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Moving equipment – is it really all that important? Find out more about it in our post. Read through to get the information you need.

When hiring a mover, make sure to ask if they have the proper equipment.

If you had to move more than a few times with a moving company, you know it is important to ask this question. Depending on a mover, you either get it all, or nothing at all. What do I mean by that? Simple, sometimes movers have a shortage of proper tools. We – don’t.

What are those important tools? Each truck must have:          

  • Hand truck (hand Dollie) minimum of 2.
  • Four-wheeler (Dollie) minimum of 3.
  • Metal bars, minimum one set.
  • Straps, depending on the size of the truck, minimum 2.

Hand trucks needed for movers to effectively handle your boxes. Moving companies charge by the hour, and there is no reason they won’t use hand trucks to speed the process up.

Hand trucks are most effective when moving large amounts of boxes. Usually, you can load from 4-6 boxes depending on the size of the box. Also, many movers use a hand truck to move smaller furniture items.


Four-wheeler or a simple Dollie is a great tool for moving sofas and bulky items. Most commonly used for pianos, safes and other heavy items. Dollie is a very important tool to have when moving inside of a condominium.

Four-wheeler is a piece of amazing moving equipment and can be used in a variety of ways. This is our favorite tool on the list.

Quick tip from Top Notch Movers*

Do not buy moving equipment. It won’t save you money or help in any way. If you need to move and looking to do it yourself, rent will be a better option.


Metal bars, they make life easier for any mover that uses them. Metal bars are not a piece of essential moving equipment to use, but they can speed up the process and ease the move by a ton.


Movers use metal bars to handle flat items, glass tops, TVs, mattresses and other fragile and have objects.

Moving Straps, help secure your load and ensure safe transportation of the items. There are several other options that can be used, including the metal bar across the truck.

Also, you can have bungee straps, they can help you to secure separate items to the side of the truck.

As you can see, all of the moving equipment helps movers work more efficiently. This way they will save their  time and your money.

At Top Notch Movers Inc., we have all the necessary equipment to make your move quick and effortless, call us today to get a free estimate or to ask a question.

After all, we are always a move ahead!


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