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Moving safety tips

When it comes to moving home, one of the most important things that should be taken into consideration is the issue of safety.  Moving home is rarely fun, consisting of chores such as packing, unpacking, loading, unloading, and often having to lift heavy items.  People can often be injured or damage their belongings in the process due to carelessness, so it is crucial to exercise caution while undertaking these tasks.  To this end, there are a few tips to prevent injuries or damages.

When making a move you should always wear shoes with slip-resistant soles.  Wearing gloves is also important, and you need to make certain that the area in which you intend to perform packing is well lit, with everything clearly visible. You should take care never to overstuff any box; make certain that each box does not weigh more than 45pounds, and preferably less. 

You should never try to hurry the packing process and should take regular rests, as this will help you to make your energy and strength last longer.  Make sure that pets and children are kept well away from the working area and that it is free from any obstacles. If during relocation you have to lift any heavy appliances or furniture, you should be sure to do so with the assistance of three or four people and be very careful when you move these items up or down stairs.  Give yourself plenty of time and set the heavy items down and rest periodically.

Lance Grooms

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