Moving can be stressful for many reasons. You are uprooting your life and going to a new place only to set up everything and start again. You will have to build new connections with your neighbors and at school or work. On top of that, you will have to get used to the new house. That could be harder than the moving itself. It doesn’t have to be. Settling into the new house can be made to be safe and easy. Here are three ways to protect your home, body, and family after a move.
Check What Your New House Will Be Made Of
Newer houses are made with safer materials. No one paints houses with lead paint anymore. How do you know how old your new house will be? There are ways to check how old your house is. One quick Google search will help give you the answer. Most houses made after 1978 no longer use lead paint, though the paint on your walls isn’t the only thing that you should worry about. There are other things that have to be replaced and repaired after you move. You can take the time to renovate your house to be much safer. According to Houzz, 58% of homeowners renovated their homes in some way in 2017 with a median of $15,000 as their price tag. Some repairs might cost extra, but you are doing it to keep your family safe and happy.
Get Help With Moving In
Moving into a new place will take a lot of work. You have to unpack your boxes from the truck and load them into your house. Some things will be easy to move, others not so much. To protect yourself, it is advised that you don’t lift any heavy boxes by yourself for any reason. Did you know a human lifting a 10-kilogram box puts approximately 180 kilograms of force on their spine? That is approximately 396 pounds. You should not be carrying all of this alone. Dropping the box could end up damaging your property and your body, and walking with it could injure your back or legs, especially if you have a medical condition that will make things worse if you even attempt to pick up a box heavier than you. This is why you should ask for help with moving. You can call a moving company to help with the heavier boxes. That is their job; they won’t mind. All you have to do is to tell them where to put the boxes and how to service any other needs you may have.
Make Your House Compatible For Your Elderly Relatives
Some of you will have your elderly relatives living with you. Their safety has to fall on you. They are old and may need your help to avoid injury. After all, people over age 65 now have a greater chance of needing some form of long-term care. You might not want to put them in a nursing home. You might not afford to have someone to take care of them around the clock. Because of this, the new house has to be safe for them. If your new home has stairs, you might want to invest in the electric seat that will ride them up the stairs. Get seats for them to use in the shower. Take the time to go around the house to make sure that your elderly relatives aren’t at risk of suffering from accidents and nasty falls.
Your family’s health and safety are the most important things that you have to worry about after moving into your new house. You have to be the one to make sure that everything is safe. After all, hospital bills are far more expensive than making repairs around the new home. You should be more concerned about making new memories with your new home instead.