Moving Tips with Hand Trucks
Moving can be a huge hassle but with the help of a hand truck it becomes so much less stress both physically and mentally. Moving normally will require numerous trips, with armloads of boxes, up and down stairs. However, with hand trucks you can easily cut those trips back and forth down drastically. Not only will it be useful for your move but can be a handy tool to have around the house either for a future move or simply if you need it for everyday tasks.
Here are a few tips to help moving with a hand truck easier:
• Ensure your hand truck is in good working order before you begin loading it with your valuables. While it may seem like an elementary idea, many times it is overlooked.
• Make sure to strap what you can down to your convertible hand trucks before moving it. The last thing you want is some of your valuables falling off and breaking.
• Going up and down stairs and ramps can sometimes be tricky. When you go upstairs or ramps pull the hand truck behind you. When are going down stairs or ramps keep the hand truck in front of you, to ensure greater control.
• Try to break up the heavy loads into smaller more manageable ones. If you have to heave or tug on your hand truck you may be making yourself prone to injury.
• Make sure you give yourself lots of room to turn or manoeuvre your hand truck. Hand trucks take wide turns and you can easily not notice that expensive piece of furniture in the way until it’s too late and you’ve already wheeled your hand truck into it.
• Use your hand truck for the purpose it is intended for. Improper use of any hand truck even a high quality one such as magliner hand trucks or not adhering to load limits can cause injury.
As earlier stated purchasing a hand truck is not just beneficial to help you move it can also be very useful around the house for various tasks. It can replace many items you have around the house such as a wheel barrel or wagon. You do not have to worry that you will be spending money on a hand truck just for a single move, the price of the hand truck will pay for itself a thousand times over as the years go by and you discover all the genius ways you can come up with to use your hand cart.