The advantage of going with a professional moving company is to benefit not only from the movers’ know-how but also from using their equipment. Professional moving equipment might be expensive. When you move by yourself, you need to rent moving equipment along with the moving truck.
What equipment is used daily by professional moving companies?
1) Specific cartons
The most obvious moving boxes. But we are not talking about the basic boxes that are sold everywhere and that are used by individuals, it would be too simple. No, there are special boxes, each with a very specific use allowing to pack such or such types of objects like plate boxes, glass boxes, wardrobe boxes etc.
2) Moving blankets
In order to protect the furniture, movers most often use covers which allow the corners to be well wrapped and to avoid scratches during transportation.
The covers are provided to protect sofas, mattresses or other bedding. They ensure that the leather of a sofa and the upholstery of a mattress are not damaged.
4) Shrink wrap
Plastic shrink wrap protects furniture from scratches and possible damages. The more layers we use, the better protection your furniture has.
Hand-trucks or the trolleys make it possible to avoid carrying everything by hand when the access points do not allow the truck to park near the building, in other words when the carrying distance is important.
Depending on the type of your move, having this type of equipment is essential and considerably reduces handling time, and therefore the fatigue of the movers.
Dolly is a small platform on wheels used for holding heavy objects. We use two-wheel and four-wheel dollies. The first is mostly used for carrying boxes, the latter is used for moving heavy and bulky items such as couches, fridges, piano.
Shoulders are lengths of nylon or woven materials that are formed into a harness or a loop that you wear around your forearms. Ideal use for carrying heavy and bulky items like refrigerators, china cabinets and such.
Straps are used for fixing the load in the truck to allow the good to stay still during the transportation. Straps are hooked from one edge to another inside of the truck.
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