5 Steps to Pack Your Moving Truck | Elite Truck Rental

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Few people enjoy moving day, so you probably don’t want to spend any more time at it than you have to. One of the best ways to ensure a safe, stress-free, and short day filling your moving truck is to know how to pack it.

To help you use that rented truck as well as possible, here are 5 steps to success.

  1. Organize a Party

Want to make a project go faster? Get plenty of help with it. Moving is no different, so start recruiting your friends and family as soon as possible. Make it a fun day with snacks, drinks, and maybe even a few games. 

Why You Should Never Use Company Vehicles for Office Relocation

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man with boxYour business is moving to a new, larger, and more convenient location, and you are excited at the prospect of starting fresh with your company and improving business with a better location. But you also have to make a decision: Should you use your own company trucks to move your business’s inventory and appliances or rent vehicles from a professional moving company?

There are many reasons why you should rent moving vehicles for your business relocation over your own company trucks. Read on to learn more.

3 Tips for Making an Eco-Friendly Move

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If you enjoy living an environmentally friendly lifestyle, then you and your family likely take steps every day to limit the toll your daily habits take on the environment. However, since you don’t move every day (the average American moves about once every five years) you may not have learned how to limit the impact on the environment that the moving process can take.

Read on to learn three tips for limiting the impact your move has on the environment.

  1. Don’t Rent a Truck That is Larger Than You Need

You may be tempted to rent a moving truck that is much larger than you need to ensure you have a lot of spare room in the truck instead of carefully calculating the truck size you need. However, realize that the larger the rental truck you use to transport your belongings, the more gasoline you will automatically burn while driving the truck — smaller trucks tend to have higher MPG ratings than larger ones.

Instead, use an online moving truck calculator that helps you determine the truck size you need based on the number of specific belongings you will be moving. You can then be sure you are renting a truck that is just the size you need and not burning more gasoline than necessary.

Advantages of Temporary Workers for Moving Your Business

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When you run a small business, all the employees you hire are a valuable part of the team. When the business needs to move locations or expand to a new location, you may naturally want to rely on the workers to help with the move.

As you coordinate the move and rent moving trucks, you may want to consider hiring temporary workers to help handle the heavy lifting and operations of the moving trucks. Learn about the advantages of the temporary workers and how you can use them to easily transition into your new business location.


Renting a moving truck is an ideal way to pack up your business and transport as much as you can in one trip. To help save time, hire temporary workers with moving truck experience to make the process easier. An experienced worker will understand how to use and operate the more complicated mechanics of a moving truck.

5 Reasons You Need a Rental Truck When You Spring Clean

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As the last snowfall melts and temperatures finally begin to rise, you have likely already begun to make your spring cleaning to-do list. Whether you simply want to deep-clean a few problem areas or tackle your home from top to bottom, the right tools can be crucial during the spring cleaning process.

You may have your cleaning supplies and garbage lined up, but you may still be missing one vital piece of equipment: a rental truck. In this blog, we list five common reasons you may need a rental truck as you declutter, renovate, or deep-clean this spring.

6 Reasons to Rent a Commercial Truck for Your Business

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Businesses that rely on trucks for their daily operations may either purchase or rent the trucks they use. While purchasing trucks makes sense in many situations, renting might be the wiser choice in a lot of scenarios. If you run a business that needs one or more trucks, here’s a list of six reasons why you might want to rent those trucks.

5 Things You Should Never Pack Into a Rental Vehicle

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From moving everything you own cross-country to relocating a growing home office to its own building, there are dozens of situations that leave you responsible for packing a rented vehicle. But whether you’re moving or just taking a trip, there are some items you should never pack into a rented vehicle.

Shipping restrictions, laws on interstate travel, rental company preferences, and more all make these five items important to leave behind or to ship through an alternate method.

Winter Moving: What You Need To Know

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Winter is quickly approaching. For the majority of the states here in the U.S., this means that there will be freezing temperatures and lots of snow. Right here in Illinois, you are looking at an average snowfall of almost 22 inches.

As a general rule, even though it is a busier time of year, most people in Chicago will likely try to move during the summertime when they don’t have to deal with the cold temperatures, snow, and unpredictable forecast. However, there are times when you simply can’t avoid a move during the winter season. When this is the case, how do you plan a winter move?

It will most definitely be an adventure – one that you may never want to undertake again, but here are a few tips that will help you ensure that your winter move is successful.

5 Moving Supplies You Need Beyond Just the Boxes

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Facing a move is never an easy thing, and it is something you will likely do several times in your life. In fact, the average person will move at least 11 times in their lifetime. Even though moving is a huge chore, the process is simplified with proper planning and access to the best supplies and equipment for the job.

When most people think of moving supplies, they think of things like boxes of various sizes, packing tape and even filler material like packing peanuts and old newspapers. However, there are a few other things that you should buy or rent to help you out during your move. Here are three moving supplies you need beyond just the basics.

Learn How to Choose the Right Rental Car for Your Next Family Road Trip

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If you plan to go on a trip in the near future, consider renting a car to get you where you plan to go. Renting a car allows you to avoid causing wear and tear to your car and is often more affordable than flying. Use the guide below to learn what things to consider when choosing a car to rent before your next trip.

Consider When You Plan to Travel

When you rent a car, you need to know when you plan to leave on the trip and how long you plan to be gone. Take the time to book the vehicle in advance to ensure you can get it for the exact timeframe you need it. You often only have to put down a deposit to hold a car for a future rental, but you will need to know exactly when you plan to leave and what day you plan to return the car.

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