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Moving Equipment: Uses for a hand truck

Hand trucks can make moving easier.

Hand trucks can make moving easier.

While there are many ways to get your belongings out of your old home and into your new one, a hand truck may be able to make some of the most difficult items to move much easier.

When you acquire boxes from your moving company, keep in mind that some of these will likely be too heavy to lift after packing them. However, by using a hand truck, you can cut down on the level of physical stress you put on yourself, which can make the moving process go more smoothly and more rewarding. It may be a good idea for you to organize your boxes before the move, so you have a better idea of which ones you can just carry out quickly, and which will need to be rolled out by the hand truck.

Larger equipment that cannot be put into boxes may be better removed from the home with the hand truck, as well. Any stereo equipment can be moved more easily by this method, especially stand-alone speakers. Instead of carrying out your microwave, or other larger kitchen appliances that need to be moved, a hand truck could work out well.

No matter what you put on the hand truck, you will have better luck if you can fasten items to it. Sometimes, an item is so heavy, that it won't move unless you move it. Just to be safe, though, it may be best to use tie-downs. As they are usually made of rubber, or other durable material, these will hold down items quite well.

When using the hand truck to move larger items, it could be ideal to have a spotter. After all, someone to tell you where you are going is vital if your view is obstructed.