Free Moving Truck Rental with Storage Units
When you’re getting ready to move to a new home, or move some things from your house to a self-storage unit, it’s important to know how things are going to get from point A to point B. Will you hire a moving company? Will you rent your own truck? Will you ask a friend with a pickup to help you move everything?
At EZ Storage, we can help you find the ideal self-storage solution for your belongings — and we can even provide packing materials, and a free move-in truck for local use! In this post, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about moving trucks, as well as how to properly pack and load your moving truck.
The Benefits of A Moving Truck
There are a number of great benefits to using a moving truck, no matter where you’re headed. In particular, moving trucks can help you:
- Get it done in one. Forget multiple, labor-intensive trips back and forth from your home to your storage unit. Instead of worrying about how you’ll get your boxes and furniture to the storage unit, a moving truck will give you plenty of space to fit everything in and safely transport it.
- Move in right away. Once you’ve got your storage unit, you’ll likely want to fill it up as quickly as possible. Instead of looking for different transportation options, comparing prices, and stressing out, you can take our moving truck, bring it to your home and load it up, and bring it right back to the storage facility.
- Transport the big stuff. If you’re using a car or regular vehicle to transport items to your storage unit, it’s going to be near impossible to move some of your bigger items, including large furniture like couches. With our moving trucks, size is never an issue, and you won’t have to leave any valuable larger items behind.
Truck Packing Tips
To make things even easier, we’ve brought together a few important tips for packing your moving truck below.
- Smaller items first. Generally, you’ll want to pack your moving truck in reverse, as the first things you put in will be the last things to go into your storage unit. That means, if you load a heavy item like a couch or mattress first, it will end up stuck at the front of your storage unit, making it harder to access other items. That’s why we recommend starting with smaller items and boxes.
- Pack less important things last. Since the last boxes you put in your truck will likely go towards the back of your storage unit, we recommend packing boxes with little-used items into your truck last.
- Make a plan. By having a plan of what will go in the truck first, you’ll be able to unload things more quickly, since everything is in the order you want it to be. There may be a few odd things that you’ll have to set aside until you can find the perfect place for it in the storage unit, but overall, you can get in, unload, and get home.
Features of Our Moving Trucks
At EZ Storage, our moving trucks boast a number of convenient features that will guarantee the smoothest moving experience possible. Features include:
- 15-foot long box truck
- Automatic transmission
- Pull-out ramp
- Dolly included at some locations
- A hassle-free moving experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we’ve brought together some answers to frequently asked questions about packing your moving truck.
How big of a moving truck do I need for a 10x10 storage unit?
The answer to this question will vary depending on a number of factors, but generally, if you’re looking to fill a 10x10 storage unit, a 15-foot moving truck will likely be the right size for you.
Is a pod cheaper than a moving truck?
Pods offer a number of benefits when moving, especially for individuals nervous about driving a large vehicle, but they’ll also typically cost a little bit more than a moving truck.
How many boxes can fit in a X-foot truck?
In a 10-foot truck, you’ll be able to fit about 100 medium-sized boxes. For a 16-foot truck, you’ll be able to fit roughly 250 medium-sized boxes. In a 26-foot moving truck, you’ll be able to fit around 500 medium-sized boxes.
How big of a moving truck do I need for a 10x15 storage unit?
If you’re moving items into a 10x15 storage unit, we’d recommend using a 20-foot moving truck.
How big is a professional moving truck?
Professional moving trucks will range between 10 and 26-feet long, and will typically hold between 1,000 and 1,6000 cubic feet, and around 5,000 to 7,000 pounds.