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Moving is a stressful process that can cause even the most careful person to get hurt. You might be careful all the time, but on moving day it's even more important to be cautious and safe. Here are some simple and easy-to-remember safety tips to keep you, your family and your removalists safe on moving day. 

First aid kit 

First things first, you should have and keep a first aid kit nearby on moving day.

With all the activity in and out of your home there could be accidents, trips and falls, so it's a smart idea to keep a first aid kit in an easy to access place. You should keep the first aid kit stocked with the following items:
  • Bandages
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tweezers
  • Splint(s)
There may be other items you wish to keep in your first aid kit, if so, you should customise your kit accordingly. 

Wear proper clothing 

Whether you're moving all your items yourself or hiring a removal company to take care of everything for you, an important safety tip is to wear proper clothing during a move. You're going to be moving around a lot so you not only need to be comfortable but you need to be sensible. For example, you might be most comfortable in flip flops and sandals, but on move day sneakers, work boots or flat shoes in general are your safest choice. Open-toed shoes and sandals won't protect your feet from a falling box! 

If you're moving in the summer, staying cool is a top priority during a move. Be sure to wear clothes that aren't too restricting so you can move freely and comfortable, but not too loose that you're getting caught on everything! In the winter, it will be cooler out, but you probably won't need to bundle up, just make sure to be comfortable on moving day. 

Have the proper equipment and techniques 

Injuries on moving day usually happen from improperly carrying heavy weights and heavy furniture. Using the proper moving equipment will keep everyone safe on moving day. If you're moving without a moving company you should remember to bend at the knees when you're lifting heavy and large boxes and ask for help when you need it! Don't try to be a hero and lift the box with 800 books, ask for help, use a hand truck or better yet, hire a removal company to do it all for you!

Prepare your home 

Before the removalists arrive you should ensure your home itself is safe. Because the moving crew will be walking to and from your home and around your property, make sure to look around for uneven walkways and other tripping hazards. If there are tree branches or other obstructions, be sure to clear them before the movers arrive. This will not only ensure everyone's safety, but it will also make the moving process that much quicker. 

Hire a baby sitter or pet sitter 

Moving day is busy and hectic, the last thing you should concern yourself with is running after your pet or child. The best course of action is to prepare for moving day and hire a pet sitter or baby sitter to look after your smaller loved ones during a move.

Your children may want to help during the move and that's fine, but it's best to keep them away from the actual moving process so they don't get hurt. The same should be said for your furry friends as well - plus, it's going to be a stressful day for your pets with the amount of people walking in and out of your home that day. 

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on October 20, 2015 - Moving Expert
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