Renting a Moving Truck
Renting a moving truck can be a great help, and in most cases, an essential part of moving if you choose to do it yourself. One of the most important parts of renting a moving truck is ensuring that you aren’t wasting any money by renting a moving truck that is too large. If you don’t plan it properly, you can easily rent too large of a truck, leaving your wallet with a larger dent than necessary. Another concern for renting a moving truck is ensuring that you don’t rent one that is too small. A moving truck that is too small might not be able to fit certain objects, or it might just require more trips, making moving day more chaotic. Read on for more tips for renting a moving truck.
There are a few guidelines that should be followed when renting a moving truck. It’s important to know that moving trucks come in different shapes and sizes, and the best moving truck will vary from person to person. As a general rule, a 10’ truck is suitable for a small 1 bedroom apartment, or a studio apartment. If you want to err on the side of caution, a 14’ truck should be chosen for a 1 bedroom, or a small 2 bedroom. For 2-3 bedrooms, a 17’ moving truck should be chosen. A 24’ moving truck is ideal for 3-4 bedrooms. For 4 bedrooms and above, a 26’ truck should be chosen.
These are approximations, but they should give you a good idea of what size truck to look for. It will help you avoid being tricked into renting a larger, more expensive moving truck than you need. These exact sizes might not be available, so you might need to use a bit of your own judgement when choosing the exact size of your moving truck, but these are some of the most common sizes.
It is also important to compare the rates of different moving companies, as some companies can have significantly lower prices than others. Watch out for hidden fees or extra charges, as this can make a less expensive moving truck cost more than another option.