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Transporting Furniture, Up and Down Stairs

Transporting Furniture, Up and Down Stairs

Transporting Furniture, Up and Down Stairs

Transporting furniture is a difficult situation on its own. When adding a flight of stairs, the challenge gets even bigger.

How to lift heavy objects upstairs (and down)?

As we’ve shared in other moving tips blog articles, pulleys are the best way to lift heavy objects upstairs to bedroom, but if you don’t have the equipment and instead have a hand truck, here’s what to do.

  • Slide the downside under your heavy object
  • Strap the object securely to the side of the hand truck, and test just in case it’s well stabilized
  • Tilt the hand truck and balance the weight on the wheels
  • Walk backward when going upstairs
  • Walk forward when going downstairs
  • Proper posture when lifting weights

Proper posture for transporting furniture or heavy objects

Proper posture when lifting heavy furniture
Proper posture when lifting heavy furniture
  • Position the heavy object in front of your feet.
  • Keep a wide base of support, having a distance of at least 50 cm between your feet. The closer they are to one another, the harder it gets to keep balance
  • Squat properly to reach the object below. Keep your back straight by pushing your chest forward. Bend the knees but don’t extend them too forward
  • Grip the heavy item firmly, without applying excessive amounts of force as that may cause slipperiness
  • Keep your posture straight by looking forward, not below
  • Keep your elbows as close as possible to your body
  • Do not twist your waist when lifting an object
  • Push with the legs, while keeping arms straight, only slightly bend in the elbows
  • Do not bend your back, keep your chest up while lifting
  • Constantly hold the heavy object as close to your body as possible
  • Move slowly without bending backward. If the weight is heavier, it may cause you to fall backward
  • When you are about to drop off the weight, start with the legs until you get into a squatting position, then slowly loosen your grip so the object touches the ground slowly at each end
  • Do not drop it off from a distance or throw it down from a standing position

Transporting furniture and large Items; lifting advice

These tips will help you to achieve a smooth relocation process to close or distant places. Mind that preparing for international moving takes more time, and the risk of getting an injury from the improper lifting of heavy items is higher.

  • Never lift an item by bending over
  • Never lift an object above shoulder level
  • Stretching your legs and back helps your body warm-up for the task
  • Do not lift super heavy items by yourself, call for help
  • Find and use a dolly
  • Use working gloves all the time
  • Do not rely entirely on back belts for protection, it’s not guaranteed

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