During a move, one of the last things you want to do is damage your home in the process. If you damage a home on your way out, you could end up having to pay the new owner for costly repairs. If you damage a home as you’re moving in, you’ll wind up with one more project to tackle once you get settled. To avoid these unfortunate scenarios, you can take a few simple steps to prevent doing collateral damage to your home during a move.
Wrap furniture in blankets.
If you’re moving large, heavy furniture, there’s a good chance it’s going to rub against walls and doorframes in the process. Before moving these large pieces of furniture, wrap them in heavy blankets to avoid leaving nicks, dings and unsightly marks on walls. As an added bonus, the blankets can also prevent dirt and debris from accumulating on your furniture as you move.
Cover your flooring.
Your flooring will take a beating during your move if you don’t cover it. It doesn’t matter if you have carpeting, hardwood flooring or linoleum—you’re bound to track some dirt in as you carry things in and out. You may even scratch floor finishes with pieces of wood furniture. To prevent this kind of damage and make the cleanup process a little easier, cover floors in plastic drop cloths or tarps before you start moving.
Place cardboard on walls in high-traffic areas.
In narrow hallways and other high-traffic areas that might be difficult to navigate, hang cardboard on the walls to give them a little extra protection. This can make your move less stressful since you won’t have to worry about scuffing walls as you move heavy items.
Do you need assistance with a big move? At All Awesome Movers, we can make the process a whole lot easier. We’ll treat your personal possessions like our own and ensure that they make it safely to their destination. Give us a call at (866) 396-8999 today to schedule a move.