Get Moving with Harbor Freight

Moving can be an extremely stressful experience. But whether you’re moving across town or across the country, a little bit of planning and preparation will go a long way in making your next move smooth—and save you time and money in the process!

Here are a few suggestions:

Make a list of what needs to be done
Disconnecting utilities, supplies to purchase, etc. When you’re in the middle of moving, it’s easy to get sidetracked or forgetful, but your trusty list will keep things in order!

Have plenty of supplies
You’ll need the basics like pens, tape, color-coded labels and most of all … boxes! Get plenty of boxes—more than you think you’ll need! Most moving supply companies will buy back unused boxes so there’s no reason not to get extras. On the day of the move, keep ten boxes aside ready for bedding, clothing and cleaning supplies.

Wardrobe boxes
Not only do these large upright boxes make moving clothes a lot easier, but you can put comforters, towels and other bulky items in the bottom portion. Just make sure the boxes aren’t too heavy to lift!


Tip: measure the clothes in your closet and then find
out how wide the wardrobe boxes are so you’ll know
how many you’ll need.

Color coding and grouping
Pick a color for each room, for example, yellow for the kitchen. Put the respective color labels on the boxes designated for that room. If you’re using movers, put a matching color label on the door of the room in your new location so they’ll know where to put the boxes.

Move lamps with lightbulbs, bookends with books, extension cords with appliances, cable cords with the TV, etc. It will make unpacking and getting set up a lot easier!

Pack ahead
Waiting until the last minute can be overwhelming and there’s no reason why you can’t pack in advance those items you don’t use day to day. Also, if you have three TVs in the house, pack up two of them and live with the one TV for a few weeks—or you could pack up all three and the family could spend more time talking to each other … nah!

Luggage, baskets and duffle bags
Fill ‘em up with sheets, towels, documents and the clothes you’ll want immediate access to when you arrive at your new home! It will be a lot easier to keep track of and spot a suitcase during a move compared to one of several dozen cardboard boxes.

Sandwich bags
Use them for holding small parts like screws, nuts, bolts and brackets. They can then be taped to and packed with their corresponding items or kept in your purse or backpack so you’ll have quick access when you arrive at the new location.

Take photos of how electronics are set-up
It can be frustrating to get into your new home and then not be able to hook up all the electronics you depend on! A picture will solve that problem!


A picture says a thousand instructions

Vacuum seal out-of-season clothing
It will take up less space when moving and then can go directly into storage in your new home.

Make your last grocery shopping trip two weeks prior to moving
Dried goods can be packed and moved, but perishables … well, they’re perishable! Make a point of eating the food in the refrigerator (and freezer) for the few weeks leading up to the move—the more you use, the less you’ll have to throw out which is a waste of money. Also, it’s a good idea to let your refrigerator defrost a day or two before moving so you can wipe up any excess liquid and not have to unpack a stinky, wet mess in your new home!

 

Harbor Freight Tools carries a full line of moving supplies and equipment. Check out these moving items:

Moving Blankets
A must-have for protecting furniture and other items.

72 in. x 80 in. Moving Blanket

 

40 in. x 72 in. Moving Blanket

 

Hand Trucks & Dollies
For moving stacks of boxes, large appliances and other heavy items, hand trucks and dollies are mandatory equipment. Harbor Freight offers several different types depending on your needs.

2-in-1 Convertible Hand Truck – 800 Lb. / 600 Lb. Capacity

 

600 lb. Capacity Appliance Hand Truck

 

600 lb. Capacity Extra Wide Hand Truck

24 in. x 36 in. Folding Platform Truck

 

150 lb. Capacity Foldable Hand Truck

 

16 in. x 28 in. Folding Platform Truck

 

700 lb. Capacity Utility Hand Truck

 

700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck


30 In x 18 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly

 

18 In. x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly

 

30 In x 18 In 1000 lb. Capacity Polypropylene Dolly

 

19-1/2 In x 14-1/2 In 200 lb. Capacity Polypropylene Dolly

 

Shoulder Dolly

 

Other Moving Accessories and Supplies


Magic Mover Furniture Sliders

Move heavy furniture and large appliances easily!

 


60 Yards Masking Paper

Protect surfaces when moving in or out!

 

18 in. x 1470 Ft High Performance Stretch Wrap
Bind boxes and other items quickly and easily.

 

5 in. x 1000 ft. High Performance Stretch Wrap
Also used for binding boxes and more.

 


1.88 in. x 55 Yards Clear Packaging Tape 3 Pk

Also available in single rolls.

 

Swivel Handle for Wooden Dolly
Gives a wooden dolly more maneuverability.

 


Vacuum Storage Bags, Set of Three
Use your vacuum and these bags to maximize packing and storage space.

 

105 Pc Tool Kit with 4-Drawer Chest
Remove and reconnect hardware, make quick repairs and more!

 

Take the hassle out of moving with a little help from Harbor Freight Tools. You can visit one of 800+ locations nationwide or harborfreight.com. Now get moving!

 

 

 

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Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light

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This Rotating Magnet LED Work Light stays put on metal surfaces via a powerful magnetic base and provides 180 lumens, making it ideal for automotive repairs, shop work and hobbies. It’s also a great emergency back-up light.

Other features include an easy on/off switch and a 360-degree swivel head that enables you to direct the beam exactly where you want it. The work light is powered by three AA batteries providing between 3 to 6 hours of run time—batteries are included.

Customers really love this work light:

Handy light to have around. Bright and easy to use in tight and difficult places. – COS Mac, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great little light with magnet bottom and rotating head puts the light just where you need it. – Don, Bewood, NC

I use the magnetic rotating light to work on farm machinery in tight places, within the engine area, under the vehicle, and in buildings that have no lighting. This light puts out a lot of light. – Rocking Double B Ranch, Russellville, MO

I got this to help provide a small spotlight when working under the hood. It is great for that. It also helps when checking the air pressure in the dark … – Dave, Antioch, CA

Great value for this product, lots of light and the magnet holds good when I clean our pellet stove. Very good quality, will purchase more. – Lil SKI, Plattsburgh New York

Pick up one or more of the Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light
item#62955

Bigfoot Panel Wagon

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This classic red wagon features 10 inch pneumatic tires that handle rough terrain and a 330-lb. weight capacity. It’s great for your kids or grandkids but also ideal for hauling garden tools and outdoor supplies as well. A wide wheelbase provides added stability while the red powder-coated finish resists rust.

I am in my second or third childhood and wanted something to carry “stuff” in.  This fits the bill, easy to put together and easy to pull. Just what I needed.  – GMA Pat, Beaumont, TX

Assembly very easy, nice ride, very useful. I used this wagon to transport much stuff for my garden: blocks, plants, mulch, etc. – JC Milford, MA

I LOVE THIS WAGON. I use it to pull garden supplies around the yard. I pull my 2-year-old granddaughter around in it also. It is a great value. I was looking at a big name wagon which cost much more than the Big Foot. Saved me a bunch of cash and I can’t see a lot of difference. – Dave, Pennington Gap, VA

The Bigfoot Panel Wagon makes a great gift and is available at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

Bigfoot Panel Wagon (for ages 5 and up)
item#: 60570

30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly

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The 30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly from Harbor Freight Tools is a versatile material handling tool for any home, shop or professional garage! The moving dolly allows you to maneuver and position items up to 1,000 lbs. easily on smooth-rolling, 2-3/4” hard rubber swivel casters.

The dolly is made of heavy-duty hardwood with a carpeted surface that prevents slippage while protecting finishes and surfaces.

Customers have given the dolly great reviews:

I use this to put a huge equipment rack on. Now I can move the rack around to different places in my music studio. You cannot make a dolly for the price they are charging. – Kyle, Columbia, SC

Used it to move a 450 lb spa from the curb to backyard on a concrete walkway. Was better than the one the delivery guys had. – Mike G., Santa Clarita, CA

These things are amazing and do the job and then some! I own 8 of these already! Use them to move my Band Saw and Disc sander that I bought here as well! – Dave, Phoenix

Pick up one or more at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly
item#61897

700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck

700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck

This rugged 700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck from Harbor Freight Tools features extra-large 13-inch tires for a smooth ride across all surfaces. Additional features include long axle braces enabling easy stair climbing, p-shaped handle, heavy gauge toe plate with rounded corners and a beveled front. Heavy duty ball bearing hubs make this sturdy hand truck suitable for lawn and garden applications as well as moving big items in the factory, shop or warehouse.

Check out what customers are saying about this sturdy hand truck:

Bought it to move a washing machine into my basement. The welded fenders make it as wide as an appliance dolly and the tires are large enough to handle the steps. Just put a ratchet strap around it and you’re good to go. – Sprek, Rockford, IL

We are doing temporary off-site storage of our stuff until our new house is built and this is the perfect tool so my back does not kill me from all the lifting we have to do over the next 8 months while this is going on. It is heavy duty, nice and wide for boxes, the balloon tires make it easy to roll and go up and down steps and into storage containers. – Bonnie, Oregon

I bought this just over a year ago for our rural property … The pneumatic tires make this hand truck a star on rough ground. It will roll over nearly anything with the load undisturbed. It will also haul anything that I can get on it from rocks to sections of a power pole to appliances … – Raven Dave, outside Eugene, OR

You pick up the 700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

700 lb. Capacity Bigfoot Hand Truck
item#62900

Moving Marvel

hardwood dollyThe 18 In x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly makes moving quick and easy! This compact moving dolly saves your back when transporting heavy boxes, furniture or other big items up to 1000 pounds! The moving dolly features carpeting touch points to protect surfaces, non-marring hard rubber swivel casters and a heavy duty hardwood frame for durability.

Check out what customers are saying:

Moved 800 lb. safe alone effortlessly at 56 yrs old. –  oldman, Nathalie, VA

Think … half your garage or workshop is filled with temporary or permanent storage boxes, and all your shelves! Stack storage boxes full of items six levels high then ROLL them in and out to gain easy access to the items in rows across and down your shop. At sale prices for this item, ease of access is cheap. Useful in commercial warehouse in same manner. – Fast Eddie, Concord, CA

You can move a lot with this little dolly. I used this one to move bags of concrete to the location needed instead of carrying by hand. – Dean, bought and used in Arvada, CO

Great dolly, helped move several pieces of heavy furniture with ease. – Lew, Live Oak, TX

You can pick up the 18 In x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

18 In x 12 In. 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly
item#61899

Great for Moving and More!

72 in. x 80 in. Moving BlanketThis large 72 in. x 80 in. Moving Blanket from Harbor Freight Tools is thick enough to protect finishes from scratching and big enough to completely wrap most furniture. Whether you’re moving, placing items in storage or protecting furniture during construction, this double stitched moving blanket has you covered.

Customers swear by this moving blanket:

Got three of these moving blankets on sale and have already found quite a few uses for them! They seem to be fairly durable, are great for protecting/padding items and keeping your car safe from dirt/grime/etc., and are great for working under the truck/car. Beats cardboard big time! – Rich1976, Colorado

These blankets are perfect to place between furniture to keep items from being scratched during a move. They have a proper thickness. – Wahoo, Metairie, LA

This blanket is very useful, I keep an extra one in the back of my van just in case. It is great to use on the lawn or at the beach. – Old Man in Wheelchair, Altamont, NY

From the reviews, you can see that this double-stitched blanket is great for a variety of applications, from picnicking to impromptu vehicle repairs.

Pick up one 72 in. x 80 in. Moving Blanket or several at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

72 in. x 80 in. Moving Blanket
item#66537

Haul Heavy Loads Without Marring Surfaces!

400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc

The 400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs adjust easily to secure loads to truck beds, roof racks and trailers—and with vinyl covered S hooks, they prevent painted surfaces from getting marred. Plus, These ratcheting tie-downs have an easy quick-release that unlocks only when the ratchet handle is open.

Customers love the quality, ease of use and variety of applications:

 

These are the best tie downs. I have used these for so many things over the years … Cannot say enough about them. Everybody should own a set of these. – Frank, Bellville, OH

These are great! Just what I needed. The right length for many uses and easy to use. – Netx1, Phoenix, AZ

I use these straps to secure my Quads on a trailer and always carry extra ones in my truck. For the price, ya just can’t go wrong and having them has saved my rear several times. – Rompinreed, Prescott Valley, AZ

These straps will work well and show up nice and bright, and are easy to use. I keep an extra set in my truck at all times as well as a pair on my four wheeler. – Kenhunts, Oshberg, WI

I needed strap clamps to glue up some centerpiece boxes I am making for my daughter’s wedding. These did the job without having to spend a bundle on special woodworking clamps. I already had the corner pieces that come with the special woodworking clamps so these strap clamps worked like a charm. The special corner pieces keep the corners tight and keep the straps away from the wood and glue. Very satisfied. – Otisco Jim, Syracuse, NY

Pick up a set … or two … or more at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

400 lb. Capacity 1 in. x 15 ft. Ratcheting Tie Downs 4 Pc
item#61524

Best in Tow

 

1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer62648_zzz_500

You want a trailer that can haul a bunch of gear but without taking up a footprint big enough to build a house on! Harbor Freight has the solution with the 1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer. While plywood decking can be added to create a 48 in. x 96 in. bed, the trailer only takes up 24 in. x 63 in. of floor space when folded.

The trailer features built-in slots for stake siding on the frame, three leaf spring suspension and two 4.8 x 12 in. diameter tires. Customer love this folding utility trailer:

I’ve been wanting to buy a trailer for a long time. I didn’t want to have to create a dedicated area of my yard to store a trailer and have it constantly exposed to the elements. This trailer solves this problem! It folds into a relatively small footprint that easily fits inside a garage or storage building. It’s very lightweight, so you can haul it with a passenger car or light truck … – meansjj, Plano, TX

This is the best bang for your buck on the trailer marketplace … – Erick, Auburn, MI

The trailer is being utilized for my jon boat. Makes it easy to put in water and is just the right length for the boat … – Mr. T, Winter Haven, FL

You can pick up the 1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer at your local Harbor Freight store. The only way it trails the competition is on price!

1195 lb. Capacity 48 in. x 96 in. Heavy Duty Folding Trailer
item#62648

Moving Up!

30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly

Move furniture, equipment, cartons and more with the 30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly from Harbor Freight Tools!

This all-purpose moving dolly is a versatile material handling tool for any home, shop or professional garage! The dolly is made of heavy-duty hardwood with a carpeted surface that prevents slippage while protecting finishes and surfaces. The moving dolly allows you to maneuver and position items up to 1,000 lbs. easily on smooth-rolling, 2-3/4” hard rubber swivel casters.

Customers love this moving dolly:

I was looking for a dolly that I could use to haul a Cal king mattress. This fits the bill perfectly. Will also use it for moving other objects like a bookcase and recliner chair. The dolly rolls easy and it steers without difficulty. – Steve L., Gardnerville, NV

Built well. Very affordable and does exactly what I need it to do. – Bob, Los Angeles, CA

The dollies are very useful for moving my woodworking machines around my shop as I have a small area to work. They are a great help. Just what I needed. – Fred, Biddeford, ME

Get rolling to your local Harbor Freight Tools store to pick up your 30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly. In fact, pick up a few—our biggest complaint about this item is that once customers started using one, they had to make a return trip to buy more!

30 In x 19 In 1000 lb. Capacity Hardwood Dolly
item#61897