Moving requires a lot of physical energy and a lot of planning. In some cases people choose to hire a professional moving company to manage their move; however, this can be expensive and unreasonable for some people. Instead, one of the best options is to rent a moving truck that you can load and move on your own. Here are some things you need to know about renting a moving truck.
1. You Should Get Your Own Movers Insurance
One of the things that you should always prepare for is an accident. When you rent a truck you will most likely get the insurance on the truck since it will be required by the rental company. However, this insurance generally doesn't cover your personal belongings. Thus, if you are in an accident and all of your things are damaged, you will have no way to recoup those costs.
You can get the insurance through your homeowners/renters insurance, private moving insurance, or perhaps even though the company that is renting your truck. The important thing to realize is that the rental company will not be responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen goods.
2. You Can Be As Flexible As You Need With A Moving Truck
One of the main reasons that people rent their own truck is because it provides so much flexibility. Instead of having to be on the timeline of a moving company, you can pick up the truck whenever it is good for you and take as long as you want to load, transport and unload. You pick the dates that you pick up and drop off. You may need to pay additional fees for the miles that you drive it, especially if is long distance, but even then it still is very affordable for many people.
3. Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Discounts
What many people don't understand is that there are discounts associated with renting a truck. For instance, there is an off-season for moving. Usually people don't move as much in the winter so renting a truck in the winter, or even midweek, will be less money than if you rent it during the spring and on the weekend. Knowing little things like this will help you to save a lot of money. So ask the company what kind of discounts they have, and you may be surprised to see how much money you can save.
By knowing these simple things you can save a great deal of money on your move and have a good experience.