Do you need a list of tools for moving? Believe me: when everything you need is at hand, your life will become much easier on the eve, during and after the day of moving. In addition to the basic tools for moving included in the basic set, you will need quite a lot of additional helper items. Although some of these moving tools are small in size, they carry a lot of weight when it comes to simple and effective relocation organization. Here are 20 basic tools that we recommend keeping with you during your next move.
20 basic tools for moving
- Scissors. One of the main and absolutely necessary tools both on the day of moving, and on any other. You will need good scissors to cut the sticky tape, open boxes and packages.
- Electric drill-screwdriver. A reliable cordless electric drill-screwdriver is useful for performing various tasks, including drilling holes in walls, assembling furniture and installing handles, fasteners and other household structures.
- Screwdriver with replaceable bits. A universal screwdriver is required for fast operation. It comes complete with several bits and replaceable tips that can be used for a variety of tasks, including replacing mechanisms and tightening screws.
- Level laser. This tool is useful when hanging photos and paintings on the walls. It will also be useful for any tasks where alignment is needed. For example, if you need to hang bookshelves on the wall, the level laser will help you position them perfectly evenly and directly relative to each other.
- Metal detector. When hanging a TV or heavy paintings, you need to check the wall for hidden wiring in order to hang the items safely and securely. Fortunately, hand-held metal detectors are easy to buy and easy to use. These tools help to detect metal elements behind the drywall.
- A stepladder. On the day of moving, be sure to bring a folding stepladder or a stool with you. You will need it to get access to high cabinets and shelves when you put things away. Also, a stepladder is useful to hang works of art and curtains.
- Hex key. Do you need to assemble furniture? Most likely, you will need a hex key. From dining chairs to bookshelves, a hex key is required to assemble most pieces of furniture. Hexagons are designed for screwing bolts and screws with hexagon heads.
- A hammer. Make sure that there is a hammer in your list of moving tools. Most likely, the simplest hammer will be enough for you to drive fasteners into walls and furniture.
- Measuring tape. During the move, the tape measure will be useful for a variety of tasks: from measuring carpets and curtains to measuring doorways and furniture. Make sure that you have a strong tape measure with a length of at least 5 meters.
- Double-sided adhesive tape for mounting on the wall. To avoid making unnecessary holes in the wall when hanging photos and paintings, we recommend choosing special adhesive strips for light objects. They will be especially useful for tenants who do not want to spoil the walls.
- Label printer. You can use a manual label printer not only for marking boxes during the move, but also for the subsequent organization of items. Anyone who has ever wanted to organize things in a closet, pantry or game room will find the label printer especially useful.
- Sliders for furniture. When moving to a new house, you will probably need to move or adjust heavy furniture. You may want to make a rearrangement after the movers leave. And in this case, sliders for furniture will be useful to you. With their help, you will prevent the appearance of scratches on the floor, and the process of moving will become easier.
- Sticky tape. When moving to a new house, you will probably need both packing tape and ordinary tape. They can be used for sealing boxes. Scotch tape is also useful for various repairs around the house.
- Screws and bolts. When moving to a new house, it never hurts to have spare screws and bolts on hand. They may be needed to fix objects on the walls, assemble furniture and make any necessary repairs.
- Anchors. When hanging shelves, heavy paintings and mirrors on the walls, it is useful to use anchors for drywall. These anchors are designed to provide a strong attachment of the hanging element to the wall, even without the support of nails.
- A box cutter. Having a box cutter at hand will make your life much easier after moving. You will be able to quickly and efficiently cut the packaging tape and open the boxes without violating their integrity.
- Vacuum bags. Placing clothes, accessories and bed linen in vacuum bags is one of the most effective ways to organize and store household items. Fortunately, vacuum sealed bags are easy to find and easy to use.
- Brush and paint. When moving to a new house, you may need to quickly paint the walls, especially if the former owners left nails and screws in them. Make sure that you have a can of paint in the color of the walls (usually left in the pantry for new owners), and a small brush.
- Spatula and putty. Speaking of holes in the walls. Some of them can’t just be painted over. Deep holes that previously contained screws and wall anchors may need to be sealed with putty. Take a small container with putty with you to your new home, as well as a spatula to level the holes.
- A hand cart. Finally, if you move heavy objects without the help of professional movers, you will need a hand cart. This tool, consisting of two wheels, a ledge and a handle, is designed to facilitate the lifting and carrying of heavy objects.
Are you ready to move?
So, now you have a list of tools, and you are ready to move. Fortunately, we have reliable and proven movers for this work. With us, you can be sure that your furniture and other large items will be in safe hands. When preparing for the move, do not forget to stick to the moving checklist to ensure a successful move. We respect your time and money and our moving cost calculator is the best tool to start getting control of the moving event. Don’t waste your time and ask for a moving quote right now. Good luck with your move!