If you’re in the process of moving, you no doubt want to do so as safely and easily as possible. Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries during moves every year. This can be due to using the wrong techniques, not having enough help, or simply being careless. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips for avoiding common moving injuries. There are many things to consider when it comes to moving, after all, you have a lot of worry about and injuries aren’t probably something you think about, but should.
Injuries can happen at any time, as we all know. Moving is one of those times where you may not realize it could be dangerous but there are several common injuries that occur due to improper lifting or carrying techniques and lack of help when moving items around your home. So, how do you avoid them?
First off, if you’re able to, get help from friends or family. This will make the move much easier and safer. If that’s not possible, consider hiring a professional moving company. They have the experience and know-how to get your belongings safely from one place to another without any injuries.
If you do have to move yourself, there are several tips that can help you avoid common moving injuries. For starters, be sure to lift with your legs instead of bending over at the waist when lifting heavy objects like boxes or furniture pieces. It’s also important not to twist while carrying items because this could cause back strain or even a sprain if done incorrectly. Here are some other tips:
- Do not overpack to avoid your boxes being too heavy
- Consider safety packing sharp objects such as kitchen knives
- Use a dolly
- Consider asking someone for help if it’s a large piece
- Stretch before moving begins and throughout the day
- Ensure you have a clear path before moving anything
- Stay hydrated throughout the day
- Make sure your pets and small children do not get in the way
- Take an anti inflammatory if you feel pain
- Finally, if you’re moving heavy objects like refrigerators – make sure there are two people available for this task
The more prepared you are for your move, the easier it will be. Storage Authority offers a wide variety of different storage options, we are confident that you will find something to suit your specific requirements.
Not only do our units provide excellent protection from natural disasters such as fire or flooding, our space also offers 24hour digital surveillance with remote viewing which means peace-of-mind knowing someone has eyes on things at all times. If your office is bursting at the seams–or if it’s time to move small items out because there’s simply not enough room anywhere else, contact Storage Authority today!