How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in San Antonio01/29/2018Moving between houses in San Antonio is a sizable task often requiring a lot of organization and coordination. Most people would rather pack their own stuff from emptying drawers to carefully wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the large stuff, we usually need a smidgen of help. Actually, one of the biggest risks involved in moving is scraping up either the home you are leaving or the home you're moving into with bulky furniture pieces like couches, cabinets, and wall hangings. Going around corners or through doorways is especially hazardous and there's frequently a few visible dings by the time you and your friends get the furniture where you want it. If you want to save some cash on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, listen to some guidance from experienced movers and learn how to protect your house from the dangers of moving large goods. Disassembly and Reassembly The first step to safe moving is a willingness to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to fit through doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down stairs. They are frequently solid and heavy to supply 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 undamaged is to easily disassemble it, move it in smaller pieces, 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 found when it's needed again. If you're not comfortable with some basic tools, a professional mover will be able to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you. Moving Pads Many times a big item can't be disassembled or you have a reason to keep it in one piece for the move. Remember, when you're handling bulky 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 attempting 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 big 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 big furniture is moving through. This is a crazy simple trick that solves an age-old issue. Protect with moving pads when moving bulky objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are concerned about during the moving process. Carpet Covers Finally, the condition of your carpets should not be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most residences have a reasonable 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 faces from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving items, 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 stuff 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 easy to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how awkward your furniture may be.