Moving can be an incredible time consuming and stressful process. And moving yourself can be even harder, so be sure not to hurt yourself. There are safety tips that everyone should follow so lifting heavy items will not result in serious injury. And its not just lifting, you might fall down a flight of stairs. If you’re moving by yourself, read on to find out how to keep yourself safe.
One of the easiest ways to injure yourself is by moving and lifting things that are way too heavy. And this all starts with how you pack. There are certain techniques you can use to minimize any dangers that may result due to overpacking.
If you are think loading a bunch of books or personal items into one box is smart, think again. This is one easy way to injure yourself or whoever might be attempting to move it. If you’re trying to lift a heavy box the appropriate method is to lift with your legs and not your back. Or the box could be so heavy that the bottom won’t hold and all your belongings will come tumbling through. Remember pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in larger boxes.
Be sure to pack all your sharp instruments including hatchets, scissors, and knives in wrapping or bubble papers. This way they will not move around in the boxes and puncture the box or even injure you when you start to unpack the items.
How to Pack a Moving Truck
If you’re moving by yourself, you probably are using a moving truck to assist you with the entire process. And packing the rental truck the right way is very important. Load the heaviest items in the front of the truck. Any items that are loose must be tied down. Items that are not secured properly are liable to move around the interior of the truck and come down on you when you open the door.
Ask for Help
You probably are not moving all the equipment by yourself. Chances are you will need someone to help you lift the TV or coach. So get some friends or family to help you. That way you won’t risk overexertion and increase the chances of hurting yourself.
And remember, you don’t have to carry each individual piece during your move. Invest in a dolly. You can rent or borrow one and wheel around all your heavier pieces. Lalamove API