There can be a lot on someone’s plate as they start preparing for a moving job. Looking into hiring the right local moving company, selecting a date and renting a van or truck, and getting the right help for the job can all seem like a lot of work. Some people have shown up for the moving job with their friends, ready to get the load moving, without ever acquiring more than a box or two to get the job done.
New York moving companies are experts at knowing what supplies will be needed for a particular job. But those who don’t have this experience may have a harder time knowing what supplies to pick up to help them during their move. While the exact supplies that are needed will vary from job to job, there are a few things that will come in handy for everyone that is moving.
Supplies for those Moving
Rubber Wheel Dollies
Anyone that’s ever moved knows that the dolly is your best friend. The dolly can be used to easily move two or even three boxes. It also comes in handy when trying to move heavy furniture such as desks or cupboards. The dolly can be used to efficiently move objects that are too heavy to be moved conventionally, even with a number of people. A group of movers each armed with a dolly have the capability of moving a large number of items in little time. The rubber wheel on the dollies also helps them not scratch the surfaces they come into contact with in homes or apartments.
Moving blankets are simple, but are a necessity when moving things made of glass or wood. These items could chip or break easily if not moved with extreme care. Fragile items are kept from breaking by having blankets between them to keep the surfaces from colliding in a moving truck or van. Blankets can also be used to protect floors, though floor protectors are preferable to blankets.
Masonite is a type of hardboard used to protect floors. Masonite board also allows dollies to roll along easily and effortlessly, preventing any unwanted scratches to the floor. These floor protectors are a great help to moving companies who need them to
Variety of Boxes
There are a number of different boxes that will be needed in a moving job. Boxes come in all shapes and sizes and each size has a particular use. The main advantage of boxes when someone is moving is that they are easy to stack and can fit nicely into a tight space, where others would be unable to fit.
Tape, Shrink Wrap, Tie Downs
There are a variety of different packing supplies that will be needed as well. Tape is used to secure boxes, which may close on their own but are more secure when tied down with duct tape. Having a pair of box cutters will help as well, as getting in and out of the boxes post-move can be difficult depending on the type of tape used. As far as the move itself, tie downs help secure furniture or boxes and keep them from sliding around the moving truck or van.
Divine Moving is the premiere moving company in New York City! Movers who are interested in getting the job done fast and right and not having to worry about all the necessary supplies and procedures should get in contact with Divine Moving as soon as possible. We have been moving people in NYC since the year 2000 and are the local experts on everything that goes into helping someone move successfully. For help with a move in the great city of New York, get in touch with us today at 212-244-4011!