Many do not check the seat before jumping into their rental truck. Photo credit: Wes Addle
WALTHAM, Massachusetts — Renting a truck in the winter requires some insider knowledge to make sure the move goes smoothly. Many people would consider themselves winter-savvy truck renters. They dress in layers, they plan ahead to provide extra time for winter weather, they hire moving help to get the job done professionally. But even the most prepared winter warriors still run the risk of making mistakes. Storage Plus is working on compiling a list of some of the best tips to help with your move this winter.
1. Check the seat for cats.
UHaul has the newest rental truck fleet in America, and one of the new features is heated seats. On a cold winter day, those seats look very inviting to cats passing by. Ever since the introduction of the newer truck models, we have seen a 10-fold increase in feline accidents. Always check the seat before getting into your truck,
2. Wait until April
Can’t it wait until this spring? There are ways to get out of your lease early, but what about extending your lease? The eviction process can take months in some states, so if your credit is already ruined, why not get a few months of free rent, and wait for better days? Most landlords may even be willing to cut a deal, because they won’t be able to get as much in rent until the summer moving season.