When you’re moving there’s a lot to think about! Many people choose to rent a moving truck in order to make their move more convenient. If you’re planning on renting a moving truck, there is a lot to think about. How big of a truck will you need? What paperwork do you need to secure the rental? How do you pack the truck? Renting a moving truck is convenient but the process will go a lot smoother if you are prepared. These tips will help make renting a moving truck a breeze.
What You Need To Rent A Moving Truck
Your drivers license and payment. When you rent a moving truck from All Secure Storage we require a current valid Drivers License and charge a small fee of just $15.00 for new customers. The fee for the moving truck rental is to cover insruance on our trucks. This fee will allow you half a day of use with one of our moving trucks.
Know how much you’re transporting. This will help you make sure you have the right moving truck rental. Unsure of which size to go with? Remember that it’s better to say you’re going to store more and not end up using that space, than to say you need a small truck and end up needing more space – or dangerously overloading your rental. Our moving trucks are not huge, but they are not small. We have 10′ x 20′ box trucks for rent. If you think you’ll end up needing needing more space, you can always rent a second moving truck from us.
Figure out how long you’ll need the moving truck. Time management will be a big help in this process. Moving trucks are assigned to certain time slots. Find out the hours of the facility you are renting from and plan how long you will need it. Our moving trucks are available 7 days a week and are rented from 7am – 9:00 pm. You can contact our office manager to schedule a moving truck rental.
Have a plan. In order to ensure a smooth moving truck rental process it is always good to have a plan. Things to keep on your radar include; planning a route, filling up the tank, and setting up the right moving insurance. Make sure you know the route you’re taking, or have your GPS ready for directions. When you rent a moving truck it will have a full tank of gas. When you rent a moving truck from All Secure Storage we ask that the moving truck is brough back with the same amount of fuel you left with. Lastly, accidents do happen. Movers insurance varies from state to state, but it is always a good idea to look into.
How To Pack A Moving Truck
Consider 3 main factors. The first factor to consider is to maximize the space given to you. Make sure you are packing boxes full, and using all of the space you have. You should also make sure you protect your valuable items. When you get ready to pack the moving truck up make sure you know what boxes have your valuable items so that you can store them in a safe place. The third factor is to restrict movement of items in the moving truck as much as possbile. Make sure items and boxes are packed tightly and have support around them. You don’t want to take a corner and have a bunch of your items come crashing down, or moving around and breaking.
Designate a moving truck organizer. In order to make the loading process as smooth as possible you should have some people moving boxes and furniture to the outside of the moving truck to be loaded, and another person that stays with the truck. The person that stays with the truck will be in charge of organizing the moving truck. This person should sort items by weight and fragileness.
Use these packing guidelines.
- Use clean and sturdy boxes for your items.
- Load large items first to ensure you have enough space to move around.
- Distribute weight evenly so the truck is easy to control while driving.
- Use packing straps throughout the process to keep items safe and secure.
- Protect your furniture with moving blankets or plastic tarps.
Moving is stressful. Let us help assist you in your move with our moving truck rentals! Our trucks can fit big A.S.S loads in them, and will help make your move very smooth. Are moving trucks are available 7 days a week, and we offer a great introductory price.