How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in San Antonio01/29/2018Moving between houses in San Antonio is a sizable job often requiring a great deal of alignment and coordination. Most people prefer to pack their own stuff from emptying dressers to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the large stuff, we usually need a smidgen of help. In fact, one of the bigger hazards involved in moving is scraping up either the home you are leaving or the home you're moving into with bulky furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and wall hangings. Going around corners or through doorways is very hazardous and there's frequently a few visible scratches by the time you and your friends get the furniture where you want it. If you want to save some money on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, heed some guidance from experienced movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving bulky goods. Disassembly and Reassembly The first step to damage-free moving is a willingness to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver through doorways, up hallways, and especially in the staircase. They are frequently solid and heavy to give stable bed support and many have nice head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep unblemished 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 move if you remove the drawers first. In many cases, the easiest way to keep both your furniture and walls unmarred is to easily disassemble it, move it broken down, and reassemble it 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're not feeling good about using a few tools, a professional mover will be able to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you. Moving Pads At times a bulky item can't be disassembled or you have a reason to keep it in one piece for the move. Remember, when you're handling big pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairways are in danger. Professional movers recognize that rather than aiming to achieve an exact lack of scratches and scrapes, which is very difficult, a better solution is simply to protect the areas you are moving through. Moving pads are simply large sturdy blankets that are to be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other areas of your home that could get scratched when bulky furniture is moving through. This is a crazy simple trick that solves an age-old issue. Protect with moving pads when moving big objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are worried about during the moving process. Carpet Covers Last but not least, the condition of your carpets should not be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most houses have a decent amount of traffic everyday, residents walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom several times a day. When you are in the process of moving, the number of trips crossing 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 takes from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving stuff, put down a padded carpet cover to provide temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, lug around large 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 devoted to taking care of not only your things but the residence you're moving out of and into, as well. With a couple simple tricks learned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it's simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how awkward your furniture may be.