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January 29, 2018

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

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between houses in Tulsa is a sizable task which requires a great deal of organization and coordination. Most people prefer to box up their own stuff from emptying dressers to thoroughly wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the large items, we usually require some help. In fact, one of the biggest hazards involved in moving is scratching up either the home you’re moving from or the home you are moving into with bulky furniture pieces like bed frames, cabinets, and mirrors. Going around corners or through doorways is especially risky and there's a lot of the time a few visible dings by the time you and your friends get the furniture moved. If you want to save a little money on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, listen to some guidance from professional movers and learn how to protect your home from the dangers of moving heavy items.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The first step to damage-free relocation is a readiness to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, down hallways, and especially in the staircase. They are many times solid and heavy to provide stable bed support and many have fancy head and foot boards that you would also rather keep unmarred 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 more straightforward to move if you lift the drawers out first.

In a lot of cases, the simpliest procedure to keep both your furniture and walls safe is to easily take it apart, move it in pieces, and put it back together in the room of your choice. Just make sure to keep the screws, nuts, and bolts in a labeled bag that can be at hand when it is needed again. If you are not comfortable with a few tools, a professional mover will be glad to help with the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

Sometimes a bulky item cannot be disassembled or you have a reason to keep it in one piece for the move. As usual, when you are managing large pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairwells are at risk. Professional movers recognize that rather than aiming to achieve an exact lack of dings and scrapes, which can be very difficult, a better answer is simply to protect the areas you're moving through.

Moving pads are essentially big sturdy blankets that could be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other areas of your home that could get scratched when large furniture is moving through. This is a fantastically simple trick that deals with an age-old problem. Protect with moving pads when taking large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're distressed about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Finally, the condition of your carpets shouldn’t be determined by the amount of activity during a move. Most homes have a decent amount of daily traffic, people walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom numerous times a day. When you are moving, the number of trips transversing your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases considerably.

To keep the dust and grime at bay and lower the amount of wear and tear it takes from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving items, place a padded carpet cover to offer 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're devoted to taking care of not only your stuff but the house you're moving out of and into, as well. With a couple simple tricks learned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it's commonplace 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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