Moving Tools

What type of moving tools are needed?

John Egan

Moving a household is a huge project — there are tons of details and tasks to accomplish, plus hard physical labor. Why not make it easier on yourself and use moving tools designed specifically to get the job done? Some tools, like sturdy moving boxes and the right packing tape, you’ll need whether you hire movers or go the DIY route. But there are several moving aids that are essential if you’re moving yourself. The items below can usually be rented from your truck rental service or purchased at a hardware store.
Cardboard boxes on a trolley  — Moving & Storage in Overland, MO

Hand trucks


Dolly or hand truck?

Lifting straps

Use caution and common sense

Other moving tools