Let’s face it, moving to a new home causes enough stress without the constant worry that you might hurt yourself in the process. We at Matco Moving Solutions in Edmonton and Calgary offer a variety of moving solutions for any occasion.
We know that even if you have someone doing the bulk of the work, you’ll inevitably try to move certain things on your own. If that’s the case, it’s important that you know the proper way to move boxes safely as a means to significantly lessen your chances of serious injury. With that being said, it is also important to remember to do a thorough stretch before taking on any strenuous activities! Here’s a list of quick and easy ways to avoid injury when moving boxes.
Know your cargo
This might seem like a no-brainer, but oftentimes people hurt themselves because they have no idea what they’re lifting. Before you start lifting boxes left and right, take a moment to inspect your load. See how heavy it is, check the structural integrity of the load, verify whether or not you can get a good grip on it. This will allow you to gauge the difficulty of the move and whether or not you will need help getting it to the desired location.
Remember, when carrying a piece, it’s important to stabilize yourself and avoid unnecessary twisting and turning. The goal is to lessen chances of injury and eliminate the possibility of damaging your property. If you’re in Edmonton or Calgary and in need of movers, contact us at Matco Moving Solutions; we’ll help make your move as stress-free as possible.