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Different Equipment You Can Use To Ease The Unloading Process

Published by Joe Webster.

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  1. What is the Different Equipment You Can Use To Ease The Unloading Process?
  2. Furniture and Utility Dolly
  3. Ropes and straps
  4. Stair roller
  5. Furniture sliders
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What is the Different Equipment You Can Use To Ease The Unloading Process?

When most people think about moving, all they consider is the packing and loading the truck. However, unloading the truck is just as difficult as loading if not more. Even though most moving trucks have a ramp to make the move from the truck to the ground smooth, there are items that are just too heavy to lift down the ramp. Unlike going up the truck, unloading means that you are going down and gravity is pulling you down which can be dangerous especially when you are carrying something heavy. To make the unloading task easier, here are some equipment that can help.

Furniture and Utility Dolly

The amount of lifting and frustration a dolly can save you is immense. For a more efficient move, you will need to rent both furniture and a utility dolly especially if you don’t have many people helping with the heavy lifting. A utility dolly is usually upright with two wheels and it can be used to move several boxes at once. It prevents the possibility of dropping a box that contains breakables. A furniture dolly on the other hand has a large flat base and four wheels. It is perfect for moving large awkward items and large pieces of furniture. All you need to do is secure the heavy items on the dolly and ensure that you have an extra hand to help you hold the dolly down the ramp. Dollies have soft non-mar tires that move easily down the ramp without sliding.

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Ropes and straps

Ropes and moving straps are often overlooked by most people when it comes to loading and unloading a moving-truck. Not only are moving straps useful in holding your items in place during transport but also in carrying heavy and awkward objects such as big TVs, couches and other household appliances that require more than one set of hands. You will be saving yourself a ton of back pain and injuries by using straps and ropes to carry heavy items because they put the weight on your shoulders instead of your back.

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Stair roller

Even though this mostly applies if you have stairs, you can also use it instead of a dolly to move things down the ramp. This little device is easy to attach allowing you to roll down heavy objects to the ground. It will also come in handy if you have stairs in your new home especially the carpeted ones that create resistance.

Furniture sliders

Furniture sliders come in handy when you need to move heavy furniture pieces from the front end of the truck to the door. Instead of lifting the pieces up and risking injuries, you can just place the sliders underneath the furniture so you can slide the pieces out efficiently. Sliders are also great for moving furniture pieces on carpeted and hardwood floors because their main purpose is to reduce friction between the furniture and the floor.

Though moving equipment makes unloading so much easier and faster, you must be careful not to have any accidents as gravity is really strong. There is no shame in asking for help and hiring professional movers to help with the unloading because they have the expertise, strength and equipment needed to do the job fast.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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