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Ensuring your Safety During a Domestic Removal

Safety comes in varying forms, be it financial, personal, the safety of others who are in your care, the list goes on, and you will likely want to ensure that all bases are covered as you are moving home.

However, there can be instances in which wanting to get things done cheaply or more quickly will compromise the safety of the operation, leading you to be taking some risks that may well be best avoided! The fact of the matter is that you should not be messing around with the danger that can befall anyone involved in a removal, from your wallet to your children, though not necessarily in that order...

For a start, let’s look at the obvious safety aspects of moving house. If you are getting involved with the move, you need to think carefully about how you do so, as getting something wrong whilst moving a heavy item could result in serious damage and injury. Looking up training manuals on how to lift things online will be a good start, but the main advice is to do the work with someone who lifts heavy things for a living, namely a removals professional! In the event that you are doing a small move yourself, it is well worth getting some advice from someone who has a decent amount of knowledge as to how to move your particular items. Get hold of a pair of lifting gloves, and ensure that everyone who is involved is aware of the lifting procedures that are in place for safe lifting. Failure to comply by these instructions could easily result in serious damage to the back, neck, and knees in particular. The sort of injury that tends to come of these sorts of damage will usually be long lasting and extremely painful, so it’s never worth just rushing in and trying to get the job done!

There are other safety elements that you need to consider; who else is around whilst you are moving house? Pets and small children who are running around the house can be a nightmare, but even worse they can be a serious danger! You can imagine the issues surrounding a group of removals professionals shifting heavy things about the house, sometimes unable to see behind them, or underfoot, whilst someone small is in the room. It doesn’t bear thinking about really, but the best way to avoid any risk is to remove kids and pets from the equation, but getting them looked after by a minder or relative. You will need to be as alert to the needs of the move as possible on the day, so don’t try to juggle both if you suspect it may be too much!

Protecting yourself financially is important as well. Before selecting your removals company, make sure that they provide insurance for your items, and that you are protected against any costs that may be incurred that are not your fault. This includes late exchanges, delays caused by the new house not being vacated, dropped boxes et al. If you re clever about it, you can protect yourself against a great many things, and some of it will simply be in the planning of it all. If you can ensure that you are able to cover all of your bases within the planning stages, and set preparations for the things that are likely to go wrong, then there is no reason why you would not be able to avoid any issues!

Are you moving soon or in the near future? Moving the traditional way puts an unbelievable amount of trash and other waste into our landfills which are harmful to the planet. Consider getting green plastic moving boxes from us at Rentabox. We’ll deliver them to you and pick them up from your new address so you don’t have to worry about it. With Rentabox, moving can be a streamlined, pleasant experience all the way around!

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