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Preparing a bed to be moved

Take the utmost care when moving a bed yourself. Drag heavy items rather than carrying them. It may be easier to hire professional bed movers if you feel this will be too...

Essential tips to a stress free move

Why is moving home so stressful and what can we do about it?

Boxes containing dangerous goods

One of the things you need to give early consideration to when you’re planning to move is which of your possessions will be considered to be dangerous goods. When y...

Professional mover handling a heavy moving box

Oftentimes in our day-to-day life, we’ll face the challenge of lifting something rather heavy, be it bags of groceries, boxes of miscellaneous items, work folders, ...

Team of expert movers carying a sofa correctly

Kinetic lifting means “manual handling”. This is the practice of lifting heavier weights on your own without the help of a machine or a tool. It is a method of handli...

how to move a garden shed

Picture this: you have a green thumb and a big garden with a nice shed to keep all your tools neatly stored. One day you will find a better home with an even bigger garde...

View of Big Ben and Westminster Bridge in London

Moving to another country causes a lot of stress. It affects negatively your health, personal life and professional career. At Fantastic Removals, we decided to write a d...

Man with back pain after lifting heavy object

Don’t put your health in danger by lifting all these heavy objects from the old to the new house. Heavy lifting isn’t a game and it’s not harmless because you can s...

Moving a piano

Pianos are fantastic instruments to listen to but not to move on your own. When moving a house, you would want your piano to move with you. However, it is not that easy. ...

Safety and Health Always Come First and House Moves Are Not an Exception

Health and Safety Tips

In fact, most people who book a house moving service are doing it to avoid the heavy physical work which may lead to terrible injuries when lifting heavy objects improperly.

In our blog, we explain how to complete the moving job yourself while following some general safety rules for protecting your back, waist and other important parts of the body.

Among all house belongings, pianos, washing machines and fridge freezers are probably the hardest to load, transport and unload at the new address.

As a removals company, our customer’s health and safety is a priority.

So no matter how much you prepare for moving house on your own, don’t forget that there is always a chance you can get injured during the relocation process.

If you have concerns or you need help moving, even after you have read the guides, just give us a call and we’ll sort everything out for you.

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When lifting a heavy object, the most important step is to start with a proper body posture. This way the load is transferred across the whole body evenly and the risk of injury is minimal.

Using a pulley is one of the most common techniques for moving heavy objects easily without putting your health to risk. We've explained on our blog how to do it properly and with great efficiency.

The maximum weight that women should lift and are considered as healthy and safe is 16kg. For men, this limit is 25kg. Anything above that requires a well-developed physique and proper lifting technique, otherwise, you can hurt yourself.

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