Avoid Injuries During Your Move

Moving is often a stressful time. Between renting equipment, packing, and the many expenses that pile up, the last thing anyone needs is a moving-related injury. Injuries not only add to your expense list, but slow down the entire moving process. Unfortunately, with all the heavy lifting involved, injuries are all too common when packing and unpacking a house full of hefty items. Follow these tips to prevent any back pains or broken bones during your next move.Prevent Moving Injuries - Nashville, TN - The Mobile Attic

Moving Safety Tips:

  • Pack Strategically: When packing, try to keep all of your boxes at a manageable weight. Disperse heavier items throughout multiple boxes to ensure that you will not get stuck hauling around more than you can handle. Also, keep both homes in mind when packing. Think about any issues you might have getting certain items into harder to access locations and plan your moving strategy accordingly.
  • Dress Appropriately: Wearing the proper shoes and clothing will help a lot when moving. You will want to make sure that your shoes provide adequate support for hauling back and forth all day and that they cover your feet entirely. Also, try to avoid loose clothing, as it may get caught on something and cause further problems.
  • Wear items that allow freedom of movement, while still protecting your body from scrapes and bruises.
  • Stay Organized: Make sure that everyone has a role and is aware of what their responsibilities are throughout your moving day. Not only will this speed up the entire process, but it will minimize the risk of people getting in each other’s way, which often leads to collisions and injuries.
  • Protect Your Back: Back injuries are all too common when moving. Avoid them by bending your knees and keeping your back straight when lifting heavy items. This will help you lift with your leg muscles and avoid straining your back. Also, keeping objects between your waist and your shoulders will help keep pressure off of your back.
  • Know Your Surroundings: Look around before attempting to haul a heavy or awkward item. Make sure that you are avoiding any slippery spots on the floor and steering clear of anything that could introduce a collision. Continue looking around as you carry your item to ensure that no accidents occur.
  • Ask For Help: If an item is too heavy for you to carry on your own, ask for help! Getting two people on the job will not only ensure that injuries are avoided, but will make the process more efficient, as well. It will speed up the job and keep items from getting dropped or broken.

 

At the Mobile Attic, your storage unit can be delivered to your house so you don’t have to risk injury by loading in a vehicle and unloading – you can load directly from your home or apartment directly to your storage unit. Give us a call to schedule your portable storage today!