Recommendations to Make Your Next Move Relaxing

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Recommendations to Make Your Next Move Relaxing

Do you think removals can be relaxing? Most people say no to that question, and in fact, moving is considered to be one of the most stressful events a person can go through. Hi! My name is Carrie, and I hope to change all that. In this blog, I am going to show you how to keep your move organised but also relaxing. A lot of it is just changing your perspective. For example, instead of dreading the act of cleaning a closet, you can see it as a chance to go through your memories. Instead of seeing new places as unfamiliar and daunting, I hope to help you see them as new and exciting. I love moving, and I hope to share some of my affection for it with you. Thanks for reading.


Tips to Avoid Back Injuries During a Move

Preparing for a move can be back breaking work. That expression is figurative, but if you have back issues, it may be literal. To protect your back, there are a number of strategies you may want to consider during your move. Take a look at these back-saving tips.

1. Let Removalists Handle as Much as Possible

Professional help can be amazing, especially if you have back issues. Removalists can handle the heavy lifting, but if you like, they can also handle the bending and twisting associated with packing. Contact a company for a list of their services and prices. You may also want to hire a cleaning company — some companies focus on cleaning for moves in particular, and if you're a renter, some companies even guarantee that you'll get your cleaning deposit back.

2. Warm Up Muscles Before Working

If you decide to handle some of the removals work on your own, you may want to warm up your muscles before you start lifting. Do a little jog or a fast paced walk around the house a couple times. Then, do some gentle stretching. Warming up your muscles before packing, cleaning or other physical activity associated with moving can help to avoid injuries and strains.

3. Wear a Belt to Keep Your Form

Whether you're cleaning, organising a closet or moving boxes to the moving truck, you need to keep your back in proper form. A lifting belt can help remind you to keep your back straight. Alternatively, you may want to do a few yoga moves as part of your warm up. That can also remind your body to keep proper form as you prepare for the move.

4. Pack on a Table or on the Floor

Stooping whilst packing can lead to aches and pains, and to prevent that, you may want to place boxes on a table. That way, you don't have to bend to pack them. If you're cleaning out and packing a bottom drawer or cupboard, just plop a pillow on the floor and sit.

5. Invest in a Dolly

You may also want to purchase a hand truck or a sack barrow. These can be helpful on the day of the move to transport large stacks of boxes, but they can also be useful as you are packing for the move. With a hand truck, you can easily move boxes around your home without putting any pressure on your back.