With all of the hard work and effort that is required to accomplish any successful moving day, it may be tempting to move with haste and get it over with. This is of course with the intention of being able to get settled into your exciting, new home! But it is important to remember that the physical labor required for this process provides many potential dangers if you don’t plan and act carefully. Here, we will go over some of those safety blunders to avoid during your big move.
Take your time, start to finish!
Moving days are often long and tiring, although the payoff may be exceptional. When considering rushing through key activities to save time or avoid waking up at the crack of dawn, you risk creating more dangerous conditions for yourself, your family, and your home. Moving too fast in any capacity, whether it’s pushing past the speed limit while driving your car or a moving truck, or hurrying to bring boxes and furniture into your new house, simply creates more risks. The last thing you want to do is slip, trip, or fall and hurt yourself! Not only could this cause serious delays to your move, but you risk damaging your valuables in the process.
To avoid the temptation to rush your move, make a plan that accounts for plenty of time for traffic as well as unloading boxes, furniture, electronics, and other possessions. It’ll be well worth waking up early and finishing later in the day if it keeps you safe during the process.
The moving day dress code
There are two major considerations to make in terms of your clothing when it comes time to move:
- Wear seasonally appropriate clothes that will help you keep your body temperature regulated as you engage in physical labor constantly going from indoors to outdoors.
- Footwear: Wear something with a strong gripping tread and, if possible, additional protection on the toe to prevent harm from dropping items and the many other hazards that come with moving.
If moving during the winter time, consider wearing layers that can be easily added and shed as you build up body heat from the work involved. If it’s a summertime move you have on your hands, wear light, breathable fabrics and use sunscreen and potentially lightweight pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect against the sun.
Have a plan for the little ones
There’s a lot of commotion involved with moving day. This can put small children at risk if without a safe place to stay while adults carry heavy boxes and trek all throughout the house. While teens may be quite helpful with just a little supervision, it is best to plan around the safety of younger children. Consider bringing along a few games, toys, or other occupying activities, and designate an area where they’re easily observed and out of the way of possible danger.
Leave the hard work to us!
Working with a dependable moving company means letting experienced professionals handle the many potential risks that come with moving. From driving the moving truck to unloading heavy items, we are seasoned movers who will gladly assume the risk for you.
To learn more, get in touch with your local relocation company, A. Arnold Moving today!