At Metropolitan Van & Storage, our goal is to keep all your items in peak condition through every phase of your move—while we’re packing, when everything is in storage, and while they are in transit. In this article, our home movers be focusing specifically about the first part of this equation.
Moving is hard work, but there are many things you can do to make the job easier on yourself. When it comes to physically moving out of your home, one thing to pay attention to is protecting your home and belongings as you transport them from the house to the moving truck.
Here are four simple things you can do to ensure your home is protected during your upcoming move.
Move the Little Stuff First
One of the easiest ways to make your move easier is to move everything off the walls, shelves, or tabletops before you move the big stuff.
Use Shrink Wrapping, Tape, and Padding Around Your Home
First things first, go around your house and mark areas that are at the greatest risk of getting banged up. This includes near your front entryway, any doors or narrow walls, windows, floors and carpeting, bannisters, and more. Here are some things you can use to protect these areas around your home:
- Cardboard: If you have old carboard boxes laying around your house, you can flatten and tape them down to create a pathway for dragging items outside. This will help keep scratches and dirt tracks to a minimum. You can also tape cardboard over windows to avoid breaking them.
- Tarps: Regardless of the forecast, it’s always in your best interest to cover your furniture and floors with tarps or plastic sheeting, so you don’t have to deal with everything getting soaked through while it is getting backed into the trucks.
- Old Sheets: When it comes to moving large pieces of furniture, your best bet is to pick them up off the ground and carry them. If that’s not possible, however, you can also use old sheets and rugs to help slide everything over your floors without damaging them.
Wrap Large Pieces of Furniture Before Moving Them
On top of protecting the floors and doorways, you can make moving larger items safer by wrapping them, too. You can do this with moving blankets, shrink wrapping, old sheets, and more. Many moving companies will provide these packing materials for you, but you can also look for similar items around your home.
Hire a Professional Moving Team
One of the best ways to ensure your home stays in good condition during a move is by having trained and certified professionals on your side that have experience handling all types of relocations. As a professional residential moving company since the 1940s, Metropolitan Van & Storage fits the bill!
In addition to having over 80 years of moving and storage experience under our belt, we have earned accreditation with the Better Business Bureau, recognition as a Diamond-certified business, ProMover status with the American Moving & Storage Association, and agent status with Atlas Van Lines.
That said, you can count on us to provide quality services that get you through your move, including:
- Free Moving Estimates
- Custom Packing Services
- Short- and Long-Term Storage
- Local Moves
- Long-Distance Moves
- International Moves
- Affordable Moving Plans
…and so much more!
Call our local home movers to learn more about our services or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.
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