Renting a Moving Truck

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Rent a loading dock or dolly when reserving a moving truck. Learn about renting a moving truck with expert tips in this free moving video. View Video Transcript

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Abigail Jones

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One of the first things you'll need to do when you're making arrangements to move, is to make arrangements for a moving truck. And, any equipment that you might need to go along with that. Like a loading dock or a dolly, anything like that, that you can get from several companies, if you just type into a search engine, moving trucks, than you'll get plenty for your city. And, I usually like to do this about two to four weeks out. I've already made my arrangements for my move. I'm moving in two weeks, and I made my arrangements for my moving truck, about a week ago. One of the things that you'll need to do, when you're making arrangements for a moving truck, is go around and measure your furniture. And, they'll give you the dimensions of the different trucks on the websites for the, for the moving companies. And, so you want to make sure that, that if you are planning to take only one load of stuff to your new place, you want to make sure that it'll all fit in the truck. So, so what I did is, I went around and measured my biggest pieces of furniture, and I just kind of added up the volume of those, and made sure that they would fit in the size truck that I was planning on getting. Also, to help you out, the moving companies usually have some kind of gage for that on their website, or you can call and talk to them. They'll say that, you know, we recommend this size truck for a one bedroom apartment, or a one bedroom house. Which includes, obviously, the kitchen, and the bathroom, and the living space, and everything. Something else that you'll also want to remember as you're making all these arrangements, is to keep your receipts. So, I like to keep my receipts in a little folder like this. That, that you'll see again, and, and it just has different pockets, that you can label and keep for when tax time comes around. Some of your moving expenses are, you can take out of your taxes.