If you're going to move yourself, don't plan on using your Mini Cooper. Get the right truck or van for the job, and don't forget to read our article on other tips to help with your move.
Renting a Moving Van or Truck
Finding the right size vehicleIt's a good idea to understand how much you need to move to avoid getting too large or small a van. Take measure of all your packed rooms to determine if you need just a small van or a big 26-foot truck to hold all of your furniture, boxes and appliances. Also remember that you are responsible for driving and parking your moving van/truck, so don't get more vehicle than you can handle.
Most truck rental offices and websites have guides to help you determine what's available and what you need.