When you are moving out, it is easy to focus on your new home and all of the things that it is going to need. Don’t forget that you need to treat your old home with some respect as well. Even if you are no longer going to be living there, a new person or family is going to move in eventually. This means that any damage that is done from your move out is going to have to be fixed for them to fully call it their home. Here are some tips to ensure that when you make your New Tecumseth move, you don’t cause damage to your old home.
Protect the Hardwood
If your old home has hardwood floors, you probably know how much care it takes to keep them looking good. Before you go sliding the fridge, dining room table or chairs across the hardwood, take some time to remember how easily it can be damaged.
Instead of sliding directly on the hardwood (or carpet, for that matter), take a minute to grab some moving blankets. Placing moving blankets underneath of heavy objects can make them much easier to move and help to prevent damage to the floor.
Moving blankets can also be used to drape over baseboards and bannisters. This will protect them from being bumped into and marked up when things are being moved down stairs or through narrow hallways. If you are wary about damage, your New Tecumseth movers are experts at protecting flooring.
Protect High Traffic Areas
Moving day is one of those days where your floors and carpets are going to see a lot of traffic from family and friends helping. In all the hustle and bustle, they might not be too concerned about tracking in dirt, mud or snow. This can mean a rather lengthy cleanup after the move is done. It could also mean significant damage to flooring in the way of stains or discolorations.
Instead, protect your high traffic areas by using boxes. You can flatten out extra-large boxes and then use tape to hold them in place. The boxes will provide your old floors with extra protection against scuffs, stains and other damage. The tape is important, as having one of these slip out from under someone who is carrying something heavy can cause serious injury.
Guard the Carpets
One of the easiest things to damage during your New Tecumseth move is carpet. Spills, boot stains and even marks from furniture can all cause irreparable damage to carpets, particularly light colored carpets. Using something like carpet film protector can help to prevent damage to the old carpets on moving day. Just place this plastic film down and secure it in place so that the carpets don’t get stained. This can also help to direct traffic.
Consider having your move handled by Bradford Moving, your professional New Tecumseth movers. We can help you ensure that your move goes off without an issue. Contact us today for a quote on your short or long distance move.