Moving can be an arduous and stressful process even without the threat of injury. Because many people who are moving simply want to make their move simple and fast, many overlook common safety concerns and issues.

Here are some things to consider while making you next move because, as they say, safety first!

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Keep it stress-free

Stress can weaken your immune system, so make sure to take time to relax and distress, whether that’s going to a movie, eating a nice meal or just taking a break, Just remember that taking some time to relax will be worth it if it means you won’t be sick during your move.

Don’t over pack boxes

It can be tempting to pack boxes as full as you can because it means less back and forth from the moving truck to the home. For heavier objects like books and kitchen appliances, pack them in small boxes so they are easier to lift.

Use the right equipment

When moving boxes and furniture, make sure to use dollies and moving pads to ensure that no one injures themselves during the move. Also be sure to employ proper lifting techniques, using your legs to support your lifting instead of the strength in your back.

Hire a moving company

The easiest way to prevent injury is to hire someone else to do the heavy lifting for you. A moving company will have the experience and equipment to make your move safe, fast and injury-free.