5 Ways To Avoid Accidents When Relocating To A New Home

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Moving to a new home can be very troublesome and stressful. This is because of the accidents that can occur while relocating, the efforts put into organizing a move, and the anxiety of entering the unknown.

To add to these, there are also several mistakes that you can make which will ruin the experience of moving to a new home. Accidents and personal injuries are some of the tops on the list of worst things that could happen when relocating to a new home.

Consider the following tips to avoid these accidents that can happen when relocating to a new home.

1. Hire professional movers

Yes, it is expensive to hire a mover, so it can be understandable when you want to do it for a few people. But, it would be best that you ask for help especially when the task of moving becomes too overwhelming.

When it seems that the relocation is becoming too daunting, then you should ask around for professional movers in your area. This might be one of the best moves that you can make when in the process of relocating to a new home.

They can help you avoid physical exertion and heavy lifting and pack your belongings into a truck on your moving day. They will also unload every box and arrange the furniture when you get to your new destination.

An accident could happen while relocating. It could either be some object falling off the pickup or your car colliding with another car. In case of a collision when relocating to your new home, you can contact law firms for rideshare collision claims.

2. Strap objects properly

When moving, you might want to pay attention to some of your expensive properties like for example piano. In such a case, you would want to hire a professional piano mover. But, such people can be very expensive to hire. This might result in you considering moving your piano by yourself. You might think, how hard it can be.

Well, it might not be as hard as you think. but, you must ensure that these types of expensive properties are properly strapped down with rope. Ensure that you use lots of ropes. This will ensure that your properties don’t just roll around or fall off the back of the pickup.

3. Ensure that you use strong boxes

One of the most practical ways to avoid moving accidents and injuries is to ensure that you only use strong card boxes when packing up your belongings. When you use brand-new moving boxes, you might have little to worry about when it comes to your property safety. New card boxes are pretty strong enough since this would be the first time they are being used.

Still, it would be best to double-tape the bottom of every card box for peace of mind and extra security. But, it might still be fine if you don’t do this. When using secondhand card boxes, it becomes important to pay attention to safety. Sometimes, you might be tempted to find and use free moving boxes in an attempt to reduce your moving costs.

It is understandable considering the high cost of relocating to a new home. But,  it is quite risky to use boxes that have been used before. Sometimes, when carrying such a used box, the container might break due to the weight inside it and also its weakened structure. It might then result in injuries to your toes or feet.

So, to avoid accidents and injuries, only use sturdy and dry moving card boxes that don’t have visible signs of damage. Also, ensure that you double-tap on the card boxes before you start using a used box. This makes it twice stronger and reduces the risk of breaking when moving.

4. Pay attention to safety while lowering objects through the window

If you live on the thyroid floor, you might be tempted to lower your 32-inch TV down the window to your pickup truck, instead of dragging it down the stairs. If you choose this route, then you should use something stronger than a rope or some tarp, since there have been incidents where such ropes have failed to hold the object.

5. Make plans before moving

To avoid accidents while relocating, you should make plans for the day you list your home. Find a mover, declutter your home,  and source for boxes as early as possible; when you have a head start, you save a lot of time.

When you set the moving date, create a time so your movement can be very smooth. Moreover, when there is no extra stress, you will be better prepared and more alert to avoid accidents and injuries.

Wrap up

The moving day of relocation can take a toll on you, even if you are physically active and fit. It is pretty common for people to sustain injuries or accidents, twisted joints, bruises, cuts, and even smashed fingers when they do it themselves. Fortunately, you can reduce these accidents or injuries if you follow the tips mentioned above.

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