Don’t be one of the many DIY movers that end up with an injury!
While it’s true that moving requires strength and stamina, it also requires a lot of know-how to avoid injury. That is why we focused on how to avoid an injury during our last blog, so if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, check it out! Keep reading to learn about a couple more things you can do to prevent injury during your move:
#3. Wear appropriate attire for moving.
You should never attempt to move while wearing flip-flops. This is a recipe for disaster! Make sure you wear adequate shoes for your move. They should be able to protect your feet in case you drop something on them, and they should also be able to grip the floor well so you don’t slip. Another thing that will help make your move safer is utility gloves. Utility gloves will give you a much better grip on your boxes, which will help to prevent things from slipping out of your hands.
#4. Make sure your path is clear and you have adequate visibility.
Before you start moving anything, make sure that the path to your home is clear of any obstacles you may trip over. Never carry anything by yourself that blocks your vision. In order to move safely, you have to be able to see properly.
#5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
No matter how strong and careful you are, there will be things that you can’t or shouldn’t move on your own. Attempting to move these kinds of things anyway is a surefire way to get injured. Ask for help when you need it! Regardless of whether you get professional moving services or help from your friends and family, your injury-free body will thank you!