If you have genuine concerns about the safety and state of your home during and after a move, you’re not alone. A home relocation is taxing and could cause problems for key areas of your home, such as walls, floors, lawns, and the overall decor. To stop that from happening, here are some viable tips you and your movers can implement. 

Adequate Lawn Protection

Your lawn is often the first port of call, with the moving crew creating a pathway to their moving truck. If there are landscaping items like bird feeders and lawn statues on this pathway and you wouldn’t want them getting damaged. Let the moving crew know about your concerns. This way, they can take extra precautions around such items. You can also take them out on moving day. 

You may also have a wet lawn from a recent weather event. Consider laying plywood, particleboard, cardboard, or other types of temporary covers on your grass to minimize damage from the high foot traffic during the moving process.

Protecting Your Floors

You have to deal with several people walking in and out of your home multiple times on moving day. That means more chances of outside dirt getting into your home. Make sure every carpeted area in your home is protected by plastic wrap. Most professional moving companies apply plastic wraps as the first measure to protect your home on moving day. Also, residential movers may lay particleboards to protect carpeted areas from the effect of dollies and hand trucks. 

Protecting Windows and Wall Decors

Maintaining a clear line of sight moving large, bulky items like furniture is quite a task, especially with different items hanging on your walls. To ensure you and the home movers don’t accidentally swipe and damage your curtains or other wall decors in high-traffic areas, remove them before the heavy lifting starts. 

Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters

Use soft towels or heavy blankets to protect permanent wood fixtures in your home from accidentally getting scratched or dented by bulky items. Professional moving companies have stacks of padded materials in their trucks and will wrap sensitive wood areas with them for added protection. If you have concerns about your door surfaces getting scratched by furniture, remove them from their hinges so that they’re out of danger. 

Protecting Against Spills

Spills can happen at any moment, so you should properly get rid of all liquids and powders at the beginning of the move so nothing extra gets on your walls or floors. You should also dispose of the liquids you no longer need before moving day. If you want to be nice to the long-distance movers and give them something to drink, stick to bottled water. When you accidentally spill water, it’s easier to clean. 

Protecting Your Garage Floor

Oil, chemicals, fuel, and soils are some of the items kept in the garage. If you keep such items for lawn, vehicle, and home maintenance, consider disposing of them by moving day to avert spillage. Besides, many household moving companies won’t move these items. 

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