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January 29, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in El Paso

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between houses in El Paso is a huge project which requires a great deal of planning and coordination. Most people would rather box up their own things from emptying cabinets to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the big things, we usually want a little bit of help. Actually, one of the biggest hazards involved in moving is scratching up either the home you’re leaving or the home you are moving into with awkward furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and wall hangings. Going around corners or through doorways is especially hazardous and there is frequently a few visible scratches by the time you and your friends get the furniture settled. If you would like to save a bit of money on putty and paint and/or your security deposit, take some guidance from seasoned movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving bulky goods.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The beginning step to incident-free relocation is an ability to take items apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down stairs. They are frequently solid and sturdy to give stable bed support and many have fancy head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep unblemished on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily disassembled and reassembled including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are easier to handle if you remove the drawers first.

In many cases, the easiest procedure to keep both your furniture and walls unmarred is to easily disassemble it, move it in pieces, and put it back together in the area of your choice. Just make sure to keep the screws, nuts, and bolts in a labeled bag that can be located when it is needed again. If you're not comfortable with some basic tools, a professional mover will be able to take care of the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

Sometimes a large item cannot be disassembled or you have a reason to leave it put together for the move. Remember, when you're dealing with big pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairs are at risk. Professional movers are aware that rather than aiming to achieve an exact lack of bumps and scrapes, which can be nearly impossible, a favorable solution is simply to protect the areas you are moving through.

Moving pads are essentially big sturdy blankets that could be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other aspects of your residence that might get scraped when big furniture is moving through. This is a crazy ordinary trick that fixes an age-old problem. Put up moving pads when moving large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are concerned about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Lastly, the quality of your carpets should not be determined by the amount of activity during a move. Most homes see a reasonable amount of daily traffic, residents walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom a few times a day. When you are moving, the number of trips crossing your carpet, often in big sturdy shoes, increases considerably.

To keep the dust and grime off of your carpet and lower the amount of wear and tear it sustains from the constant walking back and forth boxing and moving things, place a padded carpet cover to give temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, heave around awkward shaped furniture, and get things down from the attic or up from the basement without worrying about a major carpet cleaning afterward.

Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we are committed to taking care of not only your things but the home you're moving out of and into, also. With some simple tricks gleaned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it is simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of each home no matter how bulky your furniture is.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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