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  • Cara Baldwin

Moving Containers vs. Truck Rentals

Updated: Mar 23, 2022

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Trying to figure out the actual cost of moving is challenging, especially when you’re renting a truck or trying to negotiate a move on your own. But, with moving containers, the cost is straightforward, and the amount quoted is the amount you’re going to pay, regardless of what happens along the way.

The unknown costs of truck rentals

When you rent a moving truck to handle your move, there are many hidden ways in which the costs of doing so can have you spending much more than you originally intended. For starters, you’re going to be responsible for filling up the truck rental with gas during your move, and with the rising cost of gasoline these days, that can be a difference of a couple of hundred dollars over a matter of weeks.

You’re also going to have tight time restrictions when using a rental truck. In most cases, the company will tell you when you have to have the truck returned by, and if you don’t make it on time, you can expect to pay a heavy fine. Along this same line is the fact that most moving truck rentals allow you a certain amount of miles you can drive, and if you exceed that number, you can expect to pay an additional amount per mile over the allotted amount.

Other ways truck rentals can cause a leak in your wallet to include:

  • Insurance

  • Meals

  • Accommodations

  • Auto towing charges

  • Tolls

Cut the cost of moving with moving containers (including plastic moving boxes)

While initially, the cost of renting a truck might seem like a good deal, factor in all of the hidden ways you lose money, and suddenly, it’s not as cost-effective as you might have thought. On the other hand, a moving container company will provide you with a quote for service, and that amount is all you have to be concerned with because there are no hidden costs associated with this type of move.

The vast majority of moving container companies includes the following services in their quotes:

  • Transportation of the moving containers, including fuel, tolls, parking costs, etc.

  • Delivery and pick-up of the moving container.

  • Professional packing and loading assistance if necessary.

  • Storage of the container if necessary.

Most storage container companies will also allow you an entire month or more for packing and loading the storage container. If additional time is required, you will know its costs before accepting the agreement. In addition to the storage container, A must is renting plastic moving boxes from BlueCow Boxes™. This eliminates the need for purchasing cardboard moving kits and streamlines the moving process by being uniform in size, stackable, durable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly.

These days, everyone is looking for a way to cut costs, and if you’re moving to a new home, it can be easy for the costs to accrue. But, by choosing to move your belongings with a portable moving container company, you’ll be controlling your costs while getting exactly what you paid for, nothing more and nothing less.

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