Whether you are moving across the country or simply down the street, every move comes with its own, unique, challenges and potential pitfalls. One of the most common, and often, avoidable dangers during a move is damage to walls and your property. By taking some simple precautions, you can avoid having to patch up behind your move and save yourself the time, money, and aggravation in the process. We’re here to help you with these tips to protect your place during your next move!
- Plan Your Path – The first step in most tasks is to come up with a plan. Guess what? Protecting your walls during a move is no different! If you are planning on moving yourself, grab your tape measure and make sure that your furniture pieces will fit through the hallways and doorways. Also, make sure that you have cleared your path of obstacles and end tables that you could hit or trip over while moving your larger pieces.
- Disassemble The Furniture – Even if you have set a good plan, sometimes, you can run into issues where your furniture won’t fit. Rather than running the risk of ruining your walls, or even your body, if the fit is tight, take the time to disassemble pieces that could be tricky to get out of your house. Even small things like taking the legs off of couches can make a huge difference in keeping your house safe as you move out.
- Dress The Part – Moving is a lot of work! When moving day comes, make sure that you are dressed for the heavy lifting that comes with a move. Make sure to wear clothes that you can move in freely and shoes with good traction. In addition, investing in gloves and a back brace could come in handy to protect your body as well as your home as you get ready to leave it.
- Use The Right Supplies – Whether you are using a moving company or moving yourself, a key component in protecting your walls is using the right supplies. Most moving companies and even truck rental companies will allow you to rent things like furniture pads and dollies. The better your supplies are, the greater the chances are that your house will make it through your move unscathed.
- Have Help – Even though it can be an uncomfortable ask, lean on your friends and family and make sure that you have enough help. Also, don’t take your larger pieces too quickly. Make sure that you have the right amount of people helping with your larger and bulkier items. Also, if you don’t have the people available to help you move, hire professional movers to get you packed and moved into your new home with ease!
- Cover The Walls and Corners – If you are moving out of a particularly tight house and you are worried, come up your vulnerable corners and walls. You can use mattress pads or cardboard to help safeguard your areas of largest concern. If you are using movers, consider getting a consultation to see which areas are worth covering.