How to Use a Dolly like the Pros

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Moving house without a hand truck – or a dolly – is like riding a bicycle without a seat. It’s technically possible, but honestly, who does that?

A sturdy, reliable hand truck is any mover’s best friend. Used properly, it saves you time, rescues your back and it can singlehandedly keep your stuff from getting damaged.

But they’re not as easy to use as they look, provided you are using them in the proper way. With that in mind, here are tips compiled by moving pros as to how to optimize that hand truck you found in the back of your moving truck, or that one your friend let you borrow and you don’t want to return broken.

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There are 3 Things Not Allowed on a Moving Truck. You Should Know What They Are.

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Question: Which of the following items is not allowed on a moving truck?

(a) Lawnmower

(b) Ficus tree

(c) Shoebox full of cash

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HireAHelper moves into a new state-of-the-art office

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All great things must come to a start.

That’s exactly the mood over at HireAHelper headquarters, which is located right near sunny San Diego, CA. 2016 marked the nine-year anniversary of the mover marketplace company, and it was within this ninth year that one of the biggest dominos finally fell. Take a look.

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How Much do you Tip Movers?

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Illustrations by Marlowe Dobbe

Are you supposed to tip movers?

We get this question all the time. The answer is “no”. Or, “yes”. It kinda depends, so let us explain.

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Is it Weird to Help your Movers? 10 Things Movers Absolutely Love

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Our movers love to move quickly and efficiently, so take it from me, it’s definitely not a weird thing to help your own mover. Helping them is more than just a load off their backs: the faster they can get done, the more money you will save.

To help move your move along, I can say from experience that these 10 areas are the best, most useful things you can do ahead of your Hybrid move. Of course, most movers will be happy to do the things on this list for you, but do everyone a favor – yourself included – and consider being mover ready if you’re looking to save the absolute most amount of money. I’ll tell them it was your idea.

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