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When you’re packing and preparing for a move, safety should be a top priority. There are many things that can go wrong if you’re not careful. Our pros have some moving safety tips to help you avoid injuries and stay safe during your move. 

Dress Appropriately

Dressing the correct way during a move can make a huge difference. 

You want to avoid wearing anything that is too loose or constricting. The last thing you want is for your clothes to get caught on something and cause you to trip and fall. 

Wearing comfortable shoes is also important. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and lifting, so you want to make sure that your feet are supported. 

You’ll also want to avoid wearing shoes that are slippery or too loose. Instead, opt for shoes that have good traction and a snug fit.

Pack Light

When packing for your move, try to pack light. The lighter the boxes are, the easier they will be to carry. 

You don’t want to overpack your boxes and make them too heavy to lift. If you’re not sure if you can lift a box, it’s better to err on the side of caution and have someone help you lift it.

Clear a Pathway

Before you start moving any furniture or boxes, take a few minutes to clear a pathway. This will help you avoid trips and falls. If possible, try to create a wide path that you can easily maneuver with bulky items.

Use a Dolly

A dolly is a great option when getting things from point A to B. It will help take the strain off of your body and make it easier to move heavy objects. If you’re moving by yourself, be sure to use a dolly whenever possible.

Avoiding Injuries

In general, you’ll want to be careful when moving by yourself. Take your time and don’t rush. If you’re feeling tired, take a break.

Sharp Objects

When packing sharp objects you’ll want to make sure that you are wrapping them properly. You don’t want them to puncture through the box and injure you while you’re carrying it. It’s also important to be careful when unpacking sharp objects, so be sure to label your wrapping so you’re on alert during the unloading process. 

Heavy Lifting

One of the most common injuries during a move is back injuries from lifting heavy objects. When lifting heavy objects, it’s important to lift with your legs and not your back. You’ll also want to make sure that you have a good grip on the object before you lift it. If possible, try to get someone to help you lift heavy objects.

Stretch Throughout The Day

The day after a tough move can leave you sore and in pain. To help avoid this, try to stretch throughout the day. Take a few minutes to do some simple stretches before you start lifting anything. This will help warm up your muscles and prepare them for the work ahead. Then whenever you are done with your move, wind down your day with some stretches.

Listen to Your Body

The most important thing to do during a straining activity like moving is to listen to your body. If something feels wrong or you are in pain, stop what you are doing. Don’t try to push through the pain, as this can often lead to further injuries. Take a break and rest for a bit before you start moving again. The day before your move, get a good night’s rest. This will help ensure that you are well rested and ready for the big day. The day of your move you will want to make sure you are eating well and staying hydrated. Eating a healthy meal will help give you the energy you need to get through the day. And being well hydrated will help your body avoid injuries.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your move is safe and successful. 

Remember, take your time, be careful, and most importantly, listen to your body. With a little preparation and caution, you can avoid injuries and have a successful move.

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