Even if you hire experienced home movers to help you with your move, you’ll still likely end up doing a bit of work yourself for the move. For example, maybe you’ll need to move some boxes out of the way to access something. This can involve heavy lifting, which can lead to injury. In today’s post, Tiger Moving and Storage raises awareness about the most common moving injuries and shares tips on how to avoid them.
It goes without saying that if you have existing back problems, you shouldn’t be participating in any physically exertive activities, let alone lift any heavy objects. Even if your back is perfectly fine, you still should be careful when lifting boxes. Use your knees and squat low instead of bending at the hips to avoid excess strain on your back. Avoid standing up too fast since you might pull a muscle.
On moving day your floors will be covered in boxes. This can make it hard to move around; you could trip and hurt your ankle, requiring a trip to the ER instead of your new home. To avoid spraining your ankle, moving experts recommend wearing proper footwear. If you don’t have heavy duty work boots, any pair of shoes with adequate ankle and foot support should work.
Cuts and Scrapes
Sharp corners or jagged edges can easily cause cuts and scrapes (not to mention bruises) during the moving process. Wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin from these injuries. If it’s hot, choose a light fabric that can still offer protection to some degree. Always have a first aid kit on hand so you can treat wounds in a pinch.
The best way to avoid injuries during moving is to hire a reputable moving company. Tiger Moving and Storage is one of the leading movers in the area. Let our moving crew take care of all the work! Call us today at (888) 227-6642 to learn more. We serve New Jersey.