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Safety Moving Tips For Your Sydney Relocation

Safety Moving Tips For Your Sydney Relocation


Not knowing how to move items leaves the property owner vulnerable to injury. AAA City Removalist offers the following safety tips on how to move your household items safely.

Know What to Expect

Recognise obstacles that will be in your way and take care of them. Having all obstacles removed when moving the heavy sofa or bulky dresser will help to guarantee a safe and smooth move. Remove all obstacles that can get your footing off, and an injury occurring. This is advised for your current residence just as your new residence.

The organisation during your Sydney relocation is essential. Plan your path from the house to the Removals truck and be sure that all obstacles are removed. Do not lift something that you aren’t sure where you’ll be moving it to. Be sure that all obstacles are out of the path in the interior and exterior of the home. Planning your steps before you take them is a safe approach in moving your items. Measure the doorway before you attempt to carry large and bulky furniture through the door. Never try to push your way through with an item that is larger or wider than the exit way. You will set yourself up for injury. To prevent damage or injury, you may need to disassemble the item or remove the door from its hinges.Safety-Moving-Tips

Organisation and planning are removing risks of property damage and injury.

  • Remove all objects along your interior and exterior moving path. Clutter and obstacles along the moving paths are serious hazards.
  • Keep all packed boxes clear of moving paths.
  • Ensure that the exterior paths to the moving truck are clear of dirt, mud, water, snow, ice, and dust, as well as any debris, boxes, or other materials. Each creates a moving hazard that can lead to potential injury.
  • Keep shrubs and trees along the moving path trimmed back for the best visibility.
  • Create adequate moving space in the interior of your home.

Moving Assistance

Moving a house should not be done alone. Even if you can bench hundreds of pounds, it’s not always the weight of the item; it is how it is carried. Most bulky items take two or more persons to move. Lifting, carrying, loading and unloading heavy items should never be attempted solo; it takes a team. Friends and family in good physical condition are always an option; however, the safest route is to hire a qualified mover. An experienced Removalist helps to ensure a safe relocation with no property damage. Movers like AAA Removalist that are top-rated Sydney movers know the safety rules to prevent accidents and injury during a move.


When moving, the weight of the box is essential. Don’t overpack or overstuff a box. No single packed box should weigh over 50 pounds (23 kilos). A box weight of over 50 pounds sets the property owner up for potential dangers from lifting and moving, to the box springing open. It is uncomfortable to lift and carry a heavy box and easy to strain yourself in the process.

Heavy items require proper moving equipment. Don’t move anything heavy without ensuring that you have a moving dolly. The L shaped two-wheeled handcart comes in handy when moving bulky and heavy objects from one destination to another. Moving techniques are also a priority, so familiarize yourself with the proper lifting techniques.

Lifting Techniques

  • Knowing how to bend, lift, and carry will help to avoid injuries. Moves mean awkward movements, pushing and pulling and twisting in ways our body is not accustomed to. With awkward strains, the body is more prone to sustain severe or minor injuries.
  • Use your legs, not your back to lift. Bend the knees, keep your back straight and use your strength of those lower limbs to lift. This lifting technique will save your back.
  • Whenever possible, push heavy objects forward rather than to pull them backward.
  • If you need to turn while holding a heavy object, use your feet to turn. Do not turn with your hips.
  • When carrying heavy items, hold the items close to your body and centered in relation to your body height.
  • Take small steps when carrying items. Small steps help to ensure secure footing and are sure to make slow and smooth movements. No jerky or sudden movements and no big steps.
  • Do not lift heavy items over your head unless necessary.

Kids & Pets

Create a safe moving environment for your children and pets. Neither should be in the way of your movers as you don’t want a heavy object dropped on either. Leave your children and pets with a trusted friend or relative while moving. If you don’t have a reliable source to leave your children and pets, designate a room and fill it with snacks and games for the children. Lock the pets in the bathroom with food and water and label the door “Pets Inside. Do Not Enter.”


It is essential to dress appropriately for your move. Comfort is a priority, but so is safety. It’s easy to grab a pair of shoes, but are you stable in those shoes? Are the shoes comfortable or will your feet be aching by the end of the day?

  • Put fashion aside and select garments that are made of breathable and flexible materials and are not loose-fitting. You want clothes that move with your movements. Clothes that are close to your body have less chance of getting caught up in belongings being moved. Baggy clothes are hazardous.
  • Your clothes are likely to get dirty while moving; so, choose expendable clothes.
  • Choose your most comfortable closed pair of shoes that offer protection, flexibility, and traction. High-tops sports shoes are an excellent choice for a moving shoe.
  • Personal protective gear is also essential. Gloves help to provide grip and hand and finger protection. Knee pads are essential when kneeling. Back harnesses will improve your posture while moving and help to eliminate injury.

Common Sense

Don’t ignore your common sense. Setting safety rules and implementing the rules will help to ensure and safe and smooth Sydney move. Be sensible, be wise. Don’t carry to much weight, stretch before you begin to lift heavy objects, and know your lifting techniques. Be sure that your moving path is clear of all obstacles.

  • Listen to what your body is telling you. If your back feels strained when lifting or carrying a box, put it down and find an alternative way to move it. Your body has physical limits and ignoring signals your body puts out could lead to injury.
  • Keep plenty of cool beverages on hand as it is important to keep all moving participants hydrated. Moving is exhausting, and staying hydrated helps to ensure balance and energy.

Moving safety is a priority. AAA City Removalist is a top-rated Sydney mover. We move people and their homes with consideration and care. For a qualified removalist, contact us:

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