Using a Moving Dolly
Moving companies should always bring with them a dolly to move heavy and large pieces of furniture / appliances that you have in your home. There are two types of dollies. A furniture dolly – which is a platform of wood sitting on four wheels, and an appliance dolly – which is a metal L-shaped piece with two wheels and handles for you to push. It’s extremely important to use this or you can risk damage to your furniture and even yourself. Moving dollies are also good to use because it will make the move go faster.
The furniture dolly is great for moving couches, dressers, pianos, and much more. Some advantages of the furniture dolly are that they are in-expensive, usually costing $20-$60 depending on the model you get, it maneuvers easily, and holds super heavy items. But there are also disadvantages such as not having a handlebar or anything to actually help push the dolly other than the piece of furniture placed on it, you will also have to lift the item to get in onto the dolly, and it can only move along flat surfaces.
The appliance dolly looks completely different but has the same purpose. These can be used for boxes, appliances, furniture, just about everything. Some advantages of the appliance dollies are that there is a flat piece that you can easily get the item onto to move it, there are two handlebars for you to push and pull, and you can use this so go up or down stairs if needed. The appliance dolly is more expensive than the furniture dolly, costing about $200+ to buy.
If you’re thinking about doing a move, you should definitely buy or at least rent a furniture dolly for your safety, and also for the fact that it will make the move go faster.