Safety Checks For Your Move
Ensuring a safe move should be top of mind for everyone involved in the move. How can you and your moving team ensure a safe move? Start with these 5 areas for safety checks:
#1 Show caution and care with sharp objects.
Tend to all sharp objects properly. Some areas of the home that typically involve packing up sharp objects many times include the garage, kitchen, and bathrooms. However, always be mindful of the items you are packing, no matter the room.
Also, if you have the instructions for a particular machine or other sharp items, use these recommendations to pack up the item. For example, these may recommend that you take the item apart and then package. In other cases, you may need to wrap the object in blankets or some other protective layer before placing it inside its box.
#2 Be mindful of breakables.
Breakable items come in all shapes and sizes. While many of them may be rather small, glass items, there are many different types of breakables, such as large paintings, electronics, and even machines. In every case, use proper padding when dealing with breakables.
Also note that sometimes the items’ original boxes provide the adequate packaging. If you have saved these, you may be able to pack the breakables in these original boxes. If not, use bubble wrap, blankets, or some other padding to ensure that your breakables make it to their new spot in one piece.
#3 Don’t forget to label boxes.
This point cannot be emphasized enough when it comes to safety. By labeling, you ensure that you or another member of your moving team will know exactly what’s in the box and use proper precaution if needed during transit. Doing so can prevent injury and broken items.
In particular, include a note on the label if there are any breakables or sharp objects inside the boxes.
#4 Prioritize safety over time throughout the entire move
In all cases and at every stage of your move, including the packing and unpacking stages, do not rush your safety precautions.
When unpacking boxes of breakables or sharp objects for example, take a moment to examine inside the box before reaching in and getting started. Doing so will minimize your chance of cutting or nick your hand on any shifted or broken items.
#5 Wear appropriately protective clothes.
Choose the proper wardrobe for your move. To name a few, you will want to wear closed-toe shoes and a non-bulky pants and shirt ensemble. Also, for certain tasks, you may need to wear protective gloves.
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