Perhaps the worst part of moving is having to navigate with heavy items and boxes. Without the right planning or tools, you can overexert yourself and even injure yourself. So, here are five tips for moving with heavy items.
Enlist some help
While it can be tempting to save money and move yourself, it is far easier if you enlist the help of professional removalists, such as The Removals Group. As certified members of the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA) we can easily transport all your heavy items, so you don’t have to risk straining your back.
Create a pathway
When you’re moving heavy items, you want to ensure that you can get them from A to B as quickly and painlessly as possible. Blocked pathways can result in wasted time and effort, so before your removalists start loading or unloading your removal truck, make sure you clear a pathway wide enough to fit your largest items. This will make the process far easier.
Push don’t pull
When you are moving heavy furniture or moving boxes it is far easier to push instead of pulling. Whenever possible, push your belongings during the move. Not only is it less exerting, it also allows you to have better control and awareness of your surroundings.
Lighten the load
Before moving a heavy item, see if there is anything you can do to make it easier. When moving heavy furniture remove any drawers or extensions. This will not only make the item lighter, but also easier to manoeuvre. This is a tried and tested removalist trick.
Have the right tools
While some items you can lift by hand, larger and heavier items are much easier to move with the right equipment. Dollies, for example, will make moving fridges or washing machines super easy. Taking the time to make ramps where necessary will also help speed up the process.
At The Removals Group we have access to all of the tools and skills you need to make a quick and smooth move. If you want to know more about our AFRA removalist services, then contact us today. We specialise in moving heavy items such as pianos and pool tables.