How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Colorado Springs01/29/2018Moving between homes in Colorado Springs is an enormous task often requiring a great deal of organization and coordination. Sometimes people would rather pack their own things from emptying drawers to carefully wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the large things, we usually require 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 oversized furniture pieces like couches, cabinets, and paintings. Going around corners or through doorways is especially hazardous and there's a lot of the time a few visible dings by the time you and your friends get the furniture settled. If you would like to save a little dough on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, heed some recommendations from seasoned movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving heavy items. Disassembly and Reassembly The beginning step to damage-free relocation is an ability to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to get through doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down the stairway. They are frequently solid and heavy to supply stable bed support and many have decorative 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 assembled including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are more straightforward to handle if you lift the drawers out first. In a lot of cases, the easiest way to keep both your furniture and walls unmarred is to simply disassemble it, 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 at hand when it is needed again. If you are not feeling good about using some basic tools, a professional mover will be happy to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you. Moving Pads Sometimes a bulky item can't be disassembled or you have a rationale to leave it put together for the move. As we discussed above, when you are handling bulky pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairs are in danger. Professional movers know that rather than trying to achieve an exact lack of dings and scrapes, which can be very difficult, 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 house that could get dinged when large furniture is moving through. This is a crazy ordinary trick that deals with an age-old issue. Put up moving pads when taking bulky objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are worried about during the moving process. Carpet Covers Finally, the quality of your carpets should not be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most houses see a fair 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 across your carpet, often in big sturdy shoes, increases a lot. To keep the dust and grime off of your carpet and lower the amount of wear and tear it faces from the constant walking back and forth boxing and moving things, put down a padded carpet cover to offer temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, heave 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 dedicated to taking care of not only your stuff but the residence you're moving out of and into, also. With a couple simple tricks gleaned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it is simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of each home no matter how big your furniture is.