Need a Truck?

What's getting packed?

  • Estimate how big a truck you'll need and reserve it. Determine the right truck size with Penske's Truck Wizard
  • Get boxes and supplies for packing. Save time and order moving supplies online now
  • Pack out-of-season and non-essential items early
  • Lighten your load. Donate unwanted items to charity or hold a garage sale
  • Plan ahead and consider arrangements and travel for your pet

Two Weeks Before

The Four P's: Papers, Post Office, Providers and People

  • Make copies of medical records, birth certificates, etc
  • Change address with the post office, banks, credit cards and magazines
  • Call service providers and utilities to schedule turn on
  • Secure moving-day help. Ask friends and family to save the date; reserve sitters; contact

The Day Before

Last-minute tasks

  • Finish packing, taping and labeling boxes
  • Prepare major appliances and electronics for the move
  • Secure dresser drawers and appliance doors with rope and tape
  • Assemble a moving-day kit, including directions, map, GPS, checkbook, credit cards, IDs, eyeglasses, sunglasses, prescription drugs, flashlight, water, snacks, games for kids, and old and new house keys
  • Pick up your rental truck the day/evening before to save time on moving day
  • Clean your house or apartment