Moving heavy furniture is never fun, especially with the looming threat of injury or damaging your personal belongings. You have to consider what you can and can’t do physically, and be realistic about it. furniture material can range from light, to heavier than it looks. Sometimes the best route is to ask for help, from friends, family, or by hiring a moving service to help.
If you have sustained injuries (recent or old ones) that prevent you from being able to be fully independent during your move, don’t hurt yourself further, hire a professional. We’ve got an entire team of movers who can help you get your move done quickly and efficiently, with our putting any strain on you and your body. We understand that not everyone can perform their moves alone, and we are here to help.
Here are some quick tips and tricks to helping you not hurt yourself while you move.
Dress for the day-
Wear shoes that won’t slip, and clothes that can handle the activity of moving. Dress appropriately and you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
Lift from the Legs-
Old but tried and true. When moving or lifting heavy objects you’ll need to take the stress off your back. Kneel down and lift from your knees and legs rather than your back.
Make sure weight is distributed evenly between boxes. We recommend not having a box that is over 50 lbs. You should be able to lift the box without any strain.
(Psst we also offer packing services if you need someone else to make your move easier)
Don’t push yourself harder than you have to. If you need to call it quits because you can feel an injury coming on, don’t chance it. We here at Men on the Move can help make your move injury free. We’ll even give you a free quote to give you an idea of how much your move will cost.
If you need help with you or a family member’s move, let us help. If you don’t want to injure or hurt yourself, then avoid it all together. We’ve been in the moving service for over 25 years and know what we’re doing. We’ll make it easy on you too with a free quote for you next move.
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