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Making a safe and effective move

Safe movingIn order to have a safe and effective move, all you have to do is follow a few simple rules.  Without exception the number one rule you should follow is to be kind to yourself.  Making a move can be a very stressful experience and can also be physically tough on the human body, so it is crucial to take it easy on yourself at such a time and not to take on too much at once.

Lifting each box from the knees is the absolute worst way to pick anything up.  Make certain that you lift with your entire body and do not over pack boxes – do not carry anything that weighs more than 50 pounds.  You should always remain steady on your feet and if something causes you to strain, do not pick it up.

Strong plastic moving boxes are recommended.  These boxes can help to make a move both faster and a lot easier.  One of the good things about these kinds of boxes is that they are able to be stacked on top of one another and then just rolled onto the truck via a dolly.  Securing the boxes with straps is also recommended as a way of avoiding having boxes fall on top of you during relocation.

If you have any pets or children, it is probably a good idea to send them to friends or family members to keep them out of the way on the day of the move.

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