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Moving can be quite exciting but also stressful. There will be many things to juggle, and tensions may be very high. You will need to organize many things, and effective communication and coordination is paramount to ensure that everything goes according to plan.
Renting a moving truck is a fairly easy process, but it should also not be taken lightly. If you don’t perform the necessary due diligence, you may run into many obstacles before the big day, including unexpected price hikes and an erratic timetable.
If you want to avoid headaches, aggravation, and stress before moving, you need to plan well ahead of time and ensure that all relevant parties are on the same page. You will also avoid property damage when you choose a moving truck company that is insured, bonded, and serious about protecting the valuables of their clients.
Here, our focus will be on what you should look for when renting a moving truck before moving to a new home.
How to Prepare for a Move
You can opt to rent a moving truck yourself to take care of the move on your own. Another option is to hire a professional moving company to help transport all of your belongings onto the truck. They will also drop off all of the items at your new home.
Moving costs are inevitable. The goal, then, is to try and lower your expenses by doing as much as you can yourself. A do-it-yourself relocation may save you some money. You may also have more freedom to work at your own pace, helping provide you with more flexibility in how you want to go about doing things.
You need to start with the paperwork. You need to make sure that you have everything that you need beforehand. A proper plan should be devised before the big day. Your project should leave no stone unturned. Do not leave anything to chance.
Be as detailed as possible, from clothing and personal items to equipment and furniture, you need to have all your valuables accounted for. Coordinate with your loved ones and the moving company if needed so that everyone knows what their role is and what to expect before, during, and after the move.
Cut back on your expenses, and save time by ensuring that your paperwork is in order. You will also need to categorize your items.
Sort out the items that will need to be shipped to your new home. You may need to store some of your belongings in storage space in some cases. Go through every item in your home.
Separate them into distinct categories. You can have one type for items you wish to throw out, another for things you want to recycle, and yet another for items you wish to sell or donate to charity.
A fourth category can be set aside for items you wish to store in a self-storage facility. For example, your new home may be smaller than your former home, which may require that you keep certain valuable assets in a climate-controlled storage facility with motion and heat sensors and 24/7 surveillance monitoring.
Furthermore, you also need to determine how large your moving truck will be. You want to avoid renting a truck that is too small, as doing so may require that you rent an additional truck or spend extra days moving that you haven’t taken off at work.
You do not want to rent a truck that is too large either, as doing so will result in unnecessary moving expenses. Regarding how to pack items for moving day, properly packing your items will help you determine the truck size you need.
You will need the right amount and packing supplies, including bubble wrap, packing peanuts, scotch or masking tape, felt markers, label makers, newspaper, cardboard and plastic boxes or containers, and garbage bags.
Ensure that you use high-quality materials. You do not want to skimp when properly storing your delicate and valuable belongings. Also, ensure that the boxes are the right size and do not over or under-pack each box.
You also need to know how to disassemble furniture. You can use online tutorials if you are unsure how to take certain appliances or furniture pieces apart. You can also hire a professional. Some moving companies may provide disassembly services for an additional fee.
How to Rent a Moving Truck
There are many different but equally important factors to consider when renting a moving truck. For example, you need to determine the size that you require. You also need to determine how much it will cost to use its services.
Moving truck insurance is also something to look into. Licensed and bonded moving companies with a proven track record of success should enjoy peace of mind.
Check company reviews and ratings to help choose a company that will go above and beyond the call of duty to provide their clients with unrivalled service. You usually get what you pay for, so try and avoid the cheapest companies, as they tend to provide shoddy service.
Paperwork and packing can be very stressful. Taking care of all loading, unloading, and driving can further complicate matters. Working with a trusted moving truck company will help relieve some of the stress and headaches.
Make sure to check the interior and exterior of the moving truck to ensure that everything is in good working order before it is taken off the lot. Do not pay for any damages already present on the vehicle, as they are not your concern or responsibility.
We hope our moving guide will help make your move smooth and easy.
By Devon Graham
who is a blogger in Toronto. He graduated with honours from the University of British Columbia with a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing. Devon Graham is a community manager for small businesses across Canada. He also likes to research various topics related to pets, food, storage solutions and business solutions.
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