Moving furniture may seem like a simple DIY task, but depending on the piece, it can be dangerous. Rather than struggling with large sofas and heavy dressers on your own, a professional handyman can help you avoid the dangers of moving furniture while also reducing the amount of time it takes to get your space set up the way you like it. Here are three of the most common injuries caused by moving furniture without an experienced pro.
Strained Back – When handling a larger item on your own, it's easy to accidentally strain your back simply by moving your body in a way it's not used to moving. An experienced professional knows how to handle the heavy items without causing a muscle strain. Best of all, teamwork splits the amount of weight each person has to carry, so you'll be supporting half of what you would if you were moving on your own.Crushed Toes – If you're carrying more than you should in a trip, it's easy for a box to fall and land on your foot. Often, this leads to severe bruising or broken bones. A professional will help you carry the load wherever it needs to go. Since there are two of you, you'll get the job done faster and with less fatigue at the end of the day.Ankle and Knee Sprains – Moving large items down a flight of stairs on your own often means you won't be able to keep an eye on where the stairs are in relation to your feet. You may stumble, slip, or otherwise lose your balance, resulting in a sprained knee or ankle. When a professional helps you move, you can focus on where you are in relation to each step rather than struggling to support an over-sized item that restricts your field of view.
Save yourself the trouble of moving heavy items on your own and contact our professionals today. We'll help you move your items safely and quickly.