Safety Tips For Moving Home
Posted on 2013-11-27
A carefully thought out safety procedure is essential for minimising the risk of injury and accident while moving house, according to About.com. Proper procedures need to cover everything from packing, loading, moving, and unpacking your belongings. Start with a good supply of boxes, so you can pack each one to a weight under 50 pounds. Overloaded boxes might break, dropping heavy items on your feet. Besides, there's no sense in packing everything into a small number of boxes if they're too heavy to lift without straining your back. Remember to mark your boxes as you pack them, so you know what's in each one, without needing to open them. As you load your possessions into your vehicle, it's best to use a 'human conveyor belt' technique. Keep two people stacking items in the back of your truck, while everybody else gets boxes from the house to the truck. Be careful handing off to the people in the truck, and make sure they have a good grip before letting go. Before you unload from your vehicle to your new home, take a look around the property for cracked pavement, stairs, or low-hanging branches. Be cautious around these spots to avoid an accident. Although you will save money doing the whole move yourself, the process will go much faster and easier if you hire some professional help.