5 Moving Safety Tips to Remember

Moving heavy boxes, lifting heavy items, and engaging in strenuous physical activity can be dangerous if you’re not used to it. Fortunately, you can make your upcoming relocation safer and easier by following these tips. 

By lifting safely, knowing your limits, taking breaks when you need them, eating nutritious food, and taking other precautions, you can avoid injury during your upcoming household relocation.

1. Lift Safely

Lifting can cause back injuries that result in pain, discomfort, and worse. If you’re not lifting boxes safely, you could do damage to your back that could hinder you for the rest of your move. To lift safely, follow these tips.

  • Lift from the knees
  • Keep your back straight
  • Don’t twist while lifting
  • Hold the box as close to your body as you can
  • If the box is too large to lift on your own, get help
  • Don’t try to raise a carton that you have to strain to pick up

2. Know Your Limits

Whether lifting many boxes or packing them all day long, it’s essential to give your body a break. Take breaks throughout the day, and stop before you’re too tired to pack or lift boxes. You may become more tired and less coordinated as the day wears on. Give your body time to regenerate and rest.

3. Take Care Of Yourself

Your body will need extra nutrition, plenty of sleep, and lots of water throughout the day. So drink at least 4 liters of fluid daily, and eat a diet rich in whole grains, protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables. And ensure you have eight hours of sleep at night.

Among the many moving challenges, some people have difficulty eating healthy foods during a relocation because they can no longer cook their food once their pots and pans are packed.

Find restaurants in your area that offer healthy options and deliver to your home. Also, stock up on snack foods rich in protein, like peanuts, cheese, and boiled eggs.

4. Send Kids to Be With Friends on Moving Day

Kids can get in the way on moving days, which is unsafe for them or you. Instead, consider sending your children to be with friends when moving day comes. This will allow you to focus on the task and prevent your child from getting underfoot and thus injured. If you have a pet, do the same thing – send them to a boarding house for the day, or to spend time with relatives or friends.

5. Use the Right Equipment

Don’t try to lift oversized, bulky items on your own! Get help from a friend, or use a dolly to lift heavy boxes and small pieces of furniture. If you’re lifting appliances, use an appliance dolly.

Get Help from the Professionals

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5 Must-Haves for Your Moving Essentials Kit

Are you preparing for a household move? A moving essentials kit needs to be on your checklist. This go-to kit will help you transition to your new home. The decision of what to keep can be challenging.

What is a moving essentials kit? It’s a collection of supplies you keep with you throughout the move in an easy-to-access box. Your moving essentials kit should stay with you, be the last thing packed, and be the first carton you open when you arrive at your new home.

Read on to learn about which items are a must in your moving essentials kit.

1. Towels and Bedding

Moving is exhausting! When you get to your new home, one of the first things you’ll want is a hot shower and to fall into bed. And when you’re this tired, you don’t want to waste time finding the towels, pillows, and blankets you packed in a box days earlier.

Put a set of sheets, a pillow, and a blanket into your essentials kit. Toss in a few clean towels while you’re at it. You’ll thank yourself later.

2. Keeping it Clean

Packing a few cleaning supplies will make your life easier twice: Right after the moving truck leaves your old home and when you’re settling into your new home.

Even if you hire a cleaning service, you’ll appreciate having at least a few cleaning tools to tidy up. Pop these fundamental cleaning supplies into your essentials kit:

  • Multi-purpose spray cleaner
  • Glass cleaning spray
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand soap
  • Rags, sponges, and paper towels
  • Spot cleaner for carpet
  • Toilet and bathroom cleaner
  • Several garbage bags
  • Dustpan and broom
  • Vacuum cleaner (if you have room)

3. Tool Kit

While you plan that your new (and old) home won’t need any repairs, chances are high that a few tools will come in handy during a move. Whether you need to tighten a dripping faucet, pry a nail from a wall, or measure the living room again to ensure the couch will fit, a tool kit makes the task easier.

Pack a primary tool set in your essentials kit that contains the following:

  • Philips and flathead screwdrivers
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Flashlight
  • Duct tape
  • Pliers
  • Utility knife

4. Charging Cords and Batteries

Uh oh. You’ve arrived at your new home, and your phone is at 5 percent. Where’s that charging cord?

Stay organized and avoid the search. Before you leave your old home, pack chargers for your mobile devices, like phones, tablets, or laptops, in your essentials kit.

It’s also a good idea to throw a few different-sized batteries in there. You may need them for your TV remote, a flashlight, or a smoke alarm.

5. Clothes and Toiletries

Place a couple of days worth of clothes in your essentials kit and any medication you may need. If you sleep with a fan on, pack that too. Include anything that helps you feel at home and settle in quicker.

And don’t forget the toiletries! A toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, glasses, and other personal care products should ride with you in your essentials kit.

Safe Move

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