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Moving is difficult. And often times, you might find yourself facing even more challenges as you need to move heavy items into your new home. Not only is this intimidating, but can also be dangerous. 

However, there's no need to worry, because in this blog, we'll discuss a few tips and tricks to moving those, heavy, bulky items. But first, we thought you might want to know more about us.

Since 1994, ALS Van Lines has been a trusted moving and storage company in Atlanta offering a wide range of solutions. Over the years, we've become known as the comprehensive moving company that our customers can count on. We've even earned awards and accolades like an A+ rating from the BBB, affiliation with ATA, and so much more.

Use the Right Equipment

Having the right tools is crucial for moving heavy items. Equipment such as dollies, hand trucks, and furniture sliders can make a significant difference. Dollies are perfect for transporting heavy furniture and appliances, while hand trucks are ideal for moving boxes and smaller items. Furniture sliders can help move heavy furniture across floors without causing damage.

Proper Lifting Techniques

When lifting heavy items, it's important to use proper techniques to avoid injury. Always lift with your legs, not your back. Bend at your knees and keep your back straight while lifting. Make sure to keep the item close to your body and avoid twisting your torso. If an item is too heavy or awkward to lift, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Protect Your Items and Home

Use moving blankets, bubble wrap, and padding to protect your items from scratches and damage. Additionally, protect your home by covering floors and doorways to prevent damage during the move. Furniture straps can also be used to secure items and prevent them from shifting during transportation.

Call Our Team

Do you need a moving and storage company in Atlanta? Work with the team of experts at ALS Van Lines. For three decades, we've been a local leader, offering a wide range of solutions. Get started today by giving us a call or filling out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.