6 Must-Have Moving Accessories
To do a job, you need the right tools. You wouldn’t paint your house without paint and a brush. You wouldn’t fix a tire without a jack and a lug wrench. Just like with any other task, moving will be much simpler with the right moving accessories on hand.
Don’t be tempted to think that moving is as simple as picking something up and putting it down somewhere else. At Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta, we talk at length about planning for a relocation, but we wanted to dedicate an entire blog to the tools you’ll need to get the job done effectively and efficiently.
As moving professionals, we assure you that you’ll save yourself time and energy with just a few basic moving accessories. You might already have some of these things, but you can easily purchase or rent the others at very little cost.
When you call Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta, the only moving accessory you need is the phone you call us on. However, we don’t want to leave you high and dry just because you’re choosing to go it alone. Whether you call us or not, we’re imparting this wisdom of essential moving accessories to make your relocation as easy as possible.
Dollies come in different forms. There are flat dollies and upright, L-shaped dollies. They’re all lifesavers when moving your heaviest items. If you’re moving a washer or dryer, for example, a job that requires four people becomes a job that requires only one. Combine a dolly with tie-down straps, and you’ll make your life even easier.
Speaking of tie-down straps, these moving accessories are non-negotiable on moving day. You’ll use them to secure items to your dolly. You’ll use them to secure items to your truck. They’re the most indispensable tool you’ll use for any moving job you ever do, so make sure they’re quality.
Moving Straps (aka Forearm Forklifts or Shoulder Dollies)
Moving straps technically don’t make items any lighter. However, they do make them far less cumbersome. Moving straps go by different names, including Forearm Forklifts or shoulder dollies, but they all serve the same purpose. They are wrapped underneath the bottom of an item and attached to your forearm or torso to help you move an item without the need to put yourself in an awkward position and risking an injury.
Perhaps the simplest item on our must-have moving accessories list, floor gliders are perfect for moving a bulky piece of equipment or furniture from one side of the room to the other. All you need to do is place them under the corners of the item you’re moving and slide it across a non-carpeted floor to get them to the other side of the room. It’s a simple but genius accessory that you can use while moving the heaviest of items all by yourself.
This is one of those moving accessories you might even have sitting in your closet. Protecting your feet may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people risk injury by moving a major appliance in flip flops. Ideally, you want to wear the most protective footwear you have available. A pair of steel-toe boots will save the day if you accidentally drop your couch, for example. Couches are replaceable; toes are not.
The building blocks of any successful relocation, boxes and bins are one of the most highly coveted moving accessories when it’s time to pack up all your belongings. Do yourself a favor and get as many as possible before moving day. You can never have too many of them when relocating to a new home or office.
Let Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta Provide the Moving Accessories (and the Movers)
At Fox Moving & Storage Atlanta, we use the latest moving technology, so you can focus on all the other aspects of your relocation. Let us save you time and effort. We encourage you to check out our site to browse our many moving services, or simply contact us 27/7 to get a free quote for your big move. We help individuals and businesses move to their destination on time and on short notice. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.