Whether you’re trying to move your household on your own, or just considering relocating fitness equipment in your house, it’s important to understand the challenge of moving fitness equipment. Republic’s experts at your local Irvine moving company know that fitness equipment is heavier, bulkier, and harder to move, so moving it yourself can put you at a higher risk of injury or harm. The professional movers at Republic are ready to help you with their experience and equipment any time!
Republic offers comprehensive packing, moving, and storage solutions for residential and commercial moves. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, we can help you relocate your household while making sure that fragile, antique, electronic, and other delicate items are cared for and safe during transit.
Whether you decide to move on your own or call in your Irvine moving company experts from Republic, these are the guidelines that we use when we relocate fitness equipment:
- Start with the owners manual. This often-overlooked step can tell you the safe places to grab or lift the equipment, as well as information about the weight, particularly fragile joints, etc.
- Unplug it. This might seem obvious, but our teams at Republic have heard some horror stories from homeowners about forgetting this step and damaging the equipment, the socket, or themselves in the process of trying to move the equipment. Tape the cord to a secure part of the equipment so that it doesn’t get underfoot.
- Always ask for assistance. Don’t attempt to move fitness equipment, or anything else heavy and unwieldy, alone. Even if you’re physically capable, have someone with you just in case things don’t go smoothly. And don’t be afraid to ask more than one friend for help. The more hands that come help, the less likely you are to get injured.
- Lift smart. Aside from lifting with your legs instead of your back, consider using tools like a dolly to make moving the equipment easier. To lift anything heavy, one person should tilt the item slightly to get their hands under it, and then the second person can do the same. Don’t try to “deadlift” it up off the ground.
- Secure the equipment. If you’re moving the equipment into a truck, be sure to use tie-downs and moving blankets to stabilize the item. Not only does this protect the fitness equipment piece itself, but also the truck—fitness equipment is big enough and heavy enough that it might damage the vehicle it’s in if it isn’t properly packed.
The packing, moving, and storage experts at Republic can help you move fitness equipment to different areas of your home, to storage, to sell, and any other needs you have. No move is too large or too small for us as your local Irvine moving company team. Call us today for your free quote!