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DIY Moving: Dolly vs. Hand Truck?

DIY moving is getting more and more popular all the time and Mover's Choice is ready to help your move in the GTA with handy and eco-friendly plastic moving box rentals. Doing away with the hassle of both sourcing and then disposing of many, many cardboard boxes is a giant step towards making a DIY move easier.

But what about the big stuff? Having enough manpower on hand is essential but still, there are some items that are awkward and/or heavy enough that manpower alone won't be enough to safely get you from point a to point b. 

That's why, at Mover's Choice, we offer a range of rental devices and equipment to help out, including dollies and hand trucks. Which one is right for your move?

The Dolly
A dolly is a simple device, essentially a flat cart with wheels that is designed to be moved horizontally. Our basic flat dolly is made of wood and fully carpeted to protect furniture and other items with one pull strap that you can use to both pull and manoeuvre the dolly. A screen dolly includes rigid supports on either of the long sides to help contain large items and is rated to handle up to 1,000 pounds.

Used for appliances, heavy and awkward furniture;
Single very large items;
Moves items that cannot be carried by hand;
Requires more than one person to use.

The Hand Truck
A hand truck is a device, usually made of heavy duty metal, with two large wheels and a flat platform that you slide underneath the item you are moving. It is designed to be wheeled in an upright position. The hand truck can carry up to about 600 pounds. 

Used for heavy boxes or stacks of boxes;
Easier to move up and down stairs;
May be used by one person alone;
Saves back strain or multiple trips with boxes.

The Movers Choice
You pick up. You move. It’s that simple. The Movers Choice makes moving easy. Whether you’re moving across the hall or across town – our plastic moving box rentals are reliable and eco-friendly and help you get the job done with ease. We also offer a range of moving supplies and services for both business and residential customers.

Call 905.670.2778 or contact us online for the best in plastic moving box rentals in The Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga and beyond…