Friday, September 21, 2012

Do’s and Don’ts of Lifting!


Moving can be a stressful time and injury can only make it worse! Here are some things to keep in mind while lifting your possessions. Don't want to risk an injury? Let us do the heavy lifting, we're pro's at it! We'll safety get your possessions from your old home to your new one in no time! Just visit our website www.hedbergmoving.com to plan your move today! 

Do
  • Wear non-slip gloves to keep items from slipping out of your hands
  • Pick up any tripping hazards from your walking path
  • Ask for help if there is a large or heavy item 
  • Life with your legs not your back, simply bend your knees and keep your back straight while lifting 
  • It’s not a race, take your time and put safety first 
  • Stretch before and after lifting 
  • Listen to your body, if something doesn’t feel right take a break 

Don’t
  • Carry more that one box at a time
  • Try to lift items that are heavy or large 
  • Carry items on your shoulders or head 
  • Twist and turn while carrying a heavy item 

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