The Costs of Renting a Moving Truck

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Today, we live in a makers world. Pin it on Pinterest and make it easy. Then there is moving. You want to do it yourself. Thats fine. But, make sure you know where you stand with the project at hand before you begin. To assist with that weve made a short list of the hidden fees that come with moving including the costs of renting a moving truck and how you can avoid them or change your mind before its too late. But relax, here they are. Moving is a good thing.

 

Packing and Unpacking

Moving supplies can be purchased just about anywhere. Pricy bills of moving escalate when you pack and unpack yourself and put your materials at risk: healing a broken vase or figurine, because you didnt pack it right, is a real bother and expense. Weve heard about these predicaments many, many times. Save on experts who know how to pack using the right packing tape, boxes and protective materials and they probably wont over purchase cardboard

 

Fuel

Although fuel prices have declined in recent months dont be surprised when they bounce back again. Besides, trucks guzzle gas. This isnt a mystery to anyone. It costs more than if you were to barter with a moving company about the reduction in prices and get more advantage for your dollar that way.

 

Spare tires

An unsaid rule of the road is that at some point during your perfect driving record youre going to breakdown. Of course, that breakdown will come on a snowy night in Connecticut when youre trying to move to New York City or California. If you have rent a moving truck and somehow end up with damaged belongings, count that as a price hike. But, of course it could have been avoidable.

 

Insurance

Your valuable items are at risk when you move them. Hiring a mover makes the most sense for insurance coverage and ensures you dont get stuck with emotional and literal debt. Thats not even up for discussion. If your items are damaged because you damaged them say goodbye to business and personal assets. If for some reason an expert mover damages your items you get cash and reimbursement. Insurance makes sense, so does hiring someone who is used to moving your possessions. This is definitely a hidden cost in moving yourself with a rented truck.

 

Conclusion

Moving yourself, if you can do it, is a great thing. But the hidden costs associated with renting a moving truck can run you into very expensive territories. If you think you can avoid these situations, good on you. Youre as close as they come to a professional mover. Good luck moving, be safe and save on those hidden fees!

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The Costs of Renting a Moving Truck

moving_truck

Today, we live in a makers world. Pin it on Pinterest and make it easy. Then there is moving. You want to do it yourself. Thats fine. But, make sure you know where you stand with the project at hand before you begin. To assist with that weve made a short list of the hidden fees that come with moving including the costs of renting a moving truck and how you can avoid them or change your mind before its too late. But relax, here they are. Moving is a good thing.

 

Packing and Unpacking

Moving supplies can be purchased just about anywhere. Pricy bills of moving escalate when you pack and unpack yourself and put your materials at risk: healing a broken vase or figurine, because you didnt pack it right, is a real bother and expense. Weve heard about these predicaments many, many times. Save on experts who know how to pack using the right packing tape, boxes and protective materials and they probably wont over purchase cardboard

 

Fuel

Although fuel prices have declined in recent months dont be surprised when they bounce back again. Besides, trucks guzzle gas. This isnt a mystery to anyone. It costs more than if you were to barter with a moving company about the reduction in prices and get more advantage for your dollar that way.

 

Spare tires

An unsaid rule of the road is that at some point during your perfect driving record youre going to breakdown. Of course, that breakdown will come on a snowy night in Connecticut when youre trying to move to New York City or California. If you have rent a moving truck and somehow end up with damaged belongings, count that as a price hike. But, of course it could have been avoidable.

 

Insurance

Your valuable items are at risk when you move them. Hiring a mover makes the most sense for insurance coverage and ensures you dont get stuck with emotional and literal debt. Thats not even up for discussion. If your items are damaged because you damaged them say goodbye to business and personal assets. If for some reason an expert mover damages your items you get cash and reimbursement. Insurance makes sense, so does hiring someone who is used to moving your possessions. This is definitely a hidden cost in moving yourself with a rented truck.

 

Conclusion

Moving yourself, if you can do it, is a great thing. But the hidden costs associated with renting a moving truck can run you into very expensive territories. If you think you can avoid these situations, good on you. Youre as close as they come to a professional mover. Good luck moving, be safe and save on those hidden fees!

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