How To Ensure You Lift With Care During Your House Move

How To Ensure You Lift With Care During Your House Move

Whilst hiring removalists to help and facilitate your home move will mean many of the tasks are taken out of your hands, it does not mean that you, and possibly your family, will have nothing to do. In the buildup to your moving day, there will be numerous so-called administrative tasks, such as switching utility companies and arranging broadband for your new home.

There are also likely to be many physical activities, and we want to focus on these here, especially those involving lifting. Although on the day, almost all the lifting required will be done by your removalists, you and those living with you may have to lift several items before that moving day.

Examples of this will be carrying boxes when they are fully packed, moving items around so they do not block walkways within your home, and also, if you are disassembling any items such as furniture, those individual parts, some of which might be heavy, will need to be stored safely within your home. You might be able to think of other examples, which leads us to conclude that lifting will be a part of your preparations for moving home.

As such, it is imperative that you, and anyone else doing the lifting, know how to do so safely so the risk of injuries, such as pulled muscles, strained ligaments, and, worst of all, a slipped disc in the back, are eliminated. To that aim, here are some simple but essential tips on how to lift safely and thus avoid injuries.

Never Lift If You Have An Existing Muscular Injury: Hopefully, you know that you or anyone in the family, should not attempt to lift heavier items if a current injury exists. This is especially so if the damage is muscular, as any existing strains or sprains could worsen.

What You Need To Take Care Of Before Your House Move

What You Need To Take Care Of Before Your House Move

Moving from a house can be hectic and frustrating. Mainly when you dwell in a big house and do it alone. However, this does not have to be the case. Several removalist companies have made moving easy, fast and convenient. The following are things to do to have a smooth transition from one house to another.

Know When You Want to Move
Having a specific date set aside makes planning more accessible and more definite. Choose a convenient day for you, the removalist and the caretaker of your new house, if any. Some removalist companies will not work on holidays and weekends, so checking before making any permanent moving plans is best.

Know What You Want to Move
Some people consider the moving experience the best time to declutter and refurnish their house. If this is the case for you, sort out what you want and do not want. Decide whether you will get rid of the stuff you do not wish to via disposing, donating, or selling them.

Sorting and Packing
Once you remain with the things you want, it is time to sort them out. Some removalist companies help pack up your things, but handling personally fragile and sensitive items is always advisable. For example, valuable items like jewellery should not be casually stored. For delicate items like glassware, use old newspapers or clothes to wrap them in. This way, the glassware would not be damaged even if it fell. Label all the carton boxes you use if you pack your belongings by yourself. Use carton boxes that are strong and durable to avoid damaging your items.