Object Handling from Moving Ahead Services
One of the biggest reasons that people need help completing their move is due to the large, heavy, or fragile objects that they have. Such objects can be difficult to pack, load, transport, unload, or unpack, especially if you don’t have people to help you. Maybe you have an antique wardrobe that has familial value or a heavy trunk packed with books. These items need to be handled carefully, both for the safety of the items and yourself.
Let’s say you live alone, but your best friend is helping you move. You’re both in fairly decent physical shape and are capable of lifting this antique wardrobe off of the ground with your combined efforts. However, neither of you have been trained on how to move heavy objects, and you both end up gripping the wardrobe from the wrong angles, resulting in one of you losing your grip and dropping your end of the wardrobe right on your own foot. Now you can’t walk and there’s a large chip in the wardrobe, which has been in your family for years. Do you continue trying to move or call it a day? What if you have to complete the move that specific day or the next due to work requirements or an apartment manager’s rules, yet you’re now in too much pain? Not to mention, now you’ve ruined a family heirloom and you’ll have to hide the damage when your family comes to visit. All of these problems have arisen over one quick moment where you or your friend didn’t know how to properly carry an item of your wardrobe’s shape, size, and nature.
All of this stress, injury, and aggravation can be avoided by having our movers complete the job for you. Not only do they have a lot of practice in carrying such demanding objects, but they have training on how to do so safely.
When our movers first start working for us, we put them through a lot of training before actually sending them out to complete moves. This training involves demonstrating effective ways to hold and carry specific items so that they are not dropped or putting the movers off balance. After we demonstrate these safety methods, we have our new movers practice handling these objects in front of us so that we can adjust their technique and ensure that they have a solid understanding of how to manage difficult items. By the time our movers set out to complete real moves, they know that there are differences between the handling of a dresser and a desk, a loveseat and an ottoman, etc. We also go over how many movers should be assigned to specific tasks, recommending, for instance, two movers for one object or four movers for another.
You might think that we’re taking a general, everyday task of moving objects a little too seriously, but we’re okay with that, as you would probably be thinking differently if you attempted to move certain objects without our help and experienced problems. We want to make moving easy and stress-free for all involved, and that means learning about all of the little things that are usually overlooked.