Firstly, you need to rent a truck or large van, unless of course you can fit all your stuff inside your own personal car. As rental rates vary among companies, sometimes even on a daily basis, you may want to compare which of the offered deals you are most comfortable with by calling and visiting the websites of Ryder, Lowe’s, and other vehicle rental companies one by one.
U-Haul has been known to offer one month free self-storage facilities at destination with a truck rental. Peneske, on the other hand, has an unlimited mileage offer. Both U-Haul and Penske offer moving and storage boxes as well as different packing supplies. Still, how good or bad a deal is would depend largely on the particular situation of whoever is moving. For a small household that’s relocating to a fairly near destination, perhaps a cargo van or a pickup truck will suffice.
For a two-car medium-sized household, however, it’s probably more cost-effective to rent the largest available truck along with a car trailer, instead of a full-size moving container. On the other hand, it’s also easier towing with a car trailer than a car dolly. With this arrangement, one car can pull the trailer where you can put outdoor furniture, grills, garden set, bikes. The other smaller car can ride at the back of the truck along with the heavier indoor furniture, appliances, boxed belongings and other stuff that didn’t go in the trailer.
When relocating, you may also have to decide whether you would do-it-yourself or you would want to hire a professional moving service provider like Two Men And A Truck. If you’re decided that you want to save money by going on a DIY move, you may want to consider renting other additional equipment in addition to the moving vehicle. These equipment for loading and unloading heavier stuff may include an appliance dolly, a hand-truck or 4-wheel dolly, loading ramps, jacks and lifts.
If you think you’re not up for a DIY relocation, you can just hire a full-service professional moving company. With Two Men And A Truck for instance, you are assured of a fully licensed, insured and bonded packing and unpacking services on top of the actual moving. The company provides not only home but also business moving, making it an ideal choice for those who want to take with them their shop or practice to their new place of residence.