Using the Right Household Moving Equipment for the Job
Moving is both exciting and draining at the same time; on the one hand, you’re moving into a brand-new home, be it a house or apartment or whatever else. But you also have to move everything, and moving furniture is something that a lot of people don’t really think is a whole lot of fun.
More than that, moving is typically a very labor-intensive experience, which is why many people hire household moving companies to do the heavy lifting for them.
But whether you hire someone or you plan on doing it yourself, using the right household moving equipment for the job is going to end up saving you a lot of time, energy and potentially even money in the long run, so read on to find out some of the most commonly used pieces of household moving equipment out there.
Let’s start with the dolly. Known by a variety of different names including hand truck, trolley, stack truck, trundler, box cart, the dolly is a simple class-one lever with handles at the top, wheels at the bottom, and a flat plate that you can put stuff on.
The idea is to use it to lift heavy objects by sliding the flat plate underneath it and then balancing the weight on the wheels, allowing for easier transport, loading and unloading of heavy objects. Dollies are used primarily for moving heavy boxes and smaller furniture, and almost every single moving company will include a dolly in their list of household moving equipment.
They are by far one of the most useful tools when it comes to moving items.
Mostly that’s all a household moving company will need when they come to load your items into the truck prior to your move, but there’s other pieces of household moving equipment that may come in handy.
If you live in an apartment in the middle of a busy downtown district, many household movers will dispatch local movers who can use a wheel and pulley method to avoid hauling big furniture down long flights of stairs.
This is really useful in more compact, large cities, particularly those back east (looking at you, New York City), as they can set up the rig and then haul things such as couches, tables, pianos and other heavy items out of balcony windows and down to the street without having to expend a lot of energy and labor moving it down windy or steep steps.
Using the right household moving equipment for the job will save a lot of time, labor and hassle and is also a lot safer.
Professional moving companies often use these and other types of household moving equipment to safely and securely handle the movement of large objects, and you can too – most storage companies will offer dollies for customers who rent moving trucks for themselves, though a wheel-and-pulley may be harder to find and may require talking to a professional moving company.
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