Let’s talk about something which is not much discussed. It’s about how to remain safe during a move. Moving process is not only exhausting but it can also cause several types of injuries because the load can be heavy and many items can be sharp and edgy. So, you need to be very careful if you have not hired any movers and you plan on doing everything on your own.
In this scenario, there are a few tips that you may find helpful.
There are several high density items which can cover small spaces. For instance, you can pack your books weighing 100 pounds in a moving box. However, it doesn’t mean that you should pack this way when you know that you are going to have to carry it to and from the moving truck. Lifting heavy loads can lead to injuries and strains in the back, knees and other joints. Make sure that you are not more than 50 pounds in a small box, 56 pounds in a medium box and 70 pounds in a large box.
Wrap sharp objects nicely
Handling knives and other sharp objects can be dangerous while moving. They can not only injure your hands while packing and unpacking but they can also poke out of the boxes. To prevent any of these mishaps from happening, make sure that you are using a lot of packing paper and bubble wrap to secure the sharp edges. You can roll these items in the dish towel and then use rubber bands for proper security.
Pay attention to what you wear
You need to make sure that your clothes are comfortable while you are moving. It means that your clothes should neither be too tightly fitted nor they should be too loose or baggy. The clothes should give your body proper breathing space. Furthermore, the footwear should give you proper support during the move because you might have to walk around with loads of luggage in your hands.
Follow a plan
Make sure that you have a plan in place for dealing with the luggage. If you are moving on your own, you are the one who is going to carry the boxes to the moving truck. If you are going to carry more than what you can deal with, you can end up having injuries or strains in different parts of the body. Therefore, it is important to stay organized to make sure that your luggage is loaded in the truck on time and that too without requiring you to lift extra pounds on a per-day basis.
Lift the luggage using proper technique
Improper technique of lifting the loads can lead to exertion of extra pressure on the areas which shouldn’t be bothered much. Therefore, it is important for you to know about the proper way of lifting heavy loads. For instance, you need to bend your knees rather than waist while picking the heavy loads. While carrying the loads, keep the loads close to your body.
The most important thing you will have to care about while moving is your body. You may find yourself in a good position to deal with the heavy lifting and save yourself a handsome amount of money but it needs to be done using a proper plan.