Moving and Heavy Lifting Health Risks

It is reasonable to want a good deal on everything; if possible, “free” sounds even better. However, this can be a recipe for disaster and lead you to spend even more than hiring a professional removal service. So before you push through with a DIY move or call all your friends and ask them to lend a hand on your house move, check if you (and they) are physically capable of pushing through without injuring yourself.

Health risks

If you have periodically experienced any form of sharp or lingering pain after lifting heavy objects, it will be best to abstain from helping with the move. Many back injuries result from improper lifting techniques or lifting loads too heavy for the back to support. Knee injuries can also be acquired when an excessive amount of force is exerted.

Even experienced removalists aren’t spared from these risks. That’s why at Minimovers only specially trained removalists, equipped with proper lifting equipment, are authorised to move heavy items like pool tables and pianos.

We wouldn’t risk it, why should you?


As we age, our bones start to thin out and become brittle. This occurrence is called Osteopenia, in some severe cases, bone thinning eventually leads to osteoporosis. Although there may not be any visible symptoms, the only way to diagnose this condition is to determine one’s bone density through a bone scan. There are several risk factors to take note of:

  • If you are 30 years old and above.
  • If you have given female and gave birth.
  • If you are skinny.
  • If you’re not getting enough calcium in your diet.
  • If you are a smoker.
  • If you are a heavy drinker.

If you have a high-risk factor, forgo the idea of helping with the heavy stuff and hire MiniMovers removalists instead.

Training and nature of the load

It is self-explanatory that removalists are adept with complex lifting techniques, however, every single move is different from the other. Professional movers are trained on how to act in every given situation such as moving down a heavy file cabinet through a flight of steps, maneuvering a bed frame across a tight hallway and lifting pianos.

With all the preceding scenarios stated, lifting tools, trolleys and dollys are a pre-requisite.

Would you manage well in the same situation?

You may not be a removalist who is skilled at lifting and loading trucks, but you can reduce your moving cost with MiniMovers by helping out… granted that you leave the heavy stuff for us!

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