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What Size Moving Truck Will You Need?

What Size Moving Truck Will You Need? 

How far in advance should I rent a moving truck?

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How long does it take to plan a move?

If you’re planning a DIY move, and need to rent a moving truck to transport your belongings, knowing what size truck you’re going to need will help with planning and budgeting. Rental truck companies’ list on their websites the capacity for each truck size. They also break it down into bedroom sizes, for example if a studio/1 bedroom apartment is being moved, U-Haul recommend a 10’ truck. A 2 bedroom house, or 3 bedroom apartment, using a 17’ or 20’ truck is recommended. Use a pick up truck for small loads. These are estimates, and the truck that you end up renting will depend on what is being moved. If you’re asking yourself what size U Haul truck do I need? A general estimate is to allocate 150-200 cubic feet of space in the rental truck for each room in your home that is fully furnished. It’s also a good idea to understand how to efficiently load the moving truck. This can be done online as rental truck companies provide detailed diagrams of the most efficient way to load a truck. If you where to hire a professional moving company to transport your belongings, included in your moving costs would be the loading and unloading of the truck. The moving company would also provide a driver. For your DIY move, if you’re wondering can I hire a driver to drive my uhaul? Yes, you can. It’s common to hire a professional driver to drive your rental truck.  

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