Moving homes can be stressful enough as it is without having to worry about potentially injuring yourself in the process. While you’re waiting around for your local movers to arrive, you might get tempted to get a few pieces of furniture ready or move some heavy cargo around. This is a bad idea. You could be running an unnecessary risk of accidental breakage or, worse, personal injury.
No Overhead Lifting
The risk of head trauma from heavy objects aside, lifting objects over your head causes strain on your neck and back muscles. It doesn’t matter whether what you’re carrying is light or not; the action itself can lead to back problems if not exacerbate existing ones. Make sure you carry objects in front of you and with your shoulders completely level. Better yet, entrust all heavy-lifting to your professional movers to avoid any potential injury.
Do Not Hurry
A lot of work-related accidents happen because people try to work as fast as they can, often sacrificing important safety measures. Moving is stressful, and you understandably want to get it over with as soon as possible. However, you’re going to cause too many delays yourself if you don’t slow down. Take breaks in between long hours of packing, and give yourself room to breathe.
Ask for Help
Some heavy objects will require professional services. You don’t want to attempt moving a grand piano without the help of professional piano movers. The same is true for other large and cumbersome pieces of furniture. It’s great that you want to be hands-on as much as you can during your move, but don’t let that stop you from getting the help you need.
Our experienced personnel at Around Town Movers can help you find solutions for even the most complex moving challenges. Get a free moving quote by giving us a call at (703) 291-1000, Monday to Friday. You may also fill out our contact form to connect with us after normal business hours. We move anything and everything from Ashburn and Arlington, VA, as well as nearby areas in Maryland, to any other point of the country.