Did you know that over 35 million Americans move each year? Some move just down the block and some move across the country. Regardless of where your move takes you, moving can be stressful and overwhelming. One way you can minimize your stress when moving is by renting a U-haul. Renting your own moving vehicle will allow you to move all your items in one trip saving you time and money. But picking the wrong size moving vehicle can be a huge pain and cost you extra money. So how do you know what type or size U-Haul you will need? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you pick the right one every single time.
The best way to know how much space you need is to do some simple inventory. Take into account how many large furniture items you will have. Things like beds, couches and tables usually take up a lot of space. Measure any long items so you can be sure your moving truck is long enough to accommodate them. If you’ve moved recently it’s good to keep in mind how many boxes you had last time plus accounting for anything you accumulated during your stay.
Boxes are easy to pack into a truck. They stack nicely and they fit together easily. The things that will give you trouble are odd shaped items like large lamps or tall plants. These items will need room and cannot be stacked on, so take that into account when picking your U-haul.
Think About Breakables
Not all items can be stacked. Things like large mirrors, glass coffee tables or televisions will need space and padding. Some of these items might be better off in a personal vehicle if possible, but if not, make sure you have room to keep them protected from any damage.
Consult the Experts
If this is your first move, or you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, don’t worry. Renting a moving truck is simple and easy, and there are guidelines to help you. U-Haul trucks are measured in feet and will also tell you the approximate size they can hold. If you think you might have more stuff than the average home of your size, go one size up; it can’t hurt!
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