During a home relocation, many individuals and families focus more on their large items and other properties. They forget that their current home and prospective residence need adequate protection. Your doors, windows, walls, lawns, and other areas could get some unwanted dents and damage. Here are some suggestions you can partner with your residential movers to implement. 

Protecting Your Lawn

Lawns are often affected since the moving crew will likely use the same pathway from your home to the moving truck. Also, some landscaping items like bird feeders and lawn ornaments may be on this pathway. To avoid a situation where these items get damaged, inform the moving crew so they can take extra precautions around them. 

If your lawn gets wet from rainfall or a little snow, protect your lawn by laying plywood, particleboard, cardboard, or other covering materials on your grass. The board helps to minimize damage from the high foot traffic during the moving process.

Protecting Your Floors

Your floor is another delicate part of your home that needs protection, especially when several people are walking in and out of your home dozens of times on a moving day. That means there’s a higher chance of such individuals bringing outside dirt into your household. 

Ensure that all carpeted areas in your home are protected with plastic wrap. Most household moving companies observe this precaution first before any other thing on the moving day. They might also lay particleboards to protect carpeted areas from dollies and hand truck usage.

Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters

Permanent wood fixtures in your home could be accidentally scratched or dented from bulky items during a move. You can prevent this by covering the wood fixtures with towels or heavy blankets. Professional long-distance movers have stacks of padded moving blankets in their trucks and will use them to wrap sensitive wood areas for added protection. 

If you have concerns about the surfaces of your doors getting scratched by furniture, take them out from their hinges and set them out of harm’s way.

Protecting Window and Wall Decor

You may be unable to always have a clear line of sight, thanks to items hanging on your walls while moving large, bulky items like furniture. If you don’t want moving crews to accidentally swipe and damage your curtains or other wall decors in high-traffic areas, consider removing them before the heavy lifting starts. 

Protecting Against Spills

Liquids and powders can damage some areas of your home. That’s why they must be properly sealed at the beginning of the move, to ensure that nothing extra gets on areas like your walls or floors. Also, consider disposing of redundant liquids and powders before your moving day. If you want to be nice to the moving crew by giving them something to drink, stick with bottled water. It’s much easier to clean an accidentally spilled bottle of water. 

Protecting Your Garage Floor

A garage often houses numerous items such as oil, fuel, tools, chemicals, and soil used for vehicle and lawn care. These items should be properly disposed of by moving day to protect against potential spillage. Also, many residential moving companies won’t move these items anyway.

Learn More About Our Albany, NY Moving and Storage Company

Are you ready to embark on a move from Albany, NY? Remember that adequate protection for different areas of your home is part of our residential relocation services. At Don’s Moving & Storage, we implement the best methods so that your home remains in excellent condition throughout the move. Our moving and storage company is also an agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving, which means we have the professionals and resources to ensure every aspect of your move is seamless, including protection for your home. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our skilled movers, or fill out our online form to request a free moving quote.