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Safety Tips While Moving

As you plan your DIY move to Nashville, you’ll most likely attempt to do the heavy lifting yourself. Although this may save you money, you risk injuring yourself while moving. Being safe should be your top priority as you move to Nashville. If you’re not able to be safe while moving, you can always leave the heavy lifting to our reliable movers by using our Nashville relocation services without having to break a sweat…or your back.

Prepare with Moving Tools

Since moving on your own can be quite risky, it’s important to prepare for moving day with the proper moving equipment aside from the usual packing supplies. Buying durable moving tools can help reduce the risk of hurting yourself. Work gloves can help you get a better grip on things, especially irregularly-shaped objects or furniture. Quality moving straps can reduce strain on your back, shoulders, and knees. When moving safely, you shouldn’t try to carry as many things as possible, only what you can comfortably carry; dollies and hand trucks can help with heavier and bulkier items. Setting furniture or any other heavy items on the dollies that can bear the most weight will reduce the risk of injury.

Sleep, Eat, Hydrate

Preparing for your move with appropriate equipment is a great way to get ready for moving day. However, it’s also crucial to get your rest. If you have decided to opt out of using our packing services, you may feel the need to stay up late the night before moving day to get as much packing done as possible, but you won’t have the energy for your hectic moving day. Make sure to get your shut eye so you’re well-rested for your move.

Being safe while moving starts with a well-balanced breakfast to energize you for the day. Keep nutritious snacks like trail mix, granola bars, and crackers close by to munch on whenever you start to feel hungry. Stay hydrated by drinking a bottle of water every hour. Drink water even when you’re not thirsty so you won’t suffer from the serious effects of dehydration1 as you move to Nashville.

Clear a Path

Among the chaos of packing in preparation to move, there’ll be miscellaneous items all over the floor and tripping over them as you carry items out can put you at serious risk of injury. Instead, designate an area for packed boxes ready to be loaded onto the truck. One of the most important safety tips while moving is to maintain a clear, wide path all the way to the moving truck.

Let Us Do the Heavy Lifting

Your move to Nashville can be a huge challenge when you decide to DIY your move. That’s why our strong movers at All My Sons are here to help. With years of experience, we can get you moved in safely and on-time without you having to break a sweat. Check out our Nashville relocation services today by contacting our expert movers for your free moving quote.

 

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