Like most of us, we hear the word “safety” in the context of a move and think about keeping our items safe, not dropping boxes, or the crystal, etc…Rather the most important aspect is personal safety. This includes yours and your movers. When your movers are on site, they have safety measures they implement to make sure they stay safe, as well as properly moving your items so they maintain their integrity and protect them from damage. However, even movers can fall victim to an injury, especially things that are beyond their control. We understand moving is both physically and emotionally demanding for everyone involved, however, there are things you can do to keep your family and the movers safe during the moving process.
At Royal Moving and Storage, we provide safety tips to our customers, as well as constant training for our staff to make sure safety is always at the top of the list. Below we have included a few safety tips that can go along way in protecting you and your Jacksonville Beach moving company.
Remove Hazards and Open Up Space to Move
Before the moving company arrives, make sure you clear all debris from your main walking areas (hallways) so as not to hinder movement. Remove rugs or any loose items from your floors. Assuming each room has been packed, all of the boxes should be piled neatly to clear paths both from the room to the main hallways leading outside your home. Canvas your home, looking for any protruding nails, staples, or splintered wood on door jams and walls. If you find any remove them prior to your movers arriving, as these small items can snag clothes, cause cuts and scratches to an unsuspected passerby.
Keep Children and Pets Clear of The Movers
The fewer people that are in the vicinity of your movers the least likely there is to be an accident. Your movers are professionals and they know what they are doing. The one thing you don’t want to do is make their lives more difficult by them having to move around children, toys, or pets. This is an important safety measure as the last thing a mover wants to do is injure a child or pet because they did not see them while they are moving items out of your home.
Moving is stressful enough, make sure you wear comfortable clothing as it is going to be a long day. Choose tennis shoes that have good support and grip the floor well. If you have children create a snack bag where they can stay well-fed and hydrated. Also, make sure you eat and stay hydrated. The last thing you want is to get dizzy or dehydrated because you forgot to eat or drink anything. Also if you are like most of us who are hungry or thirsty, you can get irritable and grumpy. Your movers will appreciate your snacking.
Always Use Common Sense
Let your movers do the work. Resist the temptation to try and help, or carry a heavy box. Also, don’t over micromanage your movers. They are professionals who have moved thousands of homes and businesses and they are well trained and equipped to handle a move of any size or any surprises that may come their way.
Your Jacksonville Beach Moving Company
Royal Moving and Storage has been moving residents and businesses in Jacksonville Beach for over 30 years. We specialize in local, long-distance, and re-location moves. As one of the largest and top-rated moving companies in town there is no move too large, we can’t handle. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, expertise, and customer service. If you are planning a move and would like to speak with one of our moving representatives call us today for your free moving consultation (904) 724-6683.