Renting a Moving Truck

July 11, 2017 6:07 pm

03B67722When moving into a new home, transporting your items from your old house to your new house is a major factor, and hiring movers to do this job can become pricey. If you are considering moving your belongings yourself, here are a few tips to help make renting a moving truck a simple process:

Decide on the size you will need – Most rental truck companies will help you determine which size truck you need based on your estimate of the amount of items you will be moving or the number of rooms in your home.

Plan and compare prices – Moving truck prices fluctuate much like airline prices; they vary based on time of year and demand. Once you have chosen the timeframe during which you want to move, compare prices from several rental truck providers as well as home improvement stores, and play around with the dates to find the best rate.

Consider additional items – In addition to a moving truck, consider if you will need items such as handcarts or furniture pads. Many moving truck companies will provide rental of these items at a cost.

Inquire about insurance – Check with your insurance provider to see if they offer any coverage over the rental of your moving truck or your belongings during the move. While we hope that everything will go smoothly, it is always important to be prepared.

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