You’d be forgiven for thinking that a home relocation revolves only around packing, moving, and setting up your new space. While these steps form large parts of the moving process, protecting your home is essential. Whether moving out or into a new home, areas like your precious grass, doors, walls, and more should be neat and without dents. It’s all possible with the viable tips you’re about to read.
Protecting Your Lawn
Your lawn is probably the first area that gets in contact with residential movers since they have to use the same pathway from your home to their moving truck. You may have some landscaping items in this pathway you wouldn’t want to be damaged when items are being moved. You should inform the moving crew about such items so that they can take extra precautions around them.
Some of these items, like bird feeders and statues are movable. You can take them away during a move. Also, your lawn may be wet from a recent weather event. Consider laying plywood, particleboard, cardboard or other covering materials on your grass to minimize damage from the high foot traffic likely to occur during the move.
Protecting Your Floors
Depending on the size of your move, you’ll have some people walking in and out of your home dozens of times on the moving day. This means outside dirt can get into your home. Make sure you protect all carpeted areas in your home with plastic wraps. Many residential moving companies take this precaution seriously and do it first on the moving day. They also lay particleboards to protect carpeted areas from equipment like dollies and hand trucks.
Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters
During a move, you can protect permanent wood fixtures in your home from getting scratched or dented from bulky items when you cover them with towels or heavy blankets. Professional home movers come with padded moving blankets in their trucks to wrap sensitive wood areas for more protection. If you don’t want your door surfaces getting scratched by furniture, take the doors out from their hinges and out of harm’s way.
Protecting Window and Wall Decor
You may struggle to have a clear line of sight with all items hanging on your walls while moving large, bulky items like furniture. To ensure you and the moving crews don’t accidentally swipe and damage your wall decor, curtains, and other hung items in high-traffic areas, you should remove them before the heavy lifting starts.
Protecting Against Spills
Spills are common, especially when liquids and powders aren’t properly sealed at the beginning of the move. You should seal them so that nothing extra gets on your walls or floors. You should also consider taking out unwanted liquids and powders before your moving day. Perhaps you want to be nice to the long-distance movers and give them something to drink, you’d best serve bottled water. That’s because an accidentally spilled bottle of water is easy to clean up.
Protecting Your Garage Floor
A garage is home to a wide range of equipment and liquids, such as oil, fuel, chemicals, soils, tools, etc., used for vehicles, lawn care, and other maintenance needs. You should properly dispose of them or have their location temporarily changed on the moving day since many household moving companies won’t move them anyway.
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