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Moving can be a very strenuous, physical process. No matter how far you're moving, heavy and bulky items can be a huge burden. Fortunately, there are some techniques that can be used to make moving these items easier and more efficient.

In this blog, we'll cover some expert tips and equipment that can help make moving large items smoother. By employing these techniques in your next relocation, you won't have to worry about back injuries or accidental item damage. If you're ever in doubt about your move, however, be sure to enlist the help of a trusted moving and storage company.

Tip #1: Lift with Your Legs

You've heard this advice time and time again, but it's especially important during both commercial and residential moves. If you're lifting something that requires extra strain, make sure that you only use your legs. Using your back can result in a devastating injury that puts the whole move on hold.

When lifting, keep your back straight and bend at the knees - not at the waist. Firmly grasp the item you need to lift and slowly unbend your knees while keeping your back straight. To put the item down, do the reverse.

Tip #2: Get Help from a Second Person

It's important to know your limits. If there's a bulky or heavy item that is too much for you to handle alone, get help. Putting two or more family members to work can make moving these large items significantly easier.

Tip #3: Use a Back Brace

Back braces can be very beneficial when moving. They help keep your back aligned so that you don't accidentally bend it or tweak it in the wrong direction. These braces will give extra support and remind you to keep your back straight when lifting.

Types of Equipment You Can Use to Make Moving Heavy Items Easier

Besides personal technique, there are a very of devices that can help with moving heavy items. If you don't have them lying around the home, your local or long-distance movers can likely assist. Some of the most practical pieces of equipment to use include:

  • Wheeled Dollies for Large Pieces of Furniture and Appliances
  • Ramps at Doorways to Help Make Walking with Heavy Items Easier
  • Moving Carts for Large Boxes

Need Professional Assistance? Contact Brouwer Relocation Today

If you're not interested in handling the packing and transportation of your items during a move, let Brouwer Relocation assist. We are the top movers in the Sioux Falls region and even offer full-service relocation services. 

We're accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A rating and are Atlas Van Lines agents, so you can always trust that your move will be handled to perfection. Whether you're planning a residential move, commercial move, specialized move, or need help with storage and logistics, we'll be there for you. Get a free quote today.