Relocating to another city or neighborhood often means making some appointments for movers, a moving truck, and all sorts of arrangements for new utilities and a new address. One of the facets of moving that you should consider is the safety of your family before, during, and after your move.
Moving is a complex process, and it’s easy to forget about staying safe during your move. Here are some tasks and considerations you may want to think about in advance of your relocation.
Find a Reputable Round Rock Moving Company
In large metropolitan areas like Austin and cities like Round Rock, there are lots of moving companies that operate at all sorts of levels. Some companies are huge and involved in corporate relocation, and other companies are small and have just a few trucks and a few guys working as movers.
It’s essential to find reputable movers before you move because there are many documented cases of “fly by night” companies that pop up one day, move people the next, and then disappear with the possessions they’ve packed. There are also some cases of families having their possessions held hostage until they pay a huge sum of money to the moving company.
It’s not too difficult to find a reputable mover in your area; you simply need to do a little research before you choose the company. Make sure your mover has the following characteristics:
- They have an office or a real base of operations
- They’re easy to contact by telephone
- You can find positive reviews from multiple sites about their services
- They have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau
If you get a bad feeling about a particular moving company, go with your instincts, and choose another company.
If You Move on Your Own
One of the biggest safety issues that can imperil you during a move is trying to take on too much during the move with heavy objects. Even if you’re in reasonable shape, moving isn’t a process that you can take lightly or assume you can finish simply because you work out a few days a week at the gym.
It’s important to take moving seriously and prepare for it – or ask for help. According to dolly.com, one of the most important tools you can use is a set of moving straps:
“Moving straps and supports are designed to reduce the stress on high-injury areas such as your back, shoulders, and knees. Again, we do not recommend you move anything heavy enough to require these. But if you absolutely insist, seriously consider investing in a quality set to help you lift safely – and be sure to read instructions for use at least twice.”
You can increase the overall ease and safety level of your self-move with work gloves, dollies (or hand trucks), and furniture glides. Well-constructed moving boxes can also reduce the likelihood of your possessions getting broken, and you can pass them on to a friend or someone you know who has an impending move.
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