Moving does not need to be a stressful time in a person’s life. Buying a home or moving into a new place can be the start of an exciting new adventure in life. Some moves may be excited and expected while others may be last minute and necessary. If you have time to plan out your move you will find yourself with more options and less stress. Do not fear if you are one of the people who have to settle into a groove of a fast move.
As soon as you know there is a possibility that you may be moving you will need to assess the items you have that will be going with you. If you have a lot of bulky furniture take size measurements. Keep a notebook or journal that is strictly dedicated to your move. One page should contain all of the bulky or large furniture along with the measurements. The next page should contain how many closets of clothing you will be moving. A third page will be your moving box tally page. When you start packing items away you will draw a tally mark for each box that you have full and ready to go.
Keeping a moving journal will help you decide exactly what type of moving truck you will require. There are many options when it comes to moving truck rental Seattle WA. You can bring your journal that consists of the sizes of furniture, the amount of standard moving boxes and the closets of clothing that will be going into the moving truck. Some moving companies sell boxes and rent out or sell portable cardboard wardrobes. These are ideal for moving closets of clothing. If you do not have this option, then all closet items should go into standard moving boxes and be marked accordingly on the tally sheet. A professional at the truck rental company should be able to browse your lists and help you acquire the proper moving truck.
Moving trucks come in the following sizes; 10 feet, 12 feet, 14, 15 & 16 feet, 18 or 20 feet, 24 or 26 feet. These truck sizes can accommodate any move. A ten-foot sized moving truck is great for small moves. These trucks have a height of 6 feet and a width of about 6.5 feet. They can carry about 4,000 pounds and hold 390 cubic feet. A 12-foot truck can carry 4,300 pounds and hold 468 cubic feet. 14 to 16-foot trucks are great for family moves, these trucks can hold between 3,500-10,000 pounds and store 760 to 872 cubic feet. 18 and 20-foot-long rental trucks are for heftier moves. These are best for larger families. These trucks can carry up to 12,000 pounds and up to 1,324 cubic feet. A 24 or 26-foot truck would be best for a large move that includes home items and outside items. These extremely large trucks can hold up to 1735 cubic feet of stuff.
Once you have decided what type of truck you need you will need to book it promptly. Some seasons such as spring and summer are busier for moving and trucks can book up quickly. Be sure to declutter and organize as you pack; this will make the unpacking process much smoother. Enjoy your move and the new memories you are about to make.