4 Moving Supplies You Need

20 May 2016
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Moving can be an exhausting and time draining experience. It pays to have all of the help you can get. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about just a few supplies that can help make the process of moving just a little bit easier.   


Ramps are commonly used by professional movers, so you should consider taking a page out of their book and invest in one renting one, as well. Ramps can make the process of loading furniture and other large items into the moving truck much easier. Your back and arms will be provided with much needed relief by utilizing a ramp. Where you would once have to lift heavy objects onto the truck, you now merely need to walk your way upwards into the truck. Many hardware stores sell or rent ramps.

Forearm Straps

Also known as a shoulder dolly, forearm strap can help make moving heavy boxes noticeably easier. Forearm straps attach to your forearms, and then are stretched under the heavy item in question. This will help easily distribute the weight throughout the strap, giving you much more leverage in lifting the item. Not only will this make lifting the object easier, it is also significantly less stressful on your shoulders, chest, and especially back.


A dolly, much like ramps, are often employed by professional movers. A dolly can also be quite useful if you employ it during your moving job. A dolly is basically a handcart or lift that you can place objects on and slide them about, so you do not have to worry about carrying a heavy object from point A to point B. If you are a person who moves from rental home to rental home on a regular basis, you should consider investing in a dolly. If moving is a rare occasion, you can always rent a dolly from a local and trusted hardware store.


Sliders are not a tool that will help you physically lift an object, but they can help you move an object from point A to point B much easier, so long as it only has to travel across flat surfaces. Sliders are a tool made out of a felt like material and placed on the four sides of the object. You can then push the item around and not worry about damaging the object in question or your flooring. Sliders are a disposable and inexpensive tool and can be found at hardware and dollar stores.  

For further assistance, contact a local moving company, such as Christos & Christos Moving and Storage.