As the air gets colder and the coats start coming out from storage, we in Rochester, NY know all too well what’s coming just around the corner. Nobody enjoys getting up extra early to scrape the ice from the windshield and to brush the snow off the car. The solution, to park in the garage of course! For many, it’s time to start getting rid of the clutter in the garage to allow room to park a car - anything to avoid getting up early get the car cleaned off.
After a summer of gathering/hoarding miscellaneous items and cluttering the garage, it may seem like a daunting task to make enough room for a car. It’s important to remember the basics when it comes to lifting and moving items:
- Bend at the knees and waist - not with your back
- Lift with your knees and glutes
- Lift and move one item at a time
- For heavier items, ask a friend for help
It’s easy to hurt yourself when you have a long tedious job like this. When your body gets fatigued from the work, it’s easy to forget about using good lifting form and this can lead to injury. This is why it is important to take small breaks and to stay hydrated so you can be in it for the long haul and organize your garage safely and efficiently.
If you do end up injuring yourself from the work, you know who to call! Your Rochester chiropractor, Rush-Henrietta Family Chiropractic will get you ready for the winter!