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Stay safe when you're moving out of state

  • October 07, 2014

Stay safe when you're moving out of state

Packing up all your possessions and settling somewhere far away is one of the biggest alterations anyone can make. Because of all the changes going on in your life, it's easy to overlook important but basic things you would normally remember. First aid and safety can be counted among them, so don't discount your own health and the condition of those around you when engaging in long distance moving.

For instance, you need to make sure you have a first aid kit with you at all times. There should be one in your car so you're always safe when driving. You'll also want to have one with you during unpacking and moving. While the relocation and moving services will probably do most of the hard work, you'll still be taking things out of boxes and moving some furniture around yourself. Avoid cutting yourself, dropping anything heavy on your feet or falling over while you unpack, and keep a first aid kit around - especially if you haven't unpacked your bathroom supplies at the time.

You also need to bear in mind specific medical conditions. Prescription medicine, for example, should never be packed and shipped with nationwide movers. Instead, keep those medications and any prescriptions for them in your possession. The same is true for medicines your family members might need regularly or in case of emergencies.


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