Any time you need to move you will also need a huge truck to pack all of your things into so you can transport them to your new place and unless you already own a box truck, this means you will have to rent a moving truck. When you set out to rent a moving truck there are a few things you should know before you go about the actual rental.
First of all, you need to figure out just how big a moving truck you will need to rent. This is an important step as it will greatly affect your overall moving cost. If you rent a truck that is too big then you will only spend extra money on the actual rental and the gas that needs to go in it. However, if you rent a truck that is too small then you will likely have to make more than one trip with your things and the savings you may have enjoyed will fly right out the window.
You also need to take into consideration the date in which you will be moving. Remember that you are likely not going to be the only person moving on that date. So, you really should consider lining up your rental truck well ahead of your move date to ensure that you will have the truck you need on the day you need it.
Additionally, you need to remember that you will be responsible for making sure that the truck gets returned to the rental company by a specific time and in good condition. Usually you will need to ensure that the back of the truck is swept out and you will always need to replace any fuel that you used. Failure to return the truck clean and with a full tank of gas can lead to the rental truck company hitting your credit card with some steep unwanted fees.