Moving to a new location is exciting and fun but can be exhausting too, especially on the moving day. You might have to move bulky boxes and furniture and deal with the chaos of last-minute packing. When you are physically and mentally exhausted like that, the chances of accidents and injury increase significantly. It is best to take measures to prevent such injuries and accidents on the moving day.
Here are some tips to prevent moving day injuries.
Avoid last-minute chaos
One of the most common reasons for an injury on a moving day is the last-minute rush to get things done. Make sure you have everything packed and ready for the move the day before. Arrange for movers beforehand and create a schedule you can follow on the day to complete everything smoothly.
Only lift lightweight objects
An injured back is the most common accident on a moving day. The culprits are hefty boxes you might try to lift alone. Ensure you don’t make your boxes too heavy to avoid such back injuries. Label the packages that are too heavy and ask for help when lifting them.
Get the right equipment
Having the right moving equipment can make your move much safer. Equipment like furniture dolly, stair dolly, moving straps, and furniture sliders can make your move safe and injury-free. Hire a professional moving company if you don’t want to buy or rent these items. Moving companies have all such things handy.
Dress for the occasion
Wearing clothing that hinders the free movement of your body can lead to trouble on a moving day. To prevent that, wear comfortable and loose clothing. Also, don’t forget to wear your safety gear, which should include hand gloves, boots and pants, and tops with long sleeves. It can help protect you from minor injuries like cuts, scratches, and toe bumps.
Create clear paths
Whenever you carry large boxes or items, it is hard to see what’s in front of you. If your path isn’t clear, you may trip easily and get injured. That’s why it is essential to have an accessible way from your rooms to the loading truck. Also, try to park the car or moving vehicle as near to your home as possible.
Know your limit
It is easy to get lost in the moment and attempt to do things that can injure you. You may lift a heavy box to continue working long after your body screams for a break. Don’t do it as it can lead to injuries, and you may end up in bed for several days afterward. Call for professional help to make things faster and easier, but don’t overburden yourself.
About InterWest Moving & Storage
InterWest Moving and Storage in Idaho, Montana, Utah & Wyoming can assist you with relocation services — from packing to unloading. An agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have been delivering high-quality transportation services to our customers since 1956. Apart from residential packing and moving, we are also corporate moving specialists and provide domestic and international corporate, art, and government relocation services. You can call our toll-free number (800) 877-1091 to book our assistance and get a free quote.