You are probably very well aware of the fact that moving is a tiring process. It will drain you emotionally to say goodbye to your friends and some of your stuff. It will stress you out by making you lose sleep over paperwork, logistics, and many, many other issues. However, it is also quite tiring physically too. If you are not using the services of amazing movers in Broward County, then you will have to lift all your furniture and items yourself. This is not only tiring but it can also be dangerous. Without proper technique, skills, and equipment, you can easily injure yourself. Therefore, you will want to learn as much as you can about this “exercise.” Luckily, we are here to help you. In this article, we show you how you can prepare for a day of heavy lifting, and have a moving day with no accidents.
Make sure you thoroughly prepare for a day of heavy lifting
This is a thing we cannot really stress enough – if you are going to be doing the heavy lifting all by yourself, then make sure you plan the process thoroughly. You should not try to do this blindly, hoping you can “wing it.” There is a lot that you will want to organize well before you even come close to lifting an item. What’s more, you will want to take your time. Rushing things can only lead to further complications and things going awry, so make sure you slow down.
Sit with a pen or paper – or your favorite word processor – and create a thorough plan. Figure out your inventory and all the things you will have to lift. If you know how heavy each item is, make sure you write down this number. Then, measure its dimensions – this is something you can do without lifting it. You will want to plan the routes you will be taking to get from your home to the truck – as well as if you will need any resting time after moving one item. Plan what packing supplies Fort Lauderdale you will be using to protect your items, your home, and yourself. Finally, figure out whether you will need help – and how many people you will need.
Once you know all of this stuff, you should be at least well aware of everything that’s happening. You will not be going blindly into it, which lowers the odds of something awry happening. However, this cannot guarantee your safety. So, you will need to prepare for a day of heavy lifting in other ways too.
Carefully consider getting help
One of the best things you can do for your move is to call for help. Moving is a complicated process. It can be almost impossible for a person to pull off singlehandedly. Therefore, it is perfectly normal to ask for help when you feel that you need it. There are two “types” of help you should consider. First, think about talking to your friends. Second, call professional movers to help you.
Calling friends to help
There are a lot of benefits that you get by calling your friends. First, you obviously know and trust them. Therefore, you will not worry about strangers working with your items. What’s more, you can easily call them and buy their help through pizza or something similar. Thus, moving with friends might seem like a cheaper thing at first. However, this might not turn out to be completely true.
This is because your friends do not have the moving experience a professional company will have. Therefore, they might be clumsy or just not know how to protect your items in the right way. This can end with damages or injury, which you will want to avoid. What’s more, some friends might not be comfortable with helping you. They either cannot lift heavy items, or just do not want to risk your friendship over something going awry.
Hiring professional movers
On the other hand, Vision Movers will always accept your call for help. Also, we are experienced and reliable, so we know exactly how to prepare for a day of heavy lifting. When working with us, the chances of things going awry will significantly drop. Therefore, using our services will end up being much cheaper than attempting a DIY move in the long run.
Consider the proper lifting technique
Finally, you will want to physically prepare for a day of tough lifting. This requires you to examine the proper technique of lifting heavy objects. The main thing to keep in mind here is that you will always want to keep your back as straight as possible. You might have heard the phrase “lift with your knees, not your back,” and this is exactly what that means. Your legs have the necessary muscles to lift heavy objects, while your back muscles work on keeping you standing straight. Therefore, you will want to use the prior, not the latter.
So, you will begin by crouching as you keep the object as close to you as possible. Find the center of balance, and lift from there. Try not to arch your back or bend your back. This can lead to injuries that you will want to avoid. The same goes for putting the object down. Do it by bending your knees, not your back. You will easily lose your balance if you do it through your back, and that can lead to damages as well as injury.
Finally, refrain from doing this if you have knee, leg, or back injuries. No matter how much you prepare for a day of heavy lifting, you will not be able to do it. What’s more, you will be risking your health, which you definitely will want to avoid doing. Instead, call your friends or professionals for help.