How to: Protect Your Home on Moving Day
The last thing you want to do during your move is damage your new home. Luckily, professional movers have the necessary training and experience to protect your home and its contents during a move, and most reputable companies offer insurance for added protection.
However, if you are planning a DIY move, or are soliciting friends and family to be your moving crew, accidents will most likely happen. To achieve a successful move and keep your property intact, keep the following tips in mind.
Prepare in Advance
Most people don’t think about moving damage until it is too late. To prevent damage during your next move, be sure to clear out your home completely before the big day. Avoid clutter, and keep children and pets away from the action.
Make a note of narrow entryways and hallways, steep steps, and slippery floors in your home and let your movers know of any low hanging ceilings and fans to avoid injury. We recommend doing a thorough inspection of every room in your home before moving day. Simply grab a notepad and pen and jot down any potential hazards that your movers should be aware of.
We don’t recommend DIY moves, but if you plan on moving without the help of professionals, be sure to research and review the proper moving techniques to avoid personal injury.
Have a Plan for Valuables
If you are taking any sentimental heirlooms or other valuables to your new home, we recommend that you move these items first and secure them carefully, keeping them away from sharp or heavy objects. If you are especially concerned about damaging or misplacing expensive items, you may want to consider placing them in a storage or safe during the move for additional protection.
Flooring and Carpeting
Homeowners often shampoo their carpets or buff their home’s floors in preparation for a move, only to have them scuffed and stained on moving day. Avoid this scenario by placing a mat outside your front door to prevent dirt and other debris from traveling inside.
If you have light-colored carpeting or hardwood floors, it’s a good idea to consider using floor runners, carpet masking or area rugs to prevent damage, especially in high-traffic areas.
Furniture and Appliances
Always secure large pieces of furniture and heavy appliances with moving straps and use foam pads to protect vulnerable corners.
Homeowners should always keep a handy list of their belongings and check furniture and appliances for any existing damage. If you’re not sure, take photographs of each piece for your records. Once the move is complete, check your furniture and appliances again for any new damage.
Doorways and Walls
Doorways and walls take the brunt of the damage on moving day so be sure to properly protect them by using moving padding.
Take the time to secure any narrow hallways and entryways to avoid accidental scratches, dents or holes during the move. Stair railings and banisters also suffer and sometimes so cover these up with protective padding as well.
Keep Your Home Safe with E-Z Move Tucson
Planning a move in the Tucson, Arizona area? If you are thinking about a DIY move, mishaps are bound to happen. Why risk expensive damage to your property when professionals are a phone call away?
Contact the moving pros at E-Z Move today and discover what our team of experienced and reliable moving experts can do for you. E-Z move has the moving knowledge and experience necessary to keep your home or office safe. We offer local and long distance moving at affordable rates that fit your budget. No matter your needs, our team is here to help.
Want to learn more about our moving services? Call the moving experts at E-Z Move today at (520) 808-0347 and ask about the great services we offer!