Warmer weather has finally started to move in across Oklahoma, bringing with it spring rains, flowers, green grass, and the start of moving season. Yes, this is the time of year the moving and truck rental industry refers to as “peak season,” when most people take advantage of the mild weather and move from place to place. Around here, we see a lot of families moving from home to home and college students moving back home from residences on campus. The only drawback to moving during peak season is the fact that rental moving trucks in Oklahoma get booked up pretty quickly.
Here at Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, Oklahoma, we’re a PENSKE truck rental location for the area. Around this time of year, we see a lot of folks inquiring about moving truck rentals—all through April, May, and June. So, if you need a truck for a weekend in the coming months, you’d better start thinking about your reservation now. In addition, you might want to start thinking about planning your move—so you can make the most of your weekend—and deciding on the supplies you need to make your move easier. (By the way, we wrote a great article about how to prepare for a move to your new home, and you can read it by clicking the link here.)
Since PENSKE is one of the leading authorities on moving truck rentals, we thought that we’d take a few tips from them on planning a move with a rental truck.
Plan your move: A few months before the actual moving day, take some time to estimate how much stuff you’ll be moving and what size moving truck you’ll need to get the job done. Obviously, for longer moves (across the state), you’ll probably want to rent a truck large enough to make the move in one haul. However, if you’re only moving across town, you might be able to save truck rental costs by renting a smaller truck and making multiple trips.
Pick out a moving truck: You should have your truck rented a month in advance of the actual moving day. PENSKE truck rentals offer trucks in a variety of sizes. You can rent 12 or 16-foot trucks if you only have 2-3 rooms of furniture and belongings to move. For bigger moves, 3-5 rooms in all, you’ll probably want a 22-foot truck. And if you have a large home with 5-7 rooms in all, you’ll probably want to rent a 23-foot PENSKE truck to get the job done. You can get started selecting a truck by visiting the Storage ‘R’ Us home page and clicking the PENSKE truck rental logo at the top left of the page.
Moving truck driving tips: When driving your rented PENSKE moving truck, you’ll want to take extra caution—more so than when you drive your own car or truck—and be especially attentive to road signs pertaining to trucks. Other areas of caution include intersections, passing lanes, steep hills or sharp curves. Remember to drive cautiously and obey all posted speed limits. Set the parking brake whenever you park the moving truck. Happy moving day!
If you’re looking for a self-storage solution for your belongings, feel free to contact one of our six Storage ‘R’ Us locations today, and see what a self-storage solution can do for your family! One of our self-storage experts will be happy to recommend a self-storage unit that affords you the kind of storage you require.
Self storage in America – where the renter has exclusive access to the unit, locker, container, or outdoor space – dates back to 1958 with a single self storage facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The self storage concept was new back then, and if you rented a unit, you got a clean locker at a fenced-in self storage facility close to downtown. But there wasn’t much more to find at a self storage facility at the time.
Fortunately, the self storage industry has grown and changed dramatically over the decades. If you haven’t recently rented a self storage unit to temporarily (or permanently) store your property, you may not be aware that the modern self storage facility – such as Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, OK – has a great number of amenities and services that go well beyond typical expectations. Obviously, we can’t speak for every self storage facility in the region, but we’re always happy to talk about how self storage in Moore, Oklahoma offers more than just storage.
Boxes and Moving Supplies – Self storage is always better with organization. There’s no need to ask for leftover boxes from your local liquor store when you can buy sturdy boxes on-site. We have tape, markers, and packing material as well.
RV/Boat/Vehicle Storage – If you think it’s time to move that RV or fishing boat from the driveway or the side yard to someplace safe, you can park it on the lot.
Heated and Cooled Self Storage Units – If grandma’s antique Davenport, chesterfield, divan, or chifforobe doesn’t match your décor, yet you worry about how humidity may affect the furniture items, why not store them all in a climate-controlled self storage unit?
Deliveries Accepted – If you’re waiting for a delivery from Amazon.com, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, or Apple, and you don’t want the package sitting on your front porch until you get home from work, you can have it delivered to the office of your Storage ‘R’ Us self storage facility in Moore, Oklahoma.
Computer-controlled Electronic Gate Access – Security is a good thing. We believe in maintaining a good security system for your property. Our Moore, OK location features a computer-controlled electronic gate access system, security lighting, and a fenced/walled perimeter. We also have 24/7 digital video surveillance on the property.
Ground-Level Units – Some folks just don’t like to move their stuff up to the second floor of anything. We totally understand, and that’s why we have ground-level self storage units across the property. Simply back the truck up to the unit and scoot your stuff inside. Easy as that!
Gate Access 24/7 – Because we know that you want to get into your self storage unit whenever you feel the need.
American Flags and Military Ball Caps for Sale – The office at Storage ‘R’ Us in Moore, Oklahoma has a great selection of American flags and military ball caps. Show your support for the country you love!
The Storage ‘R’ Us Moore location office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm. The office is also open on Saturday from 9am to 3pm, but closed on Sundays. So, stop by our Storage ‘R’ Us self storage in Moore Oklahoma today, and see what a modern self storage facility can do for you!