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4 Tips For Moving Heavy Items

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When it comes to moving larger items, you need to be careful so that you don't strain or hurt yourself during the moving process.

Break Things Down Into Smaller Pieces

First, when you have a heavy item to move, see if that heavy item can be broken down into smaller pieces. For example, can you take the drawers out of your dresser and detach the mirror? Can you remove the legs from your dining room table?

If you can break the piece into smaller pieces, take the item apart before it is time to move it. This will make the item less bulky and take away some of the weight, making it easier to move.

Secure Any Loose Pieces

Take those loose parts and secure them together. If you have to remove screws from the item, put them in a labeled bag and tape that bag onto the item. If you take apart the drawers, for example, put a sticker inside of each drawer that lets you know where the drawer goes so that you can put it back in its proper place when you assemble the item down the line.

Use the Right Tools

When it comes to moving heavy items, always use the right tools. Don't try to lift the items on your own. Get a regular dolly or a furniture dolly to transport the items. Make sure you have straps or bungee cords to secure the item.

Always Watch Your Posture

Finally, when moving heavy items, always watch your posture. Do not throw out your back trying to move a heavy item. Lift with your legs, not your back and take breaks if you need to. Don't move heavy items by yourself; get a friend to help you or get professional help so that no one gets hurt during the moving process.

Be careful moving heavy items. Take the time to secure the item, use the right tools, and always watch your posture and body to make sure you don't injure yourself while moving your items. Hire a moving company to help you move your heavy items. They can help you move your heavy items into your storage unit or into your home.

If you are moving heavy items into a storage unit, be sure to throw a drop cloth or similar items over the items to protect them from dust. If you are moving heavy items from one home to another, get help from your moving team setting up the furniture and getting it in the right place so you don't have to move it into the right later on your own.