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January 29, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Colorado Springs

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between houses in Colorado Springs is an enormous task which requires much organization and coordination. Sometimes people prefer to pack their own stuff from emptying cabinets to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, but when it comes to the large items, we usually need a little bit of help. In fact, one of the larger dangers involved in moving is scraping up either the home you are moving from or the home you are moving into with oversized furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and wall hangings. Going around corners or through doorways is very dangerous and there is frequently a few visible scrapes by the time you and your friends get the furniture settled. If you would like to save a little cash on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, heed some advice from professional movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving bulky furniture.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The beginning step to safe relocation is a readiness to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down stairs. They are many times solid and bulky to provide stable bed support and many have decorative head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep un-scuffed on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily broken down and put back together including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are more straightforward to maneuver if you take the drawers out first.

In a number of cases, the simpliest way to keep both your furniture and walls unmarred is to simply take it apart, move it in pieces, and put it back together in the area 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 happy to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

Many times a big item can't be disassembled or you have a reason to not take it apart for the move. As usual, when you're dealing with bulky pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairwells are at risk. Professional movers know that rather than aiming to achieve a perfect lack of scratches and scrapes, which can be nearly impossible, a better solution is simply to protect the areas you are moving through.

Moving pads are basically 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 crazy simple trick that solves an age-old problem. Protect with moving pads when taking bulky objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're concerned about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Last but not least, the quality of your carpets shouldn’t be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most residences see a reasonable amount of traffic everyday, family members and pets 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 shoes, increases considerably.

To keep the dust and grime off of your carpet and reduce the amount of wear and tear it faces 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 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 things but the residence you're moving out of and into, also. With a couple simple tricks gleaned from decades of helping people move from place to place, it's commonplace to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of each home no matter how awkward 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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