If you can’t afford to hire a professional moving company, DIYing is the best route to go. After all, it is a great time to go through each room in your home and purge items or find out which items you want to keep, but don’t need to take to your new place. For the latter, it’s best to rent a self-storage unit to keep those things.
Remember, moving is mentally and physically draining on your body. It’s not every day that you will be carrying large boxes of heavy items up and down stairs or in and out of vehicles. That’s why it is important you follow safety tips to help prevent injury and also items from breaking.
Moving safety tips
Wear clothing that’s not too loose. The reason this is important is that flowy or loose-fitting clothing has a greater chance of getting caught on something during the moving process. This could cause injury.
Wear supportive footwear. Moving is not the time to wear fashionable shoes or high heels. Instead, you should wear tennis shoes that support your body.
Slip-resistant shoes are the best to wear while moving as you never know what the weather holds or if you run into an area that’s wet while carrying something heavy. The last thing you want to do is slip, hurt yourself, and break your items.
Get lots of rest the night before. It’s important the night before your big move you get a full night of rest. This will help your body be mentally and physically ready for the demands that moving requires.
Drink water on the day of the move. It may seem like a good idea to rush through moving so you can get things done faster but without proper breaks and fluids, you could put yourself in more harm than intended. Be sure that you take breaks and drink lots of water the day of your move.