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  • Nadia Baadjies

Useful safety tips for moving and storage

Planning for your upcoming move?

With all the stress and excitement that comes with moving, it is also imperative to take into consideration basic safety precautions to make the experience a safe one, as moving can often be exhausting and more dangerous than one would think.

We have listed some important safety tips to take note of:

  • Plan and schedule your move in advance to avoid running around at the last minute and rushing to get things done.

  • Dress comfortably and in the appropriate attire when packing and moving.

  • Take into consideration the weather conditions for the moving day.

  • Make sure that all tiny feet are far away from the moving action. Therefore make provisions for your kids and pets on moving day so that they are not in harm’s way.

  • Avoid carrying more than you can lift, which may result in straining your body and injuring yourself.

  • Ensure that the boxes you are using to pack your items in are in good condition to avoid breakage or damage.

  • Make sure that pathways, corridors, passages, and floors are not cluttered with boxes and items, etc, to avoid tripping and accidents.

  • When packing fragile or delicate items, use the correct packing materials to avoid items from breaking.

  • If using cardboard boxes, put double tape around them, especially at the bottom of the box to secure them and the items inside.

  • Avoid overpacking boxes, especially with too many heavy items.

  • When moving large items, and appliances make use of moving equipment such as a moving dolly and furniture sliders.

  • There are many ways in which one can ensure a safe move, however the safest tip when moving, is to simply sit back and relax. Let professionals, such as Metro Movers do all of the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.

Make that move and contact us today at 021 788 1713 for an obligation-free quote!

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