6 Necessary USCC Products for a Successful Spring Cleaning

Make your spring cleaning tradition easier with 6 USCC products that’ll get the job done

With spring cleaning as a much-needed activity to do after the wintry months, there’s nothing better than freshening our homes and getting a head start for spring and summer. This gives us the chance to store items away and start cleaning our homes, garages, and vehicles, yet spring cleaning can feel time-consuming and challenging.

It may feel daunting to clean your house from top to bottom, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Continue reading to find out what 6 USCC products can help you get the job done.

1. L-Tracks and E-Tracks

How to Install L-Track to be prepared for spring cleaning
Attaching L-Track to Pickup Truck
How to Install E-Track to Trailer
Installed E-Track in Trailer

Need to transport your heavier items safely and securely? If you need to place your personal items in your pickup truck or trailer, consider using our L-Tracks and E-Tracks.

The difference between L-Tracks and E-Tracks is the L-Track is a more lightweight, aluminum track with a narrower profile that’s perfect for limited space. The L-Track could be used for any vehicle or trailer, but it is more common to use for your pickup truck. If you need something sturdier for your flat trailer or enclosed trailer, our selection of E-Tracks will do the job as it is the industry standard for cargo control.

2. Ratchet Straps and Cam Straps

Tying down with tiedown for spring cleaning duties

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, then you may already know that we specialize in ratchet straps and cam straps. Tiedowns are one of our specialties and these straps are perfect to use for any tie down application that you’ll need for your chores. You can use straps to store or hold personal items together if you’re cleaning any areas like your garage.

Use our 1″ Ratchet Straps or 1″ Cam Straps for the best tiedown experience. The difference between ratchet straps and cam straps is the cam straps are faster to secure than ratchet straps. Also, they are handy for securing fragile cargo loads because of their ability to not over-tighten like ratchet straps.

To complete your L-Track or E-Track system, check out our L-Track straps and E-Tracks straps. We also carry E-Track kits so everything can be delivered to your door in one package.

Learn more about the difference between ratchet straps and cam straps in a video explained by one of our product experts, Adam Shouse:

3. Moving Blankets and Mover Bands

How to move valuables with moving blankets and mover bands during spring cleaning

If you’re concerned about leaving a mark on your valuables, be worry-free with our moving blankets that’ll cover your items entirely. With the winter days over, you can finally move things around while you’re cleaning, but the best part? You won’t have to worry about scratching or denting anything when you use our moving blankets.

Our mover bands can secure the moving blankets or pads for protection from moving. They are very flexible and are perfect to use to prevent any shifting.

4. Moving Dollies and Hand Trucks

Using hand trucks during spring cleaning

Moving something extremely bulky or heavy? Don’t hurt your back and use a moving dolly or hand truck! A dolly or hand truck will help you “roll” things around and allows you to have more space to clean your house. Cleaning just got easier now!

It’s true, having a little help from wheels can lighten the load.

5. Floor Protectors

Floor protectors to protect your floors during cleaning your house

Speaking of having a little help from a set of wheels, sometimes wheels can scratch your floors. Not only that, you may not want to dent or scratch the floor while you’re moving things around.

Our neoprene floor runner and carpet protector products are the ideal layer of protection for floors, making spring cleaning easy breezy. They’ll not only protect any type of flooring from abrasions, but they will also create a flat, non-slip surface and can be cut to fit your space as needed.

6. Cargo Nets

US Cargo Control's Cargo nets perfect for spring cleaning

Need to hold your items together in your pickup truck bed or trailer? Need to dump some trash? Use our cargo nets that’ll hold everything together while you are driving! It is safer for you and those around you to prevent damage from your load flying out of your truck, or from your items flying everywhere in your trailer.

We even carry light-duty pickup truck cargo nets that will stretch in the bed of a truck and easily attach to the side rail with sewn-in hardware. These will be made of either high-quality bungee material or a tough 2″ wide polyester webbing.

How to Get Started?

Although you may be an expert at spring cleaning, it’s important you know some things on how to use our products. Read below some tutorials such as:

How to Use E-Tracks, How to Install Them, and What to Use Them For

A Simple Guide on How to Use a Ratchet Strap and How to Release It

How to Use Mover Bands

At US Cargo Control, we want you to have the highest quality products so you can get the job done. If you have any questions about our products, give our team a call at 866-444-9990.

How to Install E-Track in a Trailer

Its always important to install E-Track right where it needs to be…but where is that?

Etrack comes in many different sizes (singles, 2′, 5′, 8′ and 10 feet), as well as painted or galvanized.  When putting e-track in a trailer, it is best to find the wall studs – same applies if you are mounting it on the floor.

Mark the studs with a marker or pencil and then you can attach your e-track to the wall/floor.  We have found #14 self tapping screws are great if you are attaching via the studs.  1/4″ bolts with nuts and washer work best if drilling through a thick plywood floor.

So, if you want to install Etrack in a trailer – you will usually use two rows on the sidewall.  It is not necessary to to put e-track all the way to the corner if your trailer, it can save a few bucks and you will not use it most of the time.