Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
July 06, 2023

Feel Your Best When Moving

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As professional movers in Austin, we understand that summertime is the time for lots of people to move. The weather is nice, the kids are away from school, and it is amongst the least difficult times to make a fresh start in a completely new location. And with ample sunshine as well as warm breezes, it seems like remaining healthy will probably be pretty simple to carry out in a summer move. However, though, that's not always true.

Should you be moving to Austin, and you don't wish to find yourself under the weather while you are carrying it out, have several of these recommendations in mind.

Tip #1: Utilize All the Appropriate Equipment

Should you visualize lifting straps, weight belts, and hand braces, chances are excellent you might be picturing the clanking weights in a gym. To be honest, moving is just the equivalent exercise, however with an objective, which is why you need to make sure you do not injure yourself (or your things) if moving it from one house to the other.

That is why you'll want to be sure you've got safety gloves (to get a good grip and also to keep your hands from drying out), braces (if you're lifting significantly bulky belongings you need to brace your wrists and back, plus your knees should they be at risk), and sneakers that provide you cushioning and comfort without adding a hazard (long laces which you could trip over, a fit which is not comfy, etc.). It's also recommended that you make use of a dolly to handle particularly bulky items in order to save your back.

Or, if you're working with a professional moving company in Austin, they'll ensure that you have all the appropriate equipment, so you don't have to stress with this.

Tip #2: Eat and Drink Often

It is easy to let your schedule escape from you when you're moving, but it's essential to make certain you are remaining hydrated and eating often. You need to take time to consume water (with an intermittent sports drink, should you really need it), but ensure that you are not loading up on caffeine and sugar because those things will just dehydrate you more. In addition, don't only eat take out. Although your home's kitchen is likely to be packed up, it is advisable to make sure you are getting ample healthy meals, along with fresh produce, exactly like if you're going about your normal agenda.

Tip #3: Rest

Moving is usually tense, there's no two ways about it. That could chip away at your peace of mind and keep you up at night. While it might sound challenging, it is crucial for your system to get enough sleep. This means you ought to take time in the evening to relax, stay away from consuming caffeine, and go through a relaxation schedule. Maybe even some deep breathing. Anything you need to do to wind down, to get your rest, you should do that to maintain your strength while you are moving to Austin.

Tip #4: Move A Tad at A Time

There is nothing more demanding (or forces you to expend more energy) than attempting to move all at one time. That is why, instead, you need to plan your time and your projects. Map out what you need to pack by what date and get the support you have to move at a gradual velocity. You are less likely to injure yourself that way, it cuts down on your anxiousness, and helps it be unlikely you'll injure yourself at some stage of the moving process.

Tip #5: Monitor Weather Conditions and Temperature

It doesn't matter what season you might be moving in, constant changes in temperatures, in addition to being outside in bad weather, may take its toll on your body's defense mechanisms. It's not going to cause you to be sick on its own if you load up your moving van in the rain, or if you're repeatedly going from cool air conditioning into warm, steamy outside weather, but it's likely to zap your energy. Be mindful of things such as that and attempt to minimize your exposure when you are able.

And please remember that the professional movers at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin are at your service to help with any aspect of the moving process so that you can stay healthy.


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