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Moving Safety Tips Everyone
Should Know

When you think of all the places where you are most likely to get injured, your home is often the last place that comes to mind. Homes are perceived as havens of safety and we usually don’tassociate them with danger. Yet, you are as likely to get injured in your home as outside it.

Homes contain a jumble of very useful but also potentially dangerous items. Moreover, as East Bay PMC explains, simply because we spend so much time in them, the probability of getting injured at home is quite high. Many of the injuries people suffer at home are caused by perfectly innocent activities.

One good example of an ordinary household event that offers opportunities for physical injuries is moving house. The two injuries most likely to occur during a house move are back and knee injuries. Other common ones are cuts, scrapes, and broken toes or fingers.

But injuries when moving house are completely preventable. All that is needed is for people to be more aware of the dangers and take steps to protect themselves. If you are getting ready to move house, here are some tips to help you avoid injury.

1. Get enough sleep

If you don’t get enough sleep the night before moving day, you will not have a clear head on moving day. A tired body and distracted mind will make you more prone to errors of judgment. Instead of staying up late, go to bed early, and wake up before your usual time.

2. Eat and drink lots of water

Some people work better on an empty stomach. That is alright when you are not lifting heavy stuff; get something to eat. But more importantly, keep hydrated throughout the day by drinking lots of water. More water equals supple muscles and a lower risk of injury.

3. Stretch throughout the day

Muscles are always a bit stiff when you wake up; limber up with light stretching. But don’t stop there; do it throughout the day. During a house move, you will put your body into all sorts of unfamiliar positions. You can reduce the risk of muscular sprains and tears by doing a lot of stretching.

4. Wear appropriate clothing

The rights clothes are comfortable; they are made of breathable fabric. They are not restrictive, but let you bend, squat, or reach freely. They are not loose and do not have parts that can get caught on edges or between doors. Also wear the right shoes; not flip- flops, heels, or sandals.

5. Plan before you attack

A little planning will reduce the amount of work you have to do. Less work means less effort and a reduced risk of injuries. For instance, plan for where to park the truck. Make sure it is a short distance from the door and there are no obstructions in the way.

6. Pack boxes correctly

Boxes must be packed to be easy to handle. Two things to avoid are boxes that are too heavy and unwieldy boxes. Both increase the probability of injuries. Always put the heaviest items in a box at the bottom and seal the bottom of boxes to prevent bursting.

7. Wrap sharp objects before packing them

All sharp or pointed objects should be securely wrapped; make sure they cannot pierce their wrapping and poke out of the sides of boxes. To eliminate this possibility, wrap them in packing paper or bubble wrap, and once again with a dish towel before finally securing them with a rubber band.

8. Do not lift more than you should

Do not lift loads that are more than 50 pounds by yourself. Anything above 50 pounds should be carried by two or more people. Depending on the shape of the box or item, some loads which are 50 pounds or below may need more than one person to lift them.

9. Use the right lifting technique

Even when lifting loads within the 50-pound limit, you may still get injured if you wrongly lift them. Always lift with the hips and not with your back. To lift a heavy item, bend your knees with your back erect until you are in a squatting position. Grasp the load and rise the same way you went down.

10. Get a dolly

Money spent hiring a dolly and other moving equipment is totally worth it if they can save you from injuries. A dolly not only makes the work of moving heavy stuff safer, but it also makes it easier a nd faster. Rent a dolly and save your back the strain.

11. Keep the path clear

Designate a pathway in your home where most of the stuff will pass. Keep that pathway completely free of objects. It is easy to trip over toys (or other small items) when carrying a box since you often can’t see the floor directly in front of you.

12. Keep kids and pets out of the way

To prevent children from getting underfoot, have them occupied somewhere. Pests should be restrained inside a kennel or similar places. Small children are excited by the activities during a house move and often want to help, but they will cause you troubles.

Proud Partners With Tom’s Truck Center

We love working with our residential and commercial customers! Over the years we’ve worked with a lot of different businesses and built strong relationships. We wanted to make this post to show our application to all our loyal customers and partners. We are proud to be partners with Tom’s Truck Center https://www.ttruck.com/.

Contact us today at 866-925-5012 or via email at qsharksmoving@gmail.com for your residential or commercial move, local or out of state!

How to Reuse Your Cardboard Boxes for Beautiful DIY Crafts for Your Home

Whether it is because you’re moving to a new home or because you’re just doing a lot more online shopping lately, collections of cardboard boxes are probably a part of your life or have been at one time or another. Cardboard boxes may seem useless, but they can be reused in many ways before you end up recycling them. Continue reading “How to Reuse Your Cardboard Boxes for Beautiful DIY Crafts for Your Home”

19 Common Mistakes: What Movers Wish You Knew Before Moving Day

February 4, 2021 by Julia Weaver

It’s no surprise that moving is one the most stressful life events. Moving to a new place requires careful planning, organization, and stamina. No matter how many times you do it, it never seems to get any easier.

There are many things in life that are best learned through trial and error. Moving, however, is not one of those things. Whether you’re moving to a new home in your local housing market, or from Sacramento, CA to New York, NY, there’s plenty of room for error. To help your move go seamlessly, we’ve asked experts to share the most common moving mistakes they see so you can ensure a smooth transition for your belongings over any distance. 

Continue reading “19 Common Mistakes: What Movers Wish You Knew Before Moving Day”

Qsharks On CBS – LA

We have some pretty exciting news! 🎙🎙🎙

Qshark Moving Company 🦈 will be featured 🎬 on episode 7 of “ Destination LA “ airing Next Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00PM PST on KCBS Channel 2 (CBS – LA)

You will get a chance to learn a little bit more about our company’s founder and how our business operate and our history🚚🚚🚚

In the episode, you will also get a chance to learn about other cool and successful businesses in LA  area. We all worked really hard to make these episodes unique and hope you can enjoy them as much as we did!

Masks Policy At Qshark

Dear customers,

We do everything possible to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our clients and our movers. Thas’s why our movers are required to wear masks at all times during the moving process. If any of our crew members aren’t wearing a mask please report it to the office (866)925-5012 immediately.

If you have any questions or have any concerns please call us or email at qsharkmoving@gmail.com

Stay Safe

Oversized Items and What To Do With them

In the moving industry, few things are considered oversized or need special attention to them. So let’s start by clarifying what those items are ( and if you are not sure you can always ask us over the phone or email )

  • The first one and probably the most common one will be a Piano ( including Uprights, Baby Grands, and Grand Pianos ). They are considerably harder to move because of their weight, largeness, fragileness, and price. It’s crucial to mention your piano when you are getting a moving quote because it can really change up your price. Every company has a different policy about moving a piano, some companies even specialize in moving just pianos but at Qshark we wanted to make it easy so we won’t charge you extra to move a piano. However, we will require to have a certain number of movers. It will depend on the type of your piano, and it’s location. For example, to move a regular Upright piano from a garage to first-floor house would only require 2 movers, when moving a Baby Grand piano we will need 4 movers.
  • The second most common item would be Safe. They are pretty easy to move but at the same time, it can get really complicated as they can be very heavy and may even damage the hardwood floor or stairway. So, when you want to get a quote it’s always good to clarify the weight and the location of the safe, and the moving company you chose can come prepared. Most of the time safes over 300lbs require a special dolly designed to move heavy items. At Qshark we won’t charge you extra for this addition but if you don’t mention your safe, it can cause problems during the move.
  • And finally, the third most common item will be a pool table. It’s quite difficult to move because it requires to be disassembled and assembled. Most of the pieces are very heavy and can be damaged easily. The pool table needs the most preparation and specialized crew that knows exactly how to handle your model of a pool table. We will also need specific tools. Most of the companies will have the same policies about moving a pool table which will include extra charges. It’s very important to clarify that you need to move a pool table.

To sum everything up, everything can be moved. You just need to find the right specialist to do the job and you can only do so by clarifying what exactly you want to move!

Nothing is too hard for Qsharks

Many of us have this giant piece of furniture that we love so much, and it looks so good in the room upstairs. It makes our life a little better but when it’s time to move all we want is to throw this thing away so we just don’t have to deal with it.

Finding professionals to move it safely can be an issue and here are a few things you have to consider:

  • You want the item to be insured because the possibility of damages are very high
  • Not every company will do it
  • Some companies will charge you a high premium to move it
  • You need movers that you can trust

At Qshark we get you and want to help to safe your giant awkward friend and here is what you can expect choosing us

  • Trained movers that will make you and your furniture comfortable
  • Most of the time we include these extra things in the hourly rates ( so no extras )
  • Basic coverage is always included ( we also provide additional insurance options )
  • Nothing is too heavy or too big for Qsharks!

Please call us for your specific item and we will be happy to work with you and get that thing moved!

During this move no one ( including the couch ) was hurt!

We Are Open During Lockdown

During this crisis, the safety of our global community is our top priority.
As an essential business, we will remain open to provide moving services. We are taking all the necessary steps to insurance our movers and customer are safe. Here is more information about what we are doing:

According to The Red Cross recommendations, Qshark is following common-sense steps to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus. ( Qshark has NO one infected)

* Qshark daily checking employee’s temperature to prevent spreading the virus.

* Qshark Perform routine environmental cleaning:

* Use the cleaning agents that are usually used in these areas and follow the directions on the label. Disinfect commonly used equipment and surfaces daily.

* Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees) :

* Instruct employees to clean their hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Qshark Is Open During COVID-19 outbreak.

This is a difficult moment for the world and our hearts go out to all those affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. During this crisis, the safety of our global community is our top priority.

At Qshark, we are taking precautionary measures to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have implemented increased cleanings and sanitizing procedures at all of our facilities, trucks, and equipment.

We will continue to operate with your safety and well-being in mind and provide the highest quality of service.