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The perfect moving tools to move large items

June 21, 2018

Have you ever tried to move large and heavy items by yourself? Of course you have. Most people try to do it, only to get hurt in the process. Lifting and moving heavy items is not for everyone. It should be left to the professionals. But, if you really have to do it, then make sure that you also use some moving tools.

Moving tools are tools specially designed to help move large, heavy items. Professional movers use them to do their job. They can help protect you from injury and also to protect your belongings from any damage.

If you’re looking to move some big pieces of furniture around the house, here are some moving tools that may just make your life a lot easier.

The right moving tools for the job

Lifting Straps

Lifting straps work like a pulley system, but on a smaller scale. In fact, the straps and your body make up the fixed pulley. To make the system work, you just need to use leverage and your own strength. And you’ll be able to lift heavy stuff with ease.

Lifting straps work by lowering the center of gravity on the item you’re moving. This, in turn, puts less strain on your body. But you still have to be careful, otherwise you might get hurt.

The Utility and Furniture Dollies

These two are essential moving tools, that can really make a difference. The utility dolly is the upright tool with two wheels. You can use it to stack heavy boxes or pieces of furniture, and it will allow you to transport them easily. The furniture dolly is flat, with four wheels. You can use it to move larger pieces of furniture, the ones that aren’t so easy to lift, pull or push.

Before using these two moving tools, remember to also use furniture straps, to secure the items on the dollies.

Stair Rollers

This moving tool will help you roll large and heavy items down steps. You just attach it to the objects you want to move. However, it’s better to use stair rollers only when having someone else around to help you. Don’t use it if you can’t safely guide the furniture down the stairs.


Also known as sliders, glides are nothing more than a more sophisticated version of that old carpet you used to move your piano from one corner of the room to the other, without scratching the floor. These plastic disks go under the heavy furniture and allow you to just glide it effortlessly across the floor. Just remember to puss. Don’t pull.

Final word

Professional movers such as those employed by Empire Movers know exactly how to use these moving tools. If they’re new to you, take a minute to understand how they work, before using them. And if you believe that you don’t know how to use them, don’t hesitate to ask for help. It’s always better to be safe, than sorry.