Tips for Do-It-Yourselfers from Penske Truck Rental
Moving doesn't have to be an overwhelming experience. The key is planning
ahead. Here are some tips from Penske Truck Rental that will help make your
move successful and hassle-free:
•Assess your moving needs and select
the proper truck size by using the free Penske Moving Guide. Call us and
we'll help you calculate, room by room, the truck size, packing equipment
and moving accessories (such as boxes and furniture pads) that will best
meet your household's needs. Utilize our Truck Wizard to calculate the
right truck size for your moving needs.
sure the rental company you choose has 24-hour emergency road service
along your route. Penske provides 24-hour service 365 days a year.
your truck and moving supplies as soon as possible to assure availability.
Be sure to pick up your supplies in advance.
to lighten the moving load. The weeks prior to moving day are an ideal
time to get rid of items you no longer need.
belongings in strong, sanitized packing cartons available in a wide array
of sizes. For secure packing and sealing be sure to stock up on heavy-duty
packing tape, as well as bubble wrap and packing paper to protect your
the outside of each box to describe the contents and the room to which
it should be taken at your destination. This will save you a lot of guesswork
and significantly speed up the unpacking process.
lifting, bend your knees and lift with your legs, not your back. Hand
trucks with load-locking straps and stair climbers are essential for moving
up your rental truck the day or evening before moving day so you can take
some time to familiarize yourself with the operation and handling of the
vehicle. This will allow you to get an early start on loading the next
out a timetable of things to do in the weeks prior to your move, and make
every effort to stick to it. Your move will flow smoothly and you'll feel
confident that everything will get done in time for moving day.