Tips to Follow Before Renting a Pickup Truck for Relocation
A relocation for many can mean a lot of things to many different people. However, for most of us, it generally means moving some of the things you need or want from one place to another.
While the idea of moving out of your family home to your own place in Singapore can be exciting, there are many things that you need to consider. This includes asking yourself several questions like whether you’re prepared to move and how you’re going to move.
That said, moving is more than just packing the things you need or want and then transporting them. It requires thorough preparation to schedule your pickup rental, coordinate the loading and unloading, and file everything you have before your moving day.
If it’s your first time, don’t panic cause we’re here to help and ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. Ahead, we’ve put together some tips you should follow before you rent a pickup truck for your move.
Preparing for a move
There are many things that you need to consider before renting a pickup truck. Some of which include:
This is a crucial aspect in making sure that your move goes smoothly because with all the scheduling, coordinating, and filing that you have to do, it can be easy for you to lose track of what you’re supposed to do. Create a moving checklist that lasts until your moving day so that you know what needs to be done first and what can be done on your own.
Often, the cost of moving depends on how much stuff you have. So make sure to take inventory of your belongings to estimate how much your move will cost. Also, you can use this inventory list to get estimates from moving companies and when shopping for moving insurance.
Knowing your moving budget
Other than staying organised and taking inventory, it’s also important to decide on your moving budget. Make sure to include all your estimated moving costs and how much money you’ll need after the move. Additionally, you should keep all the proof of your moving expenses and store them in a folder.
Scheduling some downtime
It’s easy to get caught up with all the preparation but as a human, you also need some time to figure out some of the things that you may have overlooked for your move. Be prepared for things to get messy and set aside some downtime for yourself. Put on a face mask or take a nice, relaxing bath and take care of yourself.
Renting a pickup truck
Many people would rather opt for a lorry rental than a pickup rental due to certain convenience. Regardless, it depends on how much stuff you have and the amount of space you need to move all your belongings. Here are some tips to remember before you rent a pickup truck.
Consider your inventory list
Using your inventory list, you can decide whether to use a lorry or the much smaller moving vehicle – a pickup truck. Also, ask yourself whether you plan to move any large, heavy items, and if you don’t intend to move them, the pickup truck can probably fit all of your suitcases and boxes containing your belongings in a single trip.
Get a quote for your actual moving day
Getting a quote for your actual moving day helps you to decide between the various pickup rental services in Singapore. Use your inventory list and find out whether the quote given to you includes the charges for gas, extra mileage, last-minute changes, etc. That way, you can adjust your moving budget accordingly.
Make sure you have the proper paperwork
When it comes to renting a pickup truck, your driving license will suffice. But depending on the rental service provider, they may require more than just your driver’s license like your proof of insurance and payment info. So make sure to bring the necessary paperwork when you head to the pickup rental service provider.
Inspect your pickup truck
So you’ve settled all the paperwork and will be getting the keys to your pickup truck soon. Hooray! Now, before you leave the rental facility, make sure to inspect the pickup truck in the presence of the rental service agent. That way, you don’t get blamed for something you didn’t do and can prevent paying for damages that you didn’t cause.
Get used to driving the pickup truck
As much as you want to consider the pickup truck as the bigger version of your car, it’s best to get used to driving it around Singapore before you load it with all your stuff. That way, you can at least get a feel of it and adapt your driving habits accordingly. If you’re unsure about driving the pickup truck yourself, get someone else to help you with it.
Pack the pickup truck properly
While the pickup truck is smaller than most moving trucks, space constraint can be a problem if you don’t load your belongings properly. Start with the heavy stuff and gradually work through the lighter load. Keep your valuables with you in the front to prevent theft.
With these tips on renting a pickup truck, your move will be a smooth one. If you’re looking for pickup rental services in Singapore, Edmund Vehicle Rental offers several pickup trucks that you can choose from, ranging from automatic single cab pickups to manual double-cab pickups. Contact us at (65) 6250 3339 or email email@example.com for more information.