Ask any emergency room doctor, moving day (and the days building up to the move) can be dangerous. If you take the right precautions, though, you can prevent that trip to the emergency room.
Save Your Back
Your back is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body, and we’ve seen people tweak their backs after lifting small boxes, not just heavy furniture. Remember to always lift from the knees, not from the back. Also, it’s a good idea to use a back brace on moving day.
Save Your Knees
After running up and down stairs, and back and forth to and from my car, our last moving day just about killed my knees, and they take months to heal. Knee pads and knee braces can be lifesavers during a move. At the very least, invest in some sleeves to help support your knees.
Save Your Ankles
Ankles rarely give you any notice before you injure them, so it’s important to be very careful. Don’t move too fast. Take slow, deliberate steps when carrying things. If you are the one who gets to go backwards as you’re carrying furniture, take a look at where you’re going.
Feet, Fingers, Toes
It’s hard to make it through a moving day without dropping something. Sometimes, it could be something sharp, like you scissors. Other times, it could be something heavy. Take all precautions against dropping items. Pay attention, don’t act erratically. But you should also make sure you’re covered up, even on a hot moving day. Wear closed toed shoes, and gloves.
Prevent all Injuries
The best way to prevent injuries is to leave it to the pros. Hire a company like Fairprice Movers to move you within the Bay Area or within the Continental U.S. We can save you that emergency room visit, a lot of time, and even some money.
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