Why Use a Truck Rental Service?
You got the call and you're going to be starting a new job next month — but the job is 200 miles away in a new city. Or maybe it's in another state and 2,000 miles away. Either way, you're going to need to start buying boxes and packing tape. If you plan to handle the move yourself, you need to research truck rental services.
Renting a moving truck is your biggest expense when it comes to the actual move. Ignore those prices you see on the sides of moving trucks, because $19.95 is a far cry from what you're actually going to pay. In fact, an in-state move costs, on average, $1,170, according to the American Moving & Storage Association. If you're moving cross-country, you're potentially looking at spending more than $5,000. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on how many rooms of furniture and other stuff you have to move, how far you're moving, when you're moving, and whether you use cost-cutting measures.
If you'd rather not move your stuff by yourself, you can hire a moving container service as an affordable alternative. And in case you don't have a lot of belongings, you can look into renting a small truck or van from a car rental service. Read on to learn more about your options and how to save money on your move.