If you are moving to a new home and is renting a moving truck rather than hiring movers to do the job for you, there are some key details you have to take care of to ensure that your moving day will run smoothly.
For first time movers, knowing the right size of moving truck to rent is extremely important: renting a truck that is too big will mean wasted money because bigger trucks are more expensive to rent, and require more gas; on the other hand, renting a truck that’s too small for your needs would mean you have to travel back and forth to go back to all the items you couldn’t fit on the first trip.
- One of the best ways you can find out the right truck size for relocating is by getting in touch with the truck rental company. Make sure to list all your properties you plan to load into their truck. If you have placed some items in boxes, count these boxes as well. The truck rental company should be able to estimate the space your belongings are likely to occupy.
- If you want to do the estimating yourself, you may also do so. If you already looked up different types of moving trucks and their capacities, you might have seen something like “can fit 1-4 rooms”, or something like that. This is also just an estimation, while it is true that the truck may accommodate items from a maximum of four rooms, this would only be possible if your rooms do not have too much stuff. For an instance, if your living room is just like a typical living room with a maximum of three furniture items. The estimation will always depend on the number of items you plan to take with you on the relocation.
- You also have to consider the location you are moving to in choosing the truck. If you are moving to a far destination, it will be wiser to rent a bigger truck to guarantee that you will be able to take everything you want with you on just one trip and there will be no need to go back for any items left behind.