Moving Company Suggestions to Prevent Injuries While Moving
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
- PHYSICALLY GET READY: No, you won’t have to do push-ups or run laps around the block. This hint encourages you to hire professional movers. Hiring a local or long-distance moving company means that you will have added assistance from professionals, who are experts in organizing, lifting, as well as time management. Professional movers can carefully pack your residence, take apart furniture, and securely wrap your extra fragile items. Having professional movers on hand on your moving day is a good way to sidestep injuries. They can lift all the weighty things, leaving the lighter belongings and simple clean-up to you.
- USE THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT: Using proper moving equipment can be one of the best practices to not have injuries on moving day. When speaking with the moving company, make sure that they will be bringing equipment that will make the move simpler, such as an appliance dolly. Not only should this assist the movers, but the equipment can also save you time, as stuff can be moved at a quicker clip.
- DO NOT OVERPACK BOXES: Filling every space of your boxes could seem like a great thing, but making them too heavy will make them more difficult to lift, and also places a strain on the legs, arms, as well as back. An injury is unavoidable when you pick up more weight than you should handle. It also makes the task more difficult for everyone who is assisting you to complete the move. Pack cartons correctly, making certain the weight is evenly distributed, so that your professional local movers can work quickly and also efficiently on that day.
- LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS: This is a Moving 101 tip from any professional mover or moving company. 'Lift with your legs, not with your back' is a general lifting method and is a fantastic way to sidestep injury to your neck and also spine. Maintain a wide base of support, by placing your feet shoulder-width apart as well as flat on the ground. Next, bend down into a squat so you are mostly using your legs as you move upward. Lastly, keep your back straight, and remember to breathe when you lift the item.
- KEEP ALL PATHWAYS AND WALKWAYS CLEAR: We know that this may seem like something elementary, many people get injured by tripping over smaller things on moving day. Steer clear of a stubbed toe or even chipped tooth because of an avoidable fall by keeping all walkways free from stuff. Whenever moving awkward things, it can be difficult to see what is in your way. Sidestep any accidents by preplanning what is the easiest way to walk while moving your items. When putting safety first, you can reduce the chances that you will be injured.
Employing a moving company with professional movers is a safe bet to save time and sidestep injuries while moving. Contact us now for a free quote.
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