With one of these:
I am searching for adjustable straps, but it is hard to tell which is
best suited from looking at the pictures
It would be nice to find one that Walmart or Home Depot carries.
You may be able to find smaller ones too. If the link doesn't
work, just search fo r" tie down" at Lowes.com
Home Depot has 4 packs of adjustable cargo straps ($10-15 or so) that
use cam type binders and have about a 6' extended length. These are what
you need, the ratchet type ones are too long and too fussy to be useable
for that application.
Seems to me you need bungie cords. They shouldnt' be found under
adjustable, but if anything, under elastic. Maybe it's spelled
bungee. Or elastic.
Based on the last picture, I assume you want to strap the things to
the handtruck, not to keep their lids on.
From the picture, I can't tell the difference between buckle straps
and crank straps, but the second or both might be able to crush the
vinyl boxes you have. Especially if you make them tight enough that
the hooks stay where you put them. Since the straps themselves are at
most barely elastic, the tightness will have to come from compressing
the tupperware. which I don't think you want. .
I'm jumping in late here, but when I move my daughters in and out of
their college dorms, I use the same style bins as you showed, but I
use a mover's dolly instead of a hand truck. I stack the bins 3 or 4
high and then strap them down with ratchet straps.
I screwed 2 more 1 x 4's across the open space because some bins
barely reach the carpeted cross pieces.
By using the dolly instead of the hand truck it's easy to push the
stack of bins up hills, into (crowded) elevators, down the narrow dorm
I love watching the other families watch me as I move a bunch of bins,
mini-fridges and other stuff on the dollies while they are struggling
with plastic bags, suitcases and boxes that are falling apart. I just
zip right by with my dolly as they are dropping stuff and fighting to
get through doors.
On Mon, 3 Jun 2013 06:26:49 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
I worked as an electrician for 20 years. Most of the stuff we did was
pretty light work, but installing the switch gear electrical supply
was very heavy stuff.
There were two different methods. Get 20 or so men to grab it and
growl or bring in the right equipment and do it with 4.
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