Moving is a big deal. Plus, there are timelines to meet, you’re probably wrapped up in the sale AND purchase of a home, and maybe even changing jobs. It’s easy to get caught up in the commotion and forget the basics. Stay safe during your move and take some advice from On the Move Moving and Storage.
1. Everyday Hygiene
Maintaining proper hygiene is an easy way to stay safe during a move. Think of all the items you’re touching, all the moving boxes and trucks and equipment that might be rented. You are introducing a lot of new items to your environment all at the same time. It’s important to remember the basics of personal hygiene: wash your hands, don’t touch your face or your eyes, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.
2. Personal Protective Equipment
This is a phrase that we’re probably all very familiar with now. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, refers to anything you use to protect your body. This could be gloves, face masks, steel-toed boots, or even thick protective overalls – all of which are great for when you are moving.
The face mask might seem like a little bit of overkill, but it will come in handy for not inhaling whatever dust has settled in your attic or crawlspace. Keeping the area well-ventilated while packing and organizing will help cut down on dust. Try opening the windows or even setting up a fan pointed out of a window or doorway. This will help circulate the air and keep any dust or other particles moving out of the area.
3. Lift with the Legs
Everyone has probably heard this once in their life. But it’s true; using your legs for lifting power instead of your back is the proper way to do it. The slightest wrong move or twist in your back can put you out of commission for days or weeks, mid-move is not the time to have to lay in bed.
Professional movers (that’s us!) often use straps that wrap around the mover’s shoulders enabling them to literally shoulder the weight of the piece and use their hands for stability.
Or don’t lift at all. You can use a dolly or hand-truck to move the heavier pieces, and sliders to move some of the smaller but bulky things. Another neat trick is to put an old sheet or towel under the feet of the furniture to easily slide it to the door or the edge of the room, cutting down on the carrying time.
4. On the Move in Murfreesboro Can Do It for You
The perfect way to avoid all of this is to just let us handle it. On the Move Moving and Storage in Murfreesboro TN and has the years of experience and knowledge to move your belongings safely and securely. We do a thorough walkthrough and consultation prior to the move date. This lets us show up day-of with all of the necessary crew and equipment. It also gives us time to custom build moving crates for some of your large or oddly-shaped items. It is our goal to make sure your transition is comfortable and predictable. We value communication and transparency with all of our clients. Get in touch today to see why your neighbors love On the Move Moving and Storage. Staying safe during a move is easy when you let us handle it for you.