One Time Rental

Advice for the one time renter

There's an important occasion coming up, like Christmas or a family event or a weekend where you need to move a whole lot of things. Then the most common thing that may run across your mind right at that moment is:

  • How am I going to do it?
  • My car definitely isn't big enough for this.
  • Should I ask a friend or family?
  • Should I plan differently?
  • Let me drop the idea altogether.

While these thoughts are completely natural, we say that you may be over-reacting. Our experts at Van Rental Dublin strongly believe that a moving solution whether it’s short term or long term over any distance is possible and can be simplified, if you:

  • Plan ahead
  • Take your time
  • Take all details into account
  • Keep an open mind

Set aside the stress and let our experts at Van Rental Dublin share the steps to plan your one-time moving needs.

When the need for a van arises

  • Make a list of items you may need.
  • Split the list between perishable and non-perishable items.
  • Note the items that could be packed ahead of time.
  • Note the items that will be only available at the last moment or on the day.
  • Group items that could be packed together.
  • Make a rough estimate of the containers required.

Once the date has been finalised

  • Look for container rentals, if needed,and pack ahead if possible.
  • Look for a van that fulfils your need.
  • Pre-order items that need to be collected on the day of the movement.
  • Plan your pick up route
  • If possible, create a timeline for pickups and inform the source of the possible time of pick up.
  • Plan an early start.

On the day

  • Start loading the packed goods.
  • For softer items that could get easily squished, ensure that they are at the top.
  • Pack things like a picnic table and chairs along the sides so they do not take much space.
  • Call the stores ahead, before you start your pick up.
  • Try to keep your schedule, but don’t get too worked up if some changes need to be made.
  • Once all the pick-up is done, drive safely, as you may feel that the weight of the van may be a bit more than what you are used to.
  • Adjust your speed as you need to get used to side view mirror.
  • It’s always better to have someone to drive with you, in case you need to switch.
  • At stop overs, park as per guidelines and check whether the van is good to go for the rest of journey.
  • Once you reach the destination, unload your items and cross your checklist.
  • And the last and most important thing is – ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE

Still having doubts? Well leave the worries to our experts and let us guide you. Call and connect to our experts at Van Rental Dublin today.