Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013
House removals are a challenging time, and the experience isn’t made any easier by the fact that home removals actually pose a number of safety risks and threats. You are probably surprised to hear this, after all, what could possibly go wrong when all you have to do is pack things up into boxes and move them to the moving vehicle? The answer is: a lot! In the ruckus that is an inevitable aspect of packing and moving, there are a lot of hidden dangers and small threats that can cause some pretty nasty injuries and can also result in damage to the very things that you are trying to pack safely. To help you deal with such risks, here’s a list of different safety tips collected from relocation companies from all over. You can follow these tips to help make the house moving process a little less dangerous and problematic. Whether it’s preventing injury or ensuring the safety of your belongings, following these safety tips will go a long way and any house shifting team you hire will also appreciate the effort. Before we start discussing the actual tips, here is one thumb rule that you must follow at all times during the relocation process: stay alert and aware because the packing and moving phases are usually the most chaotic aspects of the home relocation process, and it is during these stages that there is maximum risk of damage and injury. Even when you are in the midst of all the activity, keep your wits about you and don’t rush through things; many an accident can be prevented simply by being cautious. Now, let us move on to the safety tips you can use to enjoy a trouble-free house relocation process.Firstly, clean up your entire house as much as you can before the packing team arrives. Even if you haven’t hired the services of a moving company, and will be moving on your own, do not skip this step. Packing in a messy, chaotic house is not only difficult and distracting; it also poses a lot of safety threats to everyone’s wellbeing. A clean home makes it much easier to go about the packing process in an orderly fashion and it also reduces the risk of things getting damaged in the chaos, and also mitigates most safety risks. Pick up things strewn around the house and thrown about on the floor. This is one safety tip that we cannot emphasise on enough. Most accidents during home relocations are caused because people end up tripping on small things strewn about on the floor. Lifting and carrying heavy boxes and large items is difficult enough as it is, but when there are items strewn about on the floor haphazardly, the risk of tripping and slipping increases manifold. And it’s a risk that’s not limited to only the removals team: you could trip on something while walking around too! Don’t keep any dangerous equipment within each reach of young children, pets or in seemingly innocuous places where one fails to notice them. Professional packers and movers will, needless to say, be very careful with the tools and packaging supplies and equipment they use but you can never be too cautious. If you’re using things like scissors, shears or knives, or hammers, or any dangerous tool for that matter, make sure each item is kept in a safe spot where it’s clearly visible and doesn’t pose a threat to any unsuspecting person. These things are often used throughout the packing and moving process and it’s tempting to keep passing them around and placing them casually when they’re not in use, but you’re better off being careful and making an extra effort than taking a risk!
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