When you’re packing up to move your belongings to a storage unit there’s many practical questions that require answers. Although during a move there are often many uncontrollable surprises, there’s one aspect that you can plan and control, and that’s the way you choose to move your belongings.
When it comes to moving your things, there are multiple options; rent a moving truck, hire professional movers, and of course, move it yourself. No matter which option you choose, there will surely be some stress involved, but with the right knowledge and planning you can keep that to a minimum. The following list will help you decide if renting a moving truck is right for you.
The pros and cons of renting a moving truck
- Renting a moving truck gives you the ability to transport a large quantity of items basically anywhere you want.
- With a moving truck you can (in most cases) move all your belongings at once
- There are many different sizes of trucks, so whether you’re moving your belongings from a three-bedroom apartment or just cleaning out the shed, there’s a size for every option
- When it comes to hauling large objects, moving trucks are your safest bet. No need to worry about strapping your couch onto the top of your car and worrying about the safety; with a moving truck you can secure all your belongings safely which make the transportation of your items a lot smoother.
- Renting a moving truck can be costly depending on the size and duration of use. If you rent a storage unit at Q-Storage though, you have the option to rent a moving truck for free.
- Getting all your items into the truck can be labor intensive, though with the help of some friends or family members it can be done quickly and swiftly.
- You have to plan ahead when you intend to rent a moving truck, especially if it’s during the weekend. If you plan to move many items, then it might be difficult to do so last minute.
Moving truck tips: what you need to know
1. Figure out what size truck you need
Do a bit of research before renting your truck and make an inventory of the items you wish to move/store. If you’re stuck between two options, we recommend choosing the bigger truck, so that you don’t run the risk of having to make two trips.
2. Gather packing supplies
Make sure you have all the essential moving materials before packing up the truck. This includes boxes, tape, moving blankets, straps, etc. Your belongings will most likely shift in the truck so it’s good to protect them with blankets or to secure them with straps or in boxes. Not sure where to get moving materials, or what supplies you need exactly? Verhuisdozen.store has a wide range of supplies that will make the process easy and relaxed.
3. Get help from friends and/or family
Moving your items into the truck can be tricky, especially if you have large items. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends or family and ask for help.
4. Disassemble larger pieces of furniture
If you’re planning on storing large furniture pieces such as closets or tables, it’s best to disassemble them prior to loading them onto the truck. This way the items won’t take up too much room. If you can’t disassemble the furniture, then use the space within them to store smaller things. For example, store electronic cables in drawers of your closet or table.
5. Distribute weight evenly
This might be one of the most important aspects of loading up a moving truck. Distributing the weight evenly throughout the truck will make it easier to load and unload without the possibility of boxes falling over, and the truck will be easier to control when driving. When loading your truck make sure the heaviest items are towards the back, the medium items on top of the heavy items and the lightest items at the front.
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We hope this guide offered some helpful tips on how to load a moving truck and how to get it from A to B without a headache.