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No matter how many times you do it, moving is an overwhelming process. From deciding what goes and stays to the endless packing in the weeks before, there’s a lot that goes into getting settled in a new place.
For those with movers, count yourself #blessed. But if you’re moving on your own, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Not to worry, though. If you have some moving boxes, packing tape and a friend’s help, you’re off to a good start.
However, if you want to feel like a pro, check out these handy tools that can help make your move even easier.
Size and weight are two of the biggest challenges with moving furniture. In fact, it can take several people to lift a single dresser or bed frame. With these sliders, however, you can move heavy items across carpet and hard floors with relative ease. Just place them underneath the corners of your furniture and push. From sofas and desks to armoires and beds, you can use these sliders with just about any large piece.
2. Veno Moving Bags With Backpack Straps, $35.99 (Orig. $39.99)
While traditional moving boxes are great for storage, they’re not always the sturdiest. As an alternative, these versatile Veno Moving Bags offer both space and durability. For example, each bag can hold 50 pounds and has two straps to sling around your back for better mobility. Plus, they easily fold up and are perfect to reuse.
3. 50-Piece Premium Cushion Foam Pouches, $18.99
When handling fragile items, these eco-friendly foam pouches are “perfect for packing delicate glasses and plates for a big move.” Not only do they help keep your valuables from breaking, but they also help keep out moisture. From large china dishes to picture frames, you can pack lot of different precious items in these handy bags.
4. uBoxes Corrugated Wardrobe Moving Boxes (Bundle of 3), $37.49 (Orig. $41.50)
If you need to easily transport your hanging clothes from one place to another, this pack of wardrobe boxes should be on your must-buy list. They allow you to keep your dresses and other polished garments wrinkle-free and easily accessible. As a bonus, the box can serve as a makeshift closet while you’re still settling in at your new place.
5. Car Clothes Hanger Rod Bar, $19.99
Now, if you don’t have a SUV or U-Haul truck to store a lot of moving boxes, this wardrobe rod can also transport your clothes easily. It expands up to 60 inches and holds 50 pounds of clothes. Just hook both ends of the rod on your car’s ceiling hand grips and lock it into place.
6. Cosco Multi-Position Folding Dolly, $65.88 (Orig. $79.99)
If there’s one tool that every mover should have on hand, it’s a dolly. And this one from Cosco is one of the most versatile dollies on the market. You can use it as a two-wheel truck for carrying items down stairs or convert it to a four-wheel dolly to lug away larger items. Not to mention, it lays flat for better storage and transportation.
7. DYMO Label Maker, $24.99 (Orig. $40.79)
In preparation for your move, this portable label maker is a must-have to keep things organized. You can use it to print custom labels to easily identify your belongings. Additionally, you have the option to choose between six different font sizes, eight text styles and over 200 symbols.
8. U-Haul Mattress Bag, $8.95+
To help protect your mattress from dirt and water damage, consider picking up a mattress bag. This one from U-Haul easily slips on and can fit a mattress up to 10 inches thick. However, it’s only large enough to fit a standard mattress, so you will need to purchase a second one to cover your box spring and mattress topper.
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