Whether it's a move to the same city or another region, or moving a studio or a single-family home, individuals are more and more alone. But moving alone does not mean without equipment and the issue of the ecological footprint of your move is a must. In addition to buying cartons, renting a utility - truck, van, van - is indeed essential. To make the right choice, and pollute the least possible, here are three tips to follow to rent the most appropriate utility.
Calculate the Volume of the Move
Even before choosing a rental provider, the volume of the move must be determined. From this will depend the category of your rental vehicle. There are indeed utilities of different sizes, from the 3 m3 van to the 30 m3 van.
If it is advisable to plan a bit wide (2 to 3 m3 extra), you must nevertheless make sure you get as close as possible to the calculated area. Not surprisingly, the larger the utility, the more it consumes. To avoid unnecessary pollution, it is best to choose the smallest possible vehicle.
To find out what kind of utilities you will need, you can use online volume calculators, accessible on truck rental. Just indicate the furniture you have in each of your rooms.
Alternatively, you can simply divide the surface of your home by 2. For example, an 60 m2 apartment will require an 30 m2 van while for a 16 m2 studio a van from 7 to 9 m3 will do the trick.
Think about Optional Accessories but very Useful
In addition to the vehicle category, think about different accessories that can really make your life easier when loading and unloading the vehicle. Purely mechanical, these accessories do not require electricity or fuels and do not weigh down the ecological footprint of your move.
Thus, the purchase or rental of a devil or a cart is often complementary if not essential, whether for handling furniture or cartons.
If you have to move particularly heavy furniture or in large numbers, also be sure to rent a truck with hatch. This will allow easy handling and no risk of injury.
Finally, the material is not everything. There are other aspects to consider when choosing your utility, including:
- Rent a truck in one city and return it to another: ideal as part of a long distance move.
- The extra kilometer price as part of the mileage included, to avoid unpleasant surprises.
- The duration of the rental, on time, half day or day, depending on the distance to go.
- The age of the vehicle: rental utilities are generally recent models that consume and thus pollute less.
- Rent a electric vehicle to minimize the ecological bill.