June is National Safety Month and Meyers Movers would like to provide some timely reminders for Chicago movers to practice safety during the move process. We are dedicating this month to sharing tips and resources for safe moving. This week we would like to draw your attention to safety matters having to do with the packing.
Your home is about to be turned inside out. All the contents are moving and shifting as you prepare for loading day. With everything out of place, your surroundings become less familiar to you increasing the chances of an accident.
Please look over the following list of safety considerations for the packing process of your move:
- Packing Boxes-If you are packing and moving boxes yourself, you should be able to comfortably lift the box according to your strength. Know your strength. For step by step lifting instructions, please check out this helpful slideshow on heavy lifting provided by the Mayo Clinic.
- Keep common passages clear-Hallways, doorways, steps, etc. should be kept clear of boxes, packing material and loose household items to avoid tripping and slipping in your home.
- Keep packing tools such as box cutters, knives, tape cutters and scissors out of reach of children and off the floor to protect your family and pets.
- Use heavy duty protective packing materials-To protect your belongings, be sure to use sturdy and strong boxes that will handle the weight of the contents. Also have padded wrapping materials such as bubble wrap to protect fragile items.
Of course, Meyers Movers would be happy to provide Chicago movers with our professional packing service. Give us a call and we will provide safe and secure packing. Also, you can read more packing tips on our site.
Let’s kick off National Safety Month with healthy and safe packing! We invite our Chicago movers to check back later this month for more moving safety tips.