Welcome back for our second installment of move safety tips in honor of National Safety Month. Last week we discussed keeping your stress low to avoid accidents during the move process. Steele & Vaughn hopes we got our movers in Greensboro thinking about their well-being during the move process. This week we turn our attention to packing safety.
When packing up your belongings prior to your move, you want to consider your safety, your family’s safety and the safety of your items. Steele & Vaughn would like to offer a simple check list for helping movers in Greensboro with this.
Proper packing equipment-Strong sturdy boxes are a must to avoid accidents involving items falling out the bottom. You also want to avoid boxes that may collapse at the sides while carrying them which may cause you to lose your footing. Steele & Vaughn can provide you with high quality boxes, supplies and moving kits to ensure you have the best material for packing up your goods. For more information, give us a call.
Check your environment for hazards-Before moving boxes, check to make sure the floor and surrounding area is clear of anything you could trip or slip on such as cords, toys, wet slippery spots, etc.
Box weight– Consider that you may have to carry boxes up and down stairs. You should be able to lift your box without strain while remaining sturdy and strong on your feet. To avoid injury, do not over-pack with too much weight. You know your strength. Don’t overdo it!
Healthy lifting-Avoid strain on your back; do not bend over to lift a box. Instead, squat balancing your upper body weight over your hips and lift using your leg strength keeping your back straight as you stand. Also have a dolly with straps for moving and stacking your boxes. Also be sure to wear good strong sturdy footwear to support you and give you proper footing.
Family safety-Keep small children and pets safely away from the packing area. You don’t want tape cutters falling into the wrong hands or a stack of boxes that look like a fun place to climb and explore.
Protect your belongings-You want your items to have the best chance of arriving at your new home intact. Please click here to read Packing Help for the best ideas and tips for packing up every room in the house. Of course, Steele & Vaughn is available to help movers in Greensboro with any part of packing. We can pack everything for you or just certain items of high value. We will meticulously wrap your belongings with the utmost care to ensure maximum protection.
Pack safely and be safe! Our next installment will feature safety on move day. We hope you’ll come back for more move safety tips. Movers in Greensboro can trust Steele & Vaughn to provide a safe move.
June is National Safety Month. There are many areas of our lives that can be looked at to ensure our safety. At Steele & Vaughn Moving & Storage, we would like to share tips and ideas for keeping our Greensboro movers thinking about the safety of their families and possessions as they prepare to move and throughout the move process.
We know that Greensboro movers have countless details on their minds when preparing for their big Greensboro move day. Most experts agree that more accidents happen under stress. It is also a known fact that moving is one of the top stressful life changes that a person can go through. So most important in keeping safe during your move process is keeping your stress level as low as possible. That is why we are dedicating our first installment of Safety Month to lowering your stress throughout your move process.
The best way to lower your stress during a move is by hiring a local reputable Greensboro mover to handle all of your packing and shipping. We wrote about how to ensure you are choosing the right Greensboro mover in our blog this past May. We invite you to go back and read those tips. Steele & Vaughn Moving & Storage is dedicated to delivering your stress-free move. We supply all the proper safety equipment and employ the safest moving industry practices to get your belongings to your new home – safe and secure. You can ease your mind and rest assured that your move will be in safe hands when you trust Steele & Vaughn Moving & Storage for your moving and packing service.
Once you take care of choosing the right Greensboro mover to handle your stress free move, it’s time to think about your personal needs through the process. What can you do to help lower your stress and therefore lower your chance for accident or injury during your move process?
Create a move plan to reduce your stress. If you create a move plan, and follow your plan closely each step of the way, you may be surprised at how much it simplifies tasks, avoids last minute crisis, and reduces the stress of juggling multiple tasks and “to-dos” in your head. Simply write out what needs to be done week by week through your move process. You will be organized and efficient and ready for each task as it comes up helping you to feel centered and calm.
You know yourself better than anyone though, so perhaps you can make a list of your own techniques for keeping you calm during your move process. What works for you when you are under stress? Make a list. Put it where you can see it and then make a commitment to give yourself the time needed to implement your stress reducing activities. It may make all the difference in keeping your move process safe for you and your family.
Remember, during one of the most stressful times of your life, you can handle that stress with the support of a professional Greensboro mover and implement simple tips and ideas that will help you remain calm and centered through the process. Keep safe during your move process. Lower your chance of accidents while packing and moving. Be proactive by managing your stress level. Keep this in mind from the moment you decide to move.
In the next few weeks we will further reflect on Greensboro mover safety during National Safety Month so check back for more tips and ideas for your safe Greensboro move.
Stay tuned and keep safe!
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