How To Carry Luggage Safely – Part 2 of 3
Try to carry items in a few smaller bags a substitute of one large suitcase. Keep in mind that many airlines restrict the size and weight of carry-on luggage. Bend your knees when lifting. The safe way to hoist a morose item such as luggage is to stand alongside of it, bend at the knees – not the waist – and use your leg muscles as you grab the handle and straighten up. Be sure to hold the bag neck and neck to your body when lifting.
Take care when storing luggage in overhead compartments. The first step is to lift the piece to the top of the seat. Then, with one hand on each side of the piece, lift the suitcase up. Place the wheel-side in the locker first, then push the bag to the back of the compartment. Keep your back straight. When lifting and carrying luggage, point your toes in the direction you are headed, and then turn your entire body in that direction.