Save your back, hire a moving company to help you move. Whether it’s just some of the heavier, large furniture pieces or everything you plan to move, Ayer Moving and Storage can help you with your move. We are available for cross country and international moves as well.
Moving heavy items while relocating to another place can take a toll on your back. The best way to avoid back injury while on the move is to utilize legs for lifting items instead of your back. Squat down, grasp the item and pick it up placing weight on your legs instead of your back. By exerting pressure on leg muscles you will be able to avoid back injury. You can simplify the process of lifting boxes by distributing weight of boxes evenly. This can be done by packing items in various boxes, instead of loading all items in one single box.
When you are you starting your move, you may find that some of your home goods will need to be moved on. Perhaps they are only gently used and still work. If so, consider donating furniture, appliances, extra construction supplies (such as tiles, shingles, windows, etc) and home goods like decor to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore. We recommend our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for North Central MA. If your items can’t fit into your car, give them a call, they can usually arrange to pick up the items. Even better, pick up a receipt from them so you can write off your donations on your taxes.
Include your friends and family to make packing easy for you. Throw a packing party. Supply them with food, drinks and music while you all work together to pack up all your small items, clothes and more!
Before you move, shred any old files you have. Paperwork that you no longer need with personal information should be shredded and disposed of. Transport with you any documents you may need immediately (taxes, billing information and loan information). By keeping these documents with you and securing them upon moving, you’ll be able to also protect your personal information from being stolen. Also please, don’t forget to change your address so your mail with your information gets sent to your new address.
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