Should You Rent a Moving Truck or Container for Your Next Move?

Handler Homes is proud to create homes that families are excited to move into. If you are getting ready to move into your new home, congratulations!

That being said, moving to a new home can be both an exciting and stressful time, especially when it comes to choosing the best way to transport your belongings. Two popular options for moving are using a moving truck or a moving container. Each method has its pros and cons, so it's important to understand the differences before making a decision.

Moving Truck

First up, let's look at moving trucks. A moving truck is a traditional option that involves renting a truck from a moving company and driving it yourself. This method of moving is quite popular and here’s why.


-Cost-effective for short distances or small moves

-Flexibility to choose your own moving date and time

-Can be more convenient if you need to make multiple stops during your move

-Allows you to pack and load your belongings at your own pace

Of course, there are some downsides or potential inconveniences to using a moving truck. Here are some cons you may run into.


-Requires you to drive a large vehicle, which can be challenging and stressful

-Can be difficult to find parking or maneuver in tight spaces

-May require you to obtain a special license or insurance

-Limited space, which may require multiple trips or renting a larger truck

Moving Container

A moving container is a newer option that involves a company dropping off a large container at your home, which you pack and load at your own pace. The company then picks up the container and transports it to your new home. Many have found this method of moving to be quite beneficial.


-No driving required, which can reduce stress and save time

-Flexibility to choose your own moving date and time

-Secure and weather-resistant container protects your belongings during transport

-Can be less expensive than hiring a full-service moving company

To get a full picture of what your moving experience will look like when using a moving container, here are a few potential cons to expect.


-Requires you to load and unload the container yourself, which can be physically demanding

-Limited space, which may require multiple containers or renting a larger container

-Less flexible than a moving truck, as the container must be dropped off and picked up on specific dates

-May require permits or permission from your local government to park the container on the street

No matter which way you go, both moving trucks and moving containers have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. It's important to consider your specific moving needs, such as the distance of your move, the size of your home, and your budget, before deciding which option is best for you. Whether you choose a moving truck, or a moving container, careful planning and organization can help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

By Handler Homes 4-20-2023