The Best Trucks To Help With Your Home Projects

Whether it's spring cleaning, taking care of a beloved family member's overcrowded house, or doing a whole home renovation, you can't deny that working on your home is a big job that requires a lot of big help. Hauling stuff to or from a home is extremely difficult if all you own is a four-door sedan. Trucks are an important need when you're taking on a big home project. Whether you're renting a truck or borrowing a friend's, it's important to know what kind of tasks you'll need for various types of jobs.

Pickup Trucks

Are you simply doing a little spring cleaning? If you're planning to donate old clothes, toys, home items, or small pieces of furniture, you probably won't need much more than a pickup truck. Pickup trucks these days often provide a lot of interior space that you can use to haul fragile items, and you can place boxes or bags full of other items in the bed of the truck for easy transport. Of course, if you have a lot of items that you want to donate, you'll either need to expect to make more than one trip or plan to use a different kind of truck.

Flatbed Trucks

Renting a Flatbed truck is a good idea for larger home projects. Are you having a new refrigerator or stove delivered? A flatbed is an excellent way to remove the old items and transport them to the proper disposal site. Maybe you're renovating your home and need to move materials from the home improvement store to your property. Flatbeds are available in a variety of sizes. Their high amounts of horsepower and large towing capacities ensure you'll be able to find one to meet most of your home improvement needs. 

Moving Trucks

Moving trucks aren't just useful for when you're transporting your belongings to a new home. If your home cleanout is going to require lots of space for items that you're donating, a typical pickup truck may not be enough to do the job, especially if you don't want to spend the day making multiple trips. Instead, estimate how much stuff you'll have to move during your cleanout and then rent the appropriate sized truck to meet your needs. Typically, they are available in sizes ranging from 10 feet to 26 feet. 

Things To Consider When Renting a Truck For Your Home Improvement Job

There are several things you'll need to consider before you rent a truck for your home improvement job. First, consider whether you'll need a pickup truck, a flatbed, or a moving truck. Then, start shopping around. While it's relatively easy to find places to rent pickups and moving trucks, you may need to work a bit harder to find a flatbed rental in your area, depending on where you live.

Compare both the prices of the rentals themselves as well as the terms and conditions. For example, some companies won't rent a truck to someone who is under 25 years old. Sometimes, a company has a cheap flat rental rate but charges much higher prices for the gas mileage, so be sure to compare these prices as well. Finally, remember to think about situations such as what happens if you need the truck for longer than expected or if you need to return it when the rental company isn't open.

Home improvement projects are a lot of hard work, but often very rewarding when you see it all come together. Doing your research to ensure you rent the best truck to meet your needs is the first step on the path to a successful project.  

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