While new adventures are fun, getting there is not! Moving is not at the top of anyone’s list of favorite things to do, and you certainly do not need to add to the stress by getting injured or losing any belongings.
Here are some tips for your best and safest move:
Keep it light: Sure, it may be easier at the time to cram lots of stuff into fewer boxes, but your back will not thank you later! By packing boxes lighter, they are easier to maneuver and lift. Strive for under 50 pounds per box. Packing boxes to the brim also creates an environment for damage and a higher possibility of dropping boxes and breaking items.
Safe space: Valuables need extra attention during a move. Keep them together, take extra care to monitor them and stow them away safely as soon as you get to your new place.
Proper form: Take the time to really pay attention to how you are lifting boxes on moving day. The rule has always been to lift with your legs and not your back to prevent strain. Also try to keep heavier boxes and items close to you as this makes it easier to carry these items. Push, do not pull heavy objects to prevent injuries.
Watch the weather: If your moving date has some flexibility, pick the absolute best weather day. During the summer, watch out for super hot days to prevent heatstroke. If you have to move in the summer, later in the evening and early mornings are better times, so the sun is not beating down on you. If you have to move in winter, be especially aware of icy and snowy patches.
Keep it clear: Your place is new to you! Make sure the pathways that you are walking through to transport your belongings are clear of clutter and debris. You certainly do not need to trip and fall on your moving day!
Help with the kids: While older kids may be able to assist in the move, younger children are best left with a babysitter, friend or family member. Then you can concentrate on the task at hand and not worry about where the kids are or what they are getting into. This is true for any pet. You do not want them running out the door and getting lost or getting stepped on or hurt.
Take care: Get a good night’s sleep the night before you move, take frequent breaks as needed and eat and drink often.
Our Elite Truck Rental understands the moving process! We keep supplies on-hand, such as all sizes of moving boxes, tape and rope. You can also rent a dolly or furniture pads to take the burden off your and your family members’ backs. Our larger trucks have lift-gates to help with your loading and unloading as well. Connect with us through our online form.
Turn to Elite Truck Rental for personal, dedicated service that will make your moving day easier.
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