The Physical Strain of Moving Boxes

Last week I booked a job for a couple about 65 years old who are moving close-by.  They want to move all the boxes themselves.

  • I reminded them of the physical strain involved in packing and in moving boxes:
  • First you have to get the items off the shelf.  You have to get down on your hands and knees for the low shelves, and on a stool for the high shelves.
  • Once they are wrapped, you need to place them in the box.
  • Once the box is packed and closed up, you have to get it out of the way.  You have to carry it somewhere and probably stack it on top of other boxes, bending down or stretching up to do it.
  • Then you have to get the stack of boxes to your car–either carrying each box or rolling the stack on a handtruck if you have one.
  • Then you have to place it in the car, and even with SUV’s some bending over is required.

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