Washington Metro-based Moving Expert Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe During a Move

Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan-based moving company, United Moving Services, says it is important to be careful when moving.

Online PR News – 12-November-2015 – Hyattsville,MD – According to Gary Stone, president of Unified Moving Services (www.unifiedmovingservices.com" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com), a Maryland-based full-service moving company that specializes in both residential and commercial moves in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, moving requires a good deal of lifting, squatting, bending, pushing and pulling. Anyone who has ever moved, he says, knows that lifting boxes and furniture is tough work.

“If you don’t use proper body mechanics when moving, the chance for injury dramatically increases,” Stone says.

Stone offers the following moving expert tips to help anyone planning a move to protect from injury.

1. It is all in the legs.

“When lifting boxes, bend at the knees and keep your back straight,” Stone says. “Always lift with your legs and not with your back.”

2. Get a grip.

When moving, Stone suggests the use of moving gloves with special grips to keep items from slipping out of your grasp.

3. A little help from your friends.

“Always ask for help when lifting and carrying large or unwieldy items,” Stone says, “even if they are not heavy items.”

4. Clear the way.

According to Stone, it is imperative that all pathways are free of tripping or slipping hazards when moving.

5. Be centered.

“When moving, it is always important to carry items close to your body,” Stone says, “to maintain a center of gravity.”

6. Take it easy.

According to Stone, it is important to take one’s time when moving. This includes taking your time when lifting as well as when walking. Also, Stone suggests carrying just one box at a time.

“When moving, one should never rush or carry items through areas that contain obstructions or tripping hazards,” he says. “Also, it is important to avoid carrying items that feel too heavy for you.”

7. Be body conscious.

Stone says that it is important to stretch before and after lifting and carrying.

“While moving, pay close attention to your body,” he explains. “If something doesn’t feel right, stop immediately.”

8. Use what you’ve got.

Stone says that it is important to make use of handles and grips when available, and repair or reinforce boxes that are damaged before attempting to move or utilize them.

These are just a few of the ways, Stone says, that you can move without the threat of injury.

“Of course, the best way to protect yourself during a move,” he explains, “is to hire a professional moving company to do the work for you.”

Unified Moving Services is a full service moving company, located in Hyattsville, Maryland, that specializes in commercial, residential, local, interstate and international moves. Through an organized team of office staff, movers and a well established name and reputation Unified Moving Services has provided services to thousands of satisfied customers across the country and around the world. 2015 marks ten years of Better Business Bureau accreditation for the company. For more information call toll-free at 1-800-406-1649 or visit them on the web at www.unifiedmovingservices.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com/>.

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