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Heavy lifting techniques for DIY moving

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Moving is an, almost, unavoidable part of life. At some point, we have to change our place of residence and that can be for any number of reasons. Perhaps we need more space, as we are starting a family. We could also be looking to move closer to a new job. Some just move because they need a fresh start and a change of scenery. Whatever the case, it’s a lot of hard work to do properly. This remains true even for local moving, around NYC, or even within your neighborhood. While there may be plenty of local movers in Brooklyn, some people still prefer to do it the old-fashioned way. Sometimes this saves money, but it also requires more effort and involves plenty of extra risks. You should be prepared to explore packing and transportation options as well as heavy lifting techniques for DIY moving. For now, let us focus on the latter.

Choosing to move by yourself

It’s understandable that the first thought will be about going through the move with the least expense possible. Investing in the services of one of the long distance moving companies New York has locally may look like a luxury. Hence, DIY may seem like the most logical option at this point, but is this the case? If you do everything yourself, that has to reduce expenses greatly, right?

The truth is – that may or may not be true, depending on a few factors. For example, it may seem cheaper to pack everything yourself, rather than have a packing team do it for you. But how about moving during wintertime? How does this affect the budget? There are so many things to consider when calculating expenses and the trouble is – you may be walking into a trap.

At first glance, yes, it makes sense, but then there are packing materials and overall quality of work to consider. Purchasing packing materials can be expensive and it requires time. Doing the work yourself also requires personal time. This may not require finances, but it does cost that bit of extra effort. If we also look at transport options, hiring a vehicle is probably inevitable. Luckily, when hiring a moving truck Brooklyn has all the options.

Man loading heavy boxes on a cart
You should definitely not try to load your possessions on a truck before learning about heavy lifting techniques.

Heavy lifting techniques for loading

If you plan to pack it yourself, you’re going to have to lift and carry it too. No way around it. This involves a certain amount of risk. When trying to maneuver heavy and bulky items around the house, plenty can go wrong. There is always a chance of damage to your items or your property. Narrow corridors and door frames can be very difficult to deal with if you’re going about this all by yourself. It may be a good idea to store some of the less important things in a storage unit until you’ve moved and placed everything where you’d like it to be. This shouldn’t be a problem as there are plenty of spots for storage NYC has available. When you’re ready to lift and carry, keep these things in mind at all times:

  • Keep a stable base
  • Do not walk blindly through the house before checking the ground in front of you
  • Bend at the knees, not at the back
  • Do not twist whilst carrying a heavy object
  • Keep a proper back posture throughout
Man carrying a stack of boxes
Utilize heavy lifting techniques for your DIY move to avoid injury or damage to your property.


If you’re certain you’d like to go about your move with DIY methods, hopefully, this short guide has prevented some less desirable outcomes. Good luck with the move and stay safe!


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