What’s Better: Hiring Movers or Renting a Rental Truck or Van?

August 15, 2017, 8:00

When moving day rolls around, it can be hard to know which option is better: hiring movers or renting a rental truck or van. The answer is that it depends on your budget, physical capabilities, and personal needs and wants. The following considers some of the things that you should weigh before deciding. Remember, if you are in need of rental truck or rental van services in Indiana, Marcus/Allard Truck Rental has you covered.

Things to Think About When Considering Whether to Hire Movers or Rent a Truck or Van

  • Costs. Your budget should clearly be one of the things that you think about first when deciding between hiring movers or renting a moving truck. Cost will likely be affected by how many movers you would need, how long the moving process would take, the size van/truck you might rent, and how long your journey would be. In most cases, performing the manual labor yourself and renting the truck or rental van will be the less expensive option. This is because when you hire movers to help, you typically are paying for the manual labor and the cost of the moving vehicle.
  • Physical ability. Another thing to think about is whether or not you are even physically able to move things on your own (or drive a rental van or truck). If lifting heavy items would be unsafe for you, which may be the case if you are elderly, pregnant, or suffer from certain health conditions, you should not plan to handle a move completely on your own.
  • Other resources (friends and family). Just because you may not be able to move everything yourself does not mean that you are out of options and will be forced to hire movers – do you have friends and family near by? Chances are they would lend their help in exchange for some free take out or a favor down the line. This could potentially save you hundreds of dollars.
  • Time. If time is of the essence, you will want to find the quickest option. While a moving van or truck can be rented without much warning in advance, packing up all of your belongings quickly could be difficult without professional help.

The Benefits of Renting a Van or Truck from Marcus/Allard Truck Rental

If you are on the fence about renting a van or truck from Marcus/Allard Truck Rental, we want to assure you that we have the best rental policies around. Our trucks are rentable for as long as you need, and an extra driver can be added to your policy for a very small fee. Plus, we have a huge variety of trucks and vans to choose from, so that you can rent one that’s perfect for the job.

Learn More About Marcus/Allard Truck Rental and How We Help During a Move

To learn more about Marcus/Allard Truck Rental and our Truck Rental Policies in Indiana, get in touch with us today. We are committed to serving our customers, and will always put our clients first!