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Moving heavy items safely

Moving heavy items safely
You have made a decision to move to a different state, and most probably it was not an easy decision to make. But it is done, and you are asking yourself: "Now what?. Hire Cross Country Movers, and you won't have to bother with the petty things regarding packing. We will provide all the necessary equipment and supplies for your relocation process. We have been the best in our job for many years, and we are proud of our professional moving team which can satisfy all your needs and requests. We offer both residential and corporate moving services, as well as car shipping and any other motor vehicle shipping. Give a call to our friendly representatives and feel free to ask any question that comes to your mind. We will be happy to assist you and share some tips with you. One of the common problems when it comes to relocation is moving heavy items. This is a sensitive task which must be done with the utmost care and focus. The main goal is to avoid getting an injury or damaging the heavy piece of furniture. Here are some tips for safe moving:

Don't underestimate the task

Sometimes you will try to do a two-person job by yourself or try moving a huge sofa with one neighbor when it should take 4-5 people to move a piece safely. This is the biggest mistake you could possibly make. Be objective and realistic and avoid getting hurt.

Use straps

There are moving and lifting straps designed primarily for this purpose. They go on your arms or shoulders and cross under the piece, so the two people have the minimum load to carry. In this position, your back stays upright as well, so there is less risk of injury.

Plan the future position

Don’t forget to think ahead and make a plan of the ending location. If you are moving an item to a different room or a floor, make sure that all the people involved in moving the item know exactly where to put it down. This is how you will avoid unnecessary confusion and work as a team. Take apart: there are some pieces that can actually be disassembled to some extent. For example, maybe you can take the feet off the sofa or some knobs from the drawers – even a small change can make the process easier. Protect the items: of course, besides protecting the people involved in the process, we also want to protect the furniture. Make sure to use some bubble wrap, or you can simply use blankets and towels and wrap them around using the plastic wrap. This is how you protect the edges, and the items stay intact.
Moving heavy items safely
However, if all of this is too much for you to think about or if you just want to avoid the stress that comes with the possibility of dangerous consequences, feel free to call Cross Country Movers anytime. Our professionally trained team has all the right equipment and tools for protection and carrying.