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Moving can not only be stressful but sometimes dangerous if not done correctly (which just adds to the stress!). Hiring a moving company solves this problem, but we know sometimes you want to do it yourself but not break the bank. Here are some valuable but cheap items that people often forget but will make your moving experience that much better:
Most people wear gloves when cleaning inside and for gardening outside, but they are often overlooked when moving furniture. Besides protecting yourself from scratches & splinters, they substantially increase your grip for everything from cardboard boxes to those tough-to-move pieces.
The sub-$10 investment will help prevent potentially costly accidents and injuries. All while keeping those smooth hands dirt-free!
You don’t think about it until you need it! And even then, you may try and use another item to hold open your front door. Instead of using a packed moving box as a tripping hazard, having some cheap rubber door stoppers handy will make this process much smoother, and give you more room to navigate safely. Your toes will thank you!
I’ve made this mistake numerous times: do NOT pack your tool box as an item to move! It (hopefully) has several important items that will help the entire moving process: box cutter, drill, hammer, etc. If it doesn’t, then we recommend filling it and keeping it available. Nothing worse than needing a specific tool and realize you already packed the tool box in the van.
Tiger Tacos simply make packing and unpacking boxes easier by holding down box-flaps! You just fold down a flap and slide on a taco; in seconds, a box is just a box; with the flaps out of the way, you get more space, convenience, and less hassle with great ergonomics. You can visit their website at www.tigertaco.com
As an added bonus it’s nice to have small bags in there to keep small pieces of furniture together (nuts, bolts, etc.).
Moving doesn’t have to be expensive, but it can be if done incorrectly. It’s all about having the right tools to do the job right.