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

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between residences in Dallas is an enormous project which requires a lot of planning and coordination. Most people select to pack their own things from emptying drawers to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the large stuff, we usually need some help. In fact, one of the bigger hazards involved in moving is dinging up either the home you are vacating or the home you are moving into with awkward furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and paintings. Going around corners or through doorways is especially risky and there is almost always a few visible scrapes by the time you and your friends get the furniture where you want it. If you want to save a little money on putty and paint and/or your security deposit, heed some recommendations from professional movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving heavy furniture.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The initial step to safe relocation is a readiness to take stuff apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to fit around doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down the stairway. They are often solid and heavy to provide stable bed support and many have fancy head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep unmarred on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily disassembled and reassembled 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 simpliest way 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 at hand when it's needed again. If you're not good at using a wrench and screwdriver, a professional mover will be happy to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

At times a bulky item cannot be disassembled or you have a reason 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 stairs are at risk. Professional movers recognize that rather than trying to achieve an exact lack of bumps and scrapes, which is highly unlikely, a favorable solution is simply to protect the areas you are 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 home that could get scraped when large furniture is moving through. This is a fantastically ordinary trick that fixes an age-old problem. Put up moving pads when taking big objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are 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 residences have a decent amount of traffic everyday, family members and pets 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 across your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases a lot.

To keep the dust and grime at bay and lower the amount of wear and tear it endures from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving items, lay down 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 are devoted to taking care of not only your items but the house you are moving out of and into, also. With some simple tricks gleaned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it is easy to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how large your furniture is.