What Size Moving Truck do you Need?
Published on Thursday, 05 July 2012
If you have never moved before , finding the right moving truck can be a little difficult and confusing. There are many things you should consider when renting a moving truck. The good news is that many companies, which offer moving trucks can provide you with a comprehensive guideline on which type you need and how to use it. However, if you want to plan your truck in advance and you don't have access to such information, this article will help you decide what size moving truck will best suit your needs and preferences.
Here is a short guideline on moving trucks, which are available on the market.
You can use cargo van for small studio apartments
The 12 foot truck is suitable for an apartment with three or less rooms
You will need 20 -foot truck if your apartment is with four or five rooms
The 24 foot truck will be needed if you have up to eight rooms
As you can see you can estimate how big the truck should be based on how many rooms your apartment or house contains. When calculating the space you are going to need , it is a good idea to make a list of all the things in each room. If you have a garage or a basement don't forget the stuff you have stored there too.
As you probably know , your furniture will take much of the space in the truck .So, when making an inventory list, you can measure all your furniture and other large appliances to estimate approximately how much space they will take.
After measuring your furniture, if you are still not sure what size of truck you will need, always go for large. After all, it is better to have more room in the truck, rather than not enough to contain all your belongings. Have in mind that if the truck is not big enough, you probably have to drive back and forth a couple of times, to get all your possessions. This is going to cost you a lot more , than if you just rent a larger truck.
For your safety and comfort, your other option is to rent two trucks. If you are living in a six -room house and you have estimated that there are too many stuff you are planning to take with you , it is better to have one truck extra for all your belongings.
No matter what size moving truck you will need, most probably you will look for the cheapest one. No one likes to spend so much money on moving out and all of us try to save as much as possible. It is a good idea to look for a cheap moving truck , as long as this does not apply poor condition. After all , it is better to spend some additional money but to have your belongings securely transported. Can you imagine how much more you will have to pay for the damages of your stuff?
When the time to move comes and you have to choose the right way of transportation , it is always better to start planning ahead. Give yourself enough time to look for the best moving truck you can afford. When you are renting, you should request the company to provide you with a written document ,which profs that the truck is in a good condition and is suitable for long distance transportation.
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