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March 12, 2020

5 Tips for Avoiding Property Damage When Moving Out in Houston

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The big day has finally arrived, and you're prepared to move. The professional movers in Houston have arrived, the dog is barking, and the children are in the way. It seems like disorder but through it all, you discover that the couch coming up the stairway has bumped on the wall breaking a large hole as well as kitchen floors are a mess. The last thing you should be worried about is whether or not you'll get the security deposit back should you be renting or if you will be required to obtain a crew to patch the wall surfaces or fix the floors before moving on. To help you stay away from situations such as these, here are 5 suggestions for averting property damage when moving out.

Get ready High Traffic Zones

When you think about your move, check out the sections of your house that may become high traffic zones. In case the primary hallway is carpeted, give consideration to placing down old mats or floor coverings to help shield the rugs and avoid the expense of deep cleaning the carpets and rugs whenever you get all set to leave. In case the halls are wood flooring, you may want to give consideration to taping down cardboard to help protect the floors. In the event that moving day produces with it a lot of rain or terrible climatic conditions, to circumvent tracking in mud, a plastic-type material sheet is most likely the better option.

Assess the Doorways

If you have bigger furnishings, you'll want to assess your doorways to figure out if your larger things can adequately fit. This may seem like a no brainer but if you have carried out remodeling to your residence that could impact the size of your entryways or hallways or if you put together some of your larger home furnishings once they entered the residence, you might have challenges removing them. If this is the case, be positive to snap a picture of the item before disassembling them so that you can readily reassemble the pieces when they get to their destination.

Protect Your Valuable Belongings

In case you have items like coffee tables or night stands that can have sharp corners and edges, protect them with packing materials or cardboard. This not only safeguards your home furniture from destruction but your walls from unintentionally being scratched as well. Wrap glass and mirrors in bath towels or old bedding to make sure that they do not cause damage as they are moved out of the home. Most professional movers in Houston will have these items readily available.

Tools to Assist with the Move

Some items call for more than one person to lift or even a crew to help direct the item's exit from the residence. Professional moving companies in Houston have several things handy to help make the move easier.

· Moving Dolly. These dollies are great for moving large things like beds, chest of drawers and sofas. Movers can simply wheel the item out of the residence minus the concern of scratching hardwood areas and usually with less manpower. Dollies are generally utilized if the residence is one level or when the moving company has access to an elevator.

· Hand cart. Hand carts are upright in character. They're well suited for stacking and moving containers. These carts help ensure that things aren't dropped during the move.

· Floor sliders. Floor sliders help move sizeable items like appliances and furniture over hard floors while protecting the flooring. They are at times called furniture glides or furniture slides.

Prepare Wall Corners

Corner guards may be attached to high traffic zones to ensure that the wall surfaces remain undamaged over the move. Corner guards are available in cardboard, foam, vinyl and heavy-duty rubber. You'll want to add them to bedroom wall edges and the wall edges of the residence's entryway.

Many of these items can be supplied by your moving company in Houston, so be certain to ask your professional mover if they are going to be supplying these items or if you need to add these to your packing supply list of things to have on hand on moving day.


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