When it comes time to move a house, what’s the biggest stress factor? Is it actually planning the move, getting everything packed and unpacked in a timely fashion? It’s certainly time-consuming, and if you leave it to the last minute, an easy way to lose your cool. It’s probably not the biggest stress factor, however. What about damaging your furniture, or even a room? Polish and paint can deal with those scratches and chips. No, the biggest pain involved in moving is, well, pain. Back pain, more specifically. More than an inconvenience, the toll of back pain can easily become a chronic issue. Even a small injury can worsen over time through repetitive, everyday movements, and in a short time impact every motion you make.
The severe risk back injuries present should never be overlooked, yet they’re incredibly common at the same time. Many tasks lend themselves naturally to back injuries, but few of them quite so like moving house. Few of us seem to understand how to properly lift and move heavy objects while minimizing strain. To make life easier, consider these tips the next time you’re planning a move.
Hire A Moving Company
The first answer to the moving problem is the most obvious: simply hire a professional moving team to do it for you. Depending on the service you choose, you may still need to pack and provide a vehicle, but the actual moving part is on their team. Given that it’s their profession, you can rest assured that whatever moving team you’ve hired knows the right way to get the job done without harming themselves.
Learn to Lift
We can’t blame anyone for wanting to handle their own move. It is, after all, a personal affair. On top of that, it saves money. But back injuries occur when a poor lifting technique is used, so study up. The adage “lift with your knees, not with your back” is an absolute truth: your knees (and your legs) are made to lift, providing leverage and supporting a higher degree of weight than your back. It’s easy enough to remember if you’re lifting alone, but when you’re working with heavy pieces of furniture that require an additional set of hands or even a furniture lifter, it still needs to be observed; adding more people to a lift doesn’t make your back (or theirs) any less prone to injury. Finally, make good use of lifting tools for heavy or awkward objects, such as dollies and carts.
Use LiftLender Lifting Tool
A lot of lifting injuries happen because whoever does the lifting doesn’t have proper leverage or tries to gain leverage in a dangerous way. But the handheld lift tool LiftLender gives you easy leverage without complications. The simple design makes it one of the easiest tools for lifting heavy objects you’ll find on the market. You simply slide it underneath what you want to move and lift with the handle. Hand lifting tools like LiftLender don’t require special training or a power source, making them a paver lifting tool, furniture lifting tool, and drywall lifting tool great for professionals and laymen alike. They’re also great as a furniture lifter tool.
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