How to Avoid Moving Day InjuriesPosted on: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
Our Professional Movers’ Tips to Stay Safe
Even if you are in great shape, moving day can be challenging. If you decide to move yourself instead of hiring movers, it’s important to follow all the safety rules to avoid accidents. Check out what our experienced movers have to say about how to stay safe on the day of the move.
Prepare Your Body
In the weeks before you move, working on your core strength will help you avoid getting hurt. Make it a habit to do exercises like planks and sit-ups every day. You can also strengthen your back and abs muscles that help you move by lifting free weights. Stretching for five minutes in the morning can help your muscles get ready for a day that will be so physically hard.
Don’t Overfill Your Boxes
Lifting weights that are too heavy for you can be very dangerous. If you are carrying a heavy package, you could hurt your back, trip and break your toe, or fall. Don’t hurt yourself by putting too much stuff in your boxes, especially the smaller ones. Depending on how to fit you are, you might be able to carry more than 40 pounds in each box, but that depends on how much you can carry for an entire day. If you’ve had back or knee pain before, you might want to keep the weight of the boxes between 30 and 35 pounds.
Use the Right Moving Equipment
Use things like a furniture dolly, an appliance dolly, a stair dolly, furniture sliders, and moving straps to help you move. This will make your work easier and keep you from getting hurt. Because this equipment can hold a lot of weight, you and your movers are less likely to hurt yourselves.
Wear the Right Clothes
Whether or not you get hurt on moving day can depend on what you wear. If you wear gloves, long sleeves, and pants, you are less likely to get cut or scratched. If you wear shoes with closed toes, it’s also less likely that something heavy will fall on your feet and hurt your toes. If you wear work boots with a lot of support, your ankle won’t twist as you move.
If you decide to hire movers instead of doing it yourself, our team is here to help. Contact us today to get started.