U-Haul moving tips

  • Move on a weekday when banks, utilities and government offices are open. U-Haul locations also offer a lower per mile rate on weekdays.
  • If you're moving locally, leave the power and water on at your old address a few extra days so you can go back and clean up after your move.
  • Purchase boxes and moving supplies 2-4 weeks before your move.
  • Choose a 'packing room' ahead of time and box up a few things each day.
  • Use moving labels to mark each box with its contents and destination room.
  • To save time, rent a carpet cleaner at the same time you rent your truck.
  • If moving locally, leave your pets with a friend on moving day. Animals can become confused and frightened during a move.
  • Allow for extra braking room when driving a moving truck. Anticipate stops and allow a 3-second gap between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • U-Haul moving trucks require up to 12 feet of overhead clearance. Watch out for drive-thru restaurant and motel over-hangs.

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