Protect Your Home When Moving

Are you in the process of moving? If so, you're likely concerned about protecting your house during the move. You will likely have a lot of people moving around your home to get things packed and moved to your new space. As an experienced moving and storage company, we here at Alex Moving & Storage know this is a big job, and it's important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that your home is protected from any possible harm that may come to it. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for protecting your house during a move. Follow these tips, and you can rest assured knowing that your home is set and protected for moving day!

Keep Your Lawn Protected

During a move, you are likely going to have many people moving through your lawn to get to your home. This means the chances of it getting damaged from foot traffic is highly likely. To protect your lawn, consider laying down cardboard or another protective material to protect against foot traffic. If you have landscaping items on your lawn you don’t want damaged, such as statues, pots, and so on, move them aside so you don’t have to worry about them getting knocked over. 

Protecting Your Floors

There is going to be a lot of people moving inside of your home the day of your move. Your floor will likely get lots of dirt and other particles tracked onto it, which is something you will want to avoid dealing with. To protect your floors, you should:

  • Lay down plastic wrap on your floors. 
  • Put down particle boards to protect carpeted areas. 
  • Cover other areas that are prone to foot traffic. 

A professional moving company will usually have protective materials on hand as a precaution to protect your floors before moving. 

Padding Your Wood Fixtures

Wood fixtures in your home are at risk of getting damaged if they are in the way of movers moving items around. Unfortunately, your stairwell banisters and doors are more than often in the way no matter what. In order to protect them, you should cover them with padded towels and moving blankets for extra cushion against items that may hit them. Professional residential movers, like us here at Alex Moving & Storage, will have padded moving blankets just in case. 

Take Down Any Decor 

Decor on your windows and walls will need to be taken down if you don’t want them to get damaged. Movers and other people in your home may knock them down in the midst of the chaos, so be sure they are out of the way. Things to take down include:

  • Clocks
  • Frames
  • Curtains

Seal All Liquids & Powders

Spills can happen during a move, and that is especially true if any containers aren’t sealed correctly. Containers containing liquids and powders should be properly sealed before the move to make sure none of them spill as they are being moved. The last thing you want to have is a really staining liquid or powder all over your floor. Be sure to also dispose of any other liquids and powders you won’t need. 

Empty Out Items In The Garage

A garage typically houses many of your outdoor essentials such as fuels, soils, chemicals, and more. A moving company will likely not be able to move those items, so it is best to dispose of them properly before a move. Removing fuel from other things you need to move, such as lawnmowers, is strongly encouraged.

Trust An Experienced Mover With Your Move 

With an experienced team of residential and long distance movers, we here at Alex Moving & Storage are ready to help you move your home. We will utilize the best moving practices to protect your home while providing you with the services you need. Give us a call today and fill out our online form to request a free pricing estimate on your move.