When you pack and move your home, you need to make sure that you avoid injury and you watch out for your safety and health. If you think that moving is going to be too much for you to handle, it is best to hire movers to complete the job. Below, we will go over some tips and things to think about to ensure you do stay injury free and healthy.
- Pack Your Boxes Light
While you may have to use more boxes, if you are not able to move heavy boxes, you should pack your boxes light. Instead of placing multiple heavy items into one box, place one heavy item in each box and then fill the box up with lighter items. This will help ensure that you do not strain yourself lifting the box and you do not risk the chance of dropping the box.
- Wear the Right Outfit
Moving day is not the day to wear your best dress or tight fitting clothes. You need to make sure that you dress appropriately for the big day. If you do not have something to wear, you need to go buy something to wear. This is important and will help you avoid injury.
You should wear loose, breathable clothes and closed-toe shoes to protect your feet. The shoes you choose to wear should has a good sole and traction.
- Watch Out for Dangerous Areas
To stop and accident, you must prevent the accident. Since you cannot stop everything from happening, you need to be wide-eyed and pay attention to the things around you. For example, you need to watch out for dangers such as wet spots on the floor, items that may be blocking your way, or even bumps in the sidewalk, etc.
- Put Kids and Pets in Daycare
You do not want to have to worry about your kids or pets when you are moving. This will only cause you more stress. It helps to have daycare or a babysitter lined up to watch your pets and kids while you move your items.
- Have a First Aid Kit Nearby
While you may take every precaution you can to avoid injury, it can still happen. What makes a difference is whether or not you are prepared for it. You should have a small first aid kit on hand to ensure that if an injury does happen, you can manage it right then and there.
- Prepare Yourself and Lift Wisely
You should stretch before you begin to move and you should use assistive devices such as dollies, additional help, and braces to ensure that you do not lift something too heavy for yourself.
If you take the steps above, you will be able to protect yourself from injuries and remain healthy while you move from one home to the next. If you feel yourself straining or you think you may injure yourself, don’t do it and ask for help.