Protecting Your Home When Moving

Planning a home relocation isn’t just about packing and moving your belongings to another residence. You need practical ways to protect different areas of your home from the impact of moving tools, actions of movers, and other avoidable scenarios. The following tips will provide a helpful guide on how you can adequately protect your lawn, floors, walls, and other areas of your home.

Protecting Your Lawn

The moving crew will likely settle for the same pathway from your home to their moving truck. If some landscaping items are on this pathway, and you have worries about them getting damaged during the move, share your concerns with the moving crew. That will help them take more precautions around such items. Some items like lawn ornaments, wooden chairs, and bird feeders that can be moved should be removed.

If your lawn is wet, consider laying plywood, particleboard, cardboard, or other covering material on your grass. This will minimize any impact from the high foot traffic on your moving day.

Protecting Your Floors

You’ll have some movers walking in and out of your home many times while moving. As such, the chances of them bringing outside dirt into your home are high. Take measures to protect your home by applying plastic wraps to all carpeted areas. Many residential movers will take this precaution first before any other activity on moving day. Further, some professional moving companies lay particleboards over carpeted areas to protect them from dollies and hand truck usage.

Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters

Protect permanent wood fixtures from accidentally getting scratched or dented by covering them with towels and heavy blankets when moving your bulky belongings. Professional household moving companies carry enough padded moving blankets in their trucks and will wrap sensitive wood areas for added protection.

If you have concerns about the surfaces of doors in your home getting scratched by furniture, it’s best to remove them from their hinges to protect them.

Protecting Your Windows and Wall Decors

You may struggle to maintain a clear line of sight with several items hanging on your walls while moving large, bulky items like sofas and beds. To ensure you and the long-distance movers don’t accidentally brush against and damage your curtains or other wall decors in high-traffic areas, remove them before lifting heavy items.

Protecting Against Spills

Seal every liquid and powder content at the beginning of the move so that nothing extra appears on your walls or floors. Also, consider getting rid of all unwanted liquids and powders before moving day. There’s no harm in being nice to the home movers by giving them a drink or two. However, bottled water should be top of your list—an accidentally spilled bottle of water is easy to clean up.

Protecting Your Garage Floor

Homeowners keep various items like fuel, oil, and soil used for vehicle and lawn care in their garage. Ideally, you should properly dispose of such items by moving day to protect against any spillage. Besides, many residential moving companies don’t move these items.

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