People planning on a big move from their house or apartment have a good amount of work cut out for them. They will have to decide what they want to keep, throw away, the moving budget, arrangement, and if they need to hire professional movers or use a truck to handle the moving.
Hiring movers in Australia can be expensive. It may seem tiring, but with a bit of pre-planning and support from family and friends, one can save a few bucks and have a hassle-free experience moving. The considerations and requirements to hire a moving company versus a truck rental are different. Here are a few:
Decide on the Size of the Truck
Knowing the amount and the kind of things one would be moving is essential to rent a truck of the appropriate size. If the rental truck is too big, then they would be overpaying and losing money. If the moving truck is too small, it would be difficult for them to fit all the items into the truck, and they might have to end up disposing of them, damaging them, or finding an alternate source to move.
Most truck rentals estimate the truck size that one would need based on the number of rooms they have and the kind of items they wish to move. Therefore, they must consult the truck rentals and describe their needs and decide on the final one.
Rent Hand Trucks
Failing to rent hand trucks along with rentals is a very common mistake that people make. Being preoccupied with transporting all the items on the moving truck, they might not plan on how they would be transferring heavy furniture onto the truck. Renting hand trucks or furniture pads will make moving easier.
Consider the Budget
Those renting a moving truck instead of hiring movers are already saving a significant amount of expenditure. But those who want to undertake the process under budget must get in touch with multiple rental companies and find out their best price.
They must also consider factors like the truck size, the quality of the truck, amenities they provide, the distance they would be travelling and the amount of time they would have the moving truck in their possession. Check renter’s insurance that they can benefit from while deciding on renting a moving truck.
Get Quotations and Book the Moving Trucks ASAP
As soon as homeowners set their moving date, they must call up the truck rental company, inquire about the availability of moving trucks, and get a quotation. It would be wise to book the rental as soon as possible to ensure that they wouldn’t have to worry about unavailability.
It is also helpful to consider the busiest moving seasons in the region when there will be a high demand for trucks and plan the move accordingly. In Australia, one must think about the climate conditions, holidays, lifestyle factors, working days, and distance to decide on a moving day. For example, those moving to the Northern part of Australia might want to avoid shifting in the hotter season due to the threat of monsoons.
Review the Company’s Customer Service
If there is a problem with the truck during the move, one must make sure that the rental company can help them with it. If the moving truck breaks down, or there are any other issues with the rental, then the customer service must be available to help them at a moment’s notice. One can also go through the reviews provided by previous clients to understand their customer service.