5 Things To Know Before Hiring A Truck In Auckland

Moving from one house or flat to another, can be a huge step for many of us and sometimes very stressful. When planning your move, there are some considerations you’ll want to make before you embark on the task of transporting your belongings. One of those considerations is whether or not you should hire a moving furniture truck. No matter where you live in Auckland, there are five things you need to know before hiring a moving truck:

  1. How much furniture and belongings do you have? This is something that many of us are guilty of.  Thinking we have less than we do because we simply forgot to account for something. So, don’t forget the large appliances that you own, along with big and clunky furniture, such as a dresser or a bed. Those items can take up more space than you first thought. A good strategy is to do a “stocktake” of all your items and write them down on a list.
  2. The size of the truck rental you need. Whether you would need a small truck hire in Auckland or a large truck, it’ll all depend on the number of items you’ve listed on your checklist. You’ve taken into account all of your large appliances and your big furniture pieces along with the boxes and other important items that are moving with you. Since you’ve prepared your list, you now have the option of checking out different truck sizes and choosing the one that best suits your needs. It’s usually better to go one size up so you can make one trip instead of guessing too small and having to do multiple trips.
  3. Check around for the best rates. Since truck rates are different based on several factors, you’ll want to shop around to find the best rate from the best company. Some companies offer different rating systems so you’ll get the best rate for your rental and your budget. When you’re looking for truck hire in Auckland, you might consider Hireace with hire rates by the hour or by the day. When moving within the city, Hireace has the option to pay per kms travelled and for long-distance travel, options for unlimited kms is also available.
  4. Book your truck ahead of time. Hopefully, you’re doing all of this in advance because once you’ve found the right truck company for you, you’ll want to reserve that truck as soon as possible. If you wait until moving day to do this, the company may not have a truck available the size you need and want. However, when you book your truck rental ahead of time, the truck you want will be ready and waiting for you on moving day. You’ll want to call the company the day before and confirm, of course, but you’ll have peace of mind, knowing you’ve got the truck you need for this big transition you’re undertaking for yourself by moving onto a new house or apartment.
  5. Know what’s covered in your agreement. This is one of the most important aspects of a truck rental. You want to know what’s in the agreement in case of an unfortunate event such as any accidental damage that can occur to the rental truck. You need to know what you’ll be responsible for should you find yourself in an accident or something else crops up like the truck breaking down. You never know what can happen. You’ll also want to consider a gas budget since this won’t be covered by the company, but rather you since you’re the one using the furniture truck. The more you know before you sign, the better your understanding in case something happens while the truck is in your possession.

Moving day is a big day for most people. It’s the day that starts a new chapter in their lives. They’re stressed and excited all wrapped up in one as they face the challenges of getting their belongings to their new place in one piece without worrying about leaving something behind. The possibilities are endless when you’re moving and to make things easier during this time, you should consider the five tips above to help you in your move when you’re considering hiring a truck rental to get the job done.

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