When the time comes to move house, the most daunting task is often moving all the larger objects. Looking through your property, it can be hard to believe that some of these items weren’t always here. The bed, the sofa, the washing machine: it seems like these things were always somehow just there and that the house was built around them.
Don’t waste energy worrying about the task – you’re going to need that energy to move these large items from your home! Here are some tips that we hope makes the task seem less daunting.
First of all, make sure you brush up on the safe way to carry heavy objects. If you’re not used to this, you may have forgotten what they taught at school. Be sure your posture is correct. You need to keep firm footing, so make sure your shoes have grip! Your knees should also be bending, because your whole body needs to be lowered before you pick the object up. This avoids back injury. And remember to get people to help! Don’t try to do it yourself. If you need expert assistance in the moving process, then consider visiting www.mybekins.com. After all, you’re not Superman (who can move objects with his mind, by the way, so this article definitely doesn’t apply to Superman)!
Secondly, you need to plan the moving thoroughly. Lifting heavy objects isn’t something you should do for very long. You can read more about bodily safety at www.verywell.com. Make sure your route from that room to outside the house is adequately planned out. This will make things faster, meaning you’re carrying that weight around for less time. You don’t want to be lifting that sofa all the way to one door, finding it won’t fit through that, then having to carry it all the way to another door. Also, make sure there are no obstacles in the way. Clear the path!
If the object is simply too much, or if it’s outside, you may want to consider using equipment. Pulleys or trolleys should be considered for things like drawers and desks. If you have large objects outside, like a hot tub (lucky you!) you may even want to consider hiring a crane. Finding the right crane for the right job is vital. You don’t want to get one that’s not powerful enough. You also don’t want to spend a lot of money on a monster crane when a smaller one would have done the job. If the surface is steady enough, the right crane can even move an entire shed!
Make sure you’re not doing anything that will damage the property. You can read more about this over at www.livingdirect.com. Sure, that bed might move easier if you push it or drag it. But are you scratching the floor by doing that? If you’re selling the property or still have a landlord, you need to be extra careful! If you’re worried that moving that sofa through that door might end up scratching paint or chipping woodwork, try padding it the door frame. Make sure the padding isn’t so thick you can’t move the object through the door anymore, though!