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January 29, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Little Rock

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between homes in Little Rock is a sizable job which requires much alignment and coordination. Sometimes people select to pack their own items from emptying drawers to thoroughly wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, however when it comes to the bulky stuff, we usually require a smidgen of help. In fact, one of the biggest hazards involved in moving is dinging up either the home you are vacating or the home you're moving into with bulky furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and mirrors. Going around corners or through doorways is especially 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 some money on putty and paint and/or your security deposit, listen to some guidance from professional movers and learn how to protect your home from the dangers of moving bulky goods.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The beginning step to safe relocation is a willingness to take items apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to fit through doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down the stairway. They are often solid and bulky to supply stable bed support and many have fancy head and foot boards that you would also rather keep unblemished 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 less difficult to maneuver if you take the drawers out first.

In a lot of cases, the best procedure to keep both your furniture and walls undamaged 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 at hand when it is needed again. If you're not good at using a few tools, a professional mover will be happy to take care of the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

At times a large item can't be disassembled or you have a reason to not take it apart for the move. Remember, when you are handling large pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairwells are at risk. Professional movers are aware that rather than aiming to achieve a perfect lack of bumps and scrapes, which can be very difficult, a favorable solution is simply to protect the areas you are moving through.

Moving pads are essentially large sturdy blankets that can be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other aspects of your home that could get scratched when large furniture is moving through. This is a extraordinarily easy trick that solves an age-old issue. Protect with moving pads when taking bulky objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are concerned about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Last but not least, the condition of your carpets should not be determined by the amount of activity during a move. Most houses see a reasonable amount of traffic everyday, family members and pets walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom several times a day. When you move, the number of trips across your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases significantly.

To keep the dust and grime from falling onto your carpet and reduce the amount of wear and tear it faces from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving stuff, lay down a padded carpet cover to provide temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, heave around awkward shaped 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 dedicated to taking care of not only your possessions but the home you're moving out of and into, also. With a couple simple tricks learned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it is simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how bulky your furniture may be.

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 distance move.
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