Although National Moving Month ended last month, it doesn't mean moving is over! Moving season is still on the rise and will continue to be a trend until September.
When you're moving out of your current home, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Most likely, you're thinking about lifting and carrying all the boxes and heavy furniture, which can be tiring. You could quickly get items out of your current house to your new home, but the tricky part is preventing any damage to your place. To save yourself the trouble of cleaning up or repairing damage, read a few tips and tricks on how to protect your house from damage when you're on the move.
How to Start?
As you're moving out of your current home, there are areas that you should consider protecting from any type of abrasions. The last thing you’d want to worry about is a broken piece of furniture or accidentally hitting a wall. The most important areas of the house to shield from any damage are:
- Floors (hardwood, tile, carpet, etc.)
- Banisters and stairs
- Doors and doorways
- Walls and wall corners
Plan the Layout of Your New Home
Your furniture may have fit into your current home without any issues, but it doesn’t mean it can easily fit into your new place. When packing for your new adventure, be aware of routes you have to navigate items through like hallways and doors.
Create a plan for getting the difficult or heavier items to their permanent locations within the new house. Measure the dimensions of furniture, door openings, stairwells, and hallways, so you can safely get from point A to point B. Not only that, as you’re measuring everything, be observant of objects that have sharp corners and come up with solutions to protect your walls and floorings!
Detach Small Parts of Bigger Furniture to Store Together
Your belongings are pretty much going through the motion in the moving van. Your valuables could knock against each other, and you’d be surprised at what could easily be damaged. To make it easier on your furniture and you, consider removing the legs, handles, or small parts of the piece of furniture. You can store the parts better and faster in your vehicle or moving van.
Get Equipped with US Cargo Control’s Moving Supplies
At US Cargo Control, you can protect your home and your items with our high-quality moving equipment that can get the job done. Some great moving supplies to get started with are:
- Moving Blankets
- Furniture Covers
- Floor Runners
- Corner Protectors
- Moving Straps and Mover Bands
- L-Tracks and E-Tracks
- Moving Dollies and Hand Trucks
How to Use these Moving Supplies during My Move?
You may not realize this, but your floors can go through a lot during a move. Whether it’s hardwood or carpet, the chances of damage are always high because there is a lot of foot traffic, slips, and falls.
When moving heavier items on any type of flooring, floor runners, sliding floor protectors, and furniture sliders can move anything without leaving a scruff on your floors. You can even use moving blankets to cover sharp edges so nothing can tear up the flooring!
Banisters, Stairs, and Doors
No matter how hard you may try, you’re going to hit something against that good ol’ banister or accidentally scratch that sneaky door frame. Luckily, you can cover your banister with our quilted banister covers and any of your doors with the door jamb protector or quilted door cover for the best security.
They are an easy and inexpensive way to prevent damage to your item or to the doorway, and are equipped with cushioned protection to avoid scratches and dings.
Walls and Wall Corners
Although we wish we can pivot and hope for the best like Ross from the popular tv show "Friends" (see below), you'll find yourself in a sticky situation when dealing with tight corners.
When maneuvering through tight corners, this can lead to bumping something against the wall and potentially leaving dents or marks. When this occurs, try covering your walls with moving blankets and cover your furniture and appliances with furniture covers for that reliable cushioned support. You’ll end up finishing the job by keeping both the walls and valuables 100% safe.
If you're unsure on what moving blanket best fit your needs, read How to Choose the Perfect Moving Blankets for Your Needs.
Start Moving Like a Pro
Whatever the size of your move, the dedicated team at US Cargo Control is ready to help you save time, energy, and most of all, keep your items safe and secure during transit. So, when gearing up for your next move, make sure your plan includes a stop at US Cargo Control to stock up on these essentials and more!
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