Published: November 15, 2020
It’s no surprise that moving can lead to injury. With lifting heavy objects and constantly moving around, you can really open yourself to an injury that can hinder your move. Luckily, with these helpful tips, you can avoid common moving injuries that may put you out of commision.
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The best way to avoid injury during a move is to enlist the help of friends and family. Certain items, such as furniture, appliances, exercise equipment, and other heavy items require two or more people to lift and move in a safe manner. You should always avoid moving these alone as it can lead to serious injury if something were to go wrong.
The majority of moving injuries come from incorrect form when lifting heavy or bulky objects. When lugging heavy boxes and furniture, remember to keep your back straight, and keep your knees bent, letting your legs do the lifting. This is important because using your legs keeps your core muscles engaged, preventing strain on your back.
Smashed fingers, twisted ankles and other minor but painful injuries can be common during a move. Be prepared by keeping a first aid kit on hand and stocked for emergencies. Keep your supplies in a place that can be easily accessed by everyone.
The proper moving clothing is crucial for avoiding injury during your move, here’s what we suggest:
Protect your hands: wear gloves to prevent smashed fingers, splinters and cuts, opt for leather work for the best protection.
Prevent foot injuries: closed-toed shoes should always be worn while moving. While sturdy work boots are optimal, a quality pair of sneakers will work just fine.
Prevent overheating: moving in hot temperatures can lead to heatstroke. Make sure to wear lightweight clothing and stay hydrated.
We hope these tips help keep you and your family stay safe during your move If our tips have helped in any way, please let us know down below. And don’t forget to call UNITS Moving & Portable Storage of Atlanta at (678) 235-9053 to get a free quote today!