Furniture Movers Melbourne Let’s Prevent DIY Moving Injuries
No matter how much we advise to hire a professional mover for a house move, some people take the challenge of moving without the professionals. It’s their wish, so we can’t say anything about it other than giving recommendations. Anyway, Furniture Movers Melbourne wants everybody to be safe. They don’t ignore the DIY heroes.
Everybody knows how stressful house moving is. Reputable movers employ experienced and well-trained staff to every house move. They know how to move your 600-kg piano safely up/down the stairs. We don’t want to keep those safety measures a secret. We are sharing our skills with you to protect you from a DIY moving disaster.
1) Team up:
Have you ever seen Furniture movers Melbourne sending just the truck driver for your house move? No, right? Many reasons are there for the movers to send a team of experienced staff to each house move. “Together we are strong.” Get few of your trustworthy friends for the DIY move. You become the team leader. It’s your belongings, so you are the best to plan the move (unless one of your friends is a professional mover.) Communicate well with each other. Always guide each other. If you feel that the items are too heavy/bulky to carry, never take the risk of “let’s give a try.”
2) Stretch out first:
What’s the first thing you will do when you hit the gym? Well, you go through a bit of a warming up session and then you pull your muscles, right? Lifting your heavy table is somewhat similar to lifting weights in the gym. The staff of the Furniture Movers Melbourne also do some warming up and stretching before carrying your house’s stuff. Stretch your leg muscles (especially the hamstrings.) Before doing squats we definitely stretch the hamstrings, right? Get all your friends who are there to help you with moving for a warming up and stretching session.
3) Lift together:
This is the technique of the Furniture Movers Melbourne when lifting extra heavy items: Lift together also with the correct lifting technique. Do you know about the proper lifting technique? Count “one, two, three,” then lift together. Furniture Movers Melbourne use 4-5 staff to lift extra heavy furniture. So, you may need 6-7 friends to lift such furniture.
4) Be patient:
Don’t rush when moving heavy items. Have you ever seen Furniture Movers Melbourne staff runs with the stuff? Be very patient when moving up and down the stair with heavy items. Don’t push or pull to either side. Don’t give too much weight to the friend on the bottom when taking items down the stairs. If he loses the grip, you can imagine the disaster, right?
5) Handling hazardous items:
Extra heavy items, oddly-shaped items, oversized-sofas, and so on. When you move these items, make sure the path is cleared first. Professional movers have a plan to move items safely. So, as the first action; talk with your friends and come up with a robust plan.
Now you see the potential dangers of trying DIY. Take precautions to minimize injuries. If no friends are available to help you, hire Furniture Movers Melbourne for your relocation. You and your wife can’t do the job, trust me.