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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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: