Posted on: July 18, 2019
Moving is not only psychologically taxing but physically taxing too. Considering the fact that you will be moving heavy things and that most moves take place during the hot summer months, there is a very real risk of physical injury. From dehydration to muscle strains, it is imperative you make sure you have the right technique and right moving supplies to avoid injury.
The most important thing to remember when lifting is to have the right techniques. Many people put all the strain on their lower back when they try to pick things up. This is not only inefficient but also prone to causing injuries. When lifting, make sure you get your center of gravity below that of the object and lift using primarily the force from your legs.
Considering that most people move during the hot summer months, there is a real risk of dehydration. Make sure to take frequent breaks and to have a bottle of water on you at all times. Additionally, make sure you eat right. Things like nuts, fruits, and whole grains give you a lot of energy without filling you up too much.
Even if you are as careful as possible, accidents happen. That is why it is important to have the right moving supplies. Keep a first aid kit nearby so you can deal with any scrapes, bruises, or cuts you may incur while moving.
Having the right moving tools can be the difference between injury and non-injury. Consider investing in some items that will make the moving experience easy, such as moving belts for moving large furniture items and moving pads to slide large items across the floor.
No man is an island. It is unreasonable for you to expect to get all your moving done by your lonesome. Enlist the help of family and friends. That way you have help with moving heavy things and you have some extra pairs of eyes to keep a lookout for potential hazards.
If you are looking for moving supplies, want a free moving quote, or need help planning your move, give Baymeadows a call at 904-737-3530. We will help you find a moving plan that works for you.