How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Denver

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between homes in Denver is a sizable job often requiring much alignment and coordination. Sometimes people select to pack their own stuff from emptying dressers to carefully wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, but when it comes to the bulky things, we usually need a little bit of help. Actually, one of the larger hazards involved in moving is dinging up either the home you’re vacating or the home you're moving into with awkward furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and paintings. Going around corners or through doorways is uber dangerous 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 advice from experienced movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving large furniture.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The beginning step to incident-free relocation is a willingness to take items apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to fit through doorways, down hallways, and especially up and down the stairway. They are frequently solid and sturdy 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 put back together including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are easier to maneuver if you lift the drawers out first.

In a number of cases, the easiest procedure to keep both your furniture and walls undamaged is to easily take it apart, move it in smaller pieces, 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

At times a big item cannot be disassembled or you have a justification to keep it in one piece for the move. Remember, when you are dealing with bulky 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 attempting to achieve a perfect lack of scratches 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 scraped when bulky furniture is moving through. This is a crazy easy trick that fixes an age-old issue. Put up moving pads when taking large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're worried 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 decent amount of traffic everyday, family members and pets 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 across 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 takes from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving things, place a padded carpet cover to offer temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, heave around bulky 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 things but the residence you're moving out of and into, as well. With a few 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 big your furniture may be.