moving store how many rolls of tape and packing materials you will need. Most centers can determine how many rolls of tape and packing materials you will need by the number and size of boxes you buy.

When moving furniture such as couches, love seats, upholstered chairs and such it’s easier to wheel them to the truck on a flat bed dolly than trying to have a few people to do the job. It will also be easier to take them out of the truck the same way and wheel them into your new home.

Rental truck charges go according to the size of the truck and the location of your moving destination. There are also separate charges for any moving accessories you need. You don’t buy them they are rented, however, the rental rate for these items is usually a daily flat rate. If you are moving locally, be sure to mention that to the rental company as there are cheaper rates for local moves.

For a list of rent a truck companies in your local area, try searching online. Be sure to call around and get prices. Be sure to ask what they charge per mile and if there are any sales or discounts going on.

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