Moving to Fort Lauderdale is an exciting new chapter in your life- don’t start off your time in Fort Lauderdale with an injury! Moving can be dangerous if you do it improperly. Lifting and carrying heavy boxes, furniture and more can cause various back, neck, arm and leg injuries if you rush. If you are moving on your own, our Fort Lauderdale movers have some tips to avoid moving injuries.
Always make sure you are prepared for your move. Get a good night’s sleep before the move and avoid being hungover, dehydrated, etc. before your big day. Moving is a workout- make sure you are ready to sweat! If you enlist friends and family to come out and help, make sure they know what items you need to move and that they are comfortable lifting them. Not having enough people or having helpers who aren’t able to help you lift your belongings can be dangerous. They could injure themselves or you, and they could also drop or damage your items. Make sure your items are packed properly as well.
- Lifting techniques
Make sure you are moving the right way. Lift with your legs, not your back. Bend at the knees, not at the waist when you pick up heavy boxes. When you are lifting something with another person, stay as close to the item as possible to avoid straining your arms or hands. Don’t rush! Keep a steady pace when moving heavy or awkward items to avoid tripping and falling or pulling your back or neck.
Moving injuries are more common than you’d think. If you find yourself in a pinch, give our Fort Lauderdale movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage a call- we have experience with all kinds of moves. Stay safe and happy moving!