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Best Tools to Make Moving Out Easier

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Moving out isn't an easy task for anyone. Items can get damaged, the walls can get scratched, and you can injure yourself by picking up something heavy incorrectly. However, if you have the right tools and supplies, your move can become a much simpler task. Here are some of the best tools and materials to buy for moving out without a moving company.

Magliner HMK111AA1 Aluminum Hand Truck

When you have a lot of boxes and bins to move, this is the tool for you. The Magliner HMK111AA1 aluminum hand truck has a straight back frame, vertical loop handle, diecast aluminum nose plate, 8" mold-on rubber wheels and a 500 lb. load capacity. The hand truck's frame and nose plate are made of aluminum, which weighs less than steel and is resistant to rust and corrosion. The wheels on the hand truck have semi-precision bearings to help reduce friction and support the load.

Vestil HDOC-1624-9 Hardwood Dolly with Carpet End

The Vestil HDOC-1624-9 hardwood dolly has an open wood deck with two carpeted ends and four swivel caster wheels, and can be used to transport appliances, crates, furniture, or other large, heavy objects. The dolly has an open deck, which weighs less than solid decks of the same size, and is made of hardwood, which is resistant to impacts and wear. The carpeted ends help protect loads from scratches. The caster wheels swivel for maneuverability, measure 1-1/4 inches wide and 3 inches in diameter, and are made of solid rubber, which can’t go flat and is resistant to wear. This dolly has a load capacity of 900 lb., weighs 22 lb., and measures 5-3/4 x 16 x 24 inches (H x W x D).

Sure-Max 12 Moving & Packing Blankets

Sure-Max deluxe moving blankets offer the ideal combination of quality, durability, and cost-effectiveness to protect items from scuffing, scratching, or breaking during transport or while in storage. These over-sized, 80" x 72" premium quality moving pads provide exceptional damage protection from scratches, nicks, dirt, and moisture when moving or transporting furniture, appliances, and other valuable large items.

DEX FIT Nitrile Work Gloves FN330

If you're going to be carrying a lot of heavy furniture, the DEX FIT Nitrile Work Gloves will significantly increase your grip and protection. They have breathable water-based nitrile rubber coating for all day comfort. The tight stretchy knit wrist cuffs make it easy to take the gloves on and off. NO Toxic odor. SAFE for juniors, boys, girls and kids.

International Plastics Co. 18" Stretch Film/Wrap

The versatile stretch film by the International Plastic Company can be used for moving, storage, and protecting any of your household items. A true 1200' length, just weigh it and compare. The wrap has superior stretch, is easy to unwrap, and sticks to itself for a perfect seal. The more you stretch, the more adhesive is activated.

Bungee Cords with Hooks 26pc Heavy Duty Assortment

Don’t waste your money on multiple sets of bungee ropes that include those tiny cords that you will NEVER use. This assortment of bungee cords includes: 4pc 39" 8mm orange bungee cords, 4pc 31" 8mm green bungee cords, 4pc 23" 8mm red bungee cords, 6pc 18" 8mm blue bungee cords, 4pc 8" 4mm black canopy ties (bungee balls) & 4 pc trap clips. They’re made with cross-woven rubber and latex, making them twice as strong and elastic as regular rubber bungee cords, plus the hooks are covered with UV-resistant plastic to increase the life of the product and protect your personal belongings from unwanted scratches and harsh weather conditions. A heavy-duty storage case is also included. Forget the usual plastic tube that makes a tangled mess of your bungee cords! These bungee cords are color-coded by length to make your life just that little bit easier.

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit, 2-Tool (DCK240C2)

When moving out, you'll most likely find yourself in a situation that you need to disassemble and reassemble furniture. The DEWALT DCK240C2 20v Lithium Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit (1.5Ah) is comprised of the DCF885 20V MAX Lithium-Ion 1/4-Inch Impact Driver which is compact (5.55" front to back) and lightweight (2.8 lbs.), designed to fit into tight areas. This drill/driver offers a high performance motor that delivers 300 unit watts out (UWO) of power ability, which allows for a wide range of applications. This unit also features a high speed transmission that delivers 2 speeds (0-450 & 1,500 rpm) for a range of fastening and drilling applications. The 1/2" single sleeve ratcheting chuck provides tight bit gripping strength, and the ergonomic handle delivers comfort and control.

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