Choose the Right Moving Truck

Mother, father with young son and daughter moving boxes from van to the front steps of a house.

Moving can be stressful, but what can be even more stressful is trying to find the right truck to transport all of your belongings. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we know a thing or two about moving trucks, and we’re proud to offer our customers a free* move-in truck so that they can easily transport larger items to their self-storage unit. While this truck is available to move things into storage, we can also help you decide what type of truck to choose when you’re moving to a new house or apartment. Keep reading to learn more!

Pickup Truck or Van

If you live on your own and don’t have too many belongings, a pickup truck or van can be a viable option for moving. Perhaps you’re moving to a small apartment across town, and you only have a few boxes and some furniture to transport. Borrowing a friend’s pickup or van and loading it with boxes can save you both time and money. As for your furniture, such as your mattress, couch, and chairs, those items should fit in the bed of a pickup. It’s important to make sure that everything is tied down properly and that you observe all road and traffic laws when transporting your things.

Moving Trailer

For couples and small families, moving often means packing up an entire house. You have boxes and furniture from every room, and while you might be getting rid of some things, most of your belongings are going with you. Depending on the volume of your move, a small trailer can suffice for your relocation. If you have a vehicle that can tow it, a trailer can be the perfect solution for transporting your beds, couches, dining room table, and more. It’s important to pack everything into the trailer as safely as possible, and use moving blankets and straps to ensure things don’t shift or fall during the trip. If you’re planning on using a trailer to move most of your family’s belongings, and the rest you want to put into storage for a month or two, we can help you find the right unit.

Box Truck

There are many companies that rent moving trucks to homeowners. Our staff can recommend a company based on their personal experiences, or you may have a well-known brand that you like to use when you move. Depending on how many times you’ve moved in your life, you might be comfortable driving a big box moving truck, no matter if it’s across town or across the country. If you have lots of things to move, including several rooms’ worth of furniture, a box truck can be the perfect solution. It’s important to keep in mind that when you arrive at your new house or apartment, you might not be able to park right in front of the residence, due to the size of the box truck.

Move Things Into Storage

As you get ready for your upcoming move, you’re thinking about what type of truck you’re going to use, what day will be best to move everything, and how excited you are to get settled into your new place. If you need to move some things into storage before you relocate, EZ Storage® is here to help you find affordable and convenient self-storage in Philadelphia. We have multiple locations across the greater metro area, making it easy to find a unit that’s close to your current home, your new home, or somewhere in between. As we mentioned before, we offer a free* move-in truck that can be used to transport things to your new storage unit, so at least you won’t have to worry about making multiple trips with your own car or truck.

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*At participating locations. Some restrictions apply.