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Finding the right size moving van requires a little bit of research of your part. If you are moving into your first apartment you are going to have a lot let stuff than if you are moving into a house with your four kids. If you are buying a lot of items new from a furniture store then it might make more sense to have them delivered to your new address and get a smaller moving van for this purpose. Whatever the case, there are a few ways to know what moving van will suit you.

The first thing to do is to take an inventory of your items. Go from room and room and make an estimate of how many boxes you will need and the various items that need to be moved. Extra large items, such as sectional couches (L couches), large office desks and entertainment units may require some assembly as well as an extra large van. Other heavy duty items to consider include queen and king sized beds, moveable wardrobes and pianos.

Once you have an inventory of your items, then you need to contact the moving companies and ask them what you need. They are the experts and will be able to tell you the best size for you. Once you get an estimate from one company, you can use this moving van size to compare quotes from other companies as well. Look for a company that offers the lowest quote on a van that will most certainly fit your items.

If you are moving a long distance you may be taking a flight instead of driving so worry about getting rid of home phones once you land. If this is the case, then you will not have any additional room in your car for under estimates. If this is the case, it's best to move up a size if you are in between moving van sizes.

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If you are driving to your new location you most likely will be able to place a few boxes in the back of your car. If you are driving make sure you bring a suitcase of items you may need on the way (toiletries, extra clothes, books, DVD player for the kids, etc). Leave these items out so they do not get packed. The last thing you want to do is dig through a moving van full of items because your daughter accidentally packed her inhaler or her favorite teddy.

In some instances you may not need a moving van at all. If you have a truck or even an SUV you may be able to get away with just making a few trips back and forth. This only works if you only have a few smaller items and if you are moving to a place that is fairly close by. If you are moving out of your parent's for the first time, you will probably be able to get away with asking them to help move a few items and then picking up furniture as you go along. Take advantage of any free delivery services furniture stores offer when buying large items and packaged room deals.

When it comes to finding the right size moving van it pays to do a little homework and a little shopping around weeks, if not months, before your big moving day. That way you can be prepared and you know that you have found the best deal on a van that will actually fit all your belongings. Booking a moving van in advance means there is just one less thing to worry about when the big day does come.

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