When moving without an apartment mover, one must lift and carry moving boxes along with family and friends. It is important that everything is well planned. To move with smooth success, you shall need to do all that is required. More likely than not, you would remain active all the time.
Plan in detail
Be sure to have a detailed plan for what to do and when to implement it. You need to do a breakdown of what to do in before and on the moving day and how you expect everything to turn out. You also need to delegate tasks to people who will assist you and of course, you will not be at all places at once. Place yourself in the old home and let someone else take responsibility for the new one. Make a map of where all the furniture and things should be placed to position them nicely.
Lifting and carrying cardboard boxes ergonomically
When moving and deciding not to hire local movers, it will take a lot of work especially in carrying moving boxes. It is important to bear moving boxes in a way that does not harm the body. Make sure that both you and your helpers follow these tips on how to lift and carry moving boxes.
The most important thing in doing heavy lifting is to think of your back. The biggest risk of injury in lifting moving boxes is your back if you don’t position yourself properly.
It is important to consider using your major muscle groups as possible to avoid straining your back. Bend your knees firmly to use your legs and hips when you lift the box. When you lift it, be sure to keep the box as close to your body as possible. In this particular situation, you use the major muscles in the arms and have the full support of the body, which reduces the risk of repetitive strain injuries.
When carrying moving boxes, be careful not to turn the back and neck unnecessarily. It can do some damage on your spine. Instead, its better to use your feet to rotate.
When you pack your moving boxes, do not to pack them too heavily. If you pack too heavy, it will be difficult to use enough leverage to lift the boxes. Although you might be using smaller number of boxes if it’s fully packed, packing lightly would make moving and everything way easier.
To get an even better picture of how to lift the moving boxes so take a look at the video above. It shows clearly how the lifting is done in the most safe way.
If you feel you have a problem with your back, you can use chairs with good back support, where the backbone is a straight line all the way.
Lastly, if you feel it’s overwhelming to do, you can always seek the help of friends with a better physique to get the job done. Good luck with the move and stay safe!