Consider These Items Before You Rent a Moving Truck

Consider These Items Before You Rent a Moving Truck

Renting a moving truck has become more popular among renters today. Not only is it cheaper than hiring professional movers, it also lets you schedule your move around your own personal schedule. But did you know that there are some other criteria you should be concerned with when you opt to rent a truck? Read on to find out what other items you will want to be aware of before you decide to go off on your own and bypass a professional service.

How Large Of A Truck Do I Need

Many renters think they need the largest truck in inventory when they see the amount of stuff in their apartment home. But before you lease the largest truck, take an exact inventory of what you have. Its also a great time to throw away things that you don’t or won’t even use.

Maybe you have furniture that you intend to replace. It might be a great time to give these pieces away to charity or friends or family. Remember each large piece of furniture you give away won’t need to be loaded in the truck.

But don’t underestimate how much you want to move either. It won’t go over to well with you if you have extra stuff that won’t fit. Here is some info that may come handy.

A one bedroom apartment how will normally fit into a 10 foot truck

A two bedroom apartment home will usually need a 15 foot truck.

A three or four bedroom apartment/home will require a 20 foot truck.

Now Onto The Drive

Do you take your time getting from one point to the other. Or do you drive aggressively? Driving in urban areas, tight spots, and up hills can sure produce its own sorts of stresses. Also take into consideration bad weather.

If you need an automatic transmission request one in advance of your move. Driving a large truck is nothing like driving a car. There are many blind spots and usually trucks are slow. This can cause all kinds of issues and maybe even an accident. So take your time and don’t be in a rush. You will thank yourself.