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Renting a Moving Truck

Renting a Moving Truck or VanIt is impossible to relocate without some planning.  In fact, if you don’t plan out your move, you will likely lose your mind and waste a lot of money.  The basic things to consider are the days you will I use a professional mover or rent a truck for a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) move?  If you elect to DIY then the questions become, what kind of moving truck you need, which rental agency to go with, and preparations.

Determining the days you can move may be the easiest thing to prepare for.  If you have an open schedule, so much the better as you’ll have many more options available to you.  The day you can move will be determined by both your schedule and the availability of the moving truck.  Holiday weekends are always the most expensive, so keep that in mind.

As you consider the size of moving truck you’ll need, think about what you’ve got in your house.  How much do you need to move?  Of course, the availability and prices may also influence your final decision.  If you aren’t sure, talk to the rental agency or moving company, they will be able to advise you.

Which rental agency you choose will depend on your budget and needs.  Take some time to do a little comparison shopping and check availability.  If you need a one-way rental, make sure the company allows it.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

One thing to do before actually packing up your moving truck is to drive it around the parking lot.  You want to be sure you feel comfortable with the vehicle before you load it up.  If there is any issue, finding out in the parking lot is a lot better than on the highway!

– Lance Grooms

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