When it comes to moving into a new home, lifting heavy furniture is always concerning. However, there are certain things that you can do to make your upcoming move less stressful. In an effort to take some pressure of you and lessen your worries, here are some tips for moving heavy furniture.
- Don’t Do it Alone: Whether you hire a reputable moving company or ask friends and family to help you do some heavy lifting, it is always wise that you try to get some help. When lifting heavy furniture, there is great risk of injury and/or damaging the items that you love so much. Therefore, getting moving help will reduce the risk of both of these outcomes. If you really can’t afford to pay someone to help, don’t be afraid to guilt a trusted friend into giving you a hand.
- Create Space: Lifting heavy furniture is a major undertaking. The last thing you want to do is try to maneuver around other pieces of furniture, plants, accessories and all of the home accents that make your home so beautiful. Do the smart thing and give yourself room to work. This will make everything easier and prevent you from hitting pictures off the walls and bumping in to things on your way to the moving truck.
- Protect Your Body: There are certain things that you can do when lifting heavy furniture to limit the chance of injury. Start with a pair of moving gloves. This allows you to have better grip when lifting and since your hands will hurt less, you’ll be able to hold heavy items for longer. This is especially true when going up stairs or walking long distances with items in your hands. Secondly, look into wearing a back brace. Having a brace provides added support to your back and hip area so that you can lift without throwing out your back or pulling a muscle. Back injuries are incredibly painful and can set you back for weeks if you’re not careful.
- Wear the Right Shoes: When moving day comes, it is imperative that you wear sneakers that have the right grip and support to keep you comfortable and safe. Wearing the wrong shoes can lead to slip and fall incidents that could prove deadly. So, when moving day arrives, there’s no need for you to go for style points. Instead, wear comfortable clothing and pay close attention to the shoes you choose. You’ll need all the leverage possible to haul heavy items. You’ll thank us when your move is complete at the end of the day.
- Use Blankets: No this isn’t about staying warm in a cold environment. Placing blankets on the floor are a great way to protect your floors and more importantly, it makes sliding heavy pieces of furniture easier. If you lack the manpower to lift that heavy couch, simply get it under a blanket and slide it across the room. This is one moving hack that never gets old.
Now that you have these tips, we hope you feel better about your moving day. Good luck!