DIY Moving Tips

March 24, 2020, 7:34

Moving to a new home marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Moving on your own is a great way to save money and ensure everything goes as planned. You’ll be making the calls, so it’s important that you’re prepared for the responsibility that comes with a DIY move. Here are a few tips to make your moving day easier. Then, be sure to get your Highland moving truck rental from Marcus Allard Truck Rental today! Our box trucks are perfect for transporting your belongings to your new home. Get in touch now to rent a truck. 

Choose the Right Box Truck

You won’t want to choose a box truck that’s too large since your items will be rolling around loosely inside, increasing the risk of broken items or even a rollover. However, you don’t want to squeeze in the items to the point where it’s difficult to remove them. The perfect fit should be snug and stable, with items carefully stacked on top of each other and limited room to move. 

Plan the Trip

Before renting a truck, you’ll need to plan out the duration of your trip so you book your box truck for enough time. Estimate how much time you’ll need to pack, get to your destination and unload everything. Marcus Allard Truck Rental rents vehicles by the day, week or however long you think you’ll need the truck. If you’re planning a cross country move, no problem! Our trucks can be taken anywhere in the continental United States. 

Account for Important Items

One of the benefits of making your own move is that your valuables are safe in your hands. As someone who has a sentimental attachment to these items, you’ll be more careful when handling them. As you transfer these items to the moving truck, keep track of what items are on the truck and where they’re located. You can use a list or take photos to help remember. That way, nothing will get lost as they’re moved on and off of the truck. 

Enlist Your Friends

Without a moving team, you must gather a few friends or family members to help you out. Our moving trucks fit up to three people, so you can bring some helpers along. If you have a large moving project and a small group of people who are helping you, consider renting another one of our vehicles so you have room for extra passengers. 

Prepare for Unloading

Getting everything on the moving truck is the first task: taking everything off is another feat altogether. Fortunately, our 16-foot box trucks have a handy lift gate to make loading and unloading a piece of cake. All you’ll need to do is place items on the liftgate and raise it up or down for easy moving. 

Book Your Rental Now!

Moving can be hard, but the first step is easy. Marcus Allard Truck Rental is your top choice for reserving a box truck for your DIY move. Our Highland moving truck rental services are affordable and convenient, and our team is always available if you have any questions. Call or message us today!