When packing the car with mom's overly packed suitcase, dad's heavy beach chair, and the bottomless bag of sand toys, it is important to use proper judgment when packing, lifting, and carrying the beach essentials to avoid injury.
Bulky luggage can be difficult to lift, carry, or even transport.
Pack smart and light. Place items in multiple smaller bags rather than one large piece of luggage.
Before lifting luggage, stand beside it and bend at the knees without bending at the waist. Lift with your leg muscles and grasp the handle while holding it close to your body.
Although you are eager to get the trunk packed and then reverse the process and schlep everything into the rental house, do not rush when lifting or carrying suitcases. If it’s too bulky, get help.