Real Estate --- Have a Safe Move.
Oftentimes the family gets all caught up in the excitement of a move
and they forget many safety precautions they should think about.
Here are a few instructions to ensure a safe and comfortable move.
The first thing you need to do is determine what day you are going
to be moving. The people who should know about it are the ones who
will be assisting you move. Sometimes you will have people you only
know as distant acquaintances show up to lend a hand with the big
day. The best response is to let them know you have enough people
already. Thank them for the consideration and send them on their
way. You may think everyone can be trusted, but this is not the
case. Moving is a hard job and very few people volunteer just to be
nice. The ones who did offer are your friends and family. It goes
without saying they will expect the same from you one day. Accepting
help from someone you hardly know can lead to things missing when
you start to unpack.
You will also want to make sure you have the proper moving equipment
when you are moving. Things like a cart dolly or two wheeled truck,
as they are sometimes called, will be needed to move heavy things
like the refrigerator, freezer, washer, and dryer. Even if you have
ten men ready and willing, you do not want someone hurting
themselves because of your move.
Before everyone shows up to help with the move, make sure every
thing is boxed up, or at least almost every thing. This will ensure
no one is standing around waiting to grab a box. Having every thing
ready to go and waiting on them will make the whole process so much
easier for everyone.
You will want to ensure that the walk ways and stair ways are
completely cleared. You do not want anyone tripping and falling.
This is something which should be done periodically throughout the
day to keep everyone safe. People will ask for help from someone
carrying a box down the steps. The person will put the box on the
steps and help with what ever needs done, completely disregarding
the box. The next thing you know someone is coming down with a chair
or another box and does not see the first one. Accidents happen like
this all the time.
It is recommended to have a cooler located somewhere which has a
supply of ice and cold water in it. This is especially good if you
are moving during the summer season. People will get extremely hot
during the moving process. You want to keep everyone safe by keeping
One last guideline when it comes to having a safe moving experience.
Keep the doors and windows locked. There are two reasons for this.
The first is obvious. You do not want any unwanted guests helping
themselves to what ever has been moved or still needs moved. The
other is the weather factor. It never fails that when you are in one
house, it will be raining at the other or vice versa. You can keep
floors dry and slip proof by keeping the windows shut when you leave
one house for the other.
You can also separate your help into teams. Locate one in the new
house and keep the other one at the old house. As the trucks arrive
at the new place, the second team can unload. This offers the first
team a needed break. When the first team comes back to load up
again, the second team is taking their break. They can also help
start to unpack.
You can have a safe, enjoyable day of moving if you just follow the
hints and tips suggested here.
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