Moving into a new home can be expensive. To keep costs as low as possible, it’s important to accurately estimate the size of the moving truck you need to rent from a moving company. Renting a moving truck that is larger than necessary means you will be paying more for a larger truck for no reason. On the other hand, renting a too-small truck means you will need to take multiple trips to transport your belongings. How can you make sure you choose the right size? Follow these tips:
Look at the Moving Company’s Guidelines
Most moving companies will post guidelines that customers can use to understand better what size truck to rent. These guidelines typically will tell you what size truck you need based on the number of moving rooms. For example, a moving company may tell you to rent a 10-foot truck if you have a studio apartment and a 14-foot truck if you have a one or two-bedroom home. Learn how to estimate moving truck size.
Make A List of Large Items
The moving company’s guidelines may not always be accurate. For example, a person with a studio apartment packed with bulky pieces of furniture may not fit all of her belongings into a 10-foot truck. To be safe, make a list of all of the large items you plan to take with you. Then, talk to the moving company and explain that you are unsure if you should follow their guidelines based on the amount of stuff you have. Let them review your list and ask for their recommendation based on the number of large items you have and the size of your home.
Consider the Clutter
You may be surprised by how much stuff you have in your home that you no longer need or want. Getting rid of these items could mean that all of your belongings will now fit inside a smaller truck. Keep this in mind when looking at the company’s guidelines. If a lot of your stuff is being donated to charity or sold before the move, it may be wise to choose a smaller-sized truck than what the guidelines suggest.
Don’t Forget Outdoor Items.
Many people have grills, patio furniture, bicycles, and other items that they need to transport during their move. If you go strictly by the moving company’s guidelines, it’s possible that the items inside your garage or outdoor shed won’t fit inside the truck with your other belongings. Therefore, people with many outdoor belongings may want to choose a truck that is one size larger than what the guidelines suggest.
Now that you know how to choose the right truck for your move, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long-distance moving services with our team of professionals. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.