Moving seems like a very simple task, but delving deeper, it can actually be very dangerous. There are a few tips to keep you and your family safe while moving in order to avoid any injuries. First, it is important not to overpack, because heavy lifting can seriously injure someone. It is also important to wrap any sharp objects to avoid any unwanted cuts and bruises. In addition, it is important to dress accordingly and avoid wearing open-toed shoes or something that will make you overheated. Experts also agree to have a plan set into place and to follow that given protocol. Staying hydrated and being well-rested will also help you stay sane the day that you move. And if worse comes to worse, listen to your body and if it’s telling you no, then call some professionals to help!
- Moving boxes are designed to hold a specific amount of weight (eg: 50 pounds), and exceeding that weight limit can cause strain for your back, spine, and body joints.
- It’s important to wrap knives, scissors, and other sharp objects when you move, to prevent injury.
- It’s also important to wear well-fitting clothes when you move, so no items get caught on your clothes, and you’re able to lift boxes comfortably.
“Protecting yourself during your move is just as important an objective as protecting your belongings (in fact—it’s more important), which is why you shouldn’t embark on any move without a good understanding of basic moving safety tips.”