Creating A Beautiful Moving Experience

When my boss told me that I would be moving a lot for work, I didn't really understand what he meant. I thought he would want me to move once every few years, but he really meant that he wanted me to relocate about once every six months or so for the entire rest of the time I worked for the company. Af first I was pretty upset about it, but after a few relocations, I realized that it was actually a great opportunity to see new places and meet new people. I made this blog to create a better moving experience for everyone out there.

Tips For Moving With A Rental Truck


Some people prefer moving with rental trucks rather than hiring moving companies to handle everything on their behalf. Both options have their pros and cons. However, there are a few things you need to know if you have opted for the rental truck option; here are some of the most crucial ones:

You Are Liable for Any Damages to the Truck

When you contract a moving company, you aren't responsible for any of the damages their truck may encounter along the way When you decide to rent a truck, and handle the move on your own, you are liable for any of the damages the truck may have. This means you will assess the condition of the truck, together with a representative from the rental company, before taking the truck and after delivering it. any damages will be up to you to fix.

It's Advisable to Try the Route First

If your move will take you through a new route, drive through the route you will be taking with the truck before the big day arrives. This will help you understand how long your move may take (remember rental companies charge by duration), weight limits for all the roads you will use, and any clearance issues you may have with a big truck. On the material day, you don't want to drive halfway through your route only to turn back because there is an obstruction your truck can't pass under.

Understand How to Load and Overload the Truck

You may not know this, but loading and unloading a moving track isn't easy for novices. You can get hurt, load things in such a way that they are difficult to unload or fail to distribute the load evenly in the truck. Here are a few tips to help you avoid such situations:

  • Pack heavy stuff (such as washers and dryers) towards the front of the truck.
  • Keep the loading rump dry to avoid slipping and falling.
  • Stack the driver's side of the truck with heavy stuff to make the drive even; this will compensate the crowning of the road.

If you think it will take you one day to load, move and bring back the truck, don't hire it for exactly one day. You don't know what will happen on the road; moving is more difficult than most people realize. Penalties for overstaying with a rental truck are usually higher than the actual rental rates. Therefore, it's smart to allow some extra time for unforeseen circumstances.

Contact a company like Lake County Storage of Round Lake Heights for more information and assistance. 


4 September 2017