Tools Of The Moving Trade

Moving is a big step for anyone, whether it’s your first time or your fortieth (hopefully it’s closer to your first.) Packing up all your stuff has the potential to be stressful, and that’s before you reach the point of stacking it all in a truck and sending it away. But there’s no need to lose sleep about moving! If you’ve ever used a moving company before, you’ve (hopefully) seen your movers wrapping furniture in various fabrics and plastics. What are they using? How do these tools function to keep your personal items safe? Today we’ll address some of the techniques College Muscle Movers utilizes to implement safety while moving.


1. Stretch Wrap

Stretch wrap is used to bind, bundle, and fasten large objects when moving or storing, as well as securing items on pallets. Sticks to nothing but itself, with no adhesives or sticky residues, and no damage when removed. This is usually the first layer of protection on items.



2. Blankets

Our double quilted furniture pad is ideal for preventing nicks and scratches while moving or storing valuables. These also serve to help fill in spaces between your possessions, ensuring that nothing will shift around during transit. Our trucks come stocked with 12 dozen blankets that our Muscle Movers will use to protect your belongings during the move. If you’re using our labor only services, we offer blankets for sale at $10 per blanket and will refund $5 for each blanket returned to us in good condition— essentially a $5 rental.

3. Toolsets

Already packed up your drills and screwdrivers? Don’t sweat it— College Muscle Movers come equipped with a full set of tools: wrenches, hammers, bits, you name it. We’ve got your back. Literally.

4. Bungee Cords

These help movers keep your stuff in one place while it’s in transit. The elasticity of Bungee cords helps it absorb shock, and allows us to secure valuable items during the move without tying countless knots, saving you time and money.

5. Ratchet Straps

This durable strapping is extremely strong, with very little stretch, to keep loads secure. When you’re moving something heavy, this is what you want holding it down. The strength of the ratchet straps will make it impossible for big items to move and gain momentum in the back of the truck.

6. Basket Trucks

Our vinyl basket trucks are big and durable. We use them for those extra long carries, when you have extra stuff that just won’t quite fit in a box. They’ll save you time and money.

7. Hand Trucks & Dollies

These are the bread and butter of the moving business. From boxes to beanbag chairs, we’ll use hand trucks and four-wheel dollies to help smoothly move your items out to the truck after they’ve been safely packed up.

8. The Muscle

The most important part! Strong, experienced movers are the cornerstone of a smooth and successful move. Here at College Muscle Movers, we know moving can be stressful, and we hire only the best— driven college athletes who want to make your move as enjoyable as possible. Our movers undergo arduous training before we send them out into the field, and the learning process doesn’t stop there.

A fresh-faced Muscle Mover.



Hopefully a little insight into the tools used by movers will help put you at ease! Just remember, experienced movers have a lot of different options to aid in the safety and convenience of your transition to a new home. When you rent a truck with College Muscle Movers, all of these options are complimentary with your purchase, and rest assured, we’ll make sure your new home arrives safely.