How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Denver01/29/2018Moving between homes in Denver is a sizable task often requiring much alignment and coordination. Sometimes people select to pack their own items from emptying drawers to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, but when it comes to the large things, we usually need a little bit of help. In fact, one of the biggest dangers involved in moving is scratching up either the home you’re moving from or the home you're moving into with awkward furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and wall hangings. Going around corners or through doorways is uber hazardous and there is a lot of the time a few visible scrapes by the time you and your friends get the furniture where you want it. If you want to save a bit of money on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, take some recommendations from experienced movers and learn how to protect your house from the dangers of moving large furniture. Disassembly and Reassembly The initial step to incident-free relocation is a readiness to take items apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver through doorways, down hallways, and especially up and down the stairway. They are many times solid and bulky to give stable bed support and many have nice head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep un-scuffed on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily taken apart and reassembled including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are less difficult to move if you lift the drawers out first. In a number of cases, the simpliest procedure to keep both your furniture and walls undamaged is to easily take it apart, move it broken down, and reassemble it 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's needed again. If you're not good at using some basic tools, a professional mover will be happy to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you. Moving Pads Many times a bulky item cannot be disassembled or you have a rationale to keep it in one piece for the move. Remember, when you are dealing with big pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairs are in danger. Professional movers are aware that rather than aiming to achieve a perfect lack of dings and scrapes, which is nearly impossible, a good solution is simply to protect the areas you're moving through. Moving pads are simply large sturdy blankets that could be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other aspects of your house that could get scratched when bulky furniture is moving through. This is a extraordinarily easy trick that fixes an age-old issue. Put up moving pads when taking large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're concerned about during the moving process. Carpet Covers Finally, the quality of your carpets shouldn’t be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most homes see a reasonable amount of traffic everyday, people walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom numerous times a day. When you are in the process of moving, the number of trips transversing your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases considerably. To keep the dust and grime off of your carpet and reduce the amount of wear and tear it faces from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving things, put down a padded carpet cover to offer temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, work with awkward shaped furniture, and pull 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're devoted to taking care of not only your stuff but the house you're moving out of and into, as well. With some simple tricks learned from decades of helping people move from place to place, it is simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how bulky your furniture may be.