When it comes to moving there are some things you need to keep in mind when it comes to your health. Your old home may pose some health dangers, and there are dangers in moving as well. You also want to make sure the new home you are moving to has a healthy atmosphere.
Don’t leave your old place in shambles either. Not only do you want to move into a clean home, but you also want to leave your home in a neat way when you move out. Here are some things to consider when it comes to having a healthy move.
Start With A Purge
You’ll have less stuff to move if you declutter your home before it’s time to pack up. You could make some extra bank if you hold a yard sale with all that clutter. You could also donate items to a local thrift store if you just don’t have time to plan a successful sale (if you get donation slips it can make a good tax write off).
If there are items in your home with water damage or mold on them you should simply throw them out. You may want to contact your trash service to bring in a larger receptacle if you have a lot of items that have mold and mildew damage from time stored in a basement or garage. Mold and mildew can cause allergy issues.
Watch For Allergens
As you’re packing up your belongings you’re going to be kicking up a lot of dust, which is an allergen to many people. The day after you’ve done some major packing you may find yourself drowsy and stuffy. Make sure to do some dusting as you pack so you don’t bring that allergen into your new home right away.
Lint roller pet hair off of items as you pack them as well. Clean up your old place as you pack, and this can cut down on your own allergen exposure.It’s wise to invest in a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter for your new place, which can help keep your air more clean of dust when you vacuum.
Pack And Move Safely
It’s also wise to pack and move items safely. Breakables should be wrapped well so that they don’t break. And, even so, you need to make sure you unpack slowly to avoid cuts if something does get broken.
Know how to properly lift boxes so you don’t risk any back injuries. If you didn’t hire a moving company to do the work for you then it’s important to make sure you’re doing it the right way yourself. If you get an injury unpacking at the new place is going to be even more of a pain.
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