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Safety Tips for Every Move

safety tips for every move

When you're getting ready to move, the last thing on your mind is safety. All you can think about is getting everything packed up and moving into your new place as quickly as possible. However, taking a few extra minutes to focus on safety can save you a lot of time (and pain) in the long run. Here are some safety tips for every move:

Use safe lifting techniques: When lifting heavy items, be sure to use proper form. Bend at your knees, not your waist, and keep the item close to your body. Avoid twisting your body while lifting.

Don't overpack: Trying to cram too much into one box can make it difficult to lift and carry. Plus, it increases the risk of items shifting and falling out.

Remove tripping hazards: Before moving any furniture, be sure to remove any rugs or other items that could cause you to trip.

Contain pets out of the way: Pets can be excited (or scared) by all the activity on moving day. Keep them in a safe place, like a crate or another room, so they don't get underfoot.

Keep kids out of the way: Kids can also be excited (or scared) by moving day. It's best to keep them occupied in another room or with a babysitter.

Use a dolly: A dolly can help you move heavy items without having to lift them. Just be sure to secure the item on the dolly so it doesn't fall off.

Wrap knives and sharp objects well: Be sure to wrap any knives or other sharp objects securely before packing them and label them for safety when unpacking. This will help prevent cuts or other injuries.

Don't lift items that are too heavy for you: If an item is too heavy for you to lift, don't try to do it alone. Ask for help or consider hiring professional movers.

Stretch often: Moving can be tough on your body. Be sure to take breaks and stretch often to avoid injury.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water will help keep you moving safely by preventing dehydration.

Ask for assistance: If you need help moving something, don't be afraid to ask. Friends and family can be a big help on moving day.

Consider hiring professional movers: If you have an existing injury or physical impairment, consider hiring professional movers to help with the heavy lifting. They can make your move much safer and easier.

By following these moving safety tips, you can help ensure a smooth and safe move. So take a few extra minutes to focus on safety to protect yourself and your belongings. Also, consider a professional moving service. Professional movers are experienced in safe moving practices and can help you avoid potential injury while keeping your belongings safe.

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