Moving house can be hard work and the last thing you want is for you or anyone else to get hurt. With all the heavy lifting and packing that goes on during your removals, it’s not surprising that there are times when injuries happen. With that in mind, it’s essential that you take the right precautions so you stay safe during the moving process. Let’s take a look at some of our top safety tips when moving house.
1. Don’t overpack boxes
While it can be tempting to find the biggest boxes possible during your house removals, the easier way to avoid injuries from lifting is to avoid overpacking your boxes. It’s best to source smaller boxes to prevent overfilling.
2. Lift heavy items safely
When you’re lifting heavy items, remember safe lifting practices. This means squatting down and lifting with your entire body – don’t bend down to lift. Also, have helpers on hand so you can use two people if necessary.
3. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Make sure you dress for the occasion when moving house. This means wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sensible shoes. Avoid sandals or thongs – you don’t want to have exposed feet in case you drop something on them!
4. Keep a path clear
It can be chaotic on moving day but remember to keep a path clear to the front door so you’re not stepping over boxes while carrying things out to the car. Trips and falls are all too common when moving house so minimise hazards with a clear pathway.
5. Use a trolley
Moving heavy boxes is made a lot easier with the right equipment and it saves you having to do all the hard work yourself. Borrow or hire a trolley for the day so you can easily move items in and out of the house.
6. Take care with kids and pets
Kids and pets have a knack for being right where they shouldn’t, so take extra care when they’re around to avoid them getting hurt. If possible, ask friends or family to look after the kids or pets on moving day.
7. Hire a professional
Remember that moving house is a big job and one of the easiest ways to avoid injury is to leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. Professional removalists have the necessary skill to move your heavy furniture safely so give them a call!
At Fox Removals, we take the stress out when it coming to moving house. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, our team will help you move safely and efficiently. Whether you’re moving into a larger house or downsizing to an apartment, we have necessary skill to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. We can also help with heavy, awkward or antique items.
For a hassle-free move, contact the team at Fox Removals today on 0488 839 369.