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When to Reserve Your U-Haul Truck Rental

Posted: June 23, 2022
Mover putting a hand truck into a moving van.

It’s important for a move — in-town or across the country — to have already decided how you’re going to move your belongings. Since Moving Help is powered by U-Haul, you get the benefit of reserving a U-Haul truck rental and then add Moving Help labor onto your order. 

Moving Help will explain when it’s best to reserve your U-Haul truck rental and the different U-Haul truck rentals you can reserve when making your reservation. 

When to reserve my U-Haul truck rental?

U-Haul recommends you make your reservation two to four weeks away from your moving date. Of course, you may want to consider reserving a U-Haul truck rental earlier depending on your circumstances. When you reserve a U-Haul truck earlier than later, you’ll get the convenience factor of not having to worry about finding one closer to moving day. 

Keep in mind, most moves happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Therefore, it’ll be better to schedule the earliest you can in case many people also are moving around the same time you’re moving. 

Finally, you should try to move during the week vs. the weekend. Mondays through Thursdays are your best days to secure your U-Haul truck rental when you make your reservation. 

What kind of U-Haul truck rental can I rent?

You can rent a variety of U-Haul truck rentals. You can rent a pickup, a cargo van, a 10-foot truck, 15-foot truck, 17-foot truck, 20-foot truck, and a 26-foot truck. It’ll all depend on what kind of move you’re making. For example, pickups and cargo vans are best for small jobs. But a 10-foot truck is best for studio to 1-bedroom apartment size moves. On the other end, a 26-foot truck is best for a three-bedroom to four-bedroom home. 

It’ll also depend on how many items you have in your home. If you have more belongings than the average person, you may need a larger U-Haul truck rental than what’s recommended. 

It’s always best to caution on the larger U-Haul truck rental size if you’re deciding between two sizes. You don’t want to reserve a U-Haul truck rental only to find out you have to make two loads because it all didn’t fit in one load. 

Why should I reserve a U-Haul truck rental?

It’s safe, convenient, and easy. U-Haul truck rentals are made with the right equipment because they’re designed for household moving. You also can reserve a Moving Help Service Provider as part of your U-Haul reservation. 

When you reserve a U-Haul truck rental, make sure you give yourself enough time to pick it up and bring it to your home before your Moving Help Service Provider arrives at your first location. 

Reserve a U-Haul Rental Truck Today 

Make sure you reserve a U-Haul truck rental today for safety, convenience, and a smooth process. Moving Help is powered by U-Haul. So it makes sense to get a U-Haul truck rental and a Moving Help Service Provider all in one place. It’ll just be one more step you can check off as you prepare for your moving day.