How To Prevent Injuries When Moving Out/Into A Home

June 22, 2021

Performing a residential move takes a lot of planning, organization and physical activity. Today, we want to focus on the physical aspect, as it is one of the most prevalent factors. More specifically, we would like to hone in on injuries that can take place while moving and how to prevent them. 

Use Proper Equipment/Moving Supplies

Coming up with a good plan is important, but having the equipment to implement said plan is just as crucial. Some of the equipment you will most likely need for your moving process includes:

  • Packing papers
  • A dolly
  • Tape (specifically clear moving tape/duct tape)
  • Furniture pads/moving blankets
  • Cardboard/packing boxes in different sizes

When you pack your boxes, you should also be sure to label them. This makes things much easier when you move into your new home and have to unpack the important things first. In addition, make sure to never overpack! This not only increases the risk of items spilling out onto the ground/being damaged, but it also increases the risk of injury as well. The last thing you’d want to do is give your back out because you decided to fill a box too full of stuff.

Use The Right Lifting Techniques

If you are trying to perform a move on your own, it is important you are aware of the proper lifting techniques. This will prevent a number of different injuries, including but not limited to injuries of the:

  • Knees
  • Legs
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Wrists
  • Back
  • Neck
  • And Much More!

Now, you may be asking, how do I properly lift a heavy box/item? The best lifting technique for most people is to bend your knees and reach the object with your hands. Then, when you are starting to lift the item, make sure to use both your arms and legs to hoist it up. Be sure to never twist or turn without moving your feet. If you do not shift your feet along with your body, you can put strain on the knees and cause them to become badly injured.

Hire A Moving Company

To many people, this would be seen as the most obvious. Unfortunately, however, many people believe that this type of thing can be done by a few people and their friends/family. This can of course, still be done, but will take a lot more physical exertion than it would if you hired a moving company. Increase in physical activity by people who aren’t trained in the field, will also, unfortunately, lead to higher risk of injury. This is because people who are untrained are not aware of proper lifting techniques or do not have the proper equipment to move certain items. 

How We Can Help

When you work with our team, you can be sure that all of the hard work is done for you. There is no need to stress about injury or harm falling upon you or your loved ones, because our highly experienced movers will make sure that your stuff is transported safely and securely. To learn more about how our experienced movers can help you with your next residential move in Toronto, be sure to contact us at 647-783-8730 today! We look forward to hearing from you.

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