Moving tools and equipment for DIY moving

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It can be really frustrating to realize on the day of the move that you’re missing some key pieces of moving supplies and assistants to make your move both easier and safer. If you decided to hire Spyder moving company to help you out with the toughest aspects of your residential move, then you shouldn’t worry about a thing. Our full-service movers will arrive on moving day with their own professional moving equipment. Since you’ve managed to find a mover you can trust, you don’t even have to lift a finger. However, if you’ve made up your mind to move some of your belongings by yourself despite the self-moving costs and risks, then you’re surely going to need proper moving tools and equipment come move-in day.

So, what moving equipment should you get when you move without the assistance of professional movers?

Here’s a list of must-have moving tools and equipment so that you make your self-move easier, safer, and more efficient.

1. Moving van

You must know in advance what size of a moving truck you’ll need. Choosing the right size of a rental truck is crucial. You don’t want to pay for a bigger truck with extra storage you won’t really need. But, you also don’t want to find out that there isn’t enough space to load all of the things you’re taking with you. Consult with your movers because they can asses what you need.

2. Furniture dolly

High-quality furniture dollies have a weight capacity of around 1,000 lbs. Rent a furniture dolly before moving to Hattiesburg MS, or purchase one (approx. $20) from a Home Depot store. There’s also a utility dolly – and upright “L”-shaped hand truck that comes equipped with two rubber pneumatic tires and two ergonomic handles for ease of use. 

3. Furniture sliders are your essential moving tools and equipment

Sliders are pieces of plastic and hard rubber that will enable you to move really heavy pieces of furniture with ease. They prevent any floor damage by allowing you to slide your furniture effortlessly across the room.

4. Moving blankets and pads

These are made out of double lock-stitched quilts – a thick and well-padded heavy-duty material. Moving blankets and pads can fully protect the delicate finishes of your items.

5. Moving straps and rope

Moving straps allow you to lift and carry large and heavy furniture without risking injury. There are various types of straps and rope you can use:

  • Shoulder Dolly
  • Forearm Forklift
  • Elastic straps
  • Ratchet straps
  • Rope and twine

6. Protective gloves

Work gloves are an essential piece of personal protective gear. They will make sure you protect yourself from injuries and prevent moving day accidents at the same time.

Furniture dollies are ideal for moving big and awkward household items, particularly large and heavy pieces of furniture such as couches, bookcases, washing machines, and pianos.

7. Basic moving tools and equipment for DIY moving: Tool kit

Finally, let’s take a look at the tools you must-have when moving house in order to make your relocation easier and more efficient:

  • Measuring tape
  • Flashlight
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife (box cutter)
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Hammer

Good luck and have a safe relocation!