Are you in the process of moving? If so, you will want to take steps to protect your home during the move. As experienced residential movers, we here at Solomon & Sons Relocation Services know that moving can be a stressful time, and it's important to make sure that your home is protected from damage. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for protecting your home during a move so that way your move is executed without issues.

Protect Your Lawn

Your lawn is likely going to experience heavy foot traffic especially if there is a pathway on it that leads to your home. To protect your lawn from movers and other people going through it, you should remove any items away from the lawn to minimize the risk of accidental damage to them. Be sure to lay down some protective covering, such as a particle board or cardboard, down on your lawn to minimize any damage caused by foot traffic. 

Floor Protection From Foot Traffic 

There is no sugar coating it. The floors of your home are going to experience foot traffic, which can lead to issues for your flooring such as:

  • Dirt Particles
  • Damage From Moving
  • Stains 

To protect your flooring, especially carpeted flooring, lay down some plastic wrap to catch the dirt and other particles. A professional moving company will also take steps to protect your flooring such as bringing their own protective flooring equipment. 

Wrapping And Padding Wood Fixtures

When you move, it is important to protect wood fixtures in your home from scratching or denting. Professional movers have padded blankets that they will wrap around delicate fixtures, like doors, so these areas are protected when moving items around your home. You can also opt to wrap them up yourself if you choose to. 

Take Down Window & Wall Decor

The best thing to do before your move when it comes to your window and wall decor is to take them all down. If you don’t, you risk them getting damaged as movers may not always have a clear line of sight when navigating certain areas of your home. This can lead to them accidentally knocking down some of your decor. 

Seal Liquids & Powders

Be sure to seal all liquids and powders before moving day, as this will help avoid any accidents on your beautiful walls and floors. Not doing so can result in accidental spills that cause:

  • Stains
  • Damage
  • Extra Clean Up Time

Other liquids and powders that are perishable and you don’t need should be disposed of before the move. 

Prep Your Garage For The Move

Your garage is a place that holds various outdoor supplies such as fuels and soils. You should properly dispose of these items before the move as moving companies, like us here at Solomon & Sons Relocation Services, will not move these materials. Be sure to also empty out any lawnmowers and other equipment to ensure no fuel and chemicals are left lingering around. 

Trust The Best Residential Movers

Our residential long distance movers here at Solomon & Sons Relocation Services are ready to take away the stress of your move from you! With quality moving and storage solutions, you can be sure that your move from the first call to the final delivery is executed with precision and professionalism. Give us a call today or fill out our online form to request a free pricing estimate.