Rent a truck: the guide for a cheap move

Moving from a house to another implies many constraints, both organizational and budgetary. And when we talk about moving, we certainly mention the necessity of hiring a truck. To avoid ruining your budget, here are some tips to limit the fees.

Tips to save on truck rental rates

Moving alone is equivalent to 1,000 € savings compared to a move with the assistant of a professional. But before renting a truck, you must first know what you are going to put in it: boxes, furniture, both? A truck that is too small means many round trips and more. Too big and it’s a loss of space. In both cases, it is money wasted. Some websites allow you to calculate the volume of your furniture. Most of the moves happen on weekends. But moving during the week has its advantages, especially on the price of your truck rental. It’s cheaper than Saturday, you can save between 40 and 60 € anyway! So avoid weekends, end of the month and school holidays.

Rent a utility vehicle with a classic agency

When we think about truck rentals, we generally turn to the conventional agencies, such as Europcar or Avis. If your choice is on these, you’d better opt for an online rental, you will save between 10 and 20%! Do not forget the famous coupon codes that allow you to get extra discounts!

Rent your truck at supermarkets

Even the supermarkets start renting vehicles. Less expensive than in conventional rental agencies, they offer packages, ranging from a few hours to a few days, coupled with a mileage package. For instance, you can spend between 140 € and 150 € at for a 12m³ utility truck for two days with a 400km package, about 30 € less than a rental in a conventional agency.

The little tips for finding a cheap utility vehicle

You surely know a craftsman or a farmer in your commune who owns a utility van. Ask him to lend it to you for a small fee and the payment of fuel. Try also with your loved ones, they surely know people who may have a small truck, word-of-mouth, and mutual help are your best bets! Also, do it in advance, it’s always better!