Well, everyone who has ever moved into a new home knows that it pushes you to the limit in every facet of life. It causes people to bite off more than they can chew, to attempt more than they are capable of. It’s why injuries are so common during moves.
There are not many worse moments to get hurt than during such a major task and life transition. Few people work a hospital stay into their moving schedule. So here are a few tips for keeping it from happening in the first place.
Trust the Experts
Everyone has their own reasons for hiring a moving company, and many times one of those reasons is a past injury. You may be able to pack up the books and kitchenware, but don’t fool yourself into thinking you can lift the armoire. Hiring a moving company is well worth the cost. If you disagree now, you’ll certainly agree after attempting it on your own.
Work On Your Technique
You’ve heard it a million times by now: “Lift with your legs.” In a way, lifting is a lot like yoga. Take a few minutes to research and practice proper technique before jumping into a job.
Get the Right Gear
Tie on a back brace if you need one. Put some gloves on to avoid the inevitable wear and tear on your hands. Invest in a dolly to move large objects. Arm yourself with all the tools you’ll need to transport everything safely and efficiently.
Keep Counting Those Fingers (And Toes!)
It’s not that if you lose track of how many fingers you’ve got, one of them will fall off and be gone forever. But one of them could get crushed between a dresser and a doorframe. Weight and leverage can be a dangerous combination, so keep track of your extremities.
Get The Language Down
The key to a safe move is effective communication. Great moving companies like Crown Moving Co. have it down. Trust us—when you’re in the middle of lifting hundreds of pounds, it’s much more difficult to spit out what you need to say. Be sure to have a discussion before hand.
Pack Smaller Boxes
That’s it. Just pack things in smaller boxes. Especially things that get really heavy, like books.
Don’t let the group skip lunch or work without water breaks just to get ahead or catch up on the job. It’s very important to stay energized and hydrated before it sneaks up on you. Drink water and eat healthy snacks throughout the day. Save the beer and pizza for the end of the day.
If you need a moving company in the Seattle, Spokane, and Moses Lake areas, contact Crown Moving Company today.