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MOVING STRAPS - A KNOW-ALL GUIDE

September 29, 2022

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If you need to move heavy furniture and other household items, then lifting straps are your best option. They make moving bulky items easy, and safer. Here is everything you need to know about them.

WHAT ARE MOVING STRAPS?

Relocation often requires you to load and unload heavy items like kitchen appliances, couches, dryers, and other loaded equipment. Lifting straps also known as shoulder dolly makes this task easy by distributing the weight of the object more evenly, thus preventing any personal injuries. They are durable straps that are firmly placed on shoulders or forearms to lift objects. 

HOW MUCH DO MOVING STRAPS COST?

Heavy lifting straps are an efficient approach for transferring large objects. They are inexpensive and long-lasting. Shoulder straps typically cost $25 to $30, and forearm straps for two people cost $30 to $40. But it also depends on quality and brand.

PROS OF USING MOVING STRAPS

  • INJURIES: It helps prevent personal injuries, especially when lifting heavy objects we tend to hurt our back and moving straps are a huge favor to reduce such risks.

  • LIFTING HEAVY OBJECTS: Moving straps support large and heavy object lifting and promote the right techniques. Drawers, closets, storage cabinets, washers, dryers, machines, ovens, and tables are examples of such items.

  • DAMAGE: Straps can assist you in avoiding damage to tiled floors and heavy materials. Lifting safeguards them from scratches and other damage caused by sliding.

  • DURABLE: Straps are extremely resistant to wear and tear. They are simple to grasp and pull because they can support up to a thousand pounds.

TYPES OF MOVING STRAPS

HAND STRAPS: These belts are typically intended for a single user. These are the least expensive and easiest-to-use tools. A harness at the end of the strap can be used to lift lightweight items and is adjusted to match the object's length and height

FOREARM STRAPS: These straps are utilized by two individuals with loops around the forearm to grip the straps from each end to hook big objects. A handle on both ends of the straps helps to lift and move the object easily causing no back strain.

SHOULDER STRAPS: While transporting objects and maintaining balance and stability, a strap that is easy to move, lift, and carry is required. Shoulder straps or braces are specially designed to connect your back and chest, distributing weight evenly on your shoulders and making carrying more stable.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MOVING STRAPS 

  • Ensure that you know how to utilize moving straps or hire our professional movers to help you move to your new home.
  • When carrying objects with moving straps, the appropriate footwear must be worn. You do not want to slip and lose balance.
  • Talk frequently with your coworker or partner about when you're pulling and where you're placing the objects down to avoid catastrophic failures.
  • Look out for the best route and remove any obstructing materials that could lead to a collision. This will spare you time, energy, and frustration initially.

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