How to prepare an international move? To save on the moving budget, many of us decide to transport their furniture and packing cartons themselves. The problem is that by doing this, you would never be able to get back on your feet. Some precautions should be taken when you wearing heavy objects?
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Know your limits
If an object seems spontaneously too heavy to carry without risking to hurt you, then it is probably dangerous to lift it. Trust your intuition. Do not go further and seek to get help from a friend. If in addition to being heavy, the object is fragile, calling on a professional is certainly the best solution. And do not forget, it is sometimes enough a simple false movement to cricked back.
Keeping things close to oneself
If we have to keep our friends close to us at all times, the moving cartons have to be even more so. In other words, the closer your body is to the carton, the easier it will be to lift it. Very concretely, before you launch, put a foot on the side of the cardboard you want to carry and the other foot behind it. In this way, the cardboard will remain close to your body. This will have the merit of relieving your back and neck.
Using your abdominal muscles
The taller you are, the more important it is to make the effort of pulling by its’ ‘abs’. This will have a dual interest: relieve your back and avoid putting your spine to the test. A recommendation to be followed by those who have a small scoliosis.
Lift with legs
No doubt this is not the first time you have heard this advice, but within a few hours of a move, it is worth repeating: to lift something heavy … bend your knees, put yourself straight up, and then go back slowly. If you need to pivot after lifting your carton, turn with your feet rather than with your hips.
Thinking before acting
Do not rush! Before carrying anything, look where you are going to go. Be careful to clear the passage: it would be a shame to take your feet in a toy or an old pair of shoes that would be it there.
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What is the best way to remove plants from a garden?
If you want to bring your plants that are already rooted in your garden, here are some pointers. Burrow around the roots of the plants to dig them up, leaving enough root length to replant them later. Cover the roots with a towel and a healthy, wet clump of dirt, and bind it loosely. If you're having them transported by a moving company, put them in pots. Another option is to save the cuttings and replant them. All you have to do now is place them in humid cotton to keep them safe.
How do you keep your plants safe while you're moving?
To safeguard your prized plants, prepare the appropriate storage and packing materials. Remember that they are live creatures that demand particular care! Your plants will, in fact, be subjected to temperature changes and air currents. To safeguard them on their voyage, it will be vital to stay vigilant.
How do you transport an aquarium?
When you depart, take 1/3 of the water with you and store it in a jar. When you get there, you'll refill it with 2/3 fresh water. Transport boxes, which may be obtained at pet stores, are preferable for the fish's comfort. Remember to properly pack the aquarium before traveling, particularly with bubble wrap or thick fabric. When you get there, consider about putting the aquarium back together first, rather than waiting. Replace the ornaments, set the filter, and pour water at a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Reconnect the aquarium and treat the water.
How do you transport frozen food?
They keep for a long time in the freezer. The issue is that when you move, you don't know what to do with those items. Especially if the freezer still has a lot of frozen food. The best advise is to eat these frozen items as you go so that you don't have any left on D-day. It's much better if you don't have any and just empty everything.
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