How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Tulsa01/29/2018Moving between residences in Tulsa is a sizable project which requires much planning and coordination. Some people select to box up their own things from emptying drawers to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, but when it comes to the large items, we usually want a smidgen of help. In fact, one of the larger risks involved in moving is dinging up either the home you’re vacating or the home you're moving into with oversized furniture pieces like bed frames, cabinets, and paintings. Going around corners or through doorways is very risky and there's frequently a few visible dings by the time you and your friends get the furniture moved. If you want to save some cash on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, listen to some guidance from experienced movers and learn how to protect your house from the dangers of moving heavy items. Disassembly and Reassembly The first step to safe moving is a readiness to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, up hallways, and especially in the staircase. They are often solid and sturdy to give 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 disassembled and assembled including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are more straightforward to maneuver if you lift the drawers out first. In a number of cases, the best way to keep both your furniture and walls unmarred is to just disassemble it, move it broken down, and reassemble it in the room 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 are not good at using a few tools, a professional mover will be glad to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you. Moving Pads Sometimes a big item can't be disassembled or you have a justification to keep it in one piece for the move. Remember, when you are managing bulky pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairways are in danger. Professional movers are aware that rather than aiming to achieve an exact lack of bumps and scrapes, which can be highly unlikely, a better answer is simply to protect the areas you are moving through. Moving pads are simply big sturdy blankets that could be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other aspects of your home that would get scratched when big furniture is moving through. This is a fantastically ordinary trick that deals with an age-old problem. Protect with moving pads when taking large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're worried about during the moving process. Carpet Covers Last but not least, the quality of your carpets should not be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most houses see a decent amount of traffic everyday, people walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom a few 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 at bay and reduce the amount of wear and tear it endures from the constant walking back and forth boxing and moving things, place a padded carpet cover to give temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, lug 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 stuff but the home you are moving out of and into, as well. With a few simple tricks learned from decades of helping people move from place to place, it's simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of each home no matter how large your furniture may be.