Have you ever heard of the old adage, "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach?" Well, the same thing applies to moving truck rentals – the moving truck often looks like it will hold all of your household items easily, but once you start loading it, you discover that it's not all going to fit. This is why it is so important to know how much room you’re going to need before you rent a moving truck based solely on what your eyes are telling you.
Every truck rental is designated as being able to hold a certain amount of items, usually measured in cubic feet. This measurement takes into consideration the entire open space of the truck's storage area from floor to roof. This immediately reduces the amount of available cubic feet for most people because unless they’re expert packers, they're rarely going to be able to pack the truck so completely. Therefore, choosing a truck slightly larger than what you expect is always a better move.
So how does the consumer choose the perfect sized truck? The guide that has helped move my family more than 5000 miles in the last three years successfully is simple. For every room in my home I estimate 3 cubic feet of truck will be needed to move. Therefore, for moving 8 rooms I choose the 24 cubic foot truck, 7 rooms the 20 cubic foot and so on.
Finally if you do not have the moving equipment that you need, some of the companies that you rent from would be happy to rent you a few dollies and other moving equipment for a reasonable price of $15 daily. It would also be in your best interest to purchase moving insurance as well, which you can also get from your moving truck rental company.