Hi, I’m Michael, and I’m going to be your fashion expert today.
No, I’m just kidding, but I am here to help you stay safe and comfortable during your move.
*Caution: Do yourself a favor and never let me be your/anyone’s fashion expert. Ever.*
Moving is stressful. Between potentially taking time off work to pack and move, cleaning your house and changing your mailing address, and the physical stress (just to mention a few things), there’s a lot to think about. Don’t let clothing slip through the cracks.
Comfortable and safe footwear
With objects not in their normal places, and the potential for nails and screws to fall unnoticed during disassembly, make sure your shoes have closed toes. This will go a long way in protecting yourself from sharp objects and from stubbing your toe on something. Ground can often be uneven, and there may be rocks and pebbles in your path, so solid shoes can keep your feet pain free (and keep you from reacting to piercing pain and dropping what you’re carrying). It will also be immensely important in keeping yourself feeling good throughout the day. Moving can take a lot out of you and leave you sore by the end of the day, do yourself a favor and wear supportive footwear to keep your feet from screaming.
Wear what’s comfortable
This one is up to you. If you’re more comfortable in jeans, wear jeans. If you’re partial to athletic apparel, wear that. Whatever you choose, make sure they are clothes you don’t mind getting torn or dirty. Oh, and avoid baggy clothing. When your hands are full, the last thing you need is baggy pants slipping down or a loose shirt getting caught on something and tugging you backward off-balance. So be comfortable, and wear something that fits well. Being comfortable throughout your move will make it a much more enjoyable experience.
Dress for the weather
It’s Wisconsin, so weather can play a role any time of year. Dress for the occasion. In winter, dress warm, wear boots for traction, and wear gloves to improve your grip even when things get wet. In rain, a raincoat with a hood is crucial to keeping yourself and your items safe. When the sun’s beating down, which we’ll certainly have more of this summer, wearing short sleeves and a breathable fabric to keep from overheating. Hats and sun glasses can keep the sweat and sun out of your eyes to prevent your vision from becoming impaired.
Prepare with pockets
Keeping vital objects such as your keys and some small tools in your pockets will go far in cutting down time. Having pockets will also help provide a home for screws and nails as you disassemble furniture so you won’t have to search for them after.
Don’t forget your hands
Gloves can prove exceptionally useful regardless of weather. They help keep your hands protected from sharp objects or rough edges to cardboard, and will enhance your grip to ensure the safety of your objects.
Call professional uniformed movers
We certainly respect your desire to move yourself if you choose, and encourage you to read our other blogs to simplify your moving process if that’s the route you choose. If you do choose to use a mover, we would be happy to help that way as well. Our movers come uniformed (yes, they’re dressed comfortably and safe, and no, I did not design our uniforms) and equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to complete the job.
To get your free quote, visit us online or call 608-278-0800!