Moving to a new home can require quite a bit of heavy lifting, and if you’re not prepared you might wind up injuring yourself in the process. Getting hurt isn’t going to make the moving process any easier, so it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution when lifting heavy loads. Today we’ll look at a few steps you can take to avoid injuries during your next big move.
Clear a Path
Before you move a heavy piece of furniture out to the truck, be sure to clear a safe path of egress to the door. Remove any trip hazards on the floor, and make sure you have enough room to navigate around corners and other tight spots. If possible, have a spotter open doors for you and keep an eye out for potential obstacles along the way.
Use Lifting Aids
Moving blankets, straps, dollies and hand trucks can all make lifting heavy objects a little easier. Even a simple piece of cardboard can be used to safely slide heavy pieces of furniture across tile and wood floors. Use these tools whenever possible to reduce the risk of injury during your move.
Protect Your Back
Back injuries are some of the most common issues associated with moving heavy objects. To prevent these painful injuries, avoid bending your back when lifting. Instead, bend at your knees and use your arms, legs and core muscles to lift.
Recruit Professional Help
If you’re not confident in your ability to safely move heavy boxes and furniture pieces, consider hiring a professional team of movers to lend a hand. Your movers will have everything they need to move heavy objects safely and efficiently. Give us a call today to learn more about how the experienced team at All Awesome Movers can help!