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RENTING THE MOVING TRUCK

As soon as you know your actual move date, the first thing to do is reserve your rental truck.?? U-Haul, Penske, and Budget are all good companies to use when moving, but they do run short of trucks at the end of the month.?? That is especially true of the 24 ft.-26 ft. moving trucks, which is the truck you will need if you are moving a household.?? The truck can be reserved online with a credit card.?? Call the rental truck company a few days before the move just to make sure they actually have the physical truck on hand.

A 24 ft. rental truck is 1,536 cubic feet, while a typical professional moving truck is 2,160 cubic feet, but the real difference is the skill to pack a truck that comes from years of experience.?? It is not uncommon for the professional mover to fit twice the amount of furniture and boxes than the average mover.?? This is not a big deal though, if you have chosen to move yourself, it is far better to make more trips than to spend an exorbitant of time trying to maximize your 1,536 cubic feet worth of space.?? The important thing to remember is that the truck must be packed in a way that nothing can move.?? Every piece of furniture must be wrapped with a moving blanket.?? Use boxes as space fillers, and to stack on top.?? Make use of ropes and straps to attach items to the walls of the truck.?? Keep heavy items at the bottom of the load, stacking light items on the top of them.

It is a good idea to know the additional cost if you need to keep the truck for a couple extra days.?? Just like Blockbuster and their late fees, the truck rental fees can sometimes exceed the original cost of the rental.?? Some savvy DIY’ers will add a few extra days to the rental agreement when first reserving their truck.?? Adding days to the truck rental is much cheaper when they are added three weeks before the move, than the day of the move.

When you return the rental truck, make sure to fill the fuel tank and to sweep it out to avoid any extra fees.?? It is also a good idea to take a photograph of the rental truck before starting your move, as well as, after you have unloaded and cleaned out the truck.?? This will give you proof of any damages that occurred before you rented it, or any damages that occurred during your move.?? Folks get their credit card charged for truck damages all the time without even knowing.?? An email with before and after pictures will get any bogus charges refunded.

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THE ???DO IT YOURSELF??? MOVER

There is a lot to consider when moving yourself.?? You need to rent a truck, rent moving pads, buy rope/straps, and rent or buy moving dollies, etc.?? Everything you need to move yourself safely needs to be in place well before move day.?? The actual move is just one piece of the puzzle.?? There are a ton of move related issues that will require your attention.

The days leading up to your move can make you feel like a juggler in a circus.?? There are utilities that need to be changed, house closings to attend, documents that need to be signed, and kids to enroll in school.?? Moving is a full time job before you even pack your first box.?? You will save money by moving yourself, but a professional moving crew sure can make life easier.

When you’re planning on moving yourself in Plano Texas, organization is the key.?? You will need a written schedule and a check list to makes sure everything that needs to done, gets done on time.?? Friends need to be drafted in Plano, both for move day, and to help with the packing.?? Packing is something that, for the most part, can be done at your convenience but must be completed before move day.?? It is recommended to start packing two weeks before move day in Plano.?? Everyone takes longer packing their own items.?? It is a curious fact that professional movers will pack a stranger’s household goods faster than you would your own items.?? The reason being, each item is tied to a memory, so it is more than just wrapping and boxing, it???s remembering your past one item at a time.

The main objective when moving yourself should be, not to get hurt.?? It is far easier to replace a piece of furniture than to replace your back.?? A potential back injury is the number one reason to hire a moving company.?? If you are moving yourself, invest in a back brace and lift with your legs.?? Give yourself more time then you think you???ll need.?? Moving yourself has a way of dragging on and on.

In Plano, one of the main problems folks have when moving themselves, is the ???lowered standard??? and the ???cutting corners??? that lead to accidents and damages.?? For example, professional movers in Plano will not move boxes that are open or folded.?? Boxes must be sealed with tape.?? People that move themselves don???t seem to think twice about carrying out boxes to the moving truck that are over flowing.?? DIY moves also do not seem to use enough moving pads on their furniture, resulting in damage.?? Don???t let this be you if you???re planning on moving yourself.

You can be successful with the right preparation with your moving company in Plano, and the right knowledge.?? It only takes moving yourself once to appreciate the effort that a professional mover like MoveCo in Plano puts forth in moving you, as well as, knowing what standard to demand.

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Why use MoveCo in Plano?

There are several hundreds of??fly-by-night moving companies, formed over weeks and claiming to be professional movers but??it can be difficult to find professional moving company??Plano or Allen which do true professional moves and ensures customer satisfaction. There are several hundred Dallas moving companies, moving company Plano, Allen moved to the company, there is a moving company McKinney but picking up one is not easy.


 

  • You will??receive a firm estimate before you move, your expectations??and you introduction to what happens.
  • Since our professional movers??have not been paid at the hourly rate, we do not take our movers??standing around.
  • We have a modern fleet of moving trucks, we have the equipment to accommodate small and large that movement likewise.
  • We never combine multiple moving into one load – one individual moving assignment is all what we carry at one single time in our trucks.??Same crew will load and unload your trucks, even for longer moves.
  • We have full time employees instead of contractors, and certainly not daily wage workers. Be perform thorough background screening before and during their employment.
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