Hardly anyone wants to deal with the movement. Although it is fun to get a new place, packing, lifting and unpacking is not fun. Hiring removal agents may be an option for some, but for others, the additional cost will remove other needs that they may need in a new location. Those who want to save some money can take advantage of a lease return trucks. Instead of picking up all the trucks you can have on hand and a bunch of friends for driving and loading, a single large truck moving on a rental can solve many problems.
However, before you rush and rent a large moving truck, it’s worth evaluating what you really need. If you are moving from a small studio, you are unlikely to need a huge truck to get the job done. But if you have the contents of the whole house, you can.
Truck leases can be a bit confusing for those who have never rented before.
- Exact rental dates. Make sure you organize the truck for the days and hours you need. Do not leave this to chance. There is nothing worse than 10 friends to come to help you get around and find that the truck you need was rented to someone else that day.
- Does the rental rate also include mileage or will it be extra costs?
- Return policy. Know where you need to take the truck when you are done. If you move to the city, it will be easy.
- Is a full tank required upon return? If so, you must ensure that this is completed before you deliver the truck.
- Is insurance offered? If so, you will probably want to buy it, unless your usual policy covers the truck from damage while driving.
Once you have decided on these things, you should be ready to rent out. Get a truck that fits your needs and isn’t too big for you. Make sure you understand the terms of the rental and do not forget to check the rental dates and confirm the reservation.
Before raising the truck, be sure to:
- You packed.
- Make sure fragile items have been fixed.
- Mark boxes clearly to help friends not put 50 pounds of books on top of porcelain!
- Make sure that valuable item that will not get into the truck or should not be reserved so that no one can load. This includes things like important documents, expensive antiques, and even electronic devices.