MOVING HEAVY ITEMS SAFELY
April 5th, 2023
Moving furniture and other heavy items can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not used to it. It’s important to take safety precautions to prevent injuries and damage to your property. In this blog post, we’ll explore some tips for being safe while moving furniture and other heavy items.
1. Plan ahead
Before you start moving furniture and other heavy items, it’s important to plan ahead. Determine the best route to take and make sure the area is clear of obstacles. Measure the furniture and doorways to ensure that it will fit through without any issues. Having a plan in place can help prevent accidents and injuries. Try not to overload your boxes.
2. Use proper lifting techniques
When lifting heavy items, it’s important to use proper lifting techniques. Using your back when lifting can cause you an injury. Bend your knees and keep your back straight and lift with your legs, torso, and thighs instead of your back. Hold the item close to your body and avoid twisting while lifting. If the item is too heavy, ask for help or use a dolly or other lifting equipment.
3. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear can help prevent injuries while moving heavy items. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that won’t restrict your movement. Avoid wearing jewelry or loose accessories that could get caught on furniture or other items. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good traction to prevent slips and falls. Trim your nails to get a firmer grasp of the object. One could opt for work gloves to protect your hands and keep the item from slipping out of your hands with its rubber grips.
4. Use proper equipment
Using proper equipment can make moving heavy items much easier and safer. Use a dolly or hand truck to move heavy boxes or furniture. Use furniture sliders to move furniture across hardwood.
Save yourself the time and pain by being safe while moving items.
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