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Monday, 07 December 2015 17:36

How to Spare Your New Home From Moving Damages

You just bought a new home. It is spotlessly clean, so there is nothing more frustrating than the mess on moving day. Have no fear, there are a few things you can do to keep your house looking new during the move.

Moving Damage Area #1: Floors

Floors may be the number one culprit for damage during the moving process. They are walked on, stomped over, and dragged through during the move. Start protecting your new floors by thoroughly sweeping the outdoor walkways. That way you will prevent tracking in a ton of dirt. You can also spread a large packing blanket over the entryway so that it collects the dirt as well.

Hardwood floors are delicate. They can easily be scratched during the move. You can defend them by laying down cardboard (or small area rugs) in places where there will be high traffic, such as the front door foyer area or where you know you will be placing new furniture. Be sure to secure the edges with painters tape or something that is sticky so that the cardboard does not slip and trip people.

The same does not work for carpet because cardboard on a carpet is almost guaranteed to slip. It is better to spread a large packing blanket on the carpet instead. Again, ensure that you secure the edges so that no one is injured during the move.

Moving Damage Area #2: Walls

Wall damages can be as small as a scratch from a shoe rubbing against a wall or as troubling as a hole from a bookcase falling into it. The issue is that walls encompass a lot of space. They are tall, and they are obviously in every room. Therefore, the best tactic is to predict the most likely spots that will incur damage, such as the top or bottom of stairwells or where movers will make a 90-degree turn. Once you have decided which parts of the walls could be damaged, hang a blanket over the designated areas to guard against holes, bumps, and scrapes.

Moving Damage Area #3: Woodwork

Banisters and handrails can take a beating during the move. To preserve them, when possible, remove them during the move. However, if that is not an option, then you can cover them with a blanket. Secure the blanket to the handrails with zip ties. The blanket will protect your woodwork from harsh collisions from the furniture that is being moved up and down the stairs.

By protecting your floors, walls, and woodwork from moving damages, you can preserve your new home. Don't forget that a professional mover can help you assess the areas where damages are most likely to occur, as well as mitigate them. Contact Denver movers, Compass Moving and Storage today for a free estimate.